week 129

– XENOFEMINISM.  I mean, that’s an instant click, right? – Some clever bunnies can do really scary good things with synthesizing photos from sketches. – Twenty…

the semiotics of error

What’s a bug?  And is it a glitch?  Or an error?  Well. It was Grace Hopper, who, before inventing the compiler, popularized the term “bug” (though Edison may…

brahms it up

Two years after I had the idea of blowing up Brahms scores by modifying the .jpg files, I finally have a done thing: Details and link to…

academia

I have opinions about academia.  Here are some of them: – Money.  There needs to be more of it.  This is not a new sentiment,…

week 105

– I got a paper about Xenakis accepted by CIM 2014, which is happening right now!  Thanks to the musicologists for trusting a programmer to know…

master

Heh. At any rate, my MA thesis is done and both the PDF and a human-readable summary of it are here. Thanks to, of course,…

week 100: SMC / ICMC 2014

So I went to SMC / ICMC in Athens.  This was the fortieth International Computer Music Conference, which is sort of a mind-blowing concept, and…

week 96 or so

– I submitted my thesis!  Doves and fireworks!  For all of you who are gushing to read it, the final version won’t be ready until…

all of the app store, all of the time

Grad school is sometimes about doing ridiculous things.  One of the ridiculous things that I’ve done was to download all the text and and all…

week 69.5: elvis by elvis

Ryan Groves and I presented a piece of music at ISMIR this year:  he sang two Elvis Costello tunes, and I synthesized the backing music…