Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Barcode Piano

The Barcode Piano is a music instrument and a toy for children to explore and understand the essential principles behind barcodes.

The overall idea has been to convey the fact that barcodes are unique through creating a tangible and sensuous experience with sound as output. While being a low cost technology, barcodes can contain complex amounts of information depending on the context of use. Thus, we chose from an early stage to focus on the core principles of barcodes. []

via: Das Kraftfuttermischwerk

Punk: Attitude

Punk: Attitude is a documentary by Don Letts and was officially released in 2005. It is following punk´s early years from Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis up to the British Invasion (Sex Pistols) und back to the US with The Ramones, The Stooges and The New York Dolls. On the way there, plenty of punk rock/alternative contamporaries like Henry Rollins, Jim Jarmusch, Thurston Moore and Chrissie Hynde get a word or two.

The first part is right here and for the rest check this neat little youtube playlist.

Creation requires influence

“Everything is a Remix” is four part web video series produced by Kirby Ferguson. Part one and two have already been published and are worth a look. Part one features forefathers and pioneers of remixing like Led Zeppelin and  William Bourroughs, whereas the second part takes on the issue of remixing in film. Make sure to check out the blog about the series for transcripts, samples and references.

via: Nerdcore