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... ? Nature web focus: The Human GenomeNature’s guide to the human genome: the papers presented here serve as the definitive historical record for the sequences and analyses of human chromosomes - the ultimate results of the Human Genome Project. All primary genome papers are available free.
... ? PoétricaPoetrica has among its sources of inspiration: Rafael Lain, Brazilian typographer, author of some fonts used here, and "Introduction to the Letter T", poem by Barrett Watten (Sun & Moon Classics, 2000), "desbragada", by Edgar Braga (Regis Bonvicino ed., 1984), Ideograma by Haroldo de Campos and the work of his brother, Augusto. The teleintervention owes a lot to Orson Welles e Jenny Holzer. Borges, as always is everywhere...
... ? KUCI 88.9FM in IrvineOne of the highlights of the night had to be Richard Devine (Schematic/Warp). Bent over a folding table with a pair of warmed up and cued G4 laptops connected to an array of mangled cables, Richard Devine produced one of the night's best musical performances. At times you could just feel the energy feeding off Devine's push-button approach and concentrated look.
... ? Integrating yn and Processing (V.66)Date: September 26, 2003 -By: Amit Pitaru Description: This tutorial demonstrates how to integrate the JSyn library into the Processing environment, towards real-time sound synthesis and low-latency (faster & cleaner) sound-file playback. The tutorial also demonstrates the general technique of including external classes into the Processing environment. Furthermore, this tutorial includes a special program (library) that enables new programmers to easily take advantage of jSyn’s basic sound-file playback capabilities.
... ? Jason Salavon - (via Abstract Dynamics - smooth stuff, abe..)Using software processes of his own design, Jason Salavon generates and reconfigures masses of communal material to present new perspectives on the familiar. Though formally varied, his projects frequently manipulate the roles of individual elements arranged in various populations. This often unearths unexpected pattern as the relationship between the part and the whole, the individual and the group, is explored. Reflecting a natural attraction to popular culture and the day-to-day, his work regularly incorporates the use of common references and source data. The final compositions are exhibited as art objects, such as photographic prints and video installations, while others exist in a real-time software context.
... ? Plastically's site"You don't know what you got til it's gone..."
... ? Pattern Syllabus Spring 1996This course is probably unlike any other you have taken at the college. It combines two very different disciplines in a new and unusual way. Both mathematics and art are time consuming endeavors, each in its own way. Synthesis of the two approaches will be difficult.
... ? THE BRAIN - COWBOY UP! - "Richard Devine, 'Asect:Dsect'If you haven't heard any of Richard Devine's recorded output up to now, this album is a great place to jump on. Devine has always pushed the envelope of what his tools can do, and with Asect:Dsect we are treated to a version of Devine as mad tinkerer that remains interesting on successive listens the way that some other DSP records do not. Devine's previous outings Lipswitch and Aleamapper visited the extremes of his take on music. The former was a million-mile an hour beat and squiggle fest that was notably absent of a center reference point; a soundtrack for ADD if ever there was one. By contrast, the latter was an exercise in micro-detail exploding out into vast expanses of reverb that demonstrated that there was more to the reigning king of DSP than wonky beats and 128th note programming. With Asect:Dsect, Devine has managed to bring the best elements of those previous records together in a way that is both more accessible and more carefully exploratory at the same time.
... ? WARP RECORDS | WARPNEWSDJ Surgeon's already-legendary set from September 11th's Werk is now available for download from his own site. This superlative 2 hour mix was recorded live using Final Scratch at Plastic People (london) and includes Surgeon's own nifty remakes and re-edits of classic Aphex, AFX and Kraftwerk tracks, plus others from Autechre, The Stone Roses and Whitehouse.
... ? No Posts today; a great online friend has sadly passed away in a car accident - You WERE & ARE a great guy, pastically - My only regret is we never got each other well enough ("Maybe in the Next Life", my friend...)2003-10-28hey there :) I tried to email you but it got bounced back (host not found). my email: firstname.lastname@example.org I'm always down for a good laugh :) - plastically, Aug 11
... ? Drug TestEverybody knows that many athletes cheat by using performance-enhancing drugs like steroids, testosterone, and EPO. But what is it like to take these banned substances? Do they really help you win? To find out, we sent an amateur cyclist into the back rooms of sports medicine, where he just said yes to the most controversial chemicals in sports.
... ? Yahoo! News - Microsoft Unwraps 'Longhorn' Operating SystemMicrosoft Corp. on Monday gave its most detailed look yet at the next-version of Windows, code-named 'Longhorn,' which features new methods of storing files, a complete revamping of the graphics, tighter links to the Internet and greater security.
... ? Amazon.co.uk: Guest Editor: Luke VibertLuke Vibert has recorded under many monickers including Wagon Christ and Plug. Yoseph is his first album for Warp, and, to celebrate, he's told us about some of his favourite albums as guest editor on Amazon.co.uk.
... ? Jeffrey Zeldman Presents: My Glamorous Life- 80 - burning memoryFor the past year I’ve been divesting myself of objects that once seemed important.
