Wintergatan's 'Marble Machine' makes music with 2,000 marbles. Michael Rundle Editor, Wired.co.uk The internet is no stranger to ridiculously complex attempts to make music with technology.
But this might be one of the most purely spectacular attempts yet to take something which is now incredibly easy, and make it virtually impossible to comprehend. The Wintergartan Marble Machine, built by Swedish musician Martin Molin and filmed by Hannes Knutsson, is a hand-made music box that powers a kick drum, bass, vibraphone and other instruments using a hand crank and 2,000 marbles. The machine has to be seen to be appreciated: with dozens of beautifully carved wooden parts, tracks, pulleys and funnels for collecting and rerouting spent marbles, it's a true work of art.
A full making-of can be seen on the Wintergartan YouTube page, having apparently begun in Autumn 2014. Lms evolution or extinction. 10 Ted Talks That Will Help You to Make ELearning Meet Modern Learners’ Needs. Does your learning correspond with modern learner’s needs?
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It is one of the cruel truisms of the book business that publishers rarely have much insight into how their products are actually used.
This is not for lack of curiosity on a publisher’s part but because of the structure of the industry: books are almost never sold directly to end-users. They are sold to libraries and the wholesalers that service libraries; they are sold to your local bookshop; and they are sold to online vendors; but rarely is a book sold directly by a publisher to the person who reads it. (For a report on those exceptional D2C situations, click here.) Book publishing, in other words, is a game of intermediaries. Sitting upstream, publishers have little insight into what is happening downstream.
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