The empty black cube

On Tele-absence
Elliott has a nice write up on the concept and ideas behind Tele-absence (the opposite of Tele-Presence, something I have been spending the majority of my time on).
From the site:
I recently, along with Anees Assali, created a large black cube that sits motionless and visually impenetrable in a gallery space. Beyond its simple physical structure, the cube is also a web server with a fixed address. When viewers choose to visit the web site broadcast from the cube, they see a live video stream of its interior, which is empty. The cube does nothing other than serve up an empty space

A snippet of what is to come for Forbes readers..

Yahoo! News – Is TV Next?

They say that the internet is a “problem” for TV.. Hmmn, I would welcome a bit of a shake up, perhaps only those companies willing to embrace the technology and social power of the internet will survive. Wouldn’t that be nice..
From the article:
The problem is, the Internet is one big dumb pipe. It doesn’t know or care whether it is carrying a Web page, a phone call or a sitcom. It’s a pipe, in other words, perfectly designed for whacking established industries over the head.

Transmission arts organization

free103point9: transmission arts
From the site:
free103point9 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit media arts organization focused on establishing and cultivating the genre Transmission Arts by promoting artists who explore ideas around transmission as a medium for creative expression including investigations in AM and FM radio, Citizen’s Band, walkie-talkie, generative sound, and other broad and microcasting technologies. free103point9 serves diverse public audiences through programs including an online radio station, a distribution label, a performance/exhibition/transmission series, an education initiative, and a preservation program.

Early Bicycle Transmitter

Here is what might have been the first bicycle transmitter
From the site:
Here is what might have been the first bicycle transmitter, a “breadboard” model I built in 1938.† I am shown “tuning up”†the rig, with two†grade school friends looking on.¬† I used a type 30 oscillator, another 30 for the modulator, and two 45 volt “B” batteries in series. The antenna was my fishing rod.

P2P, 802.11b, handhelds and radio, a combination made in my heaven

From MIT via Gizmodo:
tunA is a mobile wireless application that allows users to share their music locally through handheld devices. Users can “tune in” to other nearby tunA music players and listen to what someone else is listening to. Developed on iPaqs and connected via 802.11b in ad-hoc mode, the application displays a list of people using tunA that are in range, gives access to their profile and playlist information, and enables synchronized peer-to-peer audio streaming.

Thanks to Dan for the link.

Clay writes about “Situated Software”

Shirky: Situated Software

From the article:
Part of the future I believe I’m seeing is a change in the software ecosystem which, for the moment, I’m calling situated software. This is software designed in and for a particular social situation or context. This way of making software is in contrast with what I’ll call the Web School (the paradigm I learned to program in), where scalability, generality, and completeness were the key virtues.