... ? AccessibleNet.org - web accessibility resources directory, links, guides, tutorials, guidelines, eLearning...AccessibleNet.org is an independent, online directory of links and resources about Web Accessibility. Included are some of most popular, well-researched resources available in this field. New resources are always welcome and those that are accepted will be added to the directory. The database is updated daily with news, resources, reviews or ratings.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | When the master of peace did violencePicasso painted the most compelling antiwar images in history. Yet, with his own life in turmoil, a current of brutality electrified his art. Violence, argues Jonathan Jones, was his greatest theme
... ? :: s c i c u l t :: bridging science & culture through contemporary artINSECT TECTONICS: giles revell embraces new technologies and gets up close & personal with some of the UK's tiniest inhabitants
... ? The Village Voice: Art: Dark Star by Jerry SaltzI loved the way his mind worked. But it was his wildly suspicious imagination and his maniacal attention to and ultra-distrust of the status quo that made me think Lombardi was ill-starred. He was a rangy, whimsical, articulate guy, prone to fidgetiness and discomfiture, and if you asked him anything about his work, you'd get a way too detailed answer. But these garrulous explanations always came with a crooked smile and an expectant look that seemed to say, 'I know this is strange, but it's all true.'
... ? museum of techno | Soame collectionThe son of wealthy land-owners, James Soame worked as an architect and engineer, designing buildings and transport systems for the burgeoning colonies of the 19th century British empire. Soame was also a keen collector. Amongst other things, he sent many exotic plant and animal specimens to the young Charles Darwin, and James is mentioned several times in the notebooks from which Darwin was to write Origin of Species. But it is for his collection of hard-assed techno kickdrums that Soame is best remembered: they rock the fucking hut.
... ? The Sinister Beauty of Global ConspiraciesMr. Hobbs first encountered Lombardi's work through a review in Art in America magazine in June 1999. Immediately, he was impressed by its sheer beauty, by the delicacy of the curving lines, delineating abstract force fields created by the global movement of money. He describes the works variously as webs, rhizomes and constellations. "It was a mental and visual seduction," he said. Mr. Hobbs was also intrigued that the drawings showed only a sliver of a larger, inaccessible reality. "The drawings exist," he said, "between what is known — the people, the organizations, the court judgments — and the unknown, which is what is between them. In that sense, they are about the difference between the ideal and the real."
... ? Wired 11.11: Open Source EverywhereSoftware is just the beginning … open source is doing for mass innovation what the assembly line did for mass production. Get ready for the era when collaboration replaces the corporation. By Thomas Goetz
... ? Fish on Prozac? How depressing!Brooks said the fluoxetine, and a metabolized compound similar to it, most likely made their way into the water systems from the urine of users or through people flushing Prozac down the toilet. The waste water facility was not equipped to remove the compounds, which then made their way into the blue gills, and perhaps other aquatic life. “If we release something in the environment, we need to understand what will happen to it,” Brooks said.
... ? The Observer | Magazine | Sean O'Hagan meets Julian Schnabel2003-10-25His debut exhibition in 1979 caused a sensation and propelled him from restaurant cook to the art world's most collectable enfant terrible. But then came the backlash: he was vulgar, arrogant and the epitome of 80s excess. Now, after two decades of critical hammering, Julian Schnabel is putting the pieces back together, finds Sean O'Hagan
... ? Guardian Unlimited Books | By genre | Review: Quicksilver by Neal StephensonNeal Stephenson zaps across the centuries with his brilliant, bulging historical novel Quicksilver, says Steven Poole
... ? Main Page - MetawebThe Metaweb is a collaborative structure for learning. In our first phase, we are annotating the ideas and historical period explored in Neal Stephenson's novel Quicksilver, seeding the Metaweb with an initial base of information.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | World dispatch | Joint operation2003-10-24Under pressure from both Berlin and the Hague, Dutch coffee shop culture is under threat, writes Andrew Osborn
... ? RICHARD DEVINE:Asect:Dsect-SchematicBrand new Richie Devine album on Schematic, the finest offering on the label for some time. Building on the blueprint intricacies of 'Lip Switch' and 'Aleamapper', 'Asect:Desect' finds the crunch and funk in more mangled effect shot through heavily rhythmic max'd up workouts wrapping deep blue cloaked harmonics amongst whirling torrents of phased pitches and tough beats. Check the grimy hip hop tempoed 'Dansk Rap' leading the way before the bomb dancefloor killer 'Floccus' drops the beat-wreckage. Elsewhere 'Rusx Fee' kicks out the noisecore blasts that would scare even Aaron Funk. Finally you get the driftsome 'Randale' providing the closing call. Thirteen tracks of widescreen, 3D, full frequency range i-dee-m-shizz - big recommendation.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | The lost boyTen years ago, River Phoenix collapsed and died from a drug overdose. He was 23 years old, and the brightest in a generation of Hollywood actors that included Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp and Keanu Reeves. But where others have been made more famous by dying young, Phoenix's star has fallen. Why? Ryan Gilbey asks the actor's friends and colleagues where, if he had lived, he would be today
... ? Scientific American: Scientists Unravel Peacock's Beauty SecretsThe spectacular sight of a peacock's tail has made the animal synonymous with vanity. Researchers knew that the brilliant colors result from so-called structural coloration--that is, the interaction of light with features of the feathers--instead of pigmentation, but the precise mechanism of color production was unknown. New findings published online this week by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences unveil the creature's beauty secrets.
