Help EFF Save Web Content: Prove Podcasting and Media Patent is Wrong

Act now, or this puppy is in grave danger. Podcasting pug photograph (CC) zoomar. Patenting the use of all episodic media on the Web might sound absurd, but the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted just such a patent, to a company called VoloMedia. It’s a significant issue, one that could threaten the freedom […]

Studiologic Numa Nero: Finally, a Serious, High-End 88-Key Software Controller?

There’s a curious distinction in hardware keyboards. You’ll find plenty of keyboards geared for performance with software at the low-end to mid-range. But if you want a keyboard with uncompromising durability and action – and you’re willing to pay more and lift more weight – those choices suddenly disappear. Suddenly, you have to buy a […]

From STEIM’s Artistic Director: Why STEIM Matters, and Thanks

From the STEIM Concert Blog, which gives some sense of who has been playing STEIM. Takuro Maizuta Lippit, aka dj sniff, writes in thanks for the international outpouring of support for the STEIM music and art research center in Amsterdam, which faces potentially losing government funding. Some readers raised some questions about why STEIM is […]

Help Save STEIM, Dutch Music Research Center; Monday Deadline

Making new instruments from scrap at a junkyard challenge. Now it’s time to save STEIM from becoming scrap. Photo (CC) by termie. Just a "niche", eh? I can’t think of a time in recent history during which creative technology research was as profoundly relevant to mainstream design as it is now. Tangible interfaces, sensor-rich environments […]

Blood Bags and Babes from the DV Rebel's Guide

Stu Maschwitz has built a lil ol’ forum around his action-movies-on-the-cheap book, “The DV Rebel’s Guide“, and like all good forums, the community is working together to solve problems and helping each other out. The problem: how to create a wire-pull blood bag effect. The solution is loads of fun. Not really useful for your […]

Blood Bags and Babes from the DV Rebel’s Guide

Stu Maschwitz has built a lil ol’ forum around his action-movies-on-the-cheap book, “The DV Rebel’s Guide“, and like all good forums, the community is working together to solve problems and helping each other out. The problem: how to create a wire-pull blood bag effect. The solution is loads of fun. Not really useful for your […]