Cool Video About Morton Subotnick

There’s an interesting, 10-minute video interview here with Morton Subotnick, one of the pioneering electronic-music composers. I’m somewhat ashamed to admit that I’ve never heard Silver Apples of the Moon in its entirety; after watching this video I may have to obtain a copy.

Audio Damage Updates Eos

I’ve been remiss in mentioning that we’ve put out an update for Eos, our high-quality algorithmic reverb plug-in. This update gives Eos a visual makeover, fixes a number of problems with the AudioUnit version, and provides a 64-bit version for Windows users. The update is free for registered users.

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Origami at MIT

There’s a nice article and short video here on the Boston Globe’s site about the origami club at MIT, along with some general information about recent trends in origami.

Frozen Soap Bubbles

The temperature was -8°F (that’s -22°C for those of you living almost anywhere other than the USA) this morning, so it was time to brave the cold to blow some soap bubbles. In previous winters I found that the critical threshold for getting bubbles to freeze in mid-air seems to be around -3 or -5°F, and it’s cloudy but bright and still today, so the conditions were excellent. Many bubbles froze before hitting the ground, and a few small ones stayed intact for a minute or two after landing. I managed to blow one about the size of a large orange which stayed airborne for maybe 30 seconds, buoyed up by the faint thermal draft coming from a window. I could see it turning from an irridescent film to grey-white ice as the subdued rays of the sun hit it when it rose above the house. Finally it drifted back down to the ground and tumbled a few times as it crumbled on the snow. read more