Thursday, 9 August 2007

Ambient Addition - The world is your symphony

Ambient Addition allows you to turn industrial noise into music. It's an iPod with binaural microphones that records the outside world and replays it instantly with a superimposed layer of harmony and rhythm. In the new context, some surprising behaviors take place. Listeners tend to play with objects around them, sing to themselves, and wander toward tempting sound sources. Check out the video at Noah Vawter's page at MIT.

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Monday, 6 August 2007

CIA-KGB podcasts - The other intelligence academy

The Creating Infectious Action / Kindling Gregarious Behaviour course at Standford university looks like a really useful and fun innovation class. If any of you loyal Mind Heads readers find a podcast or an opencourse ware lecture series from these guys, I'd be grateful for some love.