Oscartorrents – Steal and Vote the Swedish way

Oscartorrents.com has launched. As you may guess, it’s a place to download films nominated for Oscars. From the site:

OscarTorrents is the Oscars as it should be — everyone can download the year’s nominations using the popular BitTorrent service, watch the movies, then use our rating system to choose their favourites. Why restrict the voting to a few bought-off jurors when the whole world can have their say?

I’m most happy to see the short films–pieces for which there’s no common real-world venue. Some are posted on Youtube or Google Video (the same thing now I guess)
If this doesn’t seriously piss off the MPAA then I don’t know what will. I remember reading that if thepiratebay.org (the largest torrent site in the world) is ever shut down, users will be instantaneously reverted to a mirrored server. Translation: If the cops confiscate the servers in Sweden, it will be reverted to servers in Latvia. Thank God.

Chord Geometries

Chord Geometries‘, developed by Dmitri Tymoczko, is a mathematical model to spatially represent the position of individual tones within 3d space. It works best with the ordered progression of chords within classical music. Below is rendered output from the visualization program he developed. It has been fed the opening of Chopin’s E minor prelude:
http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=6191252656051229261&hl=en
More videos in the chopin series here [1 embedded] (2) {3}
Deep Purple Visualized (here)