Tag Archives: Streaming media

June 29

On YouTube, Amateur Is the New Pro – NYTimes.com

On YouTube, Amateur Is the New Pro – NYTimes.com. “A history of the entertainment business could be framed as a series of experts asking, “Who the hell wants to watch that?” When the answer is “more people than you think.” What you call TV on the internet?  “TV.” There is the kernel of another story in […]

June 22

Cutting the cords – ALL of them

There are so many posts out now about the potential trend of “cutting the cord.” In other words, dropping cable and satellite service and relying on free to air television and internet streaming. Well, I’ve gone even further that that – I’ve even cut the cord to the rooftop aerial and am getting all my […]

Towards Hypermusic

Originally published at MIT‘s Leonardo On-Line in 1998 Experience While connecting to the Internet, the screaming of two modems arguing about their handshaking protocols finally stops when they come to an agreement. The modem speaker is turned off, but the modem continues to translate digital information into an acoustic signal: music for machines, perhaps. It […]

Turning Cybercasts From Music Promotion to Art Form

From @ New York 1998 With the opening of the latest incarnation of the Intel New York Music Festival, a great deal of attention is being paid to the novelty — and commercial and artistic potential– of cybercasting. But “Cybercasting” itself is nothing new:

Sound On The Internet

From Developer.com 1997 The conventional wisdom among IT professionals is that audio is a toy, for entertainment purposes only. To date, the best use of audio in user interfaces is in video games and CD ROMs. But thanks to faster processors, sophisticated new algorithms, and well-thought-out new APIs, user interface designers stand poised to take […]