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▶ warning: video may contain the rapture!


(too much coffee? jump to 7’00” for pov at 1800rpm)



▶ Surveillance is “Orwellian when accurate, Kafkaesque when inaccurate”



▶ wow great aerial photos of farmland!



▶ Ogmios School of Zen Motoring – this is great! Watch an episodes while reading the interview!



▶ #notspam: How to Get Rich (without getting lucky)



▶ From Xenakis’s UPIC to Graphic Notation Today – book and/or free PDF – In the late 70s, an interdisciplinary team led by the composer Iannis Xenakis developed the compositional tool UPIC out of an effort to transform drawings into synthesized sound.
Together with the Centre Iannis Xenakis, the ZKM is now addressing for the first time the genesis of this unique computational instrument and traces its technical, social, institutional, and educational significance up to the current practice of contemporary composers who work with the idea of UPIC in current computer programs.
The volume with 27 richly illustrated contributions is published by Hatje Cantz. It is available both there and through the ZKM Bookshop as a print publication. In addition, it is published in its entirety as an open access version and available free of charge. On this page, the digital version is available for download as PDF, as well as audio samples and additional archive material not included in the print publication are accessible.








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▶ hey so when did Youtube add the new GUI ui thing to the playback timeline?

the timeline of an album is graphically represented as tracks
or is that just part of Youtube Music?

It’s a great feature and under utilised – it seems like a frictionless way to embed a playlist & provide almost granular access to it. (It is my guilty pleasure, to actively listen to ambient albums as though they are a 60 minute buffer)



▶ useful info re COVID risk management



▶ Arvo Pärt: The coronavirus has shown us in a painful way that humanity is a single organism



▶ In 2005, Henry Kaiser interviewed Terry Riley for a DVD release that never happened, as ‘bonus material’ for the DVD….



accidentally LOL
multi-dimensional memes are the best kind!





Remember this guy?







The end of the road he was referring to back in 2010 was “four years in federal prison for defrauding investors of nearly $4 million in an investment scheme”



“Legendary” fake sound designer aka convicted fraudster Brice Carrington was back in the news last week:
“Antonio Wilson, also known as “Dr. Tony Mariot” and “Brice Carrington… accused of romancing “black-ish” star Jenifer Lewis and three other women to con them out of money for his phony businesses agreed Friday to plead guilty to a federal charge of wire fraud, prosecutors said.
Antonio Wilson, 57, of Santa Monica, acknowledged conning the women in the plea agreement filed in federal court in Los Angeles, the U.S. attorney’s office said in a statement. He was expected to plead guilty at a later hearing.
Wilson, also known as “Dr. Tony Mariot” and “Brice Carrington,” fleeced his victims out of nearly $400,000 that he claimed were investments in his sound design company and software business, prosecutors said.



2010 Designing Sound article
2020 Hollywood Reporter article



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▶ a repost/great read on the origins of ska & reggae: THAT CHOP ON THE UPBEAT
“He liked to perform with a rooster on top of his piano, a rooster named Butch who drank whiskey from a glass….”



▶ another great read thanks The Guardian: the REAL Lord of the Flies



▶ what a great idea: foot cabasa



▶ Study finds speaking loudly could help spread Covid-19 – time to pipe down!



▶ ‘How do we self-isolate from climate change?’



▶ PHOTOCOPY CHA CHA (1991) by Chel White





Lockdown day 49 dusk x drone




A daily dusk drone shot…
Lockdown day 49 – no wind!!
Karehana Bay > Mana Island #NZ


Tomorrow after 49 days = 7 weeks, NZ switches to Level 2 lockdown!
But I plan to stay at Level 3.5 for an extra six months or so…
or at least until 28 days in a row with zero new COVID cases!










When we first went into lockdown in NZ, I started making a series of #dronedrones (i.e. one minute of favourite drone footage, scored with an orchestral drone) so this is the first.
This was shot in the headwaters of the Rangitata River, which has special significance for me as my parents farm backed on to the Rangitata River and was close to the river mouth, where this mighty braided river meets the sea…







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▶ one of these blobs does not pay tax, guess which one? Wealth, shown to scale



▶ Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News



▶ Fascinating interview with Atom™ Uwe Schmidt



▶ This is a thread worth reading: A COVID-19 positive man walks into a Seoul bar…and 1900 people need to get traced-and-tested, with 40 positives found already and 2000 venues shut down a week after they reopened…. What are the options?



Freestyling an Abandoned Gas and Oil Platform!