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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
scraplab — Admiralty Chart Correction Tracings
"Ships will subscribe to the service through a third party, and receive the latest copy of the book when they dock at port. They tear out each page, and apply the relevant changes to their paper maps with a pencil and transfer paper. They’re paper map diffs, if you like." Awesome. And, as Tom said, it's a beautiful book.
maps  charts  navigation  diffs  paper 
january 2011 by infovore
Making the Physical from the Digital « Random Hacks
"Ben O'Steen's talk from OKFN; lots of nice little things in here about preserving data and opening it up into a variety of forms."
papernet  paper  printing  information  data  archiving 
april 2010 by infovore
Generations and Game Localization: An Interview with Alexander O. Smith, Steven Anderson and Matthew Alt
Really interesting interview on game localisation and translation, with lots of examples; from Euldamos, an academic journal on games.
localisation  translation  games  japanese  english  rpg  paper 
november 2009 by infovore
SSRN-A Test of the Law of Demand in a Virtual World: Exploring the Petri Dish Approach to Social Science by Edward Castronova
Castronova's paper on whether the Law of Demand, as it works in the real world, also works in the virtual.
economics  games  castronova  research  paper 
june 2009 by infovore
microprinter / FrontPage
"Hackers across the country are buying up old old receipt printers and imaginatively repurposing them into something new. We call them microprinters." pbwiki site for gathering resources around microprinters. Nice! Still waiting on mine (from the same load as Roo's) to arrive, though...
hardware  electronics  arduino  paper  printing  wiki  microprinter 
february 2009 by infovore
apophenia: Taken Out of Context -- my PhD dissertation
danah's PhD dissertation. I need to bookmark this, and have not read it yet, but am sure, at some point, I am going to plough through it, for work, recreation, or (most likely) a bit of both. Until then: just a bookmark.
teens  socialsoftware  paper  research  socialnetworking  publics  dissertation  danahboyd  youth 
january 2009 by infovore : projects : microprinter
"The microprinter is an experiment in physical activity streams and notification, using a repurposed receipt printer connected to the web. I use it for things like reminders, notifications, and my day at-a-glance, but anything that can be injected from the web and suits text only, short format messaging, will work." Tom writes up his printer in more detail.
programming  making  arduino  paper  tomtaylor  microprinter  socialprinter  networked  connected 
january 2009 by infovore
Acceleration Due to Gravity: Super Mario Brothers
"The purpose of this analysis is to determine the evolution of gravity in the Mario video game series as video game hardware increases." Not super-accurate, but not bad; the bit when it starts the comparison against GPU word length is a little silly, perhaps. But otherwise: fun!
games  paper  silly  physics  explanation  mario  facts  gravity 
january 2009 by infovore
15 Incredibly Creative Papercraft Artists | WebUrbanist
The Brian Dettmer is beautiful. Also: didn't realise the heart/cube cogs were paper, not wood.
papercraft  paper  folding  design  construction  art 
december 2008 by infovore
Wireframe Graph Paper Notepad | Konigi
"The Wireframe Graph Paper Notepad is made for visual designers, interaction designers, and information architects... These pages are great for sketching, but also work well when producing high fidelity drawings. The grid consists of 24 columns with gutters, so you can easily divide your canvas into common divisions..." Oh, yes please.
wireframe  design  notepad  notebook  paper 
september 2008 by infovore
paper cd case
"Use this website to create a PDF file which can be printed and folded to create a paper CD case." Lovely - and even has a lookup database, to save on typing...
cdcase  cd  case  paper  origami  storage  music 
january 2008 by infovore
Somewhere Nearby is Colossal Cave: Examining Will Crowther's Original "Adventure" in Code and in Kentucky
Wonderful paper about the creation and development of Crowther's "Adventure", and also the real Colossal Cave in Mammoth, which almost certainly inspired the geography of the game-cave.
games  adventure  history  if  crowther  paper  textadventure 
august 2007 by infovore
Magic Ink: Information Software and the Graphical Interface
"In this paper, I ... argue that interactivity is actually a curse for users and a crutch for designers, and users’ goals can be better satisfied through other means"
hci  interaction  design  interface  usability  ixd  ux  paper  essay 
april 2007 by infovore
Research Bulletin Abstract: An API For Durable Affinity
What sort of interface semantics would move computer-human interaction design out of the often awkward, frustrating Proterozoic era we currently inhabit, into a more habitable, lively, human-scaled era for computer-human interfaces?
spimes  design  blogjects  interaction  research  paper  hardware 
january 2007 by infovore
Friends, friendsters, and top 8: Writing community into being on social network sites
Friendship helps people write community into being in social network sites. Through these imagined egocentric communities, participants are able to express who they are and locate themselves culturally.
friends  socialsoftware  social  networking  paper  analysis  facebook  friendster  myspace  sharing  technology  sociology  research 
january 2007 by infovore
Overstated: HT06, Tagging Paper, Taxonomy
In the paper we present two taxonomies of tagging, the first dedicated to design decisions in tagging systems, and the second to the incentives that drive people to tag therein.
folksonomy  tagging  research  paper  article 
september 2006 by infovore
TechEBlog - Functional Paper V8 Engine
Awesome. Super-detailed working V8 engine made of paper.
paper  model  engine  design  construction 
november 2005 by infovore

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