Tag Archives: HMSL

RIP, Douglas Rain

Automatic Morricone Machine

RIP, Douglas Rain, who gave his voice to the machines of our dreams and nightmares, and shaped the vocality that stood for anxiety in the age of machines.

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HMSL at Whitechapel Gallery, London

Nothing directly to do with io 0.0.1 beta++ (it didn’t make the cut for this show), but the Hierarchical Music Specification Language developed by Phil Burk, Larry Polansky and David Rosenboom, and which drives the cognitive innards of io 0.0.1 beta++, forms part of the subject of the Luke Fowler and Mark Fell curated exhibition […]

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software optimization vs. elegance

When started writing what became io 0.0.1 beta in ’99, having thrown out a whole bunch of old material, I made an effort to write elegant code. This was partly because of the complexity of this project (which would end up in the region of 25,000 lines of code), but also a reaction to the […]

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