If you’re somewhat confused as to how the iPad will “save” the publishing world when it continues to kill the printed page with each passing day, you’re not alone. But as dwindling publishers look for new ways – any ways, in fact – to keep people reading something, billionaire industrialist Richard Branson – I mean, Sir Richard Branson – may very well be the knight in shining armor for the publishing world today.
On Tuesday, Apple launched in its App Store the new “Project” reader, a free application that makes it possible to read the new “Project” magazine ($2.99 each) – the brainchild of Branson and partner Anthony Noguera (a former FHM editor). The digital publication optimized for the iPad is jam-packed with rich multimedia content, spanning “international culture, entertainment, design, business and travel.” The first issue, available now, sports Tron star Jeff Bridges on the cover and delivers “an interactive 3D tour of Tokyo” on the inside.
At present, the release of “Project” is being hailed as the biggest digital magazine development in the life of the iPad. But it’s yet to be seen if this fancy, dressed up, and high-end version of similar digital magazines will truly make a splash on the iPad and, more importantly, among voracious e-readers. Regardless, if you’ve got the time and $2.99, you can now see for yourself what this much-hyped “Project” is all about.
So, Ramiro, tell us a little about yourself, and how did you become a part of the D.C. Electronic Dance Music scene?
A little bit bout my myself.. lol.. Oh where to start! Well I was born in 1977 in Santiago Chile. LOLOLOL.. Just playing with you all. I wont give you my life story.
I’ve always loved music, especially the 80′s since, well i grow up in that era and heavily influenced by it. I got my first taste of EDM though in 92, when a friend of mine gave me the cd United Stance of Techno. That i would say was the beggining of what was gonna be a life
long obssession. From there on was when i discovered Prodigy, The Dust Brothers (Chemical Brothers), Jam & Spoon, Robert Miles, Underworld, the list goes on! Zoltar’s Mutant Dance Party on WHFS was also a main staple of mine on a weekly basis in the mid 90′s. I learned about so many different groups and artists, ranging from trance to dnb to industrial. I event had a stint of loving Eurodance (i can see your face cringing already -lol).