Artist Jerobeam Fenderson is interested in ways of visualising music, and in several YouTube videos he shows how to use an oscilloscope to translate sound into striking imagery - in this case, mushrooms (and a butterfly)!
You can watch this and other “sound videos” on his YouTube channel.
So we opened photoshop, with some terrifying results.
But how much do you know about it? Find out, here, by doing this quiz, now.
If you’re still not convinced: Samsung have even cited the film in their legal battles with Apple over the latter’s accusations that Galaxy tablet computers copied iPad designs.
In the film the proto-iPad appears several times. It’s first seen being used by workers on the surface of the moon.
How a touch screen works with those gloves on is another question.
This close up from the poster art makes it clear what these workers are using:
Dr. Heywood Floyd uses his for reading newspapers as he makes his way into space. It is clearly described:
"When he tired of official reports and memoranda and minutes, he would plug his foolscap-sized Newspad into the ship’s information circuit and scan the latest reports from Earth. One by one he would conjure up the world’s major electronic papers […] Floyd sometimes wondered if the Newspad, and the fantastic technology behind it, was the last word in man’s quest for perfect communications."
In fact he positively encourages it! In the far future of, ahem, 2001, we’ll apparently all be watching TV at 90 degrees.
Here’s BBC 12 broadcasting their news show The World Tonight:
In space, nobody can hear you complain about the food being differently coloured slop.
According to US patent law if the idea exists, and is known about, before the patent application is made, that patent is null and void. It’s what is known as prior art. If something has been described in prior art (it doesn’t ever need to have been put on sale, just the idea made clear) it can’t be patented.
As part of their legal battle, Samsung submitted a clip of the two astronauts eating their dinner of space slop while watching their tablets and summarised like this:
As with the design claimed by the D’889 Patent, the tablet disclosed in the clip has an overall rectangular shape with a dominant display screen, narrow borders, a predominately flat front surface, a flat back surface (which is evident because the tablets are lying flat on the table’s surface), and a thin form factor.
However, the Judge refused to allow the argument in court. It didn’t negate many of the accusations made against Samsung, including that they had copied the “tap to zoom and navigate” feature.
She had no idea who he was until they danced. They then spent several nights together. How intimate they got she refuses to say, but coyly hints at much. But they did attend the premiere of Close Encounters of the Third Kind together.
Here’s the recipe:
The Happy Cooker, Monique VanVooren. Most fabulous cookbook ever written. ‘I met Bowie in ‘77, NO IDEA who he was’ pic.twitter.com/sbZDsxhoVP— Anna Rafferty (@raffers) August 30, 2014
Kate Bush receives a lengthy mention in a recipe book by Delia Smith. Here they are talking about vegetarianism in 1980.