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Things that amaze me:
VAMP (from MIT, natch) is maybe the best and most expressive ‘digital extend technique’. It involves a glove, a vocalist, a laptop, and a gesture-based control system that doesn’t make the user look ridiculous. Serious business.
World Wants To Know is a list of almost-real-time searches from rural areas of the world. How often do you google goat disease and banana farming?
Music From A Tree is exactly what it sounds like.
Cubie and Overbug are two delightful interfaces for roughly loop-based. One is like Tetris, one is like…well, a series of semi-concentric circles with bugs moving around them, triggering sounds. A bad simile there, sorry.
Finally, The Rock Band Network, care of the serious people at Harmonix, is mind-boggling, and will launch at least one band’s career. Bet on it.