... ? My Turn: How Do I Move On Without My Soulmate?Coping with the death of a loved one is a terrible ordeal for anyone to go through. But when that loved one is your wife to whom you have been happily married for 67 years, then the ordeal is even harder to bear.
... ? CurrentDavid Stubbs meets Richard James and his Rephlex partners on the eve of the label's 12th birthday tour Photographed by Jake Walters
... ? Web access centre - homeThe Web access centre has been developed by the Web access team at RNIB with the support of Standard Life in response to feedback from web designers and managers. It aims to provide everyone involved in the design and build of websites with the tools and resources needed to plan, build and test accessible websites.
... ? ``White Man's'' Forgotten War / One hundred years ago, a bloody but little-remembered war began between the United States and the Philippines, costing hundreds of thousands of lives
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts critics | Out of the boxBauhaus was all about simplicity and economy. Or was it? Jonathan Glancey on the photographs that reveal its playful side
... ? artist studio geoffrey thomasGeoffrey Thomas has worked as a programmer, interaction designer, and university professor. He has trained in the fields of fine art, animation, and multimedia. His work has been exhibited and screened at Siggraph 2002, File2003, Select Media Festival, Kunst Aus Strom, Popcorn Incident, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, Chiangmai First New Media Art Festival and featured online at ArtMedia2002, DIAN-network.com, Mediatopia.net, Rhizome.org, and SoundToys.net.
... ? Tim Davis Art ImagesAll of these images are from the sides of boxcars, coal cars, miscellaneous freight cars and a caboose. These cars have been scratched, gouged, painted, scraped, rusted, and repainted over the course of their lifetimes. From a distance they appear uniformly colored, neat, and tidy. But, up close, with their context removed, they have become the gallery you see here.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Masters of their universeComputer games weren't very good in 1982. There was Space Invaders and there was PacMan - but you didn't get much more for your money than the basic zapping and munching experience. Which was what prompted two teenage mathematicians to create the cosmos of their dreams, making them a fortune and inspiring computer nerds the world over. Francis Spufford takes a journey to galaxies far far away
... ? U B U W E B :: R E S O U R C E SEssentially a gift economy, poetry is the perfect space to practice utopian politics. Freed from profit-making constraints or cumbersome fabrication considerations, information can literally 'be free': on UbuWeb, we give it away and have been doing so since 1996. We publish in full color for pennies. We receive submissions Monday morning and publish them Monday afternoon. UbuWeb's work never goes 'out of print.' UbuWeb is a never-ending work in progress: many hands are continually building it on many platforms.
... ? Soulseek NewsThe old recommendations system is back and is being tested on the old Isle! Get the client here, log in, click the 'Things I Like' button and start listing everything and anything you're into, be it anything from artists to television shows to your favorite pornstar. The system will cross-reference and link between related items and once the database is big enough will be able to give you a list of items strongly related to your own as 'recommendations'. Have fun! and don't be surprised if the server crashes a lot, I'm there to bring it back up.
... ? BBC - BBC Four Music - Alchemists of Sound2003-10-18ALCHEMISTS OF SOUND Sunday 19 October 2003 9pm-10pm; rpt 1.10am-2.10am; Tuesday 21 October 8.30pm-9.30pm; Wednesday 22 October 11pm-midnight The BBC's Radiophonic Workshop was set up in 1958, born out of a desire to create 'new kinds of sounds'. Alchemists of Sound looks at this creative group from its inception, through its golden age when it was supplying music and effects for cult classics like Doctor Who, Blake's Seven and Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, and charts its fading away in 1995 when, due to budget cuts, it was no longer able to survive. There are interviews with composers from the Workshop, as well as musicians and writers who have been inspired by the output. Great archive footage of the Workshop and its machinery is accompanied by excerpts of the, now cult, TV programmes that featured these sounds.
... ? NATIVE INSTRUMENTS: photekA fixture on the UK jungle scene since the early nineties, Photek a.k.a. Rupert Parkes is best known for his role in developing the “intelligent” drum & bass genre.
... ? NATIVE INSTRUMENTS: richie hawtinIt’s been ten years since the first record and five since the most recent, but Plastikman is back, and he’s as isolated, paranoid, and hypnotic as ever. On October 20th the next installment of Richie Hawtin’s minimal, psychedelic-tinged, and best-known project will be released on Novamute. The new album is called “Closer”, and Hawtin himself says this is the most personal, vulnerable Plastikman record yet.
... ? Windows iTunes sparks mixed reactions | CNET News.comA large number of Windows users have jumped at the chance to try Apple Computer's iTunes jukebox software--and reactions are ranging from unabashed praise to complaints of bugs.
