[sdiy] JavaScript Muse Update, Barbican Centre

john slee indigoid at oldcorollas.org
Fri May 31 13:37:13 CEST 2019


Hi Donald,

Thanks for sharing, again. Highly enjoyable. How many people do you think
actually owned more than one Muse? Can't be too many, considering how few
were made...

John

On Fri, 31 May 2019 at 03:04, Donald Tillman <don at till.com> wrote:

> Hey folks,
>
> A Muse update...
>
> The "AI More than Human" exhibit at the Barbican Centre in London opened a
> couple weeks ago, and my JavaScript Muse is there running on a Galaxy
> tablet right next to an actual Muse.
>
>
> https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/installation-photo-from-the-barbican-s-ai-more-than-human-exhibition/yQHg1oNIaKTe4w
>
>
> And, I've built another version I'd like to share with you:
>
>     The Muse
>     http://till.com/muse/
>
> This is the Muse alone, without the article, and with a set of presets.
>
> And it has music notation.  And blue/green indicator lamps on the sliders,
> and blue/green indicator lamps above the sliders, so it's easier to
> understand what is going on.
>
> And it has the pretty walnut and brushed aluminum textures.  Normally I'm
> not a fan of "skeuomorphism", but in this case I think it brings it to life.
>
> And this version can "spawn minions".  It can create additional Muse's in
> new windows, and they're sync'd to the master.  So you can make a Muse
> Quartet very easily.
>
> The settings of the master are cloned, and you can make changes from
> there.  You might share a common "Theme" setting, and use different
> "Interval" settings each unit, for a sort of counterpoint.  And you should
> be encouraged to pitch them at different octaves, or related keys.
>
> Have fun!  Tell me what you discover.
>
>   -- Don
> --
> Donald Tillman, Palo Alto, California
> http://www.till.com
>
>
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