Kung Fu Wisdom

So I downloaded the transcripts of the classic television show, Kung Fu and wondered what philosophical insight they might hold… $ ack -i wisdom s01e13.txt 250: What is cowardice but the body’s wisdom of its weakness. 251: What is bravery but the body’s wisdom of its strength. $ ack -i truth s01e01.txt 192: To suppress […]

Weighted Graph “Music”

Code: synch-weighted-randomized   This piece was constructed in 4-bar increments by running the above code and importing the generated phrases (MIDI file) into my DAW (Apple Logic).  I then gave the patterns “better” patches, used layers and added a drum track for continuity. The code uses randomly generated weighted graphs to build up a melody […]

Artificial Psychologist

tl;dr: https://watson-pi-demo.mybluemix.net/ A new psychologist is in town and his name is Watson.  Watson’s above site just contains a text area and an Analyze button.  The instructions say to paste in something you have written. Being a curious cat, I had fun pasting-in famous quotes and passages from books, like Alice in Wonderland, etc. It was interesting to speculate […]