The Collidoscope is a prototype for a granular synthesizer/sampler. It features a large display of recorded samples, and interactive controls that show which part of the recorded sample is being played back.
The controls are closely aligned visually so as to be quite clear.
Coldcut, in collaboration with Hexstatic, released this audio-visual music collage in 1998
Konrad Zuse was the first person to create a programmable computer. He was also the first person known to have proposed the notion of digital physics; that the Universe itself is being calculated by a computer. This idea was proposed in his 1969 book Rechnender Raum (literally: space that is calculating). The English title is Calculating Space.