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prostheticknowledge:

Algorave

Electronic music events without vinyl or mp3s - the music is generated with live coding:

Algorave is made from “sounds wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive conditionals“. These days just about all electronic music is made using software, but with artificial barriers between the people creating the software algorithms and the people making the music. Using systems built for creating algorithmic music, such as IXI Lang, overtone, puredata, Max/MSP, SuperCollider, Impromptu or Fluxus, these barriers are broken down, and musicians are able to compose and work live with their music as algorithms. This has good and bad sides, but a different approach leads to interesting places.

This is no new idea, but Algoraves focus on humans making and dancing to music. Algorave musicians don’t pretend their software is being creative, they take responsibility for the music they make, shaping it using whatever means they have. More importantly the focus is not on what the musician is doing, but on the music, and people dancing to it. Algoraves embrace the alien sounds of raves from the past, and introduce alien, futuristic rhythms and beats made through strange, algorithm-aided processes. It’s up to the good people on the dancefloor to help the musicians make sense of this and do the real creative work in making a great party.

An example of an Algorave in action:

You can find out more about organized Algorave events here

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thedailybadass:

We’ve got another big, big Adoption Event tomorrow, September 7th at NYC Pet on Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Come by and meet some amazing dogs, like Burt Lancaster, pictured above.
Burt Lancaster is a stunning 2 year-old husky mix that originally hails from North Carolina. Burt Lancaster the man was a gorgeous badass dude, and this dog lives up to his name! His NYC foster mom says that Burt is very mellow inside. Loves to lounge and get head rubs. Definitely low energy inside, but gets playful outside. “He’s cat-friendly too - but no chickens, please!” 
If you are interested in adopting Burt Lancaster tomorrow, get a head-start on the process by filling out our adoption application online. 
Photo by Hilary Benas

thedailybadass:

We’ve got another big, big Adoption Event tomorrow, September 7th at NYC Pet on Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Come by and meet some amazing dogs, like Burt Lancaster, pictured above.

Burt Lancaster is a stunning 2 year-old husky mix that originally hails from North Carolina. Burt Lancaster the man was a gorgeous badass dude, and this dog lives up to his name! His NYC foster mom says that Burt is very mellow inside. Loves to lounge and get head rubs. Definitely low energy inside, but gets playful outside. “He’s cat-friendly too - but no chickens, please!”

If you are interested in adopting Burt Lancaster tomorrow, get a head-start on the process by filling out our adoption application online.

Photo by Hilary Benas