So Saturday was Interesting. Roo Reynolds is always the place to go for a full write-up, not only does he always seem to get first mover advantage, he also seems to deliver a superior product every year.
As always there were a couple of things that I loved:
- A "self-aware receipt printer" which printed tagged instagrams in ASCII (Hack Circus)
- Sarah Angliss' point about human gestures and what you hear both being important components of musical performances, which is why laptop gigs are a bit rubbish. In fact DJ gigs (not club perfomances) are a bit rubbish in general because there's no stage spectacle. I suppose that's why Daft Punk (and Jean Michel Jarre) really smash it.
- Being reminded that how loud a crisp sound is determines how crispy you think something is (in relation to food)
I suppose what I really liked about Interesting is that I got to do stuff with my hands. A while back, my friend Charlie asked what you would do in a world without electricity (on twitter). I don't know how useful I would be in a world without electricity. I would moan a lot because of the cold. The fact that I don't feel like I'd be very useful worries me. And is something I think I need to address...