Monday, April 27, 2009

If you could listen to a fractal, what would it sound like?

Programming and music are cousins, I suppose. Two different sub-fields within the greater domain that is applied mathematics. While I'd prefer other means than an FFT when describing my enjoyment of, e.g., a Pink Floyd solo, stuff like this has always intrigued me.

Day of the Triffords from Andrew Sorensen on Vimeo.

Now, this isn't exactly the most user-friendly interface in the world. I'm pretty sure that crown is held by "stick + something that sounds cool when you hit it wit a stick." Even so, hackers in general and LISPers in particular can rejoice in the satisfaction that comes from reading the matrix...

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