September 2011 Blog Posts (7)

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Life can be a real pig at times @accidentallabel #SFTW

OK - not everything on the Accidental record label is animal influenced...  If you're planning a dinner party on Saturday you can happily use this weeks link, safe in the knowledge that your discerning soundtrack will fill any awkward silences with stimulating yet not overbearing musical abstracts including some pretty cool s**t.  Here is Accidental Records: …

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Added by WoTi Admin on September 30, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

Interactive Adverts & Synchronised Storylines

Ever bumped in to someone whilst walking along, eyes down, so deeply engrossed in your phone that you've actually stopped looking where you are going?   Well audio and image recognition are technologies that potentially require the adoption of protective clothing for everyday life.  They create a multitude of possibilities for advertising and, perhaps more interestingly, for the narrative structure of any cross platform storyline.  Through early examples of audio and image recognition one…

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Added by WoTi Admin on September 26, 2011 at 9:00 — No Comments

Press 'APP' For Customer Service

Image Credit: The Vinyl Anachronist



Unlike slow cafe service there are some deals we can't just get up and walk out on.  Everyone relates to the frustration of Interactive Voice Response lines, the sense of impending doom when we hear, "press 1 for sales, 2 for billing enquiries, 3 for technical support…"  Once you've dialled in they've got you.  You realise your imprisoned in the IVR with no choice but to go…

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Added by WoTi Admin on September 19, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: From Stratford to Holborn via Uranus @radiosoulwax #SFTW



This week the usual Spotify link doesn't suffice…  I'm afraid you'll need a smartphone and if you are thus endowed don't worry, the app is free and it delivers a delightful audio-visual experience that discerning music fans can't afford to miss out on.  And the concept and content would not be out of place as an installation in the Tate Modern.  I…

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Added by WoTi Admin on September 16, 2011 at 18:00 — No Comments

My 'to do' list has become multiple browser tabs!

Get a life!  I hear you exclaim.  I'm sure there is something in this though. As a mac user I rarely shut down and restart, a habit that seems deeply ingrained in the legacy mindset of PC users.  Sorry you lot, I've only been clean myself for two years!  My point being that, primarily due to my Apple…

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Added by WoTi Admin on September 15, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Absynthe Minded @Absynthe_Minded #SFTW



This week from the PIASography, a jazz influenced Belgian rock quintette that sound more like they grew up on the Mersy in the 60's.  The intoxicatingly named Absynthe Minded are currently touring.  Londoners can catch them at Cargo on 14 October but for those who can't make it here is Absynthe Minded: …

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Added by WoTi Admin on September 10, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments

Is There An App For That?: How to brush your teeth!



Last week I had a second molar removed.  Luckily the resulting gap, though it feels like the Grand Canyon, is not visible through my wry though ever charitable smile.  Of course there is an app for how to brush your teeth but as a kid, had I had the benefit of CavityFree 3D on mum's iPhone I'm not sure I'd be any better furnished in the gob department.  It's sterile to say the least!  Thankfully the equally…

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Added by Chris Thompson on September 8, 2011 at 8:42 — No Comments

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