Leveraging new technology to create unique musical experiences has been an interest of mine for quite a while. Innovations like wii remotes, html5, or mobile devices can lead to novel interaction techniques in a number of areas, but I think music has a sort of universal appeal that draws people in. Check out these two interesting projects I’ve come across recently:
In addition to being a Mother and a Solutions Engineer, I’m also a swimmer. A couple of years ago, I also did a triathlon. As most athletes know, training is partially about tracking your progress. How do you know if you’ve improved if you don’t know where you started?
At this time, I’m training for a 2.5 kilometer swim in Lake Michigan in Chicago at the beginning of September. The event is called Big Shoulders and this will be my 5th consecutive year swimming the event. So part of the training involves getting in Lake Michigan and battling the waves and the fish and the muck (though it’s cleaner here than in Chicago).
Earlier I posted an article about tv antennas. Since then, I found another tool to help find TV broadcast antennas for Android phones. It is called TV Antenna Helper.
Using GPS technology it will locate where you are and consult a database locating the broadcasting antennas around you. It will either provide you with a list of them with direction, distance and other helpful info, or you also have the option of viewing a map or a compass locating all of the antennas for you.
I have found this tool to be useful and most of all just fun to use.