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Henri Chopin

Henri Chopin was an avant-garde poet and musician. Henri Chopin was born in Paris,18 June 1922, one of three brothers, the son of an accountant. Both his siblings died during the war. One was shot by a German soldier the day after an armistice was declared in Paris, the other while sabotaging a train. Chopin was a French practitioner of concrete and sound poetry, well known throughout the second half of the 20th century, his work, though iconoclastic, remained well within the historical spectrum of poetry as it moved from a spoken tradition to the printed word and now back to the spoken word again. He created a large body of pioneering recordings using early tape recorders, studio technologies and the sounds of the manipulated human voice, his emphasis on sound is a reminder that language stems as much from oral traditions as from classic literature, of the relationship of balance between order and chaos. Chopin is significant above all for his diverse spread of creative achievement, as well as for his position as a focal point of contact for the international arts.

As poet, graphic artist and designer, independent publisher, filmmaker and arts promoter, Chopin's work is a barometer of the shifts in European media between the 1950s and the 1970s. In 1966 he was with Gustav Metzger, Otto Muehl, Wolf Vostell, Peter Weibel and others a participant of the Destruction in Art Symposium in London. In 1964 he created OU, one of the most notable reviews of the second half of the 20th century, he ran it until 1974. OU's contributors included William S. Burroughs, Brion Gysin, Gil J Wolman, François Dufrêne, Bernard Heidsieck, John Furnival, Tom Phillips, the Austrian sculptor and Dada pioneer Raoul Hausmann, his books included Le Dernier Roman du Monde, Portrait des 9, The Cosmographical Lobster, Poésie Sonore Internationale, Les Riches Heures de l'Alphabet and Graphpoemesmachine. Henri created many graphic works on his typewriter: the typewriter poems feature in international art collections such as those of Francesco Conz in Verona, the Morra Foundation in Naples and Ruth and Marvin Sackner in Miami, have been the subject of Australian and French retrospectives.

His publication and design of the classic audio-visual magazines Cinquième Saison and OU between 1958 and 1974, each issue containing recordings as well as texts, images and multiples, brought together international contemporary writers and artists such as members of Lettrisme and Fluxus, Jiri Kolar, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Tom Phillips, Brion Gysin, William S. Burroughs and many others, as well as bringing the work of survivors from earlier generations such as Raoul Hausmann and Marcel Janco to a fresh audience. From 1968 to 1986 Henri Chopin lived in Ingatestone, but with the death of his wife Jean in 1985, he moved back to France. In 2001 with his health failing, he returned to England, living with his daughter and family at Dereham, Norfolk until his death on 3 January 2008. Chopin's poesie sonore aesthetics included a deliberate cultivation of a barbarian approach in production, using raw or crude sound manipulations to explore the area between distortion and intelligibility, he avoided high-quality, professional recording machines, preferring to use basic equipment and bricolage methods, such as sticking matchsticks in the erase heads of a second-hand tape recorder, or manually interfering with the tape path.

Chopin, Henri. 1979. Poesie Sonore Internationale, edited by Jean-Michel Place. Paris: Trajectoires. De Henri à Chopin, le dernier pape by Frédéric Acquaviva and Maria Faustino, DV, 3h10mn, 2002-2008 Henri Chopin, reflecting on OU, by Silva Gabriela Béju, DV, 28', 2001, published in 2016 in "CRU"n°2 magazine Acquaviva, Frédéric. 2008. "Obituary: Henri Chopin, Avant-garde Pioneer of Sound Poetry". The Guardian. Solodyankina, Lena 2015. Peter Weibel: Technē Revolution. Moscow: Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Wendt, Larry. 1985. "Sound Poetry: I. History of Electro-Acoustic Approaches, II. Connections to Advanced Electronic Technologies". Leonardo 18, no. 1:11–23. Wendt, Larry. 1996. "Recordings: Marc Battier and Henri Chopin: Transparence—An Audiopoem". Computer Music Journal 20, no. 1: 111–13. Jamet, Cédric. 2009. "Limitless Voice, Intensive Bodies: Henri Chopin's Poetics of Expansion". Mosaic 42, no. 2: 135–51. Lentz, Michael. 1996. "'Musik? Poesie? Eigentlich …': Lautmusik/Poesie nach 1945". Neue Zeitschrift für Musik 157, no. 2: 47–55.

Matter, Marc. 2014. "Revue OU Disque". Fabrikzeitung, no. 298: 2–3. Norris, Andrew. 2005. "Projections of the Pulseless Body: Don van Vliet and Henri Chopin". Chapter & Verse, no. 3. Oehlschlägel, Reinhard. 2008. "Henri Chopin gestorben". MusikTexte, no. 116: 87. Zurbrugg, Nicholas. 1994.'Electronic Arts in Australia' Continuum Vol 8, No 1 Interview with Henri Chopin. Zurbrugg, Nicholas. 2001. "Programming Paradise: Haraldo de Campos, Concrete Poetry, the Postmodern Multimedia Avant-Garde". In Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language, edited by Brandon LaBelle and Christof Migone, 7–35. Los Angeles: Errant Bodies. ISBN 0-9655570-3-0. Sound and video on The History of ASCII Art by Joan G. Stark. UbuWeb Sound: Henri Chopin

