Tag Archives: technology

Old technology making music

Two videos have caught eye this week, both of which use old gear to (re)create music. The first was a late entry to a Radiohead competition to remix “Nude” from their album In Rainbows. James Houston’s video was too late to qualify, which is a great shame. Says Houston:

Based on the lyric (and alternate title) “Big Ideas: Don’t get any” I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they’re trying their best to do something that they’re not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there.

The second is Stars Wars played on a floppy. Yes, played on a floppy. Wonderful.

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CES and catching up

So I did not really have time to keep up with all the news from CES this year given everything else going on right now. I did cover it as a journo once and it was at the same time the most amazing but most exhausting job I ever did. I did some incredible interviews but lost about a stone.

Thankfully Darren Waters, technology editor for BBC News online has this nice little CES in 3 minutes video, and there are plenty of other video reports on that page which have helped me realise I didn’t really miss much this year.

haha! enjoy.