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  1. Soundproof Radio Yak: Chris Watson

    Radio Yaks: A Soundproof series in which eminent producers and sonic luminaries from around the world share audio they’re crazy about, and tell us why.

    In this Radio Yak, legendary field recordist Chris Watson, shares some favourites from his record collection that have shaped his musical and listening practise. From his early days as a founding member of Cabaret Voltaire, Chris has always been fascinated with the sounds outside of the studio and has spent his lifetime gathering, composing and introducing the world to the music in nature.

    Chris Watson was a founding member of the influential Sheffield based experimental music group Cabaret Voltaire during the 1970s and early 1980s. His sound recording career began in 1981 when he joined Tyne Tees Television. Since then he has developed a particular and passionate interest in recording the wildlife sounds of animals, habitats and atmospheres from around the world and his work includes programmes in the David Attenborough Life series including The Life of Birds. Watson was also the location sound recordist with David Attenborough on the BBC’s series Frozen Planet which won a BAFTA Award for ‘Best Factual Sound’ (2012).

    Chris' playlist:

    Pierre Schaeffer Etude Aux Chemin de Fer, 1948

    The Velvet Underground Venus In Furs, 1966

    Kraftwerk Radioactivity, 1975

    King Tubby & Augustus Pablo King Tubby Meets The Rockers Uptown, 1976

    Holger Czukay Persian Love, 1979

    Philip Jeck All That’s Allowed, 2010

    Chris Watson, Bearded seals singing under Arctic sea ice (unreleased)

    N.B Due to copyright reasons, some music tracks are not available for download in their entirety. Head to the streaming program to hear the full versions.

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  2. Watching Big Brother - BBC

    When former CIA employee Edward Snowden blew the lid on the extent of digital surveillance by western governments two years ago, it sparked a fierce debate about the rights of citizens to privacy versus the duty of governments to protect against the threat of global terror. Having been exposed as colluding with these surveillance programmes, communications companies have recently sought to distance themselves from state monitoring and new technologies are emerging designed to give consumers the option of greater privacy. In this week’s Newshour Extra, Owen Bennett and his guests discuss whether Snowden’s revelations have been a gift to terrorists or whether personal freedoms have been rescued from the grip of Big Brother.

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  3. 149- Of Mice And Men | 99% Invisible

    If you are looking at a computer screen, your right hand is probably resting on a mouse. To the left of that mouse (or above, if you’re on a laptop) is your keyboard. As you work on the computer, your right hand moves back and forth from keyboard to mouse. You can’t do everything you need to do on a computer without constantly moving between input devices.

    There is another way.

    A device called a “keyset” could help us navigate virtual environments without moving your hands back and forth. With the mouse in your right hand, the keyset would occupy your left hand. Its five buttons resembled piano keys.

    Doug Engelbart invented the keyset in the 1960s. Engelbart was also the person who invented the mouse.

    Of Mice And Men

    Podcast: Download (Duration: 19:15 — 17.7MB)

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  4. Video: Snowden and Ellsberg at HOPEX - Boing Boing

    Here's video of the fantastic conversation between whistleblowers Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg at HOPEX hacker con last week.

    Video Link, and here's audio.

    [Thanks, Trevor Timm!]


    Continue the discussion at

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  5. Approaching Principles for Independent Archives, by Luke Bacon, 17th February 2014

    What should an independent archive do? Some starter ideas and an invitation for contributions.

    A reading of the blog post Approaching Principles for Independent Archives by Luke Bacon, published 17th February 2014.( ).

    The principles are hosted on Github and are available to edit and discuss there at

    The reading of this journal post was inspired by Chloe Weil and Jeremy Keith.

    —Huffduffed by LukeBacon

  6. Jon Rose: the Thomas Edison of the vibrating string. - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    Thursday 14 August 2014 10:20PM

    Composer, violinist, raconteur and history buff Jon Rose has just presented Ghan Tracks in Sydney. This project came out of his Great Fences of Australia work which involved his playing fences in Israel, the USA, Finland and of course the many and varied "vermin" fences in the Great South Land. He's in to tell us how much of his work serves as a metaphor for colonial settlement.

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