[sdiy] JavaScript Muse Update, Barbican Centre

Pete Hartman pete.hartman at gmail.com
Wed Apr 10 18:52:28 CEST 2019


That is awesome, Don!

Good job.

Pete

On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 11:35 AM Donald Tillman <don at till.com> wrote:

> Folks,
>
> As you may recall, I built a JavaScript simulation of the Triadex Muse
> about a year and a half ago.  So it's a Muse that runs in a browser.  The
> Muse was an algorithmic music composer developed by AI pioneer Marvin
> Minsky and Edward Fredkin in 1969 at MIT.  I've expanded the article since
> then, and included some more analysis of the operation and the patent.
>
>     Triadex Muse in JavaScript
>     http://till.com/articles/muse/
>
> Marvin Minsky's daughter heard about it, got in touch, and praised it.
>
> Then a curator from the Barbican Centre in London got in touch.  They are
> assembling an exhibit on AI and the Humanities.
>
>     Barbican Centre -- AI: More than Human
>     May 16 to August 26
>     https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2019/event/ai-more-than-human
>
> And after that, it tours the Groninger Forum in the Netherlands
>
>     Groninger Forum -- AI: More than Human
>     December 2019 to May 2020
>     https://www.groningerforum.nl/nl/exposities
>
> They are borrowing the Muse from the London Science Museum, and setting up
> my Javascript Muse running on a tablet next to it.
>
> This is pretty interesting from a museum presentation standpoint as the
> visitor can:
>
>   * see an actual Muse under glass
>   * try out the simulated Muse without risking damage to the original
>   * try the presets, dramatically reducing the ramp-up time
>   * see the note patterns
>   * and "take it home" with the URL
>
> I've built a special version for the exhibit; standalone, single page,
> formatted specifically for a tablet in landscape orientation, very little
> text, exhibition color scheme (not mine!):
>
>    The Triadex Muse, An Interactive Simulation
>    http://till.com/muse/barbican
>
> So, London area Synth-DIY folks (uh... chaps), please check it out.
>
> Also, do you have an interesting Muse composition that you've developed?
> Please post it here.  [4 INTERVAL switches, 4 THEME switches, REST switch]
> Winners will be included in the presentation, with credit of course.
>
>   -- Don
> --
> Donald Tillman, Palo Alto, California
> http://www.till.com
>
>
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