70200 samples in 30 seconds

The artist Johannes Kreidler created 33 seconds of music, using 70200 samples. On 12 Sept 08 he will register the musical work at GEMA (Germany’s RIAA) – using a truck full of standard forms. If you want to register a song at GEMA you have to fill in a form for each sample you use, even the tiniest bit. Watch a very fun telephone conversation between Johannes and the GEMA (in German):


Sony hall at IFA, by HolgerESony hall on IFA by HolgerEI went to IFA last week and apart from the vacuum cleaning robot (cute!), the 3DTV screens by LG and Samsung (no link found) and the vast Sony hall, I especially liked the science part of the trade fair. I talked to two scientists from DFKI Saarbrücken and tried the Wii fit board they hacked to surf Google Earth. Fun! In general, I think it’s a big chance for IFA to strengthen this part to be ever more successful in the future. Here, Matthieu and Simon demonstrate their invention: