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Jowser  ·  2256 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Musical Set Theory Part II - Mathematical Musings

Thanks, only briefly looked at it now, but seems an interesting approach

Jowser  ·  2256 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Musical Set Theory Part II - Mathematical Musings

Yeah, that would make much more sense, don't quite know what I was thinking.

Jowser  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Musical Set Theory - Mathematical Musings

If you're interested, this blog did a recent post that covers the first question with regard to major chords http://metinmediamath.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/overtones-what-they-are-and-how-to-compute-them/

As for the second question, I would hazard a guess that the circle of fifths could shed some light. However, these things are subjective, I happen to quite like the progression I -> III!

Jowser  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Musical Set Theory - Mathematical Musings

Well if they're the pretentious ones, fuck 'em indeed.

Jowser  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Musical Set Theory - Mathematical Musings

Thanks for your reply, I hadn't considered the link with the Baroque era tonality that's a really interesting comment.

Shame you had to endure it for your degree, I would not wish something like this on someone who hates it. Oh behalf of mathematicians: 'Sorry'.

Jowser  ·  2262 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Writers of Hubski: How do you get over your crushing disdain for your own work?

I've been writing and performing poetry for a couple of years now, and i've certainly gotten better at the dealing with the feeling you describe. I found the more I performed and got audience feedback (not necessarily what people said to me after, but how I felt about the performance - you know when you're holding a room in the palm of your hand) I got a better handle on what's good or not. Poems I didn't mind, I started liking. Those I disliked but knew worked, I started to be proud of. I'm still my own harshest critic, but I let myself off the hook a bit more now.

Don't get me wrong I will always write quite a lot of shit poetry, and I'll always find myself crippled with anxiety if I've written and want to perform a piece outside my comfort zone, but I've made peace with that for now. I really hope you figure your way out of these feelings and find joy in your writing once again!

Jowser  ·  2284 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What's So Special About 142857?

I've actually just stolen the conclusion to that TED talk for a project I'm doing this year! Thank you for contributing to my degree!

Wow, this is actually fantastic!

Upon the dawn, I hear the call...

Jowser  ·  2299 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The City Exposed: Earthscapes

Beautiful patterns, the scale and temporary nature reminded me of the show Art Attack... only much more upmarket!

Jowser  ·  2338 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Circles surrounding circles

Thanks for the PDF file, it looks like a good read. I'll check it out!

Jowser  ·  2338 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Circles surrounding circles

You've got the right idea! I guess you'll just have to wait for part 2 for a more mathematical explanation...

Jowser  ·  2338 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Circles surrounding circles

Thank you newgreen! It was actually veen's post that got me thinking about the Hubski logo and the idea of circles within circles.

Jowser  ·  2341 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Do You Measure A Coastline?

If i'm honest, I really don't know. I do know it was during the research of his paper 'Statistics of deadly quarrels'. So maybe some kind of conclusions could be found there, but I haven't looked into it further.