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…

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,…