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Psychotropic Walls

Via Technovelgy – Where Science Meets Fiction, here’s an article on a wild display surface upon which small panels move with precision and “ripple,” creating strange, almost biologically protoplasmic motion: HypoSurface Walls Are Full of Life. Bill Christensen, the author of the Technovelgy article on HypoSurface notes that this technology is a close approximation of…

The Chimp Refuge Comes OUT.

A new addition can be found in the sidebar. Yes, the Chimp Refuge has joined the OUT Campaign bandwagon. Click on the Scarlet Letter of Atheism, and you will be taken to the site for the campaign which includes a link to Richard Dawkins’ introduction to the initiative. Since it’s a Saturday, and I’m in…

Audio Obsession

Regular readers of the refuge know that I’ve got a “thing” for audio and music, and that I’ve had some harsh comments regarding the poor quality audio that so many people tolerate these days in the name of convenience. But what of the other extreme? Who are the audiophile extremists? To what lengths will they…

I’m what they used to call an audiophile. What with folks listening to music on cell phones, low bit-rate MP3′s and the like, it’s kind of out of fashion these days. That is, unless you’re into music production. In that case, you can buy all manner of interesting goodies, including microphone preamps that will set…

My wife and I went to a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young concert the other evening at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. It was a great show in spite of a little rain. You can read a local review of it here. What does this have to do with photons and pressure waves? I’ll get…