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  Beatnik - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "beatnik" was coined by Herb Caen in an article in the San Francisco Chronicle on April 2, 1958.
Many historians have asserted that the beatnik philosophy of anti-materialism, combined with its fundamental soul-searching ethos, may have influenced some of the lyrics of popular 1960s musical groups such as the early Pink Floyd and The Beatles, and was the precursor of the hippie generation.
Most beatnik politics tended to be liberal; many beatniks supported causes such as desegregation, and an openness to US African-American culture and arts is apparent in beatnik music and literature, such as their love of jazz.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beatnik   (681 words)

  
 Beatnik   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Beatnik is a very simple language to learn: it has a small set of commands, a very relaxed syntax, and you can find a reference to its vocabulary at any toy store.
For those of you who don't spend as much time doing this stuff as I do, a stack is very simple: you can push things onto the top of it, or take things off the top of it (in order, from top to bottom), and that's it.
The Beatnik Interpreter may mock you for your poor scoring, at its discretion.
www.cliff.biffle.org /esoterica/beatnik.html   (481 words)

  
 Beatnik programming language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beatnik is a simple esoteric programming language, based on a stack.
A beatnik program consists of any sequence of English words.
Each word is assigned the score you would get for it in a Scrabble game.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beatnik_programming_language   (262 words)

  
 Beatnik Turtle: Home
Beatnik Turtle is a horn-powered rock band that has produced three studio albums, written music for TV, film, podcasts, and theater, and has published a book entitled "The Indie Band Survival Guide."
Beatnik Turtle will be in the studio in mid-2006 hard at work mixing their upcoming Live Album as well as recording their follow-up to The Cheapass Album.
Beatnik Turtle is planning to play live again in the fall.
www.beatnikturtle.com   (294 words)

  
 The Richmond Review, Feature article,The birth of the beatnik
One of McDarragh's rentable beatniks was the poet Jack Micheline, "an intense, beardless New Yorker of 29", according to the
When the beatnik turns up at a party in Scarsdale with his bearded vocabulary and his bereted verse, they are tickled to be épaté; they have a ball, he takes their money, everyone goes home happy.
Beatniks and other rough beasts from beyond the domestic frontier continued to slouch through the American living room, courtesy of the press.
www.richmondreview.co.uk /features/campbe01.html   (8671 words)

  
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Beatnik is a leading provider of standards-based structured audio software solutions for mobile devices that enable rich multimedia content delivery and an enhanced user experience for games and device interaction.
The Beatnik technology can also be used to mix both linear and structured audio playback in the same file, giving composers the opportunity to create great sounding music with much smaller file sizes.
Beatnik’s audio solution is a 100% software solution and displaces the Yamaha MA series FM Synthesis chips providing additional cost savings to Texas Instruments customers.
focus.ti.com /omap/docs/omapgenpage.tsp?navigationId=9346&templateId=5663&path=templatedata/cm/omapgen/data/devs_beatnik   (185 words)

  
 WOEBOT: Are you an AvantYob or a Beatnik?
Beatnik music is of course more than that, it comes with a whole baggage of cultural markers.
Beatnik music has as it's mirror image music which we could term AvantYob, both essentially have as their target a notion of mainstream society.
Its a tough time for Beatnik's right now, mainly because being a political radical ain't what it used to be, it's not enough to wave your copy of No Logo and stroke your beard chaps.
www.woebot.com /movabletype/archives/000796.html   (909 words)

  
 Flashnik Tutorial
Controlling Beatnik from Flash is good for projects with functional sounds such as button sounds and playNote cues triggered by frames or actions in the Flash movie.
Controlling Flash from Beatnik is good for scoring a Flash movie as you would a film and keeping tight sync between musical and visual events.
The "Beatnik" voice sample that is spoken by the green critter in the tree is achieved in the same way.
www.bongdern.com /Flashnik   (2473 words)

