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11
Mar
07

The Beautilful Music that Code Makes

Flight 404

I’m still not quite certain I get what is going on here. It seems that an MIT student has been using a new programming language (Processing) to create a system that responds to aural stimuli. He then records the video and places it online for all to see, alongside the music that was being played for the system.

Nova (video)

Trentemoller Strikes Again (video)

(via Motionographer)

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11
Mar
07

They Speak English in What?!

I recently did a re-watch on Pulp Fiction (1994 — Quentin Tarantino) as Mrs. Autodidact had started forgetting it. It was incredible how at the time of its release it was felt so foreign and strange and how now it feels so very normal. The styles of filmmaking and of screenwriting have so deeply seeped into our culture that we watch shows on TV every day that feel like Pulp Fiction.

And there are pieces of that movie which will live on forever:

(via Boing Boing)

11
Mar
07

Newest in Religious Fashion

Women jogging in their burqinis

The New York Times recently ran a terrific article on a new Australian phenomenon: religious Muslim women who wear burqas are retaking the beaches and the oceans. This has been made possible through the efforts of community activists who have encouraged women to get involved in lifeguarding as an extension of their Muslim values, and through the creation of a piece of swimwear that is compatible with their religious requirements, the burqini (shown above).

Read the article

11
Mar
07

Unlikely Friends

I’m not usually one for sites like cuteoverload, but this is really somethingSri Suwarni, an animal keeper, gives milk to Manis, a Sumatran tiger cub with two baby orangutans in a nursery room at the Taman Safari zoo Wednesday Feb. 28, 2007, in Bogor, Indonesia. Associated Press photo by Achmad Ibrahim

…and it’s a much more apt metaphor for our time than the wolf and the lamb.

(via BoingBoing)

06
Mar
07

I met Gnarls in Memphis when I was 13…

06
Mar
07

There’s a bug in my carpet, dear liza, dear liza…

06
Mar
07

Leggo my Escher?

Lego Escher

from Escher’s Relativity in LEGO

via John Nack




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au·to·di·dact /ˌɔtoʊˈdaɪdækt, -daɪˈdækt/ –noun a person who has learned a subject without the benefit of a teacher or formal education; a self-taught person. [Origin: 1525–35]

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