1. Joel Stewart: Barnaby Walters All musical instruments?

    @joelestewart hm, I suppose so. Instruments are mostly one-way though, with a performer transmitting culture to an audience — even if you consider composer to performer, that’s not so much through the instrument.

    Whereas computers are direction-agnostic — one or multiple people can use them simultaneously to consume and create culture. I wonder if that’s one of the reasons why they don’t look like what they do.

  2. Ah, a happy end to rather a traumatic night. And the moral of the story? Trust maths over Icelandic bus drivers.

  3. Has there ever been a device other than modern computers which is simulataneously used for creation and consumption of culture?

  4. I need some musical help! What time signature is this clip in? It’s been rolling around in my head for the past three weeks but I can’t figure it out.

    
    K:Amin
    AB cd- dc _ed cd cB cd |fe de- ec2 AB cA _ed cd :|
    

    The problem seems to be around the 19-20th notes — that’s how I play it but it means there’s an extra quaver. Otherwise it could almost be alternating bars of 7/4 and 8/4. Any ideas?

  5. Jogged/walked 4.5km in Reykjavik whilst listening to Riverdance — there’s not much music which is so energetic!

  6. A couple of days ago we (Vísar) went on a little trip up to Borgarnes for a meeting. Hopefully the journey details should be attached to this note, and I’ll get them displaying below.

  7. It’s @dConstruct season again and I’m looking for accommodation in Brighton in early September again. Ideally a couch to sleep on for a few days — anyone have one/can recommend one?

  8. Just saw ads on the BBC website for the first time — must be because I’m in another country. They look so out of place.

  9. If anyone's wondering what AOL actually do anymore, this screenshot I dug out from a few weeks ago should explain things: