I'm a live coder, musician, organiser and researcher based in Sheffield UK. Currently I work full time as a research fellow with independent, open access and non-profit lab Then Try This (https://thentrythis.org/), exploring 'algorithmic patterns' https://algorithmicpattern.org/.
I co-founded the tidalcycles (https://tidalcycles.org) and strudel (https://strudel.tidalcycles.org) projects, the TOPLAP (https://toplap.org/) and algorave (https://algorave.com/) live coding/algorithmic dance music movements, and the algomech festival (https://algomech.com).
(an #introduction / #introductions post to pin, although I've been here for a while..)
Note to self: looking it up, there are a lot of causes for sudden blurry vision in one eye, including stroke, retinal detachment, tumour: https://www.optometrists.org/general-practice-optometry/guide-to-eye-health/11-causes-of-blurry-vision-in-one-eye/
It's good to be aware of these but the *number one* cause is one of the lenses in your glasses falling out.
It's not the first time this has happened to me, so I should probably check for that cause first next time.
I worked out my problem. I was dealing with a function that turned patterns of patterns of values, into patterns of values.. So a pattern as a function from time to events, where each event was another pattern that was a function from time to values. I couldn't work out why the function to 'flatten' such patterns was working fine, when it didn't seem to be dealing with time on the 'inner' patterns correctly. The answer was that pattern of patterns were just repeating the same value over and over anyway.. The outer pattern was providing the progression over time. So even though time was calculated wrong inside the pattern it didn't matter. I was thinking inside the pattern and nothing made sense there.
Call for Web Residencies No 18 »Magical Hackerism or The Elasticity of Resilience«
A thing I made with aphex is out now as free software -> https://gitlab.com/then-try-this/samplebrain
Having one of those "my code works when it shouldn't" crises https://github.com/tidalcycles/strudel/pull/220#issuecomment-1255866694
Starting up an in-person 'algorithmic pattern' meet in Sheffield next Wednesday 28th Sept, starting with a hands-on session on TidalCycles 1.9 https://algorithmicpattern.org/events/sheffield-livecode/
The carbon footprint of AI will not shrink http://mcld.co.uk/blog/2022/the-carbon-footprint-of-ai-will-not-shrink.html
I just wrote this line of code:
infix 4 |.||.|, |.||., .||.|, ||.||., .||.||, !.||., !!.||.
Tidal v2 is going to be a strange beast..
Tidal v1.9.0 now out, with link support + more! https://club.tidalcycles.org/t/tidalcycles-version-1-9-0/4292
Would like to archive all my papers/publications somewhere so they're easier to find/read/cite. Starting to believe that there are *no* facilities to do this
- preprint servers are for preprints, often have surprisingly poor/totally absent metadata facilities, often don't allow older papers/papers that are published elsewhere
- self-hosting something might be an option, but then you don't get a DOI, unless you pay crossref a subscription
- zenodo is close, but doesn't allow you a profile page with a list of your publications, and is largely ignored by other indexes/systems like google and researchfish
- google scholar is ok, but could go away at any moment, and if I try to upload a pdf there I always get "The system can't perform the operation now. Try again later."
- sites like academia.edu are just another case of awful cash-grabbing walled gardens, rather than paragons of open publishing
I guess I just upload them to my personal website and hope for the best..
Live coding, tidalcycles, algorave, algorithmic patterns, cats
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