This is a good chat with Doug Eck, of the Google Magenta project It’s a project I’ve been keeping an eye on, as it has a ton of potential. I’ve generated some melodies based on their Melody RNN - although i need to spend more time with it, as I’ve been more focussed on own generative algorithms.
Up at XOXO last year, the Jenn Schiffer talk was definitely one of the most fun:
this older one i found from 2015 is equally as entertaining, I love the opening sequence, it’s got a kind of “cool” Portlandia vibe!
My mother, over in Glasgow, was telling me about a BBC program called A Day In The Life, and specifically of an episode about Frank QUitely - i found it on youtube.com for about 30 mins but it’s already been taken down. (I didn’t get to see it either!!).
Fortunately however, I did find this lovely interview with “Frank” (whose name i just found out is a stage name! )
Wow. just wow…
Tack turned me onto this guy the other day - i love him! Artist/Skater/Hacker - whats not to love?!
This was following me and Tack’s Codetraxx project - which is working - we’re making music and synchronized via RabbitMQ as we set out to do - however we’ve hit a bit of a wall with the algorithmic math behind musical composition, so we’ve decided to focus on some mathematical hack nights for a while. Another friend of mine, Matt Spendlove, had told me about The Nature Of Code which i’ve been wanting to read, so I suggested we play with Processing - seems awesome already! So yeah, Codetraxx on hold for a while, and work on a couple of Processing projects for a while …
A wee slideshow of my Cardb0ard Computer Scientists project..
These are all drawn on scraps of cardboard i had around, most are either from frozen pizzas or record mailers!
So far i have:
(Using the (Mousetrap)[http://craig.is/killing/mice] library)