In early 2003 I mined my record collection for samples to create the following musical-collage:
I later made some changes to this track to produce:
I’m not sure the changes improved the track. Actually, many of the voice samples are less intelligible on the this version.
Last Friday I sent the following via email to some friends, as well as to ask.metafilter:
According to Leibniz, a theory must be simpler than the data it explains. In other words (for the nerds amongst us), understanding equals compression.
I challenge you to help me understand this via a thought-experiment:
Let’s take two experiences we are all familiar with: Pleasure and Pain.
Explain the difference between these two experiences.
There is (of course) no “correct” answer; however, I ask that you attempt to use as few words as possible to explain your answer.
If you’d like to add to the debate, hit me up with a comment. I’ll be compiling the responses this weekend.
It’s interesting to note that the question was removed from ask.metafilter for being too meta.
Via Uncle Ken in T-Dot:
- Motorist throws food out of window.
- Courier, disliking littering, picks up food and throws food back in car.
- Motorist dumps coffee on courier.
- Courier scratches car with key.
- Road rage ensues.
And finally, from the stungeye archives: My Winnipeg, Against the Reality.