IA Summit 06 Redux

In Archive by Fredy D. Oré

According to recent academic and business research, there is an enormous wave of people on its way to adulthood that may very well take us by surprise. And while many …

A list of Electronic Music Genres

In Archive, Audio by Fredy D. Oré

I came across this really useful list of Electronic Music Genres from Wikipedia. With rapid increases in styles and unclear labels of Electronic music (in my part) over recent years, …

The W3C SSML becomes a W3C Recommendation

In Archive by Fredy D. Oré

The W3C Speech Synthesis Markup Language (SSML) has become a W3C Recommendation on 7 September 2004. This standard, aims to enable access to the Web using spoken interaction as an …

Interview with Greg Joswiak on how AirTunes works

In Archive by Fredy D. Oré

Cafedave posted a link to a Macworld article that briefly explains how AirTunes works. It is an interview with Greg Joswiak, Apple’s Vice President of Hardware Product Marketing. There are …

Language, music, syntax and the brain

In Archive by Fredy D. Oré

A really interesting high-level article by Aniruddh D. Patel and published in Nature Neuroscience which looks at the comparative study and cognitive theory of music and language and its representation …

UK Breaks dj, Adam Freeland on Triple J

In Archive by Fredy D. Oré

If you’re in Australia (or online) and you enjoy Breaks and other slammin’ beats, don’t miss Mix-Up tomorrow night (Sat) on Triple J 105.7FM, with UK guest dj Adam Freeland …

Is music older than language?

In Archive by Fredy D. Oré

Here is a fascinating blog entry by Ottmar Liebert on our human ability to enjoy Music. His blog entry and also user comments have brought up an interesting discussion suggesting …

Bose create new noise cancelling headset

In Archive by Fredy D. Oré

Bose have release a new headset which lets you cancel out sound and enjoy the sound of silence. Pretty nitfty. If only everything came also in these cancelling and “anti” …

Eurovision 2003 winner is Turkey

In Archive by Fredy D. Oré

Eurovision is over for another year and congrats goes to, Sertab Erener from Turkey for winning this year. Personally I thought the winner should of been Slovenia’s Karmen with NaNaNa, …

Music lyrics can influence aggression

In Archive by Fredy D. Oré

New Scientist comments that music with violent lyrics increase aggressive thoughts and emotions. The finding is interesting because previous popular belief showed that aggression and increased aggressive tendencies were thought …

The business-legal step by iTunes

In Archive by Fredy D. Oré

Everywhere I look there seems to be an article, blog post or review of the new Apple iTunes version and the Music Store. Here is an interesting article, which looked …

Did you say Wi-Fi or Hi-Fi?

In Archive by Fredy D. Oré

Technology Review comment on the changing face of Wi-Fi (802.11b). From wireless access points to audio-video streaming network servers. The article comments on Steve Dossick and his company’s frustration with …