how to solve problems

This is a book by a man with the fantastic name of Wayne Wickelgren – and I want to mention it because Wickelgren was a…

2016: concerts of the year

Fuck this year.  With that said … Radiohead at Secret Solstice Woooooosh.  There were lots of other amazing bands at Secret Solstice, but the best…

week 149

For, as ever, certain values of weeks. Ada Palmer’s TOO LIKE THE LIGHTNING is dazzling – so dazzling, in fact, that I don’t know if…

week 147

– In the middle of The End of The West, I went to Iceland!  I can recommend it. – Some fine Canadians are working on…

remix is gone, but amen is here

On May 31st, 2016 the track/upload endpoint will be removed from the public API of Spotify / The Echo Nest, ending an era. I don’t want…

week 143

– Systems thinking as LARP.  No, really. – At the last MMHD, Halley Young spoke about sonification of algorithms, and played a great example of running…

week 139

– The complete works of Walter Benjamin are available as PDFs.  Here’s the big one – thanks to Sam Valenti for the tipoff. – James…

week 137

Still on catch-up. – Google has open-sourced their machine learning system.  This is sort of amazing, even if some of my academic pals are not…

week 136

Late, again, but lots to talk about. – Y Combinator is starting a research lab.  Which is interesting in at least six ways.  I, personally,…

week 131

Once more with feeling! – This Is My Jam is gone, but in the best way.  Big love. – Experiment.com is super interesting, and filled…