Music Matching your Running Speed or Heartbeat: Yamaha BodiBeat

Yamaha released a mp3 player which automatically chooses songs which match your current activity. It is called BodiBeat or more plainly BF-1. Using a accelerometer the player tries to determine the current running rhythm. It then automatically chooses the music best matching this rhythm. In another mode, it monitors the heartbeat of the listener using […]

Paintings of Raw Meat – Victoria Reynolds

Victoria Reynolds chooses rather uncommon subjects for her paintings: Raw shreds of meat. Pictured left is Flight of the Reindeer (2003, 81,25×111,12cm ). Most of Victoria’s painting in that size cost about 3000 Euros. Somehow, the paintings have a fascinating morbid flair. I only wonder what the buyers are going to do with them. I […]

Free Offline Dictionary: LingoPad

For translations, I usually refer to the excellent online dictionary of LEO (German-English). Unfortunately, this is suboptimal when you are currently without internet connection. So I searched for a offline dictionary – and found it: LingoPad. LingoPad is free (though not Open Source). It can display phonetic transcriptions for many words. Besides the obvious way […]

Rupert, the Rocket Bunny

I am currently working on a project together with Erik for which we produced some slow motion videos (~1400fps at 720p, yay). That was around Easter, so back then we also produced a little Easter video for fun. 🙂 Rupert der Raketenhase on Vimeo. (You can see the video in full resolution if you visit […]

Zen Station – Using the Player’s Pulse as Controller

Zen Station is a game focused on relaxation. The player who is chilled the most wins. It is an installation on which two players can play a game. Goal of the game is to win by being as relaxed as possible. During the game, pulse and blood oxygen levels of the players are measured. The […]

Unpacking the Red One

In case you always wondered how a 35’000 dollar camera is shipped, here’s an interesting article by Mike Curtis. Mike has recently bought a Red One and documented the unpacking process a little. 🙂 What he is unwrapping there is the Red One number 417 with a bunch of accessoiries. Worth about 35k$. He believes […]

Anberlin – Blueprints for the Black Market (CD Review / Recommendation)

Anberlin are an american Band which exists since 2002. Their style is commonly referred to as alternative rock, emo or "christian rock" (weird term for a music style). I am very bad in categorizing music, so please leave a comment if you know more. 🙂 In 2003, Anberlin released their debut record, Blueprints for the […]

Red’s 5k Camera: Red Epic

Besides announcing the Red Scarlet, Red also announced a 5k camera called Red Epic. Again, a fascinating announcement. As far as I know there is no digital camera, yet, that can record in 5k resolution. To put things in perspective, here a comparison of different resolutions, taken from a Red leaflet: The small rectangle in […]

Red’s “Small” Camera: Red Scarlet

After creating quite a buzz with the Red One, Red is doing it again: They announced a small camera. A small camera with a 3k resolution. It is going to have a 2/3" sensor, a built-in LCD display and a zoom lens. The release date of the Red Scarlet is expected to be in the […]

Data Retention Effectively Changes the Behavior of Citizens in Germany

A new survey shows that data retention laws influence the actual behavior of citizens in Germany. 11% had already abstained from single telecommunication acts, 52% would not use phone or e-mail for confidential contacts.