Home Your Tech Home Tech Faith No More stream entire show to Chatroulette


JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 3653
In what must surely be a world-first for the fledgling social service, rock legends Faith No More streamed their entire set last night to Chatroulette, surprising many unsuspecting online socialites and adding an extra spectacle for the crowd.

The band are widely known for pushing boundaries, and they did exactly that at Melbourne's Soundwave festival on Friday night. A glowing laptop sat on the otherwise typical rock stage, and captured the entire show via webcam and streamed it to various users via Chatroulette. The Chatroulette sessions were then streamed onto the big screen, so that punters, if bored with the music, could watch the numerous people that would pop up along with their reactions, sometimes hilarious.

In Chatroulette, one webcam user is randomly connected with another webcam user who could be anyone from anywhere. Once one user disconnects, you are then instantly transferred to another random user, and so on. There were a number interesting characters that popped up last night, most notably a man and his son who bobbed along to the music and did devil horns with their hands. No-one else seemed to appreciate the effort, most users disconnected within 5 seconds when they saw a sea of 1000 raised fists and bright lights, instead of someone to talk to. There were young girls, half naked guys, and a grandpa playing guitar. It was a true demonstration of the program's diversity, and versatility.

The use of the technology, whilst very cool, did prove a little distracting both for the audience and the band itself. Bassist Billy Gould spent a couple of songs waving into the camera and bobbing his head, as well as typing to a few lucky Chatrouletters. Lead singer Mike Patton watched the big screen at certain points, making fun of the many users who disconnected straight away. The whole experience was definitely very bizarre and amuzing, although I doubt it'll become mainstream in the future, at least in concert.


With 4 keynotes + 33 talks + 10 in-depth workshops from world-class speakers, YOW! is your chance to learn more about the latest software trends, practices and technologies and interact with many of the people who created them.

Speakers this year include Anita Sengupta (Rocket Scientist and Sr. VP Engineering at Hyperloop One), Brendan Gregg (Sr. Performance Architect Netflix), Jessica Kerr (Developer, Speaker, Writer and Lead Engineer at Atomist) and Kent Beck (Author Extreme Programming, Test Driven Development).

YOW! 2018 is a great place to network with the best and brightest software developers in Australia. You’ll be amazed by the great ideas (and perhaps great talent) you’ll take back to the office!

Register now for YOW! Conference

· Sydney 29-30 November
· Brisbane 3-4 December
· Melbourne 6-7 December

Register now for YOW! Workshops

· Sydney 27-28 November
· Melbourne 4-5 December



Australia is a cyber espionage hot spot.

As we automate, script and move to the cloud, more and more businesses are reliant on infrastructure that has the high potential to be exposed to risk.

It only takes one awry email to expose an accounts’ payable process, and for cyber attackers to cost a business thousands of dollars.

In the free white paper ‘6 Steps to Improve your Business Cyber Security’ you’ll learn some simple steps you should be taking to prevent devastating and malicious cyber attacks from destroying your business.

Cyber security can no longer be ignored, in this white paper you’ll learn:

· How does business security get breached?
· What can it cost to get it wrong?
· 6 actionable tips



Popular News




Sponsored News