Canadian DJ bloke Tiga has a new album called Ciao.
He's made a spoof documentary to promote it.
It's really funny, even if you don't know about dance music - A bit like Nathan Barley
by the ever wonderful Chris Morris.
posted by debord
on Jun 4, 2009 -
The commercials are all over television — and they certainly are attention-grabbing. They’re the ones where the heavy, bald guy is sitting in his easy chair talking in a squeaky female voice about all the clothes he bought — including a bustier. Or the little old lady speaking with the gruff voice of a younger man about the sweet motorcycle she now owned. Identity theft is a serious crime — one that is occurring with an alarming frequency. The Identity Theft Manifesto
explains how criminals get your personal info
, and what you can do about it
posted by netbros
on Jun 1, 2009 -
Election Fraud in Kentucky.
"I think this is the first documented case of election fraud in the U.S. using electronic voting machines (there have been lots of documented cases of errors and voting problems, but this one involves actual maliciousness)."
posted by chunking express
on Mar 24, 2009 -
The Tone Generation
is a radio series by Ian Helliwell 'looking at different themes or composers in the era of analogue tape and early synthesizer technology'. The original globe-trotting series: Great Britain
, Eastern Europe
, Rest of World
. Bonus programmes: Expo 58
, The RCA Synthesizer
. All links are to MP3 files, except the first one. Alternatively, you can slurp down the lot in one go by subscribing to the podcast feed
posted by jack_mo
on Nov 21, 2008 -
Some are calling it the "Kindle Killer".
(Demo launch video at engadget
.) Plastic Logic's new e-reader, expected to be out in the first half of 2009, does promise to offer a lot that Kindle and most other other popular e-readers don't, like a larger display, big enough to provide a newspaper or magazine layout; touch-based markup and annotation; the ability to read standard documents and other file types without conversion; (promised) Wi-Fi connectivity (including the ability to transfer documents between readers); and last but not least, a screen display that you can hit with a shoe
, and isn't that something we've all been waiting for during these tense times? [more inside]
posted by taz
on Sep 13, 2008 -
Albums of the 20th Century. From the instrument
that was created by Leon Theremin
, to the Moog
Guitar that's been named after the legendary Bob Moog
(the inventor of the Moog
Synthesizer), Electronic music
has come a long way
since its early days
. YouTube [a
, (extreme caution advised: graphic images of death, destruction and 9/11 c)
] (Previously mentioned here, here, here, here, here and here)
posted by hadjiboy
on Jun 29, 2008 -
could have been known to us as the inventor of the telephone. Instead, he goes down in history as the accidental creator of one of the first electronic musical instruments
, the "Musical Telegraph." There are many other examples of early electronic instruments, including: the Teleharmonium
, the Audion Piano
, the Optophonic Piano
, the Trautonium
, the Ondes Martenot
, the Rhythmicon
, the Theremin Cello
and the better-known Aetherphone (aka Theremin
) to name a few. MetaFilter discussed odd music
posted by terrapin
on Mar 25, 2008 -
The ultimate in nerdy tattoos?
"Jim Mielke's wireless blood-fueled display is a true merging of technology and body art. At the recent Greener Gadgets Design Competition, the engineer demonstrated a subcutaneously implanted touch-screen that operates as a cell phone display, with the potential for 3G video calls that are visible just underneath the skin."
posted by tugena13
on Feb 27, 2008 -
Making your own transistor is probably beyond the abilities of a dedicated hobbyist. However, making simple triode vacuum tubes is practical. Many hobbyists have done so over the years. In this video,
French ham-radio operator Claude Paillard shows you how.
HIs model is the WWI-era type TM of 1915. (and btw, 2007 was the 100th anniversary of electronics, since de Forest made his first vacuum tube in 1907.)
posted by metasonix
on Jan 4, 2008 -
Fuck Yuo I Am a Robot
are offering their album Compensator for the Accelerator for free download from their site. Infectious ass-shakin' Estonian electro-pop. Lyrics to track 2 NSFW, likewise sleeve art jpgs if you opt for the .zip download. You can sample one of the tracks, Hydraulic
, on YouTube if you don't know them and would like to check them out first, though personally I can't get enough of Zukunft
(direct mp3 link).
posted by nthdegx
on Jul 12, 2007 -
Get in on the stream while there's space,
because Autechre is doing a boomtastic live DJ set full of 80s electronica, mashed up weirdness and god knows what else... more links posted in the thread as I think of them but I have to hit post now because it's time sensitive.
posted by fleetmouse
on Dec 29, 2006 -
Imagine a massively multiplayer music studio,
connected worldwide over the Internet
. Log in, and everyone sees a set of synths
, effects, sequencers,
or other custom patches.
Everyone’s looking at essentially the same screen, and can add beats, trip out effects
, slide the bpm up and down
, and reprogram synths
— all at once. That’s the basic idea of netpd.
posted by bigmusic
on Oct 25, 2006 -