  
 Beatnik, Inc. - Enhanced Audio Solutions
Beatnik is a leading provider of standards-based audio software solutions for wireless devices that enable an enhanced, interactive user experience for mobile handset consumers.
Beatnik licensees and technology partners include top mobile manufacturers, hardware platform vendors, and operating system providers.
Beatnik offers core audio engine technology, application programming interfaces (APIs) and tools that allow the development of audio-enabled applications, services and content delivery for the mobile world.
www.beatnik.com   (101 words)

  
 New Haven Advocate: And the Beatnik goes on...and on...and on   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
My rejoinder was that dinosaurs are alive and well and living among us—they are called “birds” (recognizing that this is a touchy question in evolutionary science circles, where the debate is whether birds or crocodiles are the true descendents of dinosaurs).
Conrad admits his prose poetry can be heavy-handed, but he credits Beatnik with helping him mature “both as a person and as an artist” and allowing him to reinvent himself after a particularly angry period in his life.
“Beatnik 2000 is the perfect antidote to the commercialized pap that passes for music and poetry these days—I just love the piece that Carlos does on this.
newhavenadvocate.com /gbase/News/content?oid=oid:143981   (2452 words)

  
 Poetry Magazine - Beatnik Era: Poetry In The Coffeehouse
This is the scene many of us think of when we hear the word beatnik or bohemian, or when we refer to coffeehouse poetry.
These are the prominent images of the beatnik stereotype, however, as it seems to be with all stereotypes, the image is incorrect, and the generation that gave birth to this stereotype is sadly misunderstood.
To understand the reality of the counter-culture we must first try to define it and identify its progenitors, a task, which is often difficult when speaking of social movements.
poetry-magazine.com /poetry/poetry-006/07page.htm   (768 words)

  
 QUALCOMM Press Center - QUALCOMM and Beatnik Announce Audio Solutions Supporting Playback of SMAF™ Content
Both the QUALCOMM and Beatnik solutions provide wireless operators and content providers with increased revenue-generating opportunities by delivering the latest audio content formats as well as supporting existing audio or multimedia formats, while allowing consumers to preserve their investment in existing content libraries.
With the QUALCOMM or the Beatnik software solutions, content providers will no longer be tied to a specific vendor’s solution as their content is now capable of playback on a wider range of devices.
Beatnik, Inc. (www.beatnik.com) licenses scalable, standards-based structured audio software solutions for mobile devices, which enable rich multimedia content delivery and an enhanced user experience for games and device interaction.
www.qualcomm.com /press/releases/2004/040322_beatnik.html   (783 words)

  
 Beatnik Web Design & Hosting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Beatnik Ltd supports free speech on the Internet, and will not suspend or cancel a customer's account simply because it disagrees with the views expressed by the customer.
IP NUMBERS: Beatnik Ltd maintains control and any ownership of any and all I.P. numbers and addresses that may be assigned to the client and reserves in its sole discretion the right to change or remove any and all IP numbers and addresses.
Further, Beatnik Ltd shall not be responsible for any claimed damages, including incidental or consequential damages, resulting from the corruption or deletion of any web site from one of Beatnik Ltd servers.
www.beatnik.co.nz /terms/index.html   (747 words)

  
 Beatnik Turtle: Discography
Beatnik Turtle is an indie band and not associated with any record label.
Because Beatnik Turtle is "artist owned & operated," all $ from any album/song sold or show goes directly to the band so they can continue to make music and support this site.
Your support of Beatnik Turtle, and independent music in general, is sincerely appreciated!
www.beatnikturtle.com /index.php?id=albums   (286 words)

  
 Beatnik™ font family : MyFonts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
You don't have to be a member of the Beat Generation to appreciate Beatnik - a typeface inspired by the writings of Jack Kerouac.
Beatnik’s angled serifs, varying x-height and edgy informality all contribute to its sense of extreme self-expression.
Beatnik is as versatile as it is expressive, serviceable in both text and display settings.
www.myfonts.com /fonts/galapagos/beatnik   (187 words)

