Richard Baraniuk is the Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University. In 1999 he launched the Connexions project, a non-profit start-up that is aiming to bring the idea of "Rip, Mix, Burn" into the academic world. Connexions is a way for authors, educators, and learners worldwide to collaborate on all kinds of educational materials.
Richard vision is to revolutionize how we interact with textbooks, to make them more interesting, more current, and more relevant to individual academic curricula and institutions. The music world has benefited greatly by the ability to rip tracks, remix them into a different lineup, and customize tracks by our musical tastes. This is what Connexions will do for textbooks - create custom educational material to fit the learning/teaching styles of every user.
Join me on Tuesday at 7pm CST for my conversation with Richard Baraniuk.
Other talks by Rchard Baraniuk:
We had the pleasure of interviewing Gary and Jeri Garles on this morning's show! Therese and I are serious about gardening...well not so much serious as confused. So we thought it would be a good idea to interview our friends the owner's of "The Landscaper" business. And what a good idea it turned out to be!!! I mean really what are friends for but to pick their brains on radio and get landscaping ideas for FREE? We had so many questions that one show has turned into two so make sure to tune in next week April 10th to hear the conclusion of our interview. And if you missed this morning remember we rebroadcast on Thursday mornings at 10am.
Gary actually lets Jeri get a word in edgewise in the second show, boy is he excited about horticulture! Thanks Gary and Jeri for coming out and suffering the abuse! We had fun.
We're going to be playing all Elvis and nothing but the King on tomorrow's Folkabillyrockblues Hour. He didn't quite create rock n roll, but he sure as heck created a sensation and some none too shabby music as well. My good friend Kent Miller is a huge Elvis fan with an astounding Elvis music collection. He's picked out a few of his favorites to play on the show(and not just the same ol same ol songs you always hear neither). Plus lots of Elvis trivia.
So make sure to tune in tomorrow and listen to one of the legends.
You Know the Talking Heads--So Does ENO
Tune in Monday April 2nd from 8pm-10pm, when host Special K salutes the creative works of the TALKING HEADS from their beginnings in 1976-77 thru their success in the 1980s and beyond.
I'll explore their music, as well as some of thier film work. A rare listen to their final work together in the studio after their official breakup.
If you are a "heads" fan , you're sure to be satisfied this Monday on 180 Degrees.
If not, tune in and become one.
Please join me for a fascinating hour that will look in depth at how a utopian idea is coming to life right before our eyes. My guest in the studio Monday is Martha Norbeck, a sustainability specialist with Cypress Villages, the latest vision for a community that embodies the idea that it takes a village to create a village.
Qualified participants will be given the title or the right to FREE land for development but that is only one of many elements to this vast and ambitous project.
A subsidiary of the Walker Group, Cypress Villages will be a way to grow and expand upon the Super Radiance Community by providing quality Maharishi Sthapatya Veda homes at fixed costs and below current market prices.
As a sustainability specialist, Norbeck will go into detail around plans for implementing sustainable living ideas within this unique village that will border Maharishi Vedic City in Jefferson County. Cypress Villages plans to use sustainable methods and practices while providing reliable and sustainable employment.
So I invite everyone with even a hint of interest (and you know that you do!) to join me and my guest for an indepth peek at this amazing project that could define once again our Fairfield community as cutting edge.
Neil Young's "latest" release "Live at Massey Hall" taped in Toronto January of 1971 will be featured. Rolling Stone Magazine's David Fricke gives it a 4-star review. It's a powerful confident performance from a slightly weathered sounding and incredibly gifted 25-year old.
This release, just out, has debuted at number 6 on The Billboard 200, Young's second-highest debut ever. We will also play a good portion of "Live at Fillmore East", also recorded in 1971 and released last fall. He is accompanied by Crazy Horse.
The set finishes with a few cuts from 1993's "Unplugged".
Just a quick reminder, Soul Product is live 10PM to 12AM tonight!
Some artists include:
common, mos def, talib kweli, Atmosphere, EPMD, Notorious BIG, Edan, Dizzie Rascal, Louis Logic and many more!
all new, listen in
After a great time in the Northwest, including visiting the Experience Music Project in Seattle (site of the Jimi Hendrix Museum), I'm back in Fairfield. This Friday night's alternative mix show at 9PM-10PM will feature tracks from Jimmy Eat World, CKY, Liz Phair, Marc Broussard, Ra, Killswitch Engage and Canadian Hip/Hop group K-OS.
I particularly like K-OS because their material spans multiple genres (Hip/Hop, R&B, Rock, Reggae, Dance,etc.), and their songs often have a real spiritual bent. Kheaven Bereton, founder of K-OS, is a mutli talented lyricist, musician and producer. Over the next few weeks I will be playing more tracks from their latest Album: Atlantis-Hymns For Disco (not very Disco like!)
Many thanks to Matt Mullenaux and Michael Halley for doing the March 16th show!