Category Archives: and by the way

Han-earl Park and Franziska Schroeder (Cork, 03–26–09)

Nothing directly to do with io 0.0.1 beta++ specifically (nor machine improvisation generally), however, this does feature the constructor and the on-stage colleague of io, and was recorded around the time of the Mach 26, 2009 development and testing process of the musical automaton. The complete recording of the March 26, 2009 performance by saxophonist, […]

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geologic map of Io

Credit: U.S. Geological Survey. Department of the Interior/USGS. Williams, D.A., Keszthelyi, L.P., Crown, D.A., Yff, J.A., Jaeger, W.L., Schenk, P.M., Geissler, P.E., and Becker, T.L., 2011, Geologic map of Io: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3168, scale 1:15,000,000, 25 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/sim/3168/ [Via io9…]

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Beyond Planet Earth Tweetup: dreams of the future

Some thoughts and questions from the Scientific American / American Museum of Natural History Beyond Planet Earth Tweetup on January 18, 2012. Planetariums are cathedrals I’m moved by the planetarium: I travel to the stars I cannot see, struggle with the scale of what I cannot fathom. Modern planetariums demonstrate the grandeur of God’s creation, […]

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Beyond Planet Earth Tweetup

Nothing directly to do with io 0.0.1 beta++, but I will be participating in the Scientific American / American Museum of Natural History Beyond Planet Earth Tweetup on January 18, 2012, starting at 6:00 pm (EST). [More info…] What does this, however indirectly, have to do with improvisation, semi-autonomous machine musicians, and real-time interactive musical […]

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current state 2012: human actors

I’ll be posting an article dealing with an aspect of the technical and theoretical construction and operation of a interactive musical automaton in the coming weeks. In the meantime, here’s an update on what some of the (human) actors in the io 0.0.1 beta++ network have been up to, and will be doing in the […]

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future developments? OS X, Cocoa and Forth

Roelf Toxopeus has written a Mac OS X / Cocoa interface for SwiftForth and iForth [examples/screenshots…]. He writes: Cocoa GUI interface for Darwin based Forth systems. Goals: — Similar in usage as other interfaces in MacForth and Mach2. Think of things like NEW-XXX ADD.XXX etc. — No hacks, no shortcuts. Should survive OS upgrades! Follow their rules. […]

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analog io

I’ve assumed that future versions of io would have a single board computer (or multiple SBCs) in place of the clunky and fragile personal computer. There was, however, always an alternative. Take the not-so-humble analog computer, a technology with a fascinating past and a (still promising) future. Given that io’s behavior is driven by an […]

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