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Some Links

Posted by matijs 26/03/2009 at 12h11

These can all be seen as being about art: Art of programming, video, sound.

Pascal Costanza’s Highly Opinionated Guide to Lisp. A real guide:

Something like “Lisp for experienced programmers”

Just what I needed. Convinced me that Common Lisp will be the next programming language I learn.

Datamoshing: from _why’s article (with examples), to a practical guide (itself datamoshed). The technique uses accidental properties of current video compression: The compression partially separates motion from color, so we can combine the color from one still image with completely unrelated motion from another clip. Perhaps this can be cleaned up by:

  • Fully separationg motion and color information (the compression algorithms only do partial separation)
  • Allowing partial recombining of the color, creating the possibility of a ‘fade-in’ of the ‘correct’ color, or other effects.
  • All this supported by your favorite non-linear editor program, of course.

This would give more control, but less interesting unexpected artifacts. It’s a trade-off.

And finally: sCrAmBlEd?HaCkZ!, automatically recreates one audio track (music, mainly), by glueing together similar-sounding pieces from another track (or set of tracks). Very impressive. Be sure to watch the explanatory video.

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