Postings to the B-List.
Subject: B-List: New Music Technology
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 14:07:02 +0930
1. "New disc - is it the end of the music CD?"
< http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,5095272,00.html?chkpt=zdnnp1tp01 >
2. "Snaps, crackles may stop CD piracy"
< http://www.zdnet.com/zdnn/stories/news/0,4586,5094340,00.html?chkpt=zdnn_nbs_hl >
3. Correction to a report that:
"Anti-piracy system could damage loudspeakers"
< http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99991105 >
My word of the day: psychotoxic.
Often used in reference to mind-altering drugs, but also used in other
contexts, eg "The psychotoxic workplace":
< http://www.convoke.com/markjr/toxic.html >
I guess some music could also be described as psychotoxic.
And apparently there's also a computer game with that title.
Subject: B-List: Latest from T-Bone
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2001 11:44:40 +0930
Latest diversions from T-Bone/boneland.com ...
* Alcohol & Ammo - Hallucination Remix
< http://www.boneland.com/toys/aaa-r/index.html >
* Explaining the Universe
< http://www.boneland.com/movies/etu/index.html >
"Old code defeats new CD anti-ripping technologies"
< http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/54/20947.html >
The saga continues.
Subject: B-List: The Science of Happiness
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 09:45:56 +0930
"Cheer Leader: The Science of Happiness"
< http://www.newscientist.com/opinion/opinterview.jsp?id=ns23045 >
An interesting article about happiness or "subjective well-being", and
the effects of culture.
Subject: B-List: Big Brother, 18th Century style?
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 12:19:24 +0930
The idea of around the clock surveillance ala Big Brother has been
around for quite a while. Over 200 years ago people were actually
proposing designs, specifically for keeping prisoners under control.
Modern technology has made things a lot easier, and the concept
has been embraced by the entertainment industry.
< http://www.sirius.com/~bratliff/panopticon.html >
Brief description of the original concept from the 18th Century.
< http://is.gseis.ucla.edu/impact/f96/Projects/dengberg/index.html >
The concept of continuous supervision updated using modern technology.
Big Brother Is Watching
< http://wcw.emory.edu/ECIT/summerids216/IDS216/Kristen/1K.html >
An interesting article which looks at Big Brother (the TV show) and
how it relates to the concept of the panopticon.
Subject: B-List: Halls of Shame
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2001 14:45:11 +0930
1. LooneyLinks Hall of Shame
< http://www.lunaticlounge.com/looneylinks/loonhall.html >
Has links to sites that have "earned the coveted Hall Of Shame Award in
the categories of weird, stupid, absurd, humorous, useless, dumb, warped,
banal, worthless, mindless, etc..". Clicker beware!
A couple of the sites in the Hall have already been featured on the B-List.
2. Rock & Roll Hall of Shame
< http://www.fadetoblack.com/hallofshame/ >
Hear Leonard Nimoy's rendition of "Proud Mary", Telly Savalas croon
"Loving Feeling", and other musical gems from celebrities who should've
known better. Requires RealAudio.
Also, at the same site, check out:
Uncensored Celebrity Outtakes
< http://www.fadetoblack.com/outtakes/ >
3. High-Tech Marketing Hall of Shame
< http://www.tactics.com/Peer_Research/shame.html >
Ridiculous Research, Silly Spies, Troublesome Translations.
Subject: B-List: High Speed Photography
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2001 09:08:47 +0930
Ever wondered how much a tennis ball changes shape when it's hit by a racquet?
Or what a drop of milk looks like at the instant it hits a surface? Here are
collections of photos that capture these and other interesting phenomena.
High speed photography lets us see things which would normally be happening
too quickly for the naked eye.
1. Exhibition of High Speed Photography, Pacific Science Center
< http://www.pacsci.org/public/education/gallery/high_speed_photos/student_photos.html >
2. HSP Gallery
< http://www.mso.anu.edu.au/~iap/hsp/gallery/ >
3. Woods Electronics - High Speed Photographs
< http://www.woodselec.com/pictures.htm >
4. HiViz High-Speed Visual Imaging
< http://www.hiviz.com/GALLERY/galleries.htm >
Links to other galleries
< http://www.hiviz.com/links/links_gall.htm >
5. Eastman Exhibit
< http://courses.ncssm.edu/gallery/collections/eastman/hspexhibit.htm >