... ? Free wav samples from Bourbon BiscuitWhen I first started producing drum & bass, I was using samples of breaks that I downloaded from the internet. I didn't have much luck getting the classics I was after. When I finally managed to find them online, they were either low quality, noisy, full of vinyl crackle, processed too much, compressed in mp3 format or incomplete. I wanted them in their original state, so that I was sure some amateur hadn't carelessly used effects on it and changed it in any way. I decided to start buying cds which had the songs with the breaks on them. This way I could sample directly from the source without worrying about vinyl crackle and other problems. On this site you will find full breaks taken from the original songs which I have bought on cd, breaks which I have taken from sample cds, production tutorials (coming soon) and other clean* samples from the original songs on cd.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Graffiti artist cuts out middle man to get his work hanging in the Tate
... ? Download Winamp 5 Beta 1 - Winamp 2 Winamp 3 = Winamp 5 !Nullsoft Winamp is a fast, flexible, high-fidelity music player for Windows. Winamp supports MP3, CD, Audiosoft, Audio Explosion, MOD, WAV and other audio formats, custom appearances called skins, plus audio visualization and audio effect plug-ins. additional features including free-form skins, a new decoder, built-in cross fade, and an advanced Media Library Winamp3 was a failure in terms of what it hoped to achieve, many users reverted back to Winamp 2 as it was faster and more recent versions included some of the features that 3.0 introduced. Winamp5 (working title) hopes to merge the best features of the two, as this is an alpha this version is not yet obvious but I am sure you guys will want to try it out anyway!
... ? TASCHEN Books: Art - New Titles - Bacon - FactsDeep beneath the surfaces of things Francis Bacon (1909-1992) possessed the rare ability to transform unconscious compulsions into figurative, human-like forms that seem to evoke the raw emotions that bore them. Mixing realism and abstraction, Bacon delves deep beneath the surfaces of things, opening up the human body to reveal the chaos that lies within and struggling with all that is inexplicable. Erotic and grotesquely beautiful is the work of this legendary painter whose haunting, distorted figures have inspired entire generations of painters who seek to emulate his highly original style.
... ? Phaidon PressFollowing the footsteps of Cream and Fresh Cream, 10X10, Blink, and Spoon, Area is an up-to-the-minute, global overview of graphic design. This image-filled book presents the work of 100 of the world`s most innovative emerging graphic designers, showcasing work from such wide-ranging projects as corporate identity, poster design, book design, packaging, typography and CD cover design. The 100 designers were selected by a distinguished group of 10 curators from around the world - all highly established and influential figures in the field of graphic design. Each curator selected and wrote about 10 exciting talentswhom they consider to have made a name for themselves on the international scene over the last five years.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | My photographsArtist Wolfgang Tillmans explains how and why he took photographs of Concorde
... ? Wired 11.11: It's Wake-Up TimeOver the years, the search for perfect tranquilizers has led down byways of addiction and overdose. In the 1970s, barbiturates, which are particularly dangerous, were replaced by benzodiazepines like Librium and Valium. But so-called BZDs became known for their side effects: memory loss, rebound insomnia, dependence, withdrawal, and sometimes seizures, paranoia, and depression. Today's leading insomnia medication, Ambien (zolpidem), isn't technically a BZD, but it works on the same neural pathway, suppressing activity across the brain. At the Associated Professional Sleep Societies Convention, the major annual sleep conference held in Chicago last June, researchers showcased several 'novel non-BZD' hypnotics. But most of them attack an already familiar stronghold, the GABA receptors, and are all but certain to be listed as scheduled narcotics. Since the GABA receptor pathways are everywhere in the brain, Edgar explains, the new non-benzo drugs still tend to dim the lights across the entire central nervous system.
... ? The Atlantic | December 2001 | All you need is love | Hoffman - How the terrorists stopped terrorism
... ? BBC NEWS | Technology | Technology to make you go 'wow'The book, Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things, is due out in early 2004. It explores the idea that the way something looks, feels and gives pleasure are just as important in technology design as function.
... ? Telegraph | News | Terrorists can have serious moral goals, says WilliamsThe Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, yesterday urged America to recognise that terrorists can 'have serious moral goals'. He said that while terrorism must always be condemned, it was wrong to assume its perpetrators were devoid of political rationality. 'It is possible to use unspeakably wicked means to pursue an aim that is shared by those who would not dream of acting in the same way, an aim that is intelligible or desirable.'
... ? Accessify.com - all the tools, links and resources you'll ever need to make your web site accessible.2003-10-14
... ? Fluid in motionIt's a hot ( T_Out/T_In = 1.5 ) jet intruding an adiabatic cavity ( initially at rest ). The animation shows the density of the fluid, but the color map is dynamically set. Hence the flickering of colors. Grid size 100x100. Cellular Reynolds number ~500. Peclet number: ~400. Mach number: 0.3.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Scientists uncover risks in GM oil seed rapeGovernment scientists have discovered that genetically modified oil seed rape cannot be contained by separating it from fields of conventional crops, after bees carried the pollen up to 16 miles (26km) away. A second piece of research has shown that once GM oil seed rape has been grown in a field, it would be 16 years before a conventional crop could be grown in the same field without fear of contamination of more than 0.9%, the threshold for claiming that the crop was GM free.
