aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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Posted by dav at 2005 March 5 05:03 AM
File under: Music



In How the web should be, Anil points out a flash rendition of a Coltrane tune that feels like an abstract version of the sonic wire sculptor. I wonder how difficult it would be to write code to generate these sort of visuals automatically from audio analysis? Obviously this is what visualizers do when playing mp3's in iTunes or WinAmp, but they don't have the same sense of narrative. I think to pull that off the entire audio file would have to analyzed as a whole instead of as a stream.

Eh, cloudy thoughts for a cloudy morning.

Comments:

try a taste of this, Jon Snydal's Imrpoviz:

http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/academics/courses/is247/s04/projects/improVizBrief.pdf

http://www.sims.berkeley.edu/academics/courses/is247/s04/projects/improViz.pdf

Posted by: cheesebikini on March 7, 2005 12:04 PM

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