Adriana Knouf's blog
Julian, Pix, and the rest of the great crew at "Medialab-Prado":http://medialab-prado.es/ set up blogs for our projects a couple of days ago, and I've just made the "first post":http://fluidnexus.net/blog to it. I don't know how much time I'll have to post over the next few days, but I'll do my best to put up some info as the project comes to (some form of) completion!
I just finished and posted an "instructable":http://www.instructables.com about "simple circuit bending for a sound-making toy":http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-ways-to-circuit-bend-a-toy/. This toy was used in a piece for violin and toy that I wrote for a course in "electroacoustic composition":http://digital.music.cornell.edu/music659. It's part of a broader goal to create "open-source" compositions, where not only the scores but also other components of my compositions are documented and released for others to see and modify.
Just this morning on "NPR":http://www.npr.org I heard a story about how the different factions in the "recent":http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=25209&Cr=kenya&Cr1 "electoral violence":http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/RWB.NSF/db900SID/KKAA-7AG88N/ in Kenya were sending "hate speech as text messages":http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=19188853. Some of the content is simply horrific. This is a sobering reminder that the tools we (I) create can potentially be used for similarly horrible ends...
I'm very excited to say that I was selected to be a participant in the upcoming workshop on " Digital Networks and Physical Space":http://medialab-prado.es/article/2_encuentro_inclusiva-net_redes_digitales_y_espacio_fisico_redes_digitales_y_espacio_fisico at Medialab-Prado in Madrid!
From the "CAE Defense Fund Group" on Flickr comes the following semi-sad news. I wish Professor Ferrell were well enough to continue to court battle, but I sympathize entirely with his decision. It is sad that government and public resources have been spent for four years on this travesty of a trial, and I can only hope that Steve Kurtz will be able to prevail in the end. If I had the money I would certainly "donate":http://caedefensefund.org/donate.html to support the cause.