... ? Telegraph | News | EU viewed by China as world power to rival USThe European Union is the world's rising superpower, poised to overtake both America and Japan as the biggest trade and investment force in China, according to a strategic policy paper published by Beijing yesterday. The Chinese government said the EU was transforming the global landscape with its successful currency launch and strides towards a joint foreign policy, defence, and judicial union.
... ? BBC - BBC Four Listings - ProgrammesAlchemists Of Sound Alchemists of Sound traces the rise and fall of the Radiophonic Workshop, an in-house department established in 1958 to provide extraordinary sounds and music for the BBC's TV and radio services. Best known for its theme tunes to Blake's Seven, Blue Peter, Open University and The Body In Question and, of course, Dr Who, this documentary reveals the complex techniques deployed by the Workshop long before synthesizers were invented. The programme is narrated by Oliver Postgate, the voice behind the children's TV hits Ivor The Engine, The Clangers and Bagpuss. Mon 20 Oct, 01:10-02:10 60mins Stereo Widescreen
... ? BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Blind 'see with sound'Michelle Thomas is learning to 'see', not with her eyes but her ears. A computer reconstruction of one second of sound as seen by the vOICe system Now she can also use a mobile camera phone to do it. Blind since birth, Ms Thomas is able to recognize the walls and doors of her house, discern whether the lights are on or off and even distinguish a CD from a floppy disk after only a week using a revolutionary new system.
... ? Office of Government CommerceGovernment Investigates Wider Use Of Open Source IT Systems Across Public Sector
... ? The Page Design GenieRather than replacing the graphic artist, Xerox's software is designed to function like a page layout genie that looks over the shoulder of the person creating a document, whether the person is an artist or a graphically-challenged office worker. The automated document-layout software starts with raw content such as text, graphics, headlines, and diagrams, then arranges them in accordance with sound design principles until the software comes up with pages that look good. If the user adds more elements—more text, graphics, or pictures—the software automatically redesigns the pages. Genetic algorithms in the software pick the best design, and Xerox's programmers built the algorithms to follow the example nature sets in the way it picks the best genes. That is, the application examines many "species," eliminating those that aren't good enough and allowing the most fit to survive. Once provided with the elements of a document, the software can present the viewer many iterative examples of how they all might be put together. Users can provide rules that must be observed in producing the iterative page layouts—preservation of logo colors, restrictions on the amount of page overmatter, and more.
... ? Salon.com News | The decline and fall of the Enron empireThe company's e-mail archive captures everything: Ken Lay's livin'-large heyday, the political schemes of his minions, and hate mail that employees sent their CEO when the company collapsed
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Brush with fame2003-10-13Who painted the spots for Damien Hirst? And who stitched the felt on Tracey Emin's blankets? Rose Aidin investigates the mysterious world of the artist's assistant
... ? Drug WarRantThere's a war going on. It destroys lives and families, spawns violence, suspends civil liberties, tramples on the infirm, locks up millions of peaceful citizens, costs billions, and subjugates reason with fear. This blog looks at the front lines of the drug war, with news, analysis, and the occasional rant.
... ? Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Ministers to dump 'useless' identity cardDowning Street is set to dump controversial proposals that everyone in Britain should be forced to have an identity card, after new evidence revealed that the scheme would be 'close to useless' in the fight against terrorism.
... ? Many soldiers, same letter / Front Page -The OlympianLetters from hometown soldiers describing their successes rebuilding Iraq have been appearing in newspapers across the country as U.S. public opinion on the mission sours. And all the letters are the same.
... ? Economist.com | Modelling complexityThe systems that agents have been most successful in modelling so far are financial markets. This is partly because of the obvious interest that people have in understanding such markets, and partly because one of the challenges in setting up an agent-based model is defining clearly what individual agents want. In a financial market that definition is easy: money.
... ? Dilston Grove, LIFT | Tuesday September 30The quietly growing space belies the intense effort of the last week. What a 'seeding' team, working all hours, covering the walls by hand with clay and seed. Not without some bloodshed, the walls are rough, flint like glass that nicks and cuts.
... ? LOUNGE72 - Visual amusement - Joshua Davis/Praystation InterviewAsking questions is healthy. It enables us to clarify doubts and gain new information. Life should be more about holding questions than finding answers. The act of seeking an answer, comes from a wish to make life, which is basically fluid - into something more certain and fixed. This often leads to rigidity, closed-mindedness, and intolerance. On the other hand, holding a question - exploring its many facets over time - puts us in touch with the mystery of life. Holding questions accustoms us to the ungraspable nature of life and enables us to understand things from a range of perspectives. quote : Thubten Chodron - on Buddhism. I guess my motto would be as Ms. Chodron suggests... to always question, not be so complete, and accept change.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Vatican: condoms don't stop AidsThe Catholic Church is telling people in countries stricken by Aids not to use condoms because they have tiny holes in them through which the HIV virus can pass - potentially exposing thousands of people to risk.
