1. Dawkins by Evolution

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    from Alexander Lorimer Added 92 0 0

    'Dawkins by Evolution' is an evolutionary painting of Richard Dawkins, a famous and influential evolutionary biologist. To produce the painting a java program has been written which mimics the process of evolution, where a photograph of Richard Dawkins (from Wikipedia Commons taken by David Shankbone) represents a fitness criteria, and an array of code that describes the position, size, color and transparency of an increasing number of circles represents a genome. more info here - http://www.aodlorimer.com

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    • What is GasAssure?

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      from Stochastic Simulation Added 54 0 0

      GasAssure provides Integrated Asset Modelling for Market-Driven Gas Planning. It is a fully integrated, market-driven gas planning tool. It delivers a unique “reservoir to market” solution, allowing for long-term gas forecasting from source, through processing and delivery, right up to the allocation of resources to meet the market demand.

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        Composed by Smith 1.5 ▓▓ "Smith" designed by J.E.Murphy ▓▓ Initiated at 4:56pm GMT+1 on 21/09/2013 ▓▓ Musicians and artists may use any musical elements (melodies / rhythms / etc.) herein for their own commercial or non-commercial compositions (optionally) using a credit to this effect: "Elements of [track title] inspired by "Smith", created by J.E. Murphy"

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          from J E Murphy Added 64 1 0

          Composed by Smith 1.5 ▓▓ "Smith" designed by J.E.Murphy ▓▓ Initiated at 2:27pm GMT+1 on 18/09/2013 ▓▓ Musicians and artists may use any musical elements (melodies / rhythms / etc.) herein for their own commercial or non-commercial compositions (optionally) using a credit to this effect: "Elements of [track title] inspired by "Smith", created by J.E. Murphy"

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            Composed by Smith 1.5 ░░ "Smith" designed by J.E.Murphy ░░ Initiated at 2:16pm GMT+1 on 03/09/2013 ░░ Musicians and artists are encouraged to use any musical elements (melodies / rhythms / etc.) herein for their own commercial or non-commercial compositions using a credit to this effect: "Elements of [track title] inspired by "Smith", created by J.E. Murphy"

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            • PIMS / CSC Distinguished Speaker Series: "Beyond the digital divide: Ten good reasons for using splines"

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              April 9, 2010 Dr. Michael Unser ' "Think analog, act digital" is a motto that is relevant to scientific computing and algorithm design in a variety of disciplines, including numerical analysis, image/signal processing, and computer graphics. Here, we will argue that cardinal splines constitute a theoretical and computational framework that is ideally matched to this philosophy, especially when the data is available on a uniform grid. We show that multidimensional spline interpolation or approximation can be performed most efficiently using recursive digital filtering techniques. We highlight a number of "optimal" aspects of splines (in particular, polynomial ones) and discuss fundamental relations with: (1) Shannon's sampling theory, (2) linear system theory, (3) wavelet theory, (4) regularization theory, (5) estimation theory, and (6) stochastic processes (in particular, fractals). The practicality of the spline framework is illustrated with concrete image processing examples; these include derivative-based feature extraction, high-quality rotation and scaling, and (rigid body or elastic) image registration.

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              • Sonic Network no. 13 @Gallery 9, Sydney

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                from Brian May Added 294 8 0

                Sonic Network no. 13 presents a shifting sound and visual experience, initiated by the interplay of Aslanidis' optical painting and May’s immersive soundscape . The painting, Sonic Network no. 13, contains a grid relative to a set of mathematical intervals that Aslanidis uses to create a drawing of compositional intervals, similar to a musical score. May has written an algorithm—using a programming language for sound synthesis, called “SuperCollider”—that determines the characteristics and timing of the sound in relation to the intervals. Taking into consideration the structure and composition of the painting, May emulates the mechanisms of painting by responding to the moiré (wave-like) patterns, which are demonstrated via audio interference of the sine waves (known as beat frequencies) in the sound piece. The sine wave tones created are thus audio representations of the circular forms, geometric shapes, and reverberating patterns inherent within Aslanidis’ piece. John Aslanidis has collaborated with Brian May recently on a number of exhibitions: Sonic Network No. 12 at Gallerie Kai Hilgemann Berlin (Aug 2013), Sonic Network no. 8 at Melbourne arts centre The Substation (Nov, 2012), Sonic Network no. 9 at dr Julius–ap in Berlin (Oct 2011), at White Box in New York City (Mar 2012) and also at Kunsthalle Beacon (NY). Aslanidis has also recently completed a large scale painting commissioned by the Arts Centre Melbourne, Sonic Network no. 11 (2012) for Hamer Hall. Sonic Network No. 11 features a special composition by Brian May, which can be heard in conjunction with viewing the painting.

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                • Prof. Björn Brembs: 'Free Will as an Evolved Brain Function'.

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                  from The Lost Lectures Added

                  Prof. Björn Brembs is Professor of Neurogenetics at Regensburg University, he’s a prolific blogger and world authority on how the brain accomplishes adaptive behavioural choice, in other words how the brain is organised for reward, punishment and decision-making. In this rigorous, 15 minute talk, Björn combines philosophy and science to explore the topic of determinism. Sharing his discoveries involving the spontaneous behaviour of fruitflies and leeches, he levels a compelling argument in favor of free will.

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                  • Twenty-five Neds

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                    from Conor Added 44 5 3

                    Random walks through the frames of a short clip from Groundhog Day. Walks start at the same frame and are constrained to end simultaneously (with the same frame) after five minutes. Much like poor Bill Connors. This video doesn't seem to play nicely with vimeo's html5 player on Chrome, so please try it on flash player.

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                    • GenSession: a Flexible Zoomable Interface for Melody Generation

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                      from François Cabrol Added 237 0 0

                      My master's research project. For more informations see http://hifiv.ca/~francoiscabrol/GenSession/

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