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  • This may hypnotize you…

    Posted on February 26th, 2007 ben No comments

    I’m just having the damndest time getting the embedded QT player to work, here. Phooey. Try clicking on the picture, then click on the video and hit the space bar. That might start the video.

    Click on the picture to play the video
    Quicktime 7 Required2.3 MB, 45 sec

  • Why bother learning the sax?

    Posted on February 12th, 2007 ben No comments

    This is just one of those freaky “the future is (almost but always never quite) here” kinds of things: a robot’s hands playing Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” on a sax. The whole thing.

    I think it’s worth a look. But I feel compelled to point out how ironic it is that we can make these fantastic machines that mimic an iconic human creative genius on a challenging “analog” instrument… (aren’t we clever monkeys!)… but we’re still stuck with a single, stationary camera.