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Here's my attempt:

open.audio/library/tracks/8865

Not too bad I guess, although connection to the image source is far from obvious to make.

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Uh, this should be perfect reconstruction (2D -> 1D -> 2D hilbert curve encoding).

Any ideas of esoteric ways to translate particular types of images to sound? I tried all the usual suspects, from direct encoding to Fourier and Wavelet transforms, to 2D -> 1D singular value decomposition. Nothing seems to produce anything interesting from this…

I published 2.47.0. It contains the new Stream object which is a Pattern but with persistent state, and a number of improvements in Ex/Control programs and the passing of attributes when running objects. Also the new oscilloscope is integrated.

Would anyone be interested that I make a video on the new features and changes?

We're doing a short contribution to the next- project live broadcast today between 16:15 and 16:30 CET - program is already running now, so you can tune in

iterations.space/live/

Frichot, thinkable 

"We are habituated to the assumption that we invent or 'have' thoughts that belong to us, that we can secure them with a signature, which then allows us the right to claim them as our intellectual property. The thinkable operates in quite another way. A thinkable, and this will no doubt sound counter-intuitive, is independent of either a given thinker or a fixed object of thought; instead, it circulates between both in the midst of an event, a taking place that takes more or less time. It is less the thought that I have than the thought that strikes me, coming from elsewhere, emerging in the midst of an encounter…"

It's Saturday because at this point in the week you are extremely saturated.

Gilles Châtelet, graphic reason (mathematics) 

"… some contemporary research … completely renews _the very notion of indexation_. No explicit intuition accompanies the ‘classical’ behaviour of calculations: in formulae of the type ∑ᵢ = , the set of indices is neutral and the indexation remains completely external to the development of these calculations, behaving like a ‘notation’ which is completely indifferent to that which it notes. These formulae remain captive to a linear successiveness, x₁ then x₂ then x₃ etc., an artificial sequence a little analogous to the chain of verbs _veni, vidi, vici_ where the temporal order of the processes of enunciation … replicate exactly the order of the processes of the statement … The contemporary point of view makes the notation _concrete_ by identifying it with a diagram already used in an _a priori_ foreign domain … This domain thus 'evokes’ gestures which are classical for it, but completely new in the domain when it is imported as ‘notation’ … This upsets the very notion of indexation which becomes _bi-dimensional_ in freeing itself from the successive: it is very much a victory of the hand that comments on itself, the indexation no longer being delivered by an external ‘set’, but by a process of deformation and modification of diagrams."

Glissant, right to opacity (1990) 

"For centuries 'generalization,' as operated by the West, brought different community tempos into an equivalency in which it attempted to give a hierarchical order to the times they flowered. Now that the panorama has been determined and equidistances described, is it not, perhaps, time to return to a no less necessary 'degeneralization'? Not to a replenished outrageous excess of specificities but to a total (dreamed-of) freedom of the connections among them, cleared out of the very chaos of their confrontations."

blanchot, "literature and the right to death" (1949) 

"When a writer sinks into the pure intimacy of a work which is no one's business but his {-sic-} own, it may seem to other people—other writers and people involved in other activities—that at least they have been left at peace in their Thing and their own work. But not at aIl. The work created by this solitary person and endosed in solitude contains within itself a point of view which concerns everyone, implicitly passing judgment on other works, on the problems of the times, becoming the accomplice of whatever it neglects, the enemy of whatever it abandons, and its indifference mingles hypocriticaIly with everyone's passions."

Rücken-an-Rücken
(vs. St-Exupéry friendship)
"you have my back"
regardless

barfuß den Steinen ausweichen
barfooted, evading the stones

I published a new version 2.46.0, with a lot of bug fixes and improvements for FScape.

There is a cool new workspace in the downloads ( archive.org/download/Mellite ) for an Impulse Response measuring tool (Impulse-1.2.0.mllt.zip). I want to add a video run through for that soon, but hopefully it's not too difficult to run in any case.

If you go to the sound file below "{hhr 200329}" (right hand) on researchcatalogue.net/view/711 , that's rendered with one binaural position for each of the eight channels (background ambience file is a stereo recording, not encoded). Best to skip 2 minutes into the file for headphones impression.

v2.45.0 is published. I have been mainly working on the Control/Act languages, as I implement two new installations with them, finding problems and missing bits.

Thinking of making another video or text tutorial soon. Any ideas or topics that I should cover?

sciss.de/mellite/

Determining regions in rendered sounds based on loudness contour (lots of FScape debugging as a "fun" side activity)

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