Robotic Orchestra Hits Right Notes for Industrial Control

Via Scoop.itIntel Free Press

The Intel Industrial Computer in Concert is embedded with seven integrated computer systems each powered by an Intel Atom processor.The tech world is rife with conductors, but this one has nothing to do with transmitting heat, electricity or light.
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Rock-Rock to the Planet Rock

A blast from the past that hit the spot.  This was the bomb through my middle school years!

Afrika Bambaataa-Planet Rock Kraftwerk Original Video, which I found on Gearheadgtr’s YouTube site

Declare Independence

This is a cool, trippy, Orwellian or Brazil-like music video from Bjork I saw on Cindy B’s Pownce site.  I first heard Bjork in my musical depths of college at Chico, where I loved Bob Marley, Bauhaus, Sister’s of Mercy, U2, Cure, Mazzy Star, Clash, Circle Jerks, This Mortal Coil, Pixies, NWA, Public Enemy, P-Funk, Digital Underground, PIL… and yes, even The Grateful Dead and Pink Floyd. Music Video Embodies Best of Social Media, Social Networks

I saw this posted in Facebook from Social Media measurement guru Katie Paine.  This music video is a great example of an artist being inspired to create, share and connect with his friends to mash media, skills and passion together into an expression of the times.  Here’s how the video is described by drsmarty08.

According to, founding member and frontman of Black Eyed Peas, the “Yes We Can Song” was inspired by Senator Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and especially the speech Obama gave following the New Hampshire primary. He states, “It made me reflect on the freedoms I have, going to school where I went to school, and the people that came before Obama like Martin Luther King, presidents like Abraham Lincoln that paved the way for me. . . .” Dylan says, “The speech was inspiring about making change in America and I believe what it says and I hope everybody votes.”

The music video includes excerpts from Obama’s speech and appearances from several celebrities: Scarlett Johansson, John Legend, Herbie Hancock, Kate Walsh, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Adam Rodriquez, Kelly Hu, Adam Rodriquez, Amber Valetta, and Nick Cannon. “I’m blown away by how many people wanted to come and be a part of it in a short amount of time. It was all out of love and hope for change and really representing America and looking at the world,” said.

Fade Into You — Mesmerizing Mazzy Star Flashback on Facebook

When I can, I try blogging about things I’m learning or trying to understand…but I keep falling deeper into Facebook!  I’m not the only one (thanks Jeremiah/Shel for the data) having this kind of affair.  This time I fell back to my college music days and found a wonderful collection of music (thanks to the iLike application) and videos from one of my favorite tripadelic bands, Mazzy Star.  YouTube is fun, but Facebook pulls YouTube and thousands of other killer online services together into areas that you control and share with others as you please.

There are tons of great groups to join and learn from.  Get that Facebook account open and join the huge Intel Network and groups for Intel Software Network team and the Intel Developer Forum.  I just wish we could upload and embed a video player so we could offer some fresh eye candy during IDF.

Facebook is a place for watching, learning, sharing, connecting, reviving and energizing your taste, aims and personality.  For business professionals, here’s insight from Jeremiah Owyang.  There are some things to be aware of, especially for parents — see this story about a friend of mine.

Back to Mazzy Star  — wow!  I got to catch up with some of my favorite tunes, sure, but it’s the new (old) songs and videos that mesmerized me.  I’ve never seen before.  It was even cool to see how people created their own videos using Mazzy Star music beds.Two more for an encore…