  
 Beatnik Films
Beatniks give way to bad-nicks, be they homicidal psychopaths out for sadistic kicks or, less bleakly, vulnerable wannabe artists who become lackeys for hardened criminals.
In the 1980s, HAIRSPRAY gave us a pair of harmless pot-smoking, beatnik freakazoids; in a bizarre case of life imitating (non-)art, the 1990s saw a rise of neo-beatnik coffee houses and a revived poetry scene, seemingly inspired more by the beat-flicks than the beatniks.
While not a movie about beatniks per se, the movie draws some interesting parallels between witches and beatniks: when not casting spells, the three hang out with the witch in-crowd at an underground jazz bar where Nicki plays bongos, and Gillian shows a penchant for wearing fl and a dislike for shoes.
www.stim.com /Stim-x/0896August/Automedia/beatnik.html   (1640 words)

  
 Beatnik Bags :: About   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 2001, owner-designer Louise Bartlett launched Beatnik Bags - a generation of yoga bags, backpacks, totes, and accessories inspired by the radical self-expression of the Beat movement and a commitment to environmental responsibility.
Beatnik Bags are sold in over 120 boutiques and yoga studios in the U.S. and abroad.
Beatnik Bags prizes its partnerships with local non-profit organizations.
www.beatnikbags.com /about.html   (129 words)

  
 3DsoundSurge Press Release: Beatnik and Mixman Technologies Announce Merger   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Beatnik and Mixman share a vision that the promise of the Web will be realized when high-quality, interactive music and sound are part of the everyday Web surfer's experience.
Beatnik and Mixman technologies increase the stickiness of a site, which is extremely significant, as twenty minutes spent on a Web page equals about two and a half hours, or eight times the value of the minute, of passive television viewing,'' said Michael Moon, analyst at Gistics Research.
Beatnik (formerly Headspace, Inc.) was incorporated in 1996 with a team of software innovators and world-renowned visionary, musician and composer Thomas Dolby Robertson.
www.3dsoundsurge.com /press/pr448.html   (1015 words)

  
 Beatnik
RHS Beatnik is an amusing little language based on the concept of commands being based on what the scrabble score for the words in the source would be.
The Beatnik Interpreter may mock you # for your poor scoring, at its discretion.
However, the score is high enough that # the Beatnik Interpreter will not mock you, unless it's # had a really bad day.
wiki.tcl.tk /12671   (785 words)

  
 The Beatnik Player
Beatnik supports time-saving file compression for audio-file downloads, and it can also preload files so they seem to be available instantaneously.
Because Beatnik can send MIDI messages directly to the Beatnik Player's software synthesizer, all the test materials can be created on the fly, so the school doesn't need a large audio-file collection to cover every possible combination.
Beatnik Demo Page.html is a good place to start, as it has some explanations right on the page.
emusician.com /mag/emusic_beatnik_player/index.html   (1845 words)

  
 CD Baby: BEATNIK TURTLE: Santa Doesn't Like You   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
As heard on Dr. Demento and at Chicago's Second City, Beatnik Turtle's "Un-Holiday" opus "Santa Doesn't Like You" is bursting with 14 original songs that incorporate the band's knack for contagious melodies, clever wordplay, and varied musical styles.
Beatnik Turtle delivers some memorable holiday juxtapositions, including the requisite visit from St. Nick, in the epic story song "Smokin' The Mistletoe," that recounts what happens when you don't just say "No!" to mistletoe.
If Christmas did not exist for Beatnik Turtle to critique, it would have to be invented for that purpose.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/beatnikturtle2?cdbaby=19e4c739ad35d4fb10c8c0cb3c11621d   (550 words)

