August 29th, 2006

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Big Brother is listening to you...

Researchers at Google have been talking up work on linking search engines with audio information. This might, for example, involve your PC listening on a TV programme being watched, identifying it and then presenting tailored search results such as the IMDB entry of a film or the website of the star currently on screen.

Analysts aren't convinced this technology will result in a finished commercial product but the idea that a PC knows what point you are in a film and offering the car or even domestic appliance that features in that scene for sale is either incredibly interesting or quite scary depending on your viewpoint.

http://www.dtg.org.uk/news/news.php?class=countries&subclass=0&id=1741
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Laibach

This is one of the last things I expected to see happen in Birmingham. Anyone interested?

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Return of The Repressive (RoTr)
Friday 1st September
@ Medicine Bar. Custard Factory. Birmingham

8pm - 9pm UK Premiere for Laibach exhibition, with a live sound installation in the gallery
9pm-3am followed by live performances in the Medicine Bar:
Shit and Shine (4 drummer action, members of Todd)
PCM
Schloss Tegal
Surgeon

This large-scale sound and visual installation recreates the industrial ambience of Trbovlje, the Slovene city which gave birth to Laibach 26 years ago.

Friday September 1st.
At 8.pm there will be a live premiere (sound installation) of the "Laibach Concerto for Magnetophone, Gramophone, Radiophone and Megaphone". The inhibition will be open daily in the gallery from 11-6 until the 6th September.

9.30pm to 3am. The Laibach opening will be followed by an evening of DJ's and live acts, including a specially commissioned audiovisual set by Birmingham techno pioneer Surgeon, a set from Industrial Pioneers Schloss Tegal, a live set from Shit and Shine and a dark D&B set from PCM. This will take place in the Medicine Bar at the Custard Factory.

For further info check out:
http://www.laibach.nsk.si/

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