Monday, February 22, 2010

Robot drumming machine with a Wiimote

A musician has harnessed the power of two Nintendo Wiimotes to become a cyborg percussionist with the robo-band Jazari. His playing of one drum machine can evoke an automated response from another, so that he can go around the drum circle in a beautiful display of human-robot improvisation.

The man behind the machine, Patrick Flanagan, is a composer who cites music theory, music cognition, and machine learning as the three “chin-stroking disciplines” that influence his work. He created Jazari with a nod to Al-Jazari, a polymath of the Arab world in the 13th century who supposedly created the world’s first robot band.

Music has the power to shape a child's mind - Science, News - The Independent

Music has the power to shape a child's mind - Science, News - The Independent

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cadbury “drummer” joins protest !

The colourful protest including a drumming gorilla, echoing Cadbury's award-winning television advertising campaign in 2007.

cadbury protest: A protester dressed as a gorilla bangs a drum outside parliament

Monday, February 1, 2010