Digitisation General Imaging

Pests and Diseases Image Library (PaDIL)

PaDIL (Pests and Diseases Image Library) is a image library that combines leading edge technology in light microscopy, digital imaging and image manipulation. It provides ‘virtual specimens’ of a type only previously possible using low-power scanning-electron microscopy to assist AQIS officers and other front-line entities to identify pest species which potentially threaten Australia’s ecosystem using a visual key. Find out more about PaDIL.

Take a look at PaDIL. Count the hairs on the antennae of an Oriental Latrine Fly! View the fact sheets, email them to all your friends.

AV Related General Interactive Media

Roland TB303 & Amen Videos

Check these great little videos from Nate Harrison –

Nate Harrison is an interdisciplinary artist working with electronic media. He has worked on projects and exhibited for The American Museum of Natural History, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Experience Music Project, Seattle, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, BIAS Sound Collective, Taiwan, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, PBS, Showtime and various independent film projects. In 1997 Nate founded the New York electronic music microlabel töshöklabs, which has been featured in publications such as XLR8R, URB and CMJ. He has also recorded music for the CO.AD and Record Camp labels. Currently Nate co-directs ESTHETICS AS A SECOND LANGUAGE ( He earned his B.F.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.F.A. from California Institute of the Arts. Nate lives and works in Los Angeles.

Copyright/OCL General

Sony & P2P

It had to happen sooner or later. I’ve emailed my contacts at APRA to find their position on this. It will be fascinating to see how this evolves . . . . Sony & Playlouder private P2P

Copyright/OCL General

Google Print & The Role Of Libraries

Siva Vaidhyanathan on the recent Google Print u-turn.

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He rightly points out the difference between Google and public libraries . . . .

I wish more libraries would push their rights under copyright. But corporations do not have the same leeway as libraries. Libraries work for us. Corporations work for themselves.

As I said in my talk “The Googlization of Everything” to the American Library Association in June, Google’s plan would have sparked a copyight meltdown. P2P was nothing compared to the fallout from this. And Congress would certainly have ensured that such a meltdown would not have ended well for readers, libraries, or the Internet — none of which have rich lobbyists.

General Interactive Media Mobile

The kids are coming up from behind

This makes me feel very very old.

Mobile phones meets myspace . . . . make your own media channel, share it, pour content into it from your camera phone, send GPS or triangulated position data from your phone cell.

Rabble is here.

AV Related General

New Musical Interface

Check this amazing interface from yamaha called the Tenori-On.

It looks like a game of Go!