Longplayer is a one thousand year long musical composition. It began playing at midnight on the 31st of December 1999, and will continue to play without repetition until the last moment of 2999, at which point it will complete its cycle and begin again. Conceived and composed by Jem Finer, it was originally produced as an Artangel commission, and is now in the care of the Longplayer Trust.

About Longplayer

Listen here.


Ted Gioia shared the above book cover and Tim posted it on his blog – here.

My name is fairly unique. I was usually able to get a handle that was just my first name. I used to be @ottmar at Twitter, for example, before I deleted that account around 2009.

So if you see an album by Ottmar Duros or DiMeola or Ottmar De Lucia, or Ottmar plus any other name… you can be pretty sure it’s got something to do with AI.

Tim wrote a good post about AI on his blog. Check it out.


I discovered that I wrote the following into my diary eight years ago, today.

Devices will become smaller and will be used like a secondary brain. They will increasingly contain more and more personal information, like passwords and logins, banking details, info about our health, diary entries etc. Pretty soon they might actually be in/on our body.
In other words we do need to have this discussion now. Is a phone an extension of my person? If yes, is breaking its security equal to torturing me?


So many photos. It’ll take a while going through the bounty in December. I posted a bunch to Backstage already but will have to create several galleries.

The above pic was taken early this morning in Naoshima. Straight out of the phone cam, nothing adjusted.