7.4.17

Iconic BRIONVEGA turntable system



This famous stereo equipment set originates from between the 1960s-70s. It is an Italian design classic and was produced by the famous manufacturer BRIONVEGA. Designed by Pier Giamcomo & Achille Castiglioni. Playfully arranged dials and knobs, which form a face. The speakers can be easily hung on the sides of the body or the generous wiring allowed them to be placed elsewhere on the floor to best suit the listener. The speakers can be folded up when not in use, that makes the design more compact. The body is made from high quality plastic with a laminated wood finish. There are built in DUAL 1210 half automatic turntable / record player and a radio device. The whole unit is on a aluminium base with wheels.


23.3.17

C64 is back :-)

Wonderful 80s people on the box


Ciao Biscottone :-)

Power on, 37 years later...


Pride of Albion


A good old SID siren, in genuine BASIC:





17.3.17

LLNL Atmospheric Nuclear Tests (1945-1963)

Rope trick is the term given by physicist John Malik to the curious lines and spikes which emanate from the fireball of certain nuclear explosions just after detonation. (Wikipedia)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is rescuing and declassifying many atmospheric nuclear tests (1945-1963) captured with multiple high-speed cameras running at roughly 2,400 frames per second. Although aesthetically beautiful, might be the most terrifying images that you have ever seen, especially today with the US and North Korea playing a fucking Risiko with our ass.











Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (YouTube)
Ars Technica Feature by J. M. Gitlin

28.2.17

Daddy's Car: a song composed by Artificial Intelligence - in the style of the Beatles



Scientists at SONY CSL Research Lab have created the first-ever entire songs composed by Artificial Intelligence: "Daddy's Car" and "Mister Shadow". 
The researchers have developed FlowMachines, a system that learns music styles from a huge database of songs. Exploiting unique combinations of style transfer, optimization and interaction techniques, FlowMachines composes novel songs in many styles.
"Daddy's Car" is composed in the style of The Beatles. French composer Benoît Carré arranged and produced the songs, and wrote the lyrics. 
The two songs are excerpts of albums composed by Artificial Intelligence to be released in 2017. 
The research behind Daddy's Car is financed by the ERC grant "Flow Machines", Flow Machines is a project leaded by François Pachet and hosted by the Parisian University Pierre and Marie Curie. 

"I guess you guys aren't ready for that yet. But your kids are gonna love it." (Marty McFly Jr.)