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  • Beatie Wolfe brings her new album Raw Space to life with augmented reality

    Singer-songwriter Beatie Wolfe is using technology to try to recapture some of music’s old-school magic and physicality. For the launch of her new album, Raw Space, Wolfe teamed up with Nokia Bell Labs and Design IO. Starting May 5, Bell Labs will be streaming 360-degree footage from its anechoic chamber — a room with no echoes, where a vinyl version of Raw Space will be playing. Read More

  • The ruins of Bell Labs and of American technological hegemony


    Can you hear me now? When I was in high school I used to go to Bell Labs in Columbus, Ohio with a buddy of mine, ostensibly to take part in a Scouting activity. There we met with one of their best UNIX guys and, well, learned UNIX. To be honest, it was like getting high school physics lessons from Stephen Hawking. This guy knew the shell inside and out and he challenged us in a way… Read More