Moraea collina

Moraea collina is a species of the genus Moraea, in the family Iridaceae. It was known as Homeria collina; the plant is endemic to the Western Cape, from Baines Kloof to Caledon. It is common on lower flats of Fynbos habitats. Moraea collina is a cormous geophyte, it has a single sheath shaped leaf. The plant is not sticky to the touch. Flowers are yellow with yellow nectar guides; the outer tepals form a cup. It flowers from July with flowers opening in the afternoon. ConservationMoraea collina is listed as a plant species of Least Concern on the National Red List of South African plants. Terry Trinder Smith & Mary Matham Kidd and Fay Anderson: Wild Flowers of the Table Mountain National Park: South African Wild Flower Guide 12 Botanical Society of South Africa 2006. ISBN 1-874999-60-0

John F. Rider

John Francis Rider was an American radio engineer best known as publisher and author of over 125 books for radio and television servicing. He founded John F. Rider Publisher Inc. and was responsible for annual volumes of the Perpetual Troubleshooter's Manual from 1931 to 1954. Born in 1900 to Austro-Hungarian parents, John Francis Rider immigrated to the United States in 1902 and grew up during the invention of the vacuum tube by John Ambrose Fleming and Lee DeForest and the invention of radio by Guglielmo Marconi. Before getting involved into publishing he served at the rank of Lt. Colonel for the US Signal Corps after military service he became a radio engineer for Alfred H. Grebe a manufacturer of radios. According to Alan Douglas, a noted radio historian, Rider may have been one of the many engineers that worked on Grebe's top of the line Synchrophase 7 Receivers in 1927, he states, "John Rider was a good engineer, aside from his publishing career. I believe he designed the audio system of the 1927 Grebe Synchrophase 7, arguably the first hi-fi radio.

He conceived the idea of a tuned analyzer and sold the first VTVM using the balanced-bridge circuit that became universal for decades. He got his name on several patents in the test-equipment field, wrote a large number of books himself". Rider accumulated a lot of knowledge through his military experience and radio engineering which enabled him to work for Hugo Gernsback as editor for Gernsback's Radio-Craft magazine. During the 1920s with the rise of radio manufacturers came the rise of the radio servicing business; the need for radio servicing literature rose. Gernsback started to produce compilations of servicing data for radio repair. Rider was an amateur radio operator and his call letters were W2RID. Rider left Gernsback Publishing to start his own publishing company, John F. Rider Publisher at 404 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York. He, like Gernsback Publishing before him, was involved with radio servicing literature. In early 1931, John F. Rider's Perpetual Troubleshooter's Manual was`published.

The book consisted of genuine service technical data from the radio manufacturers. Each volume represented a year of service data. This, in time became his greatest contribution to the business. There were a total of 23 volumes, ending in 1954. Rider published over 125 other technical books on servicing and radio theory authored by him or in collaboration, he was a contributor to the WW2 US war effort through his technical publications and teaching military personnel for the US Army. After WW2, many of the military training manuals were available at minimal charge; this was a great opportunity for publishers to capitalize on this as men leaving active military duty were looking to start a career or retrain. In 1955, Rider published the Basic Electronics series, based on the US Navy training books used in their training classes; the Perpetual Troubleshooter's Manual is considered by radio collectors and restorers as his most important work. Rider made great strides to work with as many radio manufacturers as possible to get any servicing information, available.

As a result, the yearly bound volumes got quite large. Manufacturers represented were from the United States. Many uncommon and obscure models were listed; this gave others, like Supreme Publications owner Morris N. Beitman, an opportunity to provide a source of more common models, cutting the size and cost of obtaining service literature. Rider stopped publishing the yearly Perpetual Troubleshooter's Manual in 1954 for many reasons. One reason was the introduction of television in 1946. Rider started a Perpetual Troubleshooter's Manual series for television; the television bound volumes became too large and there were many production changes for the models listed that Rider did not always have the opportunity to update or publish supplements. The other and the best reason that forced the end of John F. Rider, Publisher Inc. was that Howard W. Sams Publishing or SAMS Publishing of Indianapolis, IN, developed and copyrighted the Photofact service folder that had all the things that Rider provided but added large photographs to identify the parts along with much better written servicing instructions.

This became important in complex circuits that had a high parts density in a given area, such as television and hi-fidelity equipment. Such products became more prevalent after 1946, which coincides with the beginning of SAM's Photofacts; the large volume of TV service data was the result of RCA promoting the NTSC television design by giving away its television designs for no royalties, the rapid improvements in technology and production methods. Furthermore, SAMS Publishing released service notes by folder number rather than large bound volumes, making it easier to purchase servicing information. In 1955 John F. Rider Publications and all rights were acquired by Hayden Books, he stayed with Hayden until 1959. Rider moved to Florida. In 1985, he died in Miami. Other credits to his name include the Legion of Merit Award and the Ralph Batcher Memorial Award in 1977, presented to him by the Radio Club of America, for his preservation of radio and electronic communications in the United States. Shortly after Pearl Harbor, Col. Rider entered the service with the grade of captain and after a brief stay at Ft. Monmouth was assigned to the Signal Corps Radar School at Camp Murphy, Florida.

