infovore + computation   6

The Circuit Board Record Album
Brilliant, long, meaty interview with Tristan Perich on his electronic music work - albums made as microcontroller code. Weidenbaum asks thoughtful, open questions, and is more than happy to just transcribe Perich's thoughtful answers.
music  code  computation  electronics  microcontrollers 
june 2016 by infovore
It Takes a Village to Save a Hard Drive |
Lovely article about the lengths you can go to in order to rescue data - and what the meaning of that for computer art is. Super-glad people know this sort of thing.
art  preservation  computation  restoration  computerart 
september 2013 by infovore
Magic: the Gathering is Turing Complete
"We always knew Magic: the Gathering was a complex game. But now it's proven: you could assemble a computer out of Magic cards." Oh lordy. Via Aanand, this proof that you can make a Turing Machine out of Magic The Gathering.
mtg  turingmachine  computerscience  computing  computation  wat 
september 2012 by infovore
Using Automated Rhyme Detection to Characterize Rhyming Style in Rap Music
"Imperfect and internal rhymes are two important features in rap music previously ignored in the music information retrieval literature. We developed a method of scoring potential rhymes using a probabilistic model based on phoneme frequencies in rap lyrics. We used this scoring scheme to automatically identify internal and line-final rhymes in song lyrics and demonstrated the performance of this method compared to rules-based models. We then calculated higher-level rhyme features and used them to compare rhyming styles in song lyrics from different genres, and for different rap artists. We found that these detected features corresponded to real- world descriptions of rhyming style and were strongly characteristic of different rappers, resulting in potential applications to style-based comparison, music recommendation, and authorship identification." Awesome, and something I am going to sit down and read properly.
rap  lyrics  rhyme  computation  machinelearning  paper  awesome 
march 2012 by infovore
Computational thinking « Alex McLean
"If school programming languages that serve children best end up looking quite a bit different from conventional programming languages, maybe it’s actually the conventions that need changing." Several good points from Alex, and some good points about breaking away from equating "computational" with "procedural".
computation  education  code  programming 
january 2012 by infovore
The Technium: Computational X
"The best signpost to the future I know is to follow whatever happens after the word "computational."" Kevin Kelly being smart/interesting/as usual.
future  computation  progress  technology  innovation 
march 2011 by infovore

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