good virtual vibrations

June 1, 2001

Wow, it's June. Hard to believe that the opposite end of this month I'll be married!

Toy of the Moment
From the BBC, it's the Virtual Theremin. (Link busted, maybe try this or this or this) Some experimenting revealed that it's a bit "cheat"y-- at least I don't believe that the real theremin is tuned to a chromatic scale. Still, they make up for it with a really cool beat to theremin against-- slow it down to sound a lot like Portishead. (thanks to Brooke for re-pointing the link out to me.)

Link of the Moment
An interesting scientific study on Murphy's Law and toast landing butter-side-down-- brings actual physics into it.