... ? Purdue researchers stretch DNA on chip, lay track for future computersThey have precisely placed strands of DNA on a silicon chip and then stretched out the strands so that their encoded information might be read more clearly, two steps critical to possibly using DNA for future electronic devices and computers.
... ? Materials science and nanotechnology - Nanozone: Join the dotsA network of quantum dots that pass electrons between them one at a time can be used to carry out logic operations at very high device integration densities.
... ? What's wrong with the electric grid? - The Industrial PhysicistUnderstanding the grid’s problems starts with its physical behavior. The vast system of electricity generation, transmission, and distribution that covers the United States and Canada is essentially a single machine— by many measures, the world’s biggest machine.
... ? Telegraph | Money | Russia to price oil in euros in snub to USRussia is to start pricing its huge oil and gas exports in euros instead of dollars as part of a stragetic shift to forge closer ties with the European Union.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | How scientists proved that the pain of rejection is all too realBrain scans carried out on volunteers showed that when they suffered a social snub, the brain's 'pain centre' went into overdrive. The finding suggests that any emotional stress, such as the demise of a relationship or the loss of a loved one, might be far more closely linked to real pain than previously thought.
... ? Junkie Justice - Are drug addicts covered under the ADA? By Dahlia LithwickSo let's recap: We were supposed to be hearing a case about whether blanket bans on rehiring drug-addicted workers violate the ADA. But instead, we go nine rounds on whether the plaintiff is recovered enough to be discriminated against as an addict, under a policy that may or may not have existed, for purposes of a law that plainly cannot protect him.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Sound and visionAs a festival celebrating the marriage of art and digital technology opens in Leeds, Jim McClellan looks at the work of some of the artists
... ? The Iraq weapons report: a review Ron Manley - openDemocracy2003-10-09The Iraq Survey Group has just published its interim report on the Saddam regime’s weapons programmes and capabilities. Ron Manley, a chemical weapons expert who oversaw the United Nations inspection operations in Iraq in the early 1990s, assesses it.
... ? Post War & Contemporary ArtMAURIZIO CATTELAN (b. 1960) Sale 1234, Lot 329 Untitled, 1996 Taxidermied white rabbit with extended ears Estimate: $200,000-300,000
... ? sectionz.com - the fastest growing computer music resource on the web## : richard devine must hear idm set
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Jessica Berens meets Grayson PerryThere was a lot of sitting in his room and drawing, 'externalising my subconscious' as he puts it. Then he went on to study art at Braintree College and he did not enjoy it until a teacher told him to write an essay about himself. Ten pages later, he had been unleashed and the result was a construction about transvestite jet pilots. 'That set the agenda for a lot of my work.'
... ? Tate Britain | Turner PrizeGrayson Perry has been nominated for his unique work exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and the Barbican Art Gallery, London, which combined the traditions of fine and decorative arts, including drawing, embroidery and ceramics, to explore compelling personal and social themes.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | Give the Drummers Some! by Jim PayneA must-read for anyone interested in the evolution of R&B, soul, funk and hip-hop. Musician and writer Jim Payne travels across America, interviewing some of the most influential drummers who ever lived. As their stories unfold, so does the story of postwar urban dance music, from the juke-joints of New Orleans through to superstar Atlantic recording sessions.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | 'I wrote it for the son'Bernard-Henri Levy is France's most celebrated intellectual, famed as much for his flamboyant lifestyle as his philosophical works. Now, in his latest book, he unravels the mystery surrounding the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl. He tells Amelia Gentleman why he had to do it
... ? tufluv///ALBUMS// LUKE VIBERT ’YosepH’ (WARP) Weirdy-beardy Cornwall bloke (as Mixmag would call him), Vibert, like his chums Aphex, Squarepusher and Paradinas has his head screwed on right. Because while they’d all probably get their collective freak on to Phillip Glass dropping cutlery, they simply never lost their ‘ardcore, being avid lovers of dance music’s purest, seemingly most inane yet vigorously thrusting genius moments – music ridiculed by those who don’t like to get their shoes dirty, embraced by those wot know the score.
... ? Macromedia - Developer Center: Preparing Websites with Active Content for Announced Browser Changes
... ? Information for Developers about Changes to Internet ExplorerMicrosoft has made two versions of Internet Explorer 6 with the new behavior available for testing. Microsoft strongly recommends that only developers actively testing the changes to Windows and Internet Explorer perform the install. In order to use either of these installation packages, you must first have Windows XP SP1 installed.
... ? Macromedia - Active Content Developer CenterThis center is your source for information, tools, and resources related to modifications to Internet Explorer that Microsoft has recently announced. These changes affect the use of active content like Flash, Shockwave, and Authorware in web pages.
... ? Candy Labs - AppRocketUsing applications, working on documents, playing music: typical tasks people perform on their computers every day. And, every day, people waste too much time searching for these files, affecting their work-flow and productivity. It's not their fault though! It's just that up until now, working with files in Windows has been really painful. Well here comes AppRocket to save the day! With its powerful, sexy interface, you'll never waste your time looking for files again!
