[bct] Re: A very very strange podcast

  • From: "Don" <donter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 17:29:43 -0500

Well Neal, I have always thought of you as someone who raised the bar on
talent, but that's taking it a bit too far, eh?   

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From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of M. Dimitt
Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 5:25 PM
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Subject: [bct] Re: A very very strange podcast

Boy, Neal, that would be a very interesting podcast! If you do it, record it
if they'll let you!

        ----- Original Message ----- 
        From: Neal Ewers <mailto:neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
        To: Bct <mailto:blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
        Sent: Monday, February 20, 2006 3:15 PM
        Subject: [bct] A very very strange podcast

        OK folks, here is the deal.  I have been asked to take part in a
very interesting experiment.  I'm going to see if they will let me record
it, but maybe they won't.  Here is what it is about.
        Here at the University of Wisconsin, they are doing an experiment in
which they connect electrodes to a persons head and monitor brain
activities.  Oh dear, I may have flunked already.  They then show the
subject a display with a bar which can move up and down on the display.
They then give people suggestions like raising their hand or thinking tall,
etc.  The question is, can people actually think something that causes the
bar to move up the front of the display.  Believe it or not, people have
been able to do this.  In other words, by thinking a physical object to
move, they can actually move the object.  So, My former boss at Trace was
talking to them about me.  He wondered if the experiment could be arranged
so that instead of my seeing the bar, I would hear musical tones.  One tone
would bounce back and forth between the top and the bottom of the display,
probably one octave apart in pitch.  The other tone would sound the
placement of the bar on the display.  So, If I am able to move the bar, I
would hear its tone increase and if I moved it to the very top, the tone of
the bar would match the tone of the top of the display.
        So, I figure that if I can play "Twinkle, Twinkle little Star" with
the bar, that would be my talent for the talent show.  Unfortunately, it's
not going to happen for a month or so, so I think I will miss the deadline.
        And isn't technology amazing?

        Neal Ewers
        Ravenswood Productions
        Local phone:  608-277-1995
        Toll Free:  888-544-8332
        Email:  neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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