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Should immersive theatre audiences accept greater responsibility? | Lyn Gardner | Stage | The Guardian

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 13:17 -- rprice

In the past, it was all so easy. When you bought a theatre ticket, you could be pretty confident that you would sit in a row with other people, watch the play in the dark and clap at the end. The fourth wall ensured that was all you had to do. No longer. Audiences are increasingly asked to be participants or collaborators; to take part, sometimes to follow instructions, and occasionally even to have agency. One of the fascinating things about Bordergame is that online participants apparently have the power to control the theatrical game and make decisions that change outcomes.

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If PHP Were British - Web Development in Brighton - Added Bytes

Tue, 04/09/2013 - 01:19 -- rprice

Rasmus wrote PHP with the idioms of "US English" PHP developers in Britain have been grumpy about this ever since. What was he thinking? And more importantly, how do we undo this travesty? How do we developers ensure the traditions of the British Empire continue to be upheld, even in the digital age?

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drupaleasypodcast

BBC News - Coldplay Xylobands light up Devon company's profits

Mon, 09/10/2012 - 12:46 -- rprice

Mr Regler's wristbands have now been an integral part of more than 60 Coldplay shows, along with balloons, confetti, lasers and of course the music.

It is a huge leap forward for the firm which still employs only four people but is looking to expand.

The firm's success goes back to the summer of 2005.

It had been making electronic technology for children's toys, but had to file for bankruptcy after another firm failed to pay for a year's work.

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concerts
Music
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Output Arts » I have a message for you...

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 13:13 -- rprice

Listening without speaking alludes to eavesdropping and the covert monitoring of communications. The audience can influence the clarity of the message by adjusting the controls on the machine, giving a physical side to the sense of searching and trying to hang on to the messages. However, the piece includes the deliberate design of interfering with the descrambling process to cause the gradual degradation of the audio so that the messages eventually become engulfed in machine noise before cutting off suddenly to silence.

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history
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spy
wwii
code
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raspberry_pi

Talk to Me, One Machine Said to the Other « adafruit industries blog

Fri, 08/10/2012 - 01:13 -- rprice

Ocado, an online grocery store in England, prides itself on its delivery of refrigerated foods: When the company says the goods will arrive at a certain temperature, they mean it.

The promise is more than a marketing boast. Aided by microchip transmitters, heat sensors and a fast-growing form of wireless communication, the boast is a measurable fact.

Inside each Ocado delivery van is a SIM-card module the size of a postage stamp that monitors the air temperature. The sensor sends data to a computer used by fleet managers back at headquarters near London every few minutes.

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