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I have been in love Henke's Lumière since I saw it.  He discusses this and other philosophy here.  Sporting a CCRMA shirt.

http://createdigitalmusic.com/2014/01/robert-henke-lasers-structure-musical-choices/
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Our former PhD student Shane Legg is co-founder of deepmind (with Demis Hassabis and Mustafa Suleyman), just acquired by Google for ~$500m [1]. In my research group at the Swiss AI Lab IDSIA, Shane was a student of my senior researcher Marcus Hutter, a pioneer of the theory of Universal Artificial Intelligence [2], who is now professor in Canberra.

Deepmind also employs my former PhD students Dr. Daan Wierstra, Dr. Tom Schaul, Dr. Alex Graves. They were funded by SNF grants (Alex later also by my postdoc grants at TU Munich), and have been working on deep recurrent artificial neural networks  (RNN) [3].  Alex focused on supervised learning with LSTM RNN [3,6,7], Daan and Tom on evolving RNN [4] and Reinforcement Learning RNN [5]. Search for their papers in the reference links [3-8]; compare published work of deepmind [9].  

[1] https://www.theinformation.com/Google-beat-Facebook-For-DeepMind-Creates-Ethics-Board
[2] http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/unilearn.html
[3] http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/rnn.html
[4] http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/evolution.html
[5] http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/rl.html
[6] http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/deeplearning.html
[7] http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/handwriting.html
[8] http://www.idsia.ch/~juergen/compressednetworksearch.html
[9] http://arxiv.org/abs/1312.5602

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Google, which is acquiring DeepMind Technologies, has agreed to establish an ethics board to ensure the artificial intelligence technology isn't abused, according to two people familiar with the deal. The unusual step of establishing the ethics committee comes as Google, which is paying more ...
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This is a motherfucking website. And it's fucking perfect. Seriously, what the fuck else do you want? You probably build websites and think your shit is special. You think your 13 megabyte paralax-ative home page is going to get you some fucking Awwward banner you can glue to the top corner of ...
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"But the bottom line was clear enough: global capitalism has made the depletion of resources so rapid, convenient and barrier-free that 'earth-human systems' are becoming dangerously unstable in response."

"Serious scientific gatherings don’t usually feature calls for mass political resistance, much less direct action and sabotage. But then again, Werner wasn’t exactly calling for those things. He was merely observing that mass uprisings of people – along the lines of the abolition movement, the civil rights movement or Occupy Wall Street – represent the likeliest source of 'friction' to slow down an economic machine that is careening out of control."

http://www.newstatesman.com/2013/10/science-says-revolt
Is our relentless quest for economic growth killing the planet? Climate scientists have seen the data – and they are coming to some incendiary conclusions.
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I'm glad I read this, especially the historical perspective. The author has some pretty strong opinions about "mainstreaming of electronic music in the US".

http://jacobinmag.com/2013/09/silent-majority-music/
Back in April, one of my favorite minor internet celebrities, Hennessy Youngman, announced his foray into deejaying. Excited, I downloaded the mix and put it on my iPod to enjoy on my commute. As I cued it up, Hennessy's trademark “What up, Internet?” popped into my headphones amid an air raid ...
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Today I set up and mixed a performance from a studio in Oakland, CA.  It included a cello performer at Stanford, a tabla player in NYC, and a mr̥daṅgaṃ player locally in Oakland.  It is fun to explore the limits of current technologies so we learn how to most effectively plan for the future.
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I recently learned that I can do `sudo -s` instead of `sudo su -` and increase happiness.
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Pretty awesome perspective.

"When something bugs me that I can't put my finger on, there's usually a contradiction that I'm not seeing. After a few talks, articles and conversations, it seems pretty obvious: it puts JavaScript on a pedestal, even as it makes it irrelevant.

It makes JavaScript irrelevant because with LLVM's infrastructure or similar tools, practically anything can or will be compiled into JS.

But it also makes JavaScript more important, focusing the future optimization efforts of browser makers onto it, despite its ill-suited semantics.

