Archive for January, 2006

New goodies and ideas

January 27th, 2006

Again one of the nights that I am lost in the infinite world of world wide web jumping from that source to another. Actually I have discovered really interesting stuff.
I am trying to remember how it all started.. I have found this article about Electronic Music In Turkey after I saw the name Bulent Arel [...]

Reading: Machine Visions: towards a poetics of Artificial Intelligence

January 26th, 2006

The text Machine Visions: towards a poetics of Artificial Intelligence just came in time as I was questioning myself if we were going to cover the use of text in its more aesthetics sense, leaning towards more into typography than mining text. So I want to share some thoughts on this subject.
In my 4 [...]

Digital Audio Synthesis Techniques/MIDI

January 25th, 2006

This semester Daniel Palkowski is instructing this class and I am in. Here is the syllabus for the class. In the first class we listened different pieces from different composers. The album was Early Modulations, Vintage Volts . We saw the differences between approach of composers to the electronic music, for example Morton Subotnick [...]

week 1: First Assignment, Perlin Noise

January 25th, 2006

My first week assignment for Nature of Code is here. Some background about Perlin Noise; the noise itself was found by Ken Perlin back in the 80’s, later developed and applied by film production companies. The noise is mostly used for generating clouds, smoke, terrain etc. I think this equation is being used by most [...]

Reading The Computational Beauty of Nature – Introduction

January 24th, 2006

The Computational Beauty of Nature by G. William Flake
There are really good points that the writer makes in the introduction.
“… In making a large list of ‘things’ it is easy to forget that the manner in which ‘things’ work more often than not depends on the environment in which they exist…”
-Actually I believe [...]

week 1:Computational Poetry and Mac Low

January 24th, 2006

My code is not working as I want it to be, but then again if it were what would be the reason of taking this class :) So I am going to post it in the end of this post. By the way I am curious how Shiffman is using #IDs to skip on the [...]

Jackson Mac Low’s Diastic Algorithm

January 22nd, 2006

I have been trying to implement Jackson Mac Low’s diastic readings[link] in Java for an exercise this week. I managed to work the algorithm partly, I can choose a phrase before compile and spit out the words according to it that my program reads from an input file. Couple of things are missing though;
I am [...]

Reading Golan Levin’s Paper

January 22nd, 2006

I was reading Golan Levin’s paper about Computer Vision, and this area seems has lots of potential overall. In the beginning of his paper he gives a historical background of Computer Vision through Myron Krueger’s works, a figure that coined the term “artifical reality”. It looks like it is the first HCI using camera and [...]

Shiffman’s Reactive and Swarm

January 19th, 2006

First the precious link And from the papers :
Can an image behave? In other words, if a digital image is a visual representation of colors (i.e. pixels) on a grid (i.e. screen or piece of paper), what if each element of this grid were able to act on its own? A series of experiments in [...]

First week notes

January 19th, 2006

Diastic reading:
Diastic reading is an arbitrary but not random way of selecting words from one text to create a new text.
A key phrase(title phrase) guides the selection of words. Let’s say that the key phrase is “red balloon.” Starting at the beginning of the text, we would select the first word that began with an [...]