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Red Means Recording

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:05:29 -0800

Jeremy Blake makes music with an op-1 and records the process in a series of hypnotic videos.

It's expensive to be poor.

Thu, 15 Jan 2015 07:47:36 -0800

Unfair Competition?

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 07:25:16 -0800

A flight from Baltimore to Cleveland via Atlanta is $83. A flight from Baltimore to Atlanta directly is $112. So if you want to save money, you can buy the ticket to Cleveland, and just not get on the connecting flight. This is called a 'hidden city' fare, a trick used by frequent flyers and travel agents for years. lets you search for them. They're being sued by Orbitz and American Airlines.

Behind the music

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:45:37 -0800

20 years ago, Paul Oakenfold created the goa mix, which was perhaps the first dj mix that gained wide recognition for dj mixing as an artform on its own and introduced the UK to trance music. For the 20th anniversery of theEssential Mix, BBC asked him to record a dvd-style commentary track on the thought process behind its creation.

The Math Behind the Rolling Shutter Effect.

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:33:35 -0800

Here's a pair of blog posts explaining the math behind the "Rolling Shutter Effect": Playing Detective with Rolling Shutter Photos and Rolling Shutters.

I can almost smell the pizza...

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:42:09 -0800

Have an android phone? And a pizza box? Then you can build your own Virtual Reality system. Cardboard, from google.

More creative than a dead mouse, anyway.

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 17:46:05 -0800

Draped in a glittering techni-colour dreamcoat and hiding somewhere behind an animatronic dick-face, it's Anklepants - lord of mutant bass and distorted pop electro.