Curating the best of US public radio.
Twadio! Silent radio for Twitter
"Twadio is a radio station you can't hear. Through the magic of Twitter, it plants a new song in your brain every few minutes. Just follow the Tweejay and it'll play you the tunes right inside your head." - Another idea from Dubber and co.
Mixed Content » A chat with Spotify, and how the URL is the next MP3
"To this end, Spotify have rolled out a cool feature where one can now link to a specific point in time in a song. This link for example, points to Jimi Hendrix’s solo in Little Wing (but you have to have the Spotify beta client installed for it to work)". Didn't know that. They're also producing a large music metadata store based on a number of sources.
zengestrom.com: iTunes and Spotify
"Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has explained his strategy is to simply provide access to music. He sees Spotify as the supplier of social objects for other social networks." - interesting thoughts on iTunes and Spotify
The iPhone app "sniff_jazzbox creates an audible city. it converts the wlan-waves into sound waves. the wlan conversion uses a streamsearch algorithm which was also used in streamfishing and searchsongs. the extended version for iphone will let the user control instruments and speed of the melodies."
The Science of Spore--The "Evolution" of Gaming: Scientific American
"Spore does not in fact proceed by natural selection at all but rather by artificial selection. Indeed, putting the player in the position of an omnipotent creator makes the game more a simulation of intelligent design than of real-world Darwinian selection."
University of Huddersfield -- Circulation and Recommendation Data
"Since 2005, the University of Huddersfield has provided book recommendations within its library catalogue, driven by mining of the historical circulation usage data.
Baby Steps | R4isStatic.com
Paul is creating RDF/FOAF for the Doctor. Partly inspired by previous BBC work on the Archers and Eastenders
Bug Blogger » Blog Archive » Five New BUGmodules!
The modular hardware hacking system now has modules for a mini DLP-based projector and audio I/O.
350 - Accidental Maps: Cartocacoethes or Blatant Pareidolia? « Strange Maps
"cartocacoethes - the compulsion to see maps everywhere" - photos of things that look like maps
tiltshiftmaker.com - Transform your photos into tilt-shift miniatures
Upload a photo and transform it into a tiltshift
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Sunday, January 11, 2009