I bought this after listening to Fashion’s Fabrique album, or to be correct, an album called “The Height of Fashion”. I had remembered that the second album wasn’t nearly as good, and was in fact a bit of a let down, and after buying it again I remember just what a disappointment it was. There are a couple of reasonable tracks, but the rest are nowhere nearly as good.
What a shame. Never mind though.
I didn’t even know that this exhibition was on at the Science museum, and I was only really there for Music day, so it was a real bonus to see it. Some nice exhibits and a lot of information packed into a very small space. I think I’ll need to see it again at least once if not more times.
I’ve been thinking about what to do next with my Romo, and one thing immediately comes to mind. Using the three output ports at the front. I’ve been thinking about what I could do with those and especially what could be achieved musically using a tiny robot. I guess that’s what’s really interesting.
So I’ve started to gather some information on what the output from the ports is and then I’ll need to start some careful testing too. More on that as it develops.
And Arduino Wave Shield Kit. Which, I have to say is a little bit of a reach for me, but, I really think that making this and then using it will be a big step forward for me in terms of my Arduino experiments, which I really want to take into a more audio / musical direction. So this is, I think, the best way forward.
I’ll post shots of the board as I make progress on it.
I was around Exhibition Road for part of Music day this year. I missed it the last time it was on, so I was glad to be able to go this year. I managed to catch a few musical moments, one of which was a performance of a piece that was inspired by the hall of the modern world in the Science Museum.
It wasn’t bad at all. Quite ponderous and slow and thoughtful, but I enjoyed it a lot in the end. I’m glad I went, and I hope that music day keeps going, it certainly made it a more interesting trip.
Getting Pd up and running on an Android device. Good to see it running, but I do wonder what I’ll do with it next.
I’m really intrigued by the idea of physical objects interacting with the real world, which is why I decided to get a Sphero ball. It’s a very interesting device, and there are a few apps that work with it, including especially Shapesynth, which makes some amazing sounds.
So I’m just getting started now on this, and starting to think about how I can use Sphero in a variety of different settings.
Mr Turing would have been 100 years old today. His legacy to computing is amazing, there’s no doubt about that. I went to a big celebration at Bletchley Park in 2009 where I learnt a lot about him and what he’d done. Back in 2009 you didn’t hear so much about him and his work, I’m glad that’s changed.
Today I went to an exhibition about him at the Science Museum, and whilst it was only a small exhibition it’s good to see the recognition.
Whilst Primeval certainly wasn’t the best of science fiction, it was also not the worst, and it had a lot of good points. So I was really pleased to hear that it was coming back to ITV1. Sadly, whilst that’s true, it isn’t actually a new series. It’s just ITV1 showing series 5. From what I’ve read it seems unlikely that a series 6 is going to come about after all.
That’s a shame as I think they were going in some good direction. There’s still some hope, but it is slim.
I had forgotten just how much I enjoyed this film the first time I saw it. Not only is it amazingly funny but also incredibly touching as well. It is such a good journey, and I think seeing it a second time around made me see a greater depth to it.
It’s such a strange film. Truly disturbing in parts.