... ? Fascinating Rhythms | MetafilterFor over a decade, reclusive Berliners Mark Ernestus and Moritz von Oswald have published a distinctive style of minimalist techno through Basic Channel and several other labels based out of their record store.
... ? Sexual orientation 'hard-wired' before birth - startling new evidence revealed in the blink of an eye
... ? Converting a colour photo to a single layered stencil with Photoshop - Tutorials - Stencil Revolution
... ? T-shirt printing with stencils - Tutorials - Stencil RevolutionThis tutorial deals with printing up low cost t-shirts with your existing stencils using paint. There are many ways to print stencils up on shirts, silk screens etc, but this is the cheapest and easiest and only way that we have explored so far.
... ? The Photography Transfer Website Project -- All About Photocopy TransfersPhotocopy Transfers, also commonly called 'Xerox' Transfers is a process where the ink of a freshly made photocopy is transferred, toner side down to another piece of paper using any of three methods: by soaking the copy with a Chartpak P-O Blender marker, a chemical solvent such as acetone, or using heat and water.
... ? KEVIN ZUCKER - MUSEO - VOLUME 4Kevin Zucker is a painter in Columbia University's MFA program. He combines painting with computer drawing to make pictures of unpeopled interior architectural spaces. On December 5, 2000, I went to Zucker's 115th Street studio to talk with him about art, his art, other artists, the future, the computer, and the idea of the sublime experience.
... ? AlterNet: The Ecstasy DebacleEarlier this month, with little fanfare, highly touted researchers from Johns Hopkins University made a stunning announcement. Data from their experiments with the now infamous drug, Ecstasy, published a year ago in the esteemed journal, Science, turned out to be fatally flawed. It seems the vials had been mislabeled, and the drug that killed 20 percent of the study's laboratory monkeys and baboons was not Ecstasy at all, but a completely different substance.
... ? BBC NEWS | England | Hampshire/Dorset | US port 'hit by UK hacker'A computer hacker brought the systems of a major American port to a halt during a revenge attack on a fellow internet chatroom user, a court has heard.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | Last night a mix tape saved my lifeThe cassette is 40 years old. And it's still going strong. James Paul looks back at the little plastic gadget that first let us make our own compilations, record from the radio and take tunes with us wherever we went
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Answers please, Mr BushMichael Moore fired his opening salvo against George Bush and his rightwing cronies with his bestseller Stupid White Men. Now the president is in his sights again. In this second extract from his new book he asks his old enemy seven awkward questions
... ? Intec Interactive : DVD ComicsComic books are turning into a new multimedia DVD art form thanks to a computer process from Intec Interactive. The first Interactive Digital Comics will be CrossGen Comics titles, followed by a series from Marvel Comics.
... ? Disquiet.com : Reflections on ambient/electronic music, and interviews with the people who make it
... ? What's new? : asect:dsectasect:dsect is the synapse-rattling 24-bit 96khz stereo culmination of Devine's work to date, a throbbing and vicious animal product that laces the overwhelmingly syncopated breakbeat assault of Lip Switch (Warp/Schematic) with the throat-sore howls creation groans of 2001's Aleamapper (Schematic). Masterfully orchestrating a titanic array of rapidly moving information, on asect:dsect, Devine spans every inch of the frequency spectrum, effortlessly moving from musique concréte to DSP in his own inimitable style.
... ? CNN.com - Scientists: Internet speed record smashed - Mar. 7, 2003Offering a glimpse of a faster digital future, researchers announced they have set a new Internet speed record. Scientists at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center used fiber-optic cables to transfer 6.7 gigabytes of data -- the equivalent of two DVD movies -- across 6,800 miles in less than a minute.
... ? The New Empire - Online Magazine for Electronic LifeformsThis 'Wah Wah' (in short WAH2) TV special on Merzbow broadcasted on VIVA2 shows a live performance of Masami Akita (MERZBOW) and Zbigmiew Karkowski in August 2000 @ the C.U.B.A. in Muenster, Germany. It features live footage of Merzbow presenting the 'Pulse Demon' release, Masami Akita and Zbigmiew Karkowski live on stage, statements and info on both artists as still images in between the video footage (geman only) and videos of MERZBOW, Pansonic and Microstoria. The files are in .wmv format (Windows Media Player 7 and up)
... ? The Ibogaine DossierThe Ibogaine Dossier is an extensive library dedicated to providing information on ibogaine, an experimental antiaddictive medication.
... ? Creative Loafing Atlanta | CITY HOMES | DEVINE STYLESTHE DJ SAVED ON RENT: Instead of an apartment, Richard Devine spends his money on sound equipment.
... ? SCHEMATIC TOUR 2003Richard Devine: With 3 laptops, he will perform selections from his latest full-length studio album 'Asect:Dsect', released on October 7th and a new 12' entitled 'Sort/Lave' set for release in January. Richard will be plugged in and set to stun, because electrifying is just not good enough anymore.
... ? Igloo : Richard Devine :: Asect:Dsect (Schematic/Asphodel)'...Asect:Dsect shuffles digital extremes with rolling bass-lines, tortured tweaks, and a pulse that is sincerely appreciated at high volumes...'
