Drawing songs

Media Synesthesia: Editing Sound With Photoshop
"In an example of a kind of media synesthesia , John Keston uses Photoshop to process sound. The magic bridge between the audio and visual worlds that makes this possible is a program called Photosounder, which turns images to sound, and viceversa. After making an image file in Photosounder, Keston applies Photoshop filters and then exports the resulting image back out into an audio file."
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General uses for RSS

Downloads: Folder-RSS Monitors Folder Changes Through RSS
"Folder-RSS is a small application that allows you to specify a folder and how you want that folder to be monitored. Using the command line—the author includes a sample batch file and a detailed list of the command line parameters—you can set it to monitor a whole directory or just certain sub-folders, set filters for specific file types, and limit the age of changed files monitored. If you mess up on the terminal syntax, Folder-RSS pops up a detailed menu of the right way to type your preferences. Once you’ve set up Folder-RSS, you can plug the location of the .XML file into any local feed reader. To use a remote feed reader such as Google Reader you’ll need to provide some way for the remote server to access the file on your computer—one way would be setting up a home web-server to host your feed"
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Object interactions

Perch Computer by Sylvia Spencer
"Computers and technology still intimidate many elderly and at the rate technology is progressing its sure to make arthritis seem like bliss. Hitching a ride to the techno-highway is the Perch Computer, which incorporates the fun element while offering intuitive navigation. A touchscreen coupled with a key system makes the device easy-to-use and understand. Naturally, visual representations of the various programs are easy to comprehend."
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Name connections

Baby Name Brainstorm: Interactive Baby Naming
"Baby Name Brainstorm [babynamebrainstorm.com] is an interactive, animated name graph that helps future parents to find names with particular aesthetic and semantic qualities. Names can be selected (e.g. "Andrew") and explored within several contexts, such as "sounds like" (e.g. "Andreas"), "found in" (e.g. "Andrews") or "contains" (e.g. "Andre"), while also pointing out some facts (e.g. "Andrew" being one of the Apostles, "James" being one of the Tank Engines)."
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Health monitoring

Implantable sensor simplifies blood pressure readings
"With the new method a tiny pressure sensor, which has a diameter of about 1 millimeter is placed directly into the femoral artery in the groin and measures the patient’s blood pressure 30 times per second. The sensor is connected via a flexible micro-cable to a transponder unit, which is likewise implanted in the groin under the skin. This unit digitizes and encodes the data coming from the micro-sensor and transmits them to an external reading device that patients can wear like a cell phone on their belt. From there, the readings can be forwarded to a monitoring station and analyzed by the doctor. Because the researchers use special components in CMOS technology, the system requires little energy. The micro-implants can be supplied with electricity wirelessly via coils."
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