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The Car Song

"The Car Song" is the fourth track and second single from Two Shoes, the second album from the Australian band The Cat Empire. The single peaked at #46 in the Australian singles chart. In the song, Harry James Angus narrates his experiences as a struggling student who everyone insisted was "going to be a lawyer some day". However, rather than study or concentrate on an exam, all he could think about was playing music, playing basketball, or asking a childhood crush out on a date. In the latter part of the song, he meets one of his highschool acquaintances, who has indeed become a lawyer, is now going out with the same girl. Implicitly, Angus feels that although he has failed to become a lawyer, he is better off, as he is doing what he loves, it was rated number 25 on the Triple J Hottest 100 of 2005. It was featured as the opening and closing theme for'The Wrong Way Home with Akmal, Cal and Ed' on Nova 100 in 2008. "The Car Song" is featured on the summer in-store music CD for American Eagle Outfitters, an American clothing store.

"The Car Song" - 4:20 "The Mother Place" - 4:29 "The Return" - 4:07 "Someday" - 4:44 The music video features the members of the band competing in a basketball match against people from Harry James Angus' "sordid past". Sigmund Freud is the team's coach. At the end of the game, Angus fails to score a critical basket, the Cat Empire loses the game

Mirial s.u.r.l.

Mirial is a held Italian company providing products for visual communication in video/voice over IP, 3G/UMTS, IMS and Unified messaging areas. Until October 2007, the company used to be named DyLogic. On July 20, 2011, Logitech announced acquisition of Mirial. 1999Company foundation2003Launch of the first VideoGallery, a service in collaboration with FASTWEBLaunch of DWS 2.0, a platform allowing the management of chat, surveys and massive SMS message sendingLaunch of Mirial 3.0, a software endpoint enabling the access to visual communication services with a Pc and a Webcam2004Re-organization of the company in two new business units for the provision of wireless services and Video and Voice over IP solutions2005Launch of Mirial Carrier Server for remote management of video softphone user base and concurrent calls licensing2006Launch of PSE Media Server 3.0 with VoiceXML supportLaunch of 3G VAS "Starter Kit" for Service ProvidersEmpowerment of Mobaila 3G VideoblogLaunch of Mirial UMTS, enabling direct PC to 3G handset callsPartnership with Codian in Multipoint Video ConferencingLaunch of PSE 3G Gateway for the enterprise market2007Launch of the first HD Media Server and SoftphoneCompany name changes to Mirial2008Launch of the PSE Video Contact Center application2009Mirial Softphone with Media Encryption and Full-HD supportMirial Softphone for Mac OS XPartnership with BCS GlobalPartnership with Consoritum Garr2010Launch of ClearSea, a desktop videoconferencing solution2011Mirial acquired by Logitech Videoconferencing IMS Professional video over IP Voice over IP Video Telephony The sources cited below are all articles from the Italian press.

Mirial 4.0 di DyLogic, "La Repubblica - Affari e Finanza", 2004, 21, 24 DyLogic inaugura due divisioni mirate alle Tlc, "Il Corriere delle Telecomunicazioni - Aziende e Finanza", 2004, 328, 22 Il client video Mirial di DyLogic conquista il listino Vcm di pointercom, "Il Corriere delle Telecomunicazioni - Aziende e Finanza", 2004, 315, 21 Oltre la videoconferenza, il real time è realtà, "Il Mondo", 2004, 1/2, 71 Videocomunicazione - In arrivo il nuovo Mirial, "Il Corriere delle Telecomunicazioni", 2003, 308, 10 FASTWEB lancia gli SMS grazie a DyLogic, "Il Corriere delle Telecomunicazioni - Aziende e Finanza", 2003, 304, 24 VoIP: provider italiani alla riscossa,, 2003, 25, 14


Priceza is a shopping search engine and price comparison tool, with local websites in six Southeast Asian countries: Thailand Indonesia, Singapore Philippines Vietnam. The company was started in January 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand, by three computer science engineers: Thanawat Malabuppa, Vachara Nicatatphand, Wirod Supadul, it is Thailand's first, ranked at number one with 85% market share in the e-commerce business. Priceza operates in its markets by establishing business partnerships with merchants and retailers to provide information and price lists on a wide range of products; the company is partnered with companies like Lazada, Central Group, Rakuten, which has products in their price comparison database. As of 2014, the website has 5,000 stores on Priceza Thailand and another 5,000 stores on Priceza Indonesia, with a total amount of 1.6 million products in Thailand and two million products in Indonesia. In 2017, Priceza has launched the new service called "Priceza Money" accessible at

The new service is a comparison platform of financial products such as car insurance, credit cards and personal loan. The service is available only in Thailand at the present. In the near future, Priceza Money expects to expand its platform on other financial products and services in order to meet user's need and enhance their financial management. In 2013 CyberAgent Ventures, a Japanese venture capital company, invested in Priceza. In 2016 the venture arm of Hubert Burda Media, Burda Principal Investments invested in Priceza