... ? Rhizome.org: ars lecture on software / art / cultureNotes on the cultural dimensions of software and art Andreas Broeckmann, Berlin (lecture manuscript; ars electronica 2003, CODE, Software and Art 2, 911.03)
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Online | Smart thinkingThe continuing development of smartphones means they could soon usurp handheld PCs in the consumer market, says Ashley Norris
... ? Windows SharePoint ServicesShare information, collaborate on documents, and collect team knowledge over the Internet or your corporate network with the Microsoft Windows® SharePoint™ Services technology in Windows Server 2003, now available for download.
... ? Electronic paper reaches video speed: Colour movies might soon be playing on single sheets.Paper capable of playing videos has been invented at the Philips Research laboratory in Eindhoven, the Netherlands1. A single sheet looks pretty much like ordinary paper. But the ink can be rearranged electronically fast enough to show video movies.
... ? The BrightsA Bright's worldview is free of supernatural and mystical elements. The ethics and actions of a Bright are based on a naturalistic worldview.
... ? TheFeature :: Cities, Swarms, Cell Phones: The Birth of Urban InformaticsI've wondered about the ways mobile phones might be changing cities ever since I noticed people on the streets of Tokyo and Helsinki (but not New York or San Francisco) looking at their telephones instead of listening to them. When I looked for people who could help me understand the effects cyberurban subcultures on city life, it didn't take long to Google my way to Anthony Townsend, urban informatician and wireless activist.
... ? Macromedia - MX Developer's JournalIntroducing MX Developer's Journal, the world's first magazine focused on the transformation of web interactions into great digital experiences—and into great business—using the Macromedia MX product line.
... ? The Observer | Review | Window on WarholFour decades ago, a Leicester lad made a photographic chronicle of Andy Warhol's life that has remained unseen until today. Now, he and a fellow British acolyte exclusively reveal the story of their Factory years
... ? The Observer | Review | At the end of our weatherOn an epic, sometimes hazardous, personal mission, Mark Lynas travelled the world for three years in search of climate change. In this powerful journal, he describes a planet where global warming is not a distant prospect - it is here and now
... ? Guardian Unlimited Books | By genre | Danger mouthShe broke taboos and changed the lives of a whole generation of women with The Female Eunuch. A respected academic, she has written about art, literature, abortion and infertility, and the menopause. Her appearances on cultural chat shows lead to feisty confrontations. Now she's turned her gaze to pretty boys
... ? Russell Haswell (late night computer music) | Classical MusicA late night computer music improvisation set with Warp Records artist Russell Haswell using software developed by Xenakis. An ideal way to end the evening after hearing works by Xenakis played by the London Sinfonietta.
... ? NEWS.com.au | Branded anything but Unique (September 29, 2003)The records show that in 2000, 49 children were named Canon, followed by 11 Bentleys, five Jaguars and a Xerox.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Threat to wildlife enough to ban GM crops, MEPs toldScientists are set to recommend to the government on October 16 that GM sugar beet and oilseed rape are not grown in Britain because insects and weeds are fewer in GM fields, further damaging Britain's depleted wildlife.
... ? CNN.com - Discovery may spur cheap solar power - Oct. 2, 2003AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -- A major European chip maker said this week it had discovered new ways to produce solar cells which will generate electricity twenty times cheaper than today's solar panels.
... ? Lick Me, I'm A Macintosh / What the hell is wrong with Apple that they still give a damn about design and packaging and "feel"?This is the point. Detail and nuance and texture and a sense of how users actually feel, what makes them smile, what makes the experience worthy and positive and sensual instead of necessary and drab and evil. These are the things that are nearly dead in our mass-consumer culture, things normally reserved for elitist niche markets and swanky boutiques and upscale yuppie Euro spas and maybe cool insider mags like I-D and Metropolis and dwell. They are most definitely not to be expected of mass-market gadget makers. This is why it matters. This is why it's important.
... ? Guardian Unlimited Books | By genre | Click litHey Nostradamus is not the first novel to have its own custom made 'pop video'. Screenbase are also responsible for the award-winning promo for Yann Martel's Booker-winner Life of Pi, and Salam Pax's Baghdad Blog, an abstract Flash movie which features music from Aphex Twin.
... ? MPEG founder seeks copy-protection accord | CNET News.comA bevy of digital-media experts, led by the founder of the group that created the widespread MPEG set of media standards, launched an international forum Tuesday that's aimed at standardizing digital media and copy protection technologies.
... ? v-2 Organisation | interface + usability | Compassion and the crafting of user experienceDesigning products and services in the light of the Buddhist Eightfold Noble Path? It isn't as flaky as it may sound. by Adam Greenfield - September 28 2003
... ? Boston.com / News / Boston Globe / Editorial / Opinion / Op-ed / Who let Saudis flee after 9/11?
... ? BBC NEWS | Technology | Huge computing power goes onlineThe first phase of an ambitious computing network designed to handle huge amounts of data has been launched. The network, dubbed the Grid, has been set up by the Cern labs in Geneva to tap into the processing power of computers in 12 countries.