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Christian Madsen
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I would gift this to my mother, who is a composer, but who, for various reasons, hasn't ever picked up a MIDI keyboard. It seems pretty user-friendly.
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Funny you should joke that someone put a lobster on a mountain, since up in Breckenridge, there's a snowmelt formation on their mountains that's shaped like a lobster most years.
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"Don't feel bad if you've failed, don't feel bad if you've abandoned something - just go make something and you will feel better." --Roguelike Radio, on time-constrained projects. Very double-edged advice if you generalize it, regretfully.

http://rhizome.org/editorial/2013/may/24/negative-entropy-jan-robert-leegte-spiral-jetty/ - "If Smithson’s Jetty was a place where nothing could hold together, Leegte’s reveals that the greatest illusion of these digital images is that they could appear cohesive at all."

http://thenewinquiry.com/essays/i-want-to-believe/ - "[...] the conspiratorial mind clings to the comforting notion of a world controlled by a rational agent capable of exerting its will to guide human events. Somebody is driving this thing … anybody."

http://www.domusweb.it/content/domusweb/en/design/2013/05/17/adhocracy_the_thirdindustrialrevolution.html - This is just scarcity that is trying not to be itself. Very dishonest. Very neoliberal. But, still interesting in that it points towards something wholly better.

http://quietbabylon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/o-ETON-COLLEGE-EXAM-570-500x117.jpg - Eton College Political Science Exam Essay Question

https://twitter.com/chipstian/status/337249850724847617 - Austerity Chic - Brand Destruction - Experiential Glitch - Futurist Hermetism
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I'm going to start X-posting my linkdumps here, because I've realized that my idle coolseeking might ought to be archived, rather than solely sit in chatlogs and then vanish. And since Google Reader is about to be flushed, I can't simply hit a Share button anymore. So! We're doing it manually, now. This is better, in a way.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Southern_Pol_of_Inaccessibility_Henry_Cookson_team_n2i.JPG - Bust of Vladimir Lenin, inland Antarctica

http://thewire.co.uk/archive/galleries/in-the-studio - Amazing amazing photos. Wow wow wow

http://media.economist.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/full-width/images/2012/07/articles/main/20120721_wwd000.jpg - This is cool, except current global capitalism has the meritocracy level of feudalism, and the repression level of state communism

http://projectwordsworth.com/the-paradox-of-the-proof/ - "After working in isolation for more than a decade, Mochizuki had built up a structure of mathematical language that only he could understand." -- "A self-given title runs over his head. It is not “mathematician” but, rather, “Inter-universal Geometer.”"

http://jacobinmag.com/2013/05/the-fucking-hipster-show/ - "[...] an urbane, and socially acceptable, form of ideologically inflected shaming on the part of American elites who must delegitimize those segments of a largely white, college educated population who didn’t do the “acceptable thing.”"
Musicians in their studios, including Madlib's vinyl-cluttered home, Laurie Spiegel's NYC loft, Pierre Henry in Paris, Vladislav Delay's modernist shrine and more, culled from the pages of The Wire .
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"[...] Expect the copyright cartels and the national security state to team up to bring you a new announcement: the future is here, but you’re not allowed to have it."
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Yudkowsky lances Rand, on her false conflation of "rational" with "optimal", where the two ought to be strictly divided. Just a great post.
Submitted by Eliezer_Yudkowsky • 58 votes • 150 comments Followup to : Rationality: Appreciating Cognitive Algorithms (minor post) There's an old anecdote about Ayn Rand, which Michael Shermer recounts in his "The Unlikeliest Cult in History" (note: calling a fact unlikely is an insult to your prior model, not the fact itself), which went as follows: Branden recalled an evening when a friend of Rand's remarked that he enjoyed the music of Richard...
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Was looking for new videos on the MicroGranny and modulars, on a whim, and found this contest. :o! Subscribed, yo.
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G+ keeps insisting that, when I post links to articles I want to archive, the post violates its content policy. Requests for review are instantly denied. Great job there, Google.
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KAIZO NO LINKDUMP TECHNIQUE

http://theclustermag.com/2013/05/feminism-and-other-unfulfilled-promises-of-the-text-based-internet/ - A depressing but incisive critique of the problems with posthumanism and internetism (small peeve of mine though: they falsely equivocate the social construct of objectivity with the mathematical-realist construct of objectivity; I assume the author is a mathematical nominalist, so whatever, it's fine)

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/expats-move-in-as-rio-favelas-improve-a-900626.html - "Now that the notorious drug gangs of Rio de Janiero's shanty towns have been driven out, the neighborhoods are attracting new residents from Southern Europe. Fleeing the euro crisis back home, the expats are contributing to a real estate boom in the favelas."

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/05/13/183704091/what-is-it-about-bees-and-hexagons - What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2013/05/23/ceos-are-terrible-at-management-study-finds/ - CEOs Are Terrible At Management, Study Finds

http://blog.echonest.com/post/48943428838/how-we-cope-with-spammers-fakers-and-cloners - "Here, The Echo Nest Senior Software Engineer Aaron Mandel explores the sneaky techniques used by musical spammers to “game the system” in music services — and how we stop them from succeeding."

http://lauren.vortex.com/archive/001034.html - USA Intellectual Property Theft Commission recommends inserting mandatory malware/ransomware into every computer, to detect and eliminate copyright infringements
How the feminist internet utopia failed, and we ended up with speculative realism
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An especially interesting bit of Wall Street kremlinology, here...
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Fascinating analysis of the continued ideological stagnation of genre fiction, despite (and because of) its authors' most heroic attempts to stave off potential /creative/ stagnation.
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Musician, Programmer, New Media Artist, Like 7th Wave Got Dang Futurist
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  • Strangewarp
    Musician/Programmer/Artist, 2012 - present
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Niwot, CO
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Denver, CO - Silverthorne, CO - Blue River, CO - Syosset, NY
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I try to make music and cool stuff.
Introduction
Former prodigy who coasted utterly from around 1993 until about 2012. Trying to do interesting work now though, yay.
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Former youngest member of got dang MENSA. Exhibited got dang sculptures in a university art gallery. Wrote a got dang full-featured MIDI sequencer from scratch.
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  • Colorado Mountain College
    Fine Arts, 2001 - 2005
  • University of Denver
    Studio Arts, 2005 - 2008
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May 12, 1987