  
 Wired News: 'Beatnik' Tweaks David Bowie
The stunt is good PR for Beatnik technology, which makes digital audio more interactive by sending sound descriptions instead of the sounds themselves to be played.
Robertson said Headspace estimates about 3 million Beatnik players have been downloaded to date, and the installed base is around 5 million, growing to 30 million by the end of 1999.
"Beatnik and other technology like it is the real wave of the future from a creative standpoint," said Eric Schrier, editor of the MPEG4 standard and a researcher at MIT's Media Lab, via email.
www.wired.com /news/culture/0,1284,18917,00.html   (495 words)

  
 Songs in the Key of Beatnik
The Beatnik Audio Engine is a software synthesizer that produces music and sound effects by playing sampled instruments controlled by MIDI data.
The Beatnik Editor contains an MPEG compression algorithm that can squeeze samples to less than a tenth of their original size with very little loss of character.
In the case of the vocals, the channel is "bank2, patch1." I initialized volume, pan, chorus, and reverb amounts, then used CC 90 to select one of the built-in Beatnik reverbs.
emusician.com /mag/emusic_songs_key_beatnik   (1934 words)

  
 The Beatnik Blues Cafe - genuine beat
Well my friend, a beatnik is one who doesn't let society slow him down.
By eliminating such distractions, Beatniks can allow their minds to wander and go in the direction of their individual souls.
Beatniks are enlightened but misunderstood people; free thought is some times seen as ignorance and their starving artist lifestyle is seen as vagrancy.
www.handicraftgifts.com /amul/genuine   (263 words)

  
 Beatnik Secures $11 Million in Venture Funding
Beatnik Inc. Tuesday secured $11 million in new financing from a group of investment firms, including Mayfield Fund, Entertainment Media Ventures and Zomba Group of Companies.
"Beatnik is thrilled with this significant round of funding provided by key influential investors in the technology, entertainment and music industries," said Lorraine Hariton, Beatnik president and chief executive officer.
"Beatnik's ability to consistently and elegantly execute on their vision of 'sonifying' the web is generating a lot of excitement and momentum for the company, not to mention for the industry at large," said Allen Morgan, Partner of Mayfield Fund.
www.internetnews.com /bus-news/article.php/205171   (485 words)

  
 Beatnik Rhythmic Analyzers
More than a metronome, Beatnik's five analyzers each evaluate a unique aspect of a drummer's skills, and its multiple views of the timing data instantly reveal technical strengths and weaknesses to help a drummer develop a great feel and perfect accuracy.
Beatnik's touch sensitive input collects the timing of every stroke, its large backlit graphic display shows a visual representation of each stroke in real time with accuracy to the nearest 512th note, and its computer memory records the timing information of each stroke for summary reviews of stroke accuracy.
Beatnik can even analyze a drummer's transitions between changing subdivisions and display separate historical accuracy summaries for each of the subdivisions played.
messe.harmony-central.com /Musikmesse06/Content/OnboardResearchCorporation/PR/Onboard-Research-Beatnik.html   (284 words)

  
 Beatnik and Sony Ericsson duet on the P800 [Archive] - All About Symbian Forums
San Mateo, CA - February 12, 2003 - Beatnik, Inc., a leading provider of structured audio software solutions for mobile devices, today announced that Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications is using the Beatnik Audio Engine (BAE™) in its new Symbian OS-based P800 mobile phone and in other future products.
Beatnik will be demonstrating the audio capabilities of the P800 at its booth on the Texas Instruments stand, E19 in Hall 2, at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes from 17th-22nd February 2003.
Beatnik's small footprint, scaleable software engine supports the real time synthesis of high quality polyphonic audio.
www.allaboutsymbian.com /archive/t-7841   (826 words)

  
 Beatnik - Wikipedia
Die Bezeichnung Beatnik wurde von Herb Caen vom San Francisco Chronicle für die Mitglieder der Beat Generation (Richtung der amerikanischen Literatur nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg) erfunden.
Beatniks sind zudem Leute, die nach einem bestimmten Muster leben und damals gelebt haben.
Sie fühlen sich nur unterwegs frei und ohne Sorgen und ihr einziges Ziel ist die ständige Mobilität.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beatnik   (143 words)

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