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One can pull sounds from a giant set of samples, juxtapose archived recordings against warm synthetic melodies, cut between drum loops to create new beats, and apply digital processing all at the same time on the same table. Audiopad not only allows for spontaneous reinterpretation of musical compositions, but also creates a visual and tactile dialogue between itself, the performer, and the audience. Audiopad has a matrix of antenna elements which track the positions of electronically tagged objects on a tabletop surface. It does not use cameras or computer vision. Software translates the position information into music and graphical feedback on the tabletop. Mountains of Books Become Mountains.
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In the human mind, we have made money both the lock and the key when it comes to creating, distributing and receiving the resources that we want and need in order to experience a life of health, wealth and happiness. In truth, the money system is but a barrier to the natural and healthy giving and receiving that is instinctive to people living in an environment of true freedom and abundance.
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