Thursday, 29 October 2009

Google Music Search

Hot news!. Tried 'whole lotta rosie' just now, but got nothing back. Watch this space.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Monday, 19 October 2009

Monday, 12 October 2009

What is information?

This might help:



Monday Blues Cure

Here's an old favourite, "Joan Armatrading Love And Affection" - 2nd hit from youtube, Live performance version (1st hit was just the audio):



Friday, 9 October 2009

Application of Image Retrieval

Here's a description of PhotoSketch, a program which uses web search and matches shapes from user input to images retrieved from the web, in order to create composite pictures. Cool!

(h/t: David Thompson)

Search Solutions 2009

Report of the days events can be found at the Information Interaction blog.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Transputer Parsys Machine

Here's a blast from the past!

I did my undergraduate project using Occam-2 on one of these machines - oh, happy days!

(Good lord, I think I'm turning into a Computing Pioneer!)

H/T: Kevin Walters

Monday, 5 October 2009

Monday Blues Cure

Went to a couple of concerts on Saturday, as part of a early improvisation weekend. The first concert I attend was the Orlando Consort, who did an excellent job of providing a history of polyphony from the early 10th century to the 14th, via the music and talking about it. Here's a video of them from youtube (1st hit on query 'Orlando Consort')





The second concert was delivered by Stevie Wishart, who gave a performance on medieval music using the Hurdy Gurdy and medieval violin. She also talked about the music and instruments, and was very engaging - she clearly loves her subject. Couldn't find any examples on youtube of here using those instruments, but this is interesting:





Here's a pic of Stevie playing a Hurdy Gurdy.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Digitial Preservation (DOS)

Mostly for games it seems, but looks like they do preserve other apps.

(h/t: David Thompson)