What is Sampling?

This essay from Paul D. Miller aka D.J. Spooky is about what means to sample records. A good read and a good read on sampling from one of the smartest d.j.s out there. The essay is for a new book about sampling digital media in a digital culture. Direct link for the book to buy. I got my copy coming in the mail.

(Picture pulled directly from reality sandwich, BTW.)

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Uganda Skateboard Union presents: BOARDMASTER! the movie

Yes this is very cool. These kids made their own skate park. And then proceed to rip it. visit the web site
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Triode Tube (how to)

Now this some amazing video. This combines some of my favorite things; Tubes, amazing specialized tools, hand-made Craftsmanship, check out his hands. My favorite part of the video is the customized riveting tool as spot welder or, the radio device that is pictured above.

(via BB Gadgets)

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Portland Oregon and "Bike boxes"

This From the "World Changing" site. I really like this idea for San Francisco... If Portland and Vancouver and The Netherlands... It makes great sense to protect Cyclists (removing cars from dense urban areas might help to). Check the Oregonian news write up on it. No Long winded proto-idealism from me on this.

image pulled from here

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100v music

Fun crazy japanese music. It never fails to be exciting with what they do on that island. Fanfuckintastic.direct link to you tube page

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A world without people

Nice interview with writer Alan Weisman about his new book "The World without Us." I know the gardens that I work in would be over run in a few months with intervention... To think of the cities of enormous infrastructure without electric machines and weed killer. NIce thought if I could be here to enjoy it.

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Buckminster Fuller

This has to be the best collection of Buckminster Fuller audio any where (bucky wiki). Simply not Enough time to digest his genius. "Bucky" has long been a personal hero of mine... it seems now people are just catching up to his ideas. The talk is a great use of time.

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Organic Bees not affected

Read this today, the mysterious Honey Bee die off not affecting organic honey bees. Quote from story "...and no one in the organic beekeeping world, including commercial beekeepers, is reporting colony collapse on this list. The problem with the big commercial guys is that they put pesticides in their hives to fumigate..." One more reason for being organic...
original article.

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Robots and War

This a nice Washington Post article about battlefield robots. A quote: "There wasn't a whole lot left of Scooby," Bogosh says. The biggest piece was its 3-by-3-by-4-inch head, containing its video camera. On the side had been painted "its battle list, its track record. This had been a really great robot." Saving lives and making connections with people when is it going to switch? another quote:


I like to think (and
the sooner the better!)
of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky.

I like to think
(right now, please!)
of a cybernetic forest
filled with pines and electronics
where deer stroll peacefully
past computers
as if they were flowers
with spinning blossoms.

I like to think
(it has to be!)
of a cybernetic ecology
where we are free of our labors
and joined back to nature,
returned to our mammal
brothers and sisters,
and all watched over
by machines of loving grace."

And may there be peace... right now please.

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