Author Archives: Guy

Sharpening M87

This is what happens when sharpening is applied repeatedly to the image of the black hole at the centre of M87 galaxy created by scientists with the Event Horizon Telescope. The first 3 images are sharpened 10×, 20×, and 100×. … Continue reading

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Viridis Spectrograms

Viridis is a colour scale designed to meaningfully represent quantitative data and to be perceived clearly by everybody including those with colour blindness. It provides a perceptually uniform scale in both colour and greyscale. Using a viridis colour palette generator, … Continue reading

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2018

This is the planet Earth, our planet. It is a small planet wrapped in clouds, but to us it is a very important place. It is home. Global warming is currently around 1°C. That’s on average; in some places it’s … Continue reading

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Why Are Artists Poor?

A recent article on artnet ruffled feathers on Twitter with a claim that artists’ pay is predetermined by their physiology, based on its reporting of a new neuroscientific study. The article headline is “Why Are Artists Poor? New Research Suggests … Continue reading

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32a_reflected

Listening to the first of the NTS sessions by Autechre, I noticed something about the  track ‘32a_reflected’. Parts of it sounds like it’s played backwards. On playing the track twice in a row, you can hear that it start how … Continue reading

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CODE072

CO-DEPENDENT is a collaborative label run by Stephen McEvoy (tuuun, FLUF), Calum Gunn (Conditional) and Casper Gottlieb (GOHV, Disformation). CODE072 is my new release on the label, an EP of music based on sonification of weather data. Historical monthly data … Continue reading

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Alvin Lucier – Criss Cross / Hanover

Spectrograms of Alvin Lucier’s new album, made with Sonic Visualiser, using the following settings: Amplitude scale: dBV^2, colour palette: green Sample window (x axis): Hann; 4096 samples; 93.75% overlap Frequency bins (y axis): all, log scale Criss Cross (top), Hanover … Continue reading

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