#GLAMhack – We demand Open Access to Data and Water

kusBlog, Technology


Our team Kollektiv Zoll explored for two days at the 1st Open Cultural Data Hackathon 2015 with the project Viisoo a remix of Open Data from different sources. We did a remix of Open Data under the topic Water.

Water is an essential element of life and should be accessible to everyone. We demand Open Access for Data as we demand Open Access to water.

Enjoy our installation and experience sonifiaction and visualisation of water.


Plug your headphones, allow access to your microfone (we want that data too) and fire up your up to date Browser for a full customer friendly experience. Click the objects and talk with your computer.

Head over to Viisoo. Open Access to water and data. Now.

A Thing A Week – Yes we thing.so

kusBlog, Fun, News, Technology, Video


A Thing A Week. Yes we thing.so.
New Website: A Thing A Week. #Happy #Birthday. Every week a [superlative] thing. Not more, not less. An entertaining video, a supadupa song. Every week new and astonishing: Yes we http://thing.so

The website is reduced to minimal functions and design. So is the android app. Get it on Google Play Store.

Like us on bloody Facebook.

Here’s our press release (PDF)

Please show us your support and spread the news. We’d like to hear from you on Twitter, Facebook, G+ or other social media channels. Thank you.

Don’t paniq – Crowd funding works

kus- Free MP3 Download, Blog, Creative Commons, Electronica, Technology, Vocal

Paniq is a well known artist in the Creative Commons music scene. His new album is here. You can download it for free or a voluntary donation. It’s catchy tunes, heavy basslines go deep into your ears and will stay there forever and will create you a good mood.

The whole album was crowd funded. It was produced only with donations. Here’s the budget of €4588.

  • €1485/month for rent, food, insurances, repairs, electricity, internet and transit tickets.
  • €1000 for manufacturing of CDs, including glass master, digipak package and 4-colored booklet.
  • €1025 for packaging and national/international shipping of CDs.
  • €195 for compensating accumulating PayPal fees (about 3%)

Any money left after the production was given to Creative Commons, EFF and Amnesty International.

Fantastic, isn’t it? And even better, the whole album was released under a by Creative Commons license, so you can do whatever you like with the sounds.

The whole album was created on a Linux Audio infrastructure with a desktop computer running Ubuntu Linux, Ardour, Audacity, Aldrin, JACK, Jacker, QSynth and lots of plugins.

Nuff said. Here’s his old hit Elektronische Musik and the one and only paniq last.fm top 10. Enjoy. We’re loving it.

And don’t forget to drop a comment. The artists like feedback.

Thanks for the image aemde

How to create a hit

kusBlog, News, Technology

Here’s an interview with the Belgian producer Paul Van Haver, better know as “Stromae” and he shows us how he created his hit “Alors on danse”. Quite interesting but little bit messed with the Propellerheads Reason commercials.
The message is simple: Buy Reason and you can create a hit. You know it’s creativity not tools.

Thanks for the image smemon