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27 Responses to “Algoraves: dancing to algorithms”

  1. Bill says:

    Al Gore Rhythms 

    • oasisob1 says:

      Sounds more like All Gore Rhythms. Kind of a Skinny Puppy feel. Ministry, maybe?

  2. oasisob1 says:

    Are they also dancing according to algorithms?

    • BillStewart2012 says:

       Dancing to algorithms includes square dancing :-)

      By the way, the YouTube video really wants you to have red/green 3D glasses to watch it.

  3. fractos says:

    There is nothing funnier than watching people trying to dance to Autechre.

  4. 10xor01 says:

    When I saw this, I expected the dancers to be bubble sorting themselves.  Unless they’re good dancers.  Then they’d enact quick sort.

  5. niktemadur says:

    Pshaw, I’m gonna invent Wolfraves, dancing to Wolfram Tones, cellular automata Rule 30.

  6. niktemadur says:

    Picture three guys at the high school cafeteria talking about last night’s algorave.
    Suddenly one of them ejects milk through the nose and blurts out:  “Did you see that?  Heather #1 just looked right at me!”

  7. DreadJester says:

    I thought nothing would ever steal the geek crown from LARP’ing……

  8. Y8 says:

    I have read lots of online articles about this subject recently.  Yours is the only person that actually made sense in my experience.  Thanks a lot.

  9. CH says:

    I’m apparently getting old…. oh, my poor ears!

    If somebody else is interested in what kind of coding they are doing, here is a sample: http://www.pawfal.org/dave/index.cgi?Projects/Scheme%20Bricks
    and an explanation here: http://toplap.org/temporal-recursion/
    (“wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive conditionals” sounded a bit too much like bs to me.)

    • Algorave says:

      BTW the band is slub http://slub.org/ playing at /* vivo */ festival in Mexico City http://vivo2012.cenart.tv/ under the influence of the local firewater (Mezcal)

  10. They need more people, strobe lights, a bit of ganja and some molly, because seeing a well-lit small group of sober nerds half-heartedly bobbing to music and one guy loosing his shit is making me cringe.

    • Gilbert Wham says:

       This does, indeed, look like a terrible, terrible rave. Like the music though.

  11. Larry Anderson says:

    Back when we did dot matrix printed reports at work (on an old imagewriter, fast and noisy!)  there were a couple that actually had a great beat to them.  This sounds similar.

  12. Chris S says:

    I suppose that you don’t need to worry about getting public rights for the music, since none of this is recorded music, nor even written down in sheet form. That’s a neat way to sidestep a lot of copyright issues around performing either recordings or written music in public.

    • Gilbert Wham says:

       I’d argue dance music DJs are producing transformative works anyway. If they’re any good, that is.

  13. Gilbert Wham says:

     This is, basically, what a live P.A. is: artists producing electronic music on the fly. Only there’d (hopefully) be more people and a better lighting rig.

  14. Surprisingly good 3D considering.  Glad I still had a pair of red blue glasses.

  15. Alex Liggett says:

    Not Safe for Headphones!!