It means JavaScript has nothing to do with it, it's just the poison we ended up with, the bitter pill we supposedly have to swallow. So when Brendan Eich says with a smile "Always bet on JavaScript", what he really means is "Always bet on legacy code" or perhaps "Always bet on politics". When you think about it, it's weird to tell JavaScript developers about Asm.js. It's not actually aimed at them."

http://acko.net/blog/on-asmjs/
Just a shiny demo or the future of browser computing?
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I am excited to be continuing to develop my generative soundscape for the "Seas of the Subconscious" exhibit in its newest incarnation inside a box truck at the Treasure Island music festival.  Here is some documentation of what I did last time:

http://colin-sullivan.net/main/2013/seas-of-subconscious/
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  • Gracenote
    Media Technology Lab Research Intern, 2012 - 2012
  • IBM
    Extreme Blue Intern, Software Development, 2010 - 2010
  • Synthetic Cinema International
    Rotational Intern, Programmer, Video Editor, Sound Editor, Systems Support, 2007 - 2010
  • Pyro/FX Entertainment Group
    Rotational Intern, Programmer, Systems Support, 2006 - 2010
  • Concert: Web-based Audio Organizational Tool (http://github.com/Concert/Concert)
    Project Lead, Architect, Developer, 2010 - 2011
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I am Colin.  I like experimenting with music and technology and exploring the richness of experience.
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    Music, Science and Technology, 2011 - 2013
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Computer Science, Electronic Arts, 2007 - 2011
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MIT news
www.mit.edu

MIT researchers find a way to make glass that’s anti-fogging, self-cleaning and free of glare.

Social Media News and Web Tips – Mashable – The Social Media Guide
mashable.com

Social Media news blog covering cool new websites and social networks: Facebook, Google, Twitter, MySpace and YouTube. The latest web techno

turn.js - The page flip effect for HTML5
www.turnjs.com

is a plugin for jQuery that adds a beautiful transition similar to real pages in a book or magazine for HTML5. + Uses Hardware acceleration;

INCREDIBOX
www.incredibox.com

Express your musicality, pump it up and chill!

Free computer science classes online
news.stanford.edu

Stanford seeks to change the way courses are taught, with three free computer science classes.

Prismatic blog - Prismatic Blog - Futurist Mobile Interaction Design
blog.getprismatic.com

Mobile Design at Prismatic At Prismatic, we design for iPhone, iPad, Android, and web on all ma...

London riots: the underclass lashes out - Telegraph
www.telegraph.co.uk

London's rioters are the products of a crumbling nation, and an indifferent political class that has turned its back on them.

Happy Meal Ban: McDonald's Outsmarts San Francisco - San Francisco News ...
blogs.sfweekly.com

​Update: Read about how city and health officials say they were blindsided by McDonald's. On Thursday, Dec. 1, the...

vigil
github.com

The Vigil programming language. Contribute to vigil development by creating an account on GitHub.

Keeping Safari a secret
donmelton.com

For much of the time we spent developing Safari — long before it was called by that name — it pretended to be Microsoft Internet Explorer. S

Mindful Eating for Mere Mortals
www.slideshare.net

Being in control of How we eat is a super habit, that can save us a lot of extra pounds, and help us stay focused during periods of Stress.

Astrid
astrid.com

Astrid - To-do, Together

"DO WHAT YOU LOVE": Watch Steve Jobs' Fantastic Stanford Commencement Sp...
www.businessinsider.com

You have to check out his classic speech, which is one of the best ever.

366 or How I Tricked Myself into Being Awesome
japhr.blogspot.com

Each of these technologies has two things in common: They are game changing (or at least possibly); I knew nothing about them before I start

Rick Falkvinge: I am a pirate | Video on TED.com
www.ted.com

TED Talks The Pirate Party fights for transparency, anonymity, and sensible copyright laws. At TEDxObserver, Rick Falkvinge explains how he

scm_breeze
github.com

scm_breeze - Streamline your SCM workflow

Class Warfare | Infrequently Noted
infrequently.org

We've been debating various forms of classes in JS since the late '90s. That's right; we've been circling this drain for more than a decade.

Burning Blog » Blog Archive » Who the hell are “Burners,” anyway?
blog.burningman.com

A few months ago I was asked, in one of those email groups where people ask each other things like this: “what does it mean to be a burner?