Monday, March 31, 2003

The Ogg Vorbis CODEC project

Ogg Vorbis is a fully Open, non-proprietary, patent-and-royalty-free,
general-purpose compressed audio format for mid to high quality
(8kHz-48.0kHz, 16+ bit, polyphonic) audio and music at fixed and variable
bitrates from 16 to 128 kbps/channel. This places Vorbis in the same
competitive class as audio representations such as MPEG-4 (AAC), and similar
to, but higher performance than MPEG-1/2 audio layer 3, MPEG-4 audio
(TwinVQ), WMA and PAC.

Vorbis is the first of a planned family of Ogg multimedia coding formats
being developed as part of's Ogg multimedia project.

Feral Robotic Dogs

OUT THERE, in happy family homes, in the offices of corporate executives, in
toy stores through out the globe, is an army of robotic dogs. These
semi-autonomous robotic creatures, though currently programmed to perform
inane or entertaining tasks: begging for plastic bones; barking to the tune
of national anthems; walking in circles; are actually fully motile and

Relational Architecture

rafael lozano-hemmer: 7 projects in relational architecture