::  Posts  ::  RSS  ::  ◂◂RSS  ::  Contact

Who needs phrasing?

December 19th, 2011
music, contra  [html]
This makes me sad:
There were several obstacles in regard to the music, the first of which was that people did not believe we could dance contra to music that wasn't 'square.' The truth is that square tunes make it easier for the dancers and callers to dance without having to count beats, but one can dance contra to just about anything with a steady 4/4 beat.
  — Contra Syncretist interview with Terra Price

You want phrasing, even in techno-contra.

Comment via: google plus, facebook

Recent posts on blogs I like:

Metcalfe’s Law for High-Speed Rail

I wrote a Twitter thread about high-speed rail in the United States that I’d like to expand to a full post, because it illustrates a key network design principle. It comes from Metcalfe’s law: the value of a network is proportional to the square of the nu…

via Pedestrian Observations February 13, 2020

Watering the plant

My old approach to depression and anxiety was to take a wilted plant (me) and try to engineer exactly how to force it to stand up straight again. “Reinforce the stem!” “Correct droop 30 degrees!” “Leaves, uncrinkle!” And then I went about implementing tho…

via Holly Elmore February 12, 2020

95%-ile isn't that good

Reaching 95%-ile isn't very impressive because it's not that hard to do. I think this is one of my most ridiculable ideas. It doesn't help that, when stated nakedly, that sounds elitist. But I think it's just the opposite: most people can …

via Posts on Dan Luu February 7, 2020

more     (via openring)

More Posts:


  ::  Posts  ::  RSS  ::  ◂◂RSS  ::  Contact