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What a Dinosaur’s Mating Scream Sounds Like - The New Yorker
In absolute agreement with Michael Cook: this is a great article about what procedurally generated sound is like - the answer being, a lot of up-front work on parameters before procedure kicks in; the role of the sound designer being in designing systems and simulations as well as sound (rather than *just* the sound); and most importantly, something that can be explained to a lay audience with truthful language, rather than hyperbole. A good piece of technology journalism.
sound  dsp  modelling  games  nomanssky  synthesis  audio 
august 2016 by infovore
Building Rome in a Day
"In this project, we consider the problem of reconstructing entire cities from images harvested from the web. Our aim is to build a parallel distributed system that downloads all the images associated with a city, say Rome, from Flickr.com. After downloading, it matches these images to find common points and uses this information to compute the three dimensional structure of the city and the pose of the cameras that captured these images. All this to be done in a day." Woah.
3D  photography  programming  modelling  architecture  flickr  generation 
july 2009 by infovore
The Screens Issue - If You Liked This, Sure to Love That - Winning the Netflix Prize - NYTimes.com
"Mathematically speaking, “Napoleon Dynamite” is a very significant problem for the Netflix Prize. Amazingly, Bertoni has deduced that this single movie is causing 15 percent of his remaining error rate; or to put it another way, if Bertoni could anticipate whether you’d like “Napoleon Dynamite” as accurately as he can for other movies, this feat alone would bring him 15 percent of the way to winning the $1 million prize."
data  prediction  movies  netflix  modelling  napoleondynamite 
november 2008 by infovore
Blackbeltjones/Work » But it bears repeatin’ now.
Will Wright: "...the process of play is the process of pushing against reality, building a model, refining a model by looking at the results of looking at interacting with things.“ Jones: "That’s still the mission plan." Yes.
play  games  modelling  design  feedbackloops  iteration  playful  interaction 
july 2008 by infovore
The End of Theory: The Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete
Moving away from modelling and into vast-scale collection; back to the ways of natural philosophy. Only this time: we really can collect enough *stuff*.
biology  science  data  analysis  collection  modelling  scale  genetics 
june 2008 by infovore
.CSV » group think
"...the same topic kept coming up, over and over... you can think of it as an amalgamation of crowd theory, human terrain mapping, and social simulation. It is the science of groups; it is a new kind of quantitative political science."
groups  society  social  dyanmics  study  modelling  behaviour  networks  simulation  pernicious 
april 2008 by infovore
SketchUp - Home
Ugh! Google release a cross-platform, free version of the awesome, awesome Sktechup. So cool. Want to gome and play with this NOW.
design  drawing  sketching  3d  modelling  free  mac 
april 2006 by infovore

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