Personal Dynamic Media07/19/2022, 12:31 AM
The Alto had a maximum of 512K RAM. That's less than a maxed out 8088 PC, so I'm not sure it's fair to criticize the primitive animation techniques.Yeah, I didn't do a particularly good job of articulating this complaint. I was tempted to remove it from the episode, but left it in because the entertainment value of the rant outweighed the expected downside of listeners issuing counter-complaints.
Describing the music editor as "typical" doesn't make sense when you're talking about the first program of its kind.I have no idea if this is the first time someone made a computerized version of this musical interface, but if so, just mentally adjust my wording to "prototypical" and see if that allows sense to be made.
wtaysom07/20/2022, 2:26 AM
Multimedia vs metamediaPerhaps!
Non-affine animationI'm going to have to be much more careful about how I deliver my off-the-cuff rants in the future. This video is actually a fantastic example of what bothers me about modern 3d animation. Here's
The 😮 of learning that the Circle of Fifths is a hack https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pythagorean_comma.Yeah… sigh. It's like the incompleteness theorem of music. Heartbreaking — I can't have properly tuned octaves and fifths. I can't have properly tuned fifths and major thirds. I do lay awake, staring at the ceiling, lamenting this. I do think about writing music software that helps me write/record music where the tuning system changes on a chord-by-chord basis throughout a piece — sort of like what
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wtaysom07/21/2022, 2:09 AM
We both have high brows, they just go in different directions to make a pretty repulsive face.--- I liked the two possible meanings of meta-medium: • One that can simulate any medium • One that encompasses other media, as Ivan said. (though the example of film also brings up all the ways people woke up to the ways film was a whole new medium even though it encompassed plays and music and opera.) But I'd like to suggest a third possible meaning: • A medium that can be used to create other mediums. I think that fits computers the best in a world where computers are working their ways into all sorts of devices and form factors. For example, consider the original Kindle device as a medium. It literally imposed new kinds of restrictions (books that are easy to read, books that are hard, places that have connectivity, places that don't) that were different from other computers. Devices like iPhones also become new mediums in the things they forbid (such as programmability) and the activities they encourage. --- Here's a link to the New Media Reader. I just ordered myself a copy. https://www.amazon.com/New-Media-Reader-MIT-Press/dp/0262232278 --- Another great quote I wish to hear more elaboration on:
Beat poets can't escape their medium.--- The goal Ivan articulates for FoC: • be useful today • while pointing unambiguously at all the possibilities for the future