Generative music is music that isn't traditionally composed. It's created by establishing patterns, randomness, and instructions to produce interesting sounds. Tero Parviainen's website, "How Generative Music Works: A Perspective" is a fun way to learn about the history of generative music and try generating some for yourself.
Black Mountain College: A Thumbnail Sketch is a 13-minute documentary about a legendary, experimental college founded by John Andrew Rice along with a few others in 1933. The college was located in the mountains of North Carolina, and its students were taught using a project-based, holistic learning method. From Wikipedia: Black Mountain was experimental in… READ THE REST
The Beginning Japanese Kanji Language Practice Pad looks like a daily calendar. On each tear-off page is a different Japanese kanji character, along with its definition, pronunciation, sample use, stroke order, and space to practice writing it. I use it to supplement my daily WaniKani practice. READ THE REST
Kize Bae started a YouTube channel to document her experiences learning new skills. So far she's tackled drawing and basketball spinning, and in this video, she gave herself 30 days to learn how to drum well enough to keep up with "Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars. Bae bought a drum kit and started watching online… READ THE REST
If we've become accustomed to anything in the past 19 months, it's sitting in the house like hermits waiting for whatever it is that dumb people are keeping around finds the exit (looking at you, Delta variant). While you're here, you might as well get some new gaming gear for yourself as a treat for… READ THE REST
Printer ink and toner cartridges are one of those inescapable necessities if you need to do physical printing. You not only can't come up with an alternative to ink and ink cartridges for printing physical copies of all of the important digital documents on your computer. You often have a very limited array of toner,… READ THE REST
Sound quality and functionality are everything when it comes to the speaker you use to play music. What's the point of listening to your favorite artists and songs on anything that makes them sound less than perfect? Even when it comes to smaller, mobile boomboxes, you shouldn't have to compromise quality for portability. Legendary amplifier… READ THE REST