A festival to ponder the nature of time

Now, following a century of recording and broadcast, where does musical performance go next? That challenges not just space or culture, but reimagining the place of time itself in the performance. Berlin is a fitting place to contemplate time. Once home to Albert Einstein, it helped incubate modern general relativity. At its southwest is Mendelsohn’s […]

Generative Genius: Free Max for Live Patch Lets You Schedule Scenes at Any Clock Time

Bars and beats are great. But people find applications for sound and music that go beyond traditional tools. That has already made Ableton Live a popular choice for triggering audio events and the like. But even Live tends to be biased toward conventional musical time. Sound and multimedia shop Aconica rolled their own tool to […]

- March 18, 2013

Open Design Thread: Progress Bars, What is the Fundamental Nature of Time?

Alternative titles for this post: “Progress Bars and Existentialism” “A single video encapsulates everything I have to say about the nature of time as reflected in interface design” “When the (*&$& is this damned wait cursor going to stop spinning, and why did it start spinning in the first place?” “Real-time – or its nearest […]

Peter Kirn - January 30, 2009

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