Maria 1927

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"Maria" was the robot from Fritz Lang's classic 1927 film "Metropolis." She was one of the first robots to be depicted to public audiences on film. "Metropolis" is also one of the earliest depictions of "urban dystopia" on film -- Chaplin's "Modern Times" would not be released for another nine years. The very word "robot" had not existed until introduced in 1921 by Czech playwright Karel Čapek.

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from 10¢, released February 20, 2012

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drummis New York

drummIs is an improvisational electronic musician. Most of what you hear on this site is played live in one track. Tools include the trapKAT MIDI controller, TD-5 drum brain, electric bass guitar, the RC-50 Looper, ME-25 effects, guitars, an iPad with too many apps, and a squeaky octopus. Located in upstate New York, he goes by Kurt Reymers, and is otherwise occupied as a professor of sociology. ... more

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