Posted on 24 May, 2013Reblogged from mionoki
"The B in Benoît B. Mandelbrot stand for Benoît B. Mandelbrot."
Posted on 22 May, 2013Reblogged from opit
Posted on 22 May, 2013Reblogged from gearcats
A simple psychoacoustical experiment can demonstrate how simple changes in sounds falling on the ear can yield subjective directional impressions. Listen with a headphone on one ear to an octave bandwidth of random noise arranged with an adjustable notch filter. Adjusting the filter to 7.2 kHz will cause the noise to seem to come from a source on the level of the observer. With the notch adjusted to 8 kHz, the sound seems to come from above. With the notch at 6.3 kHz, the sound seems to come from below. This experiment demonstrates that the human hearing system extracts directional information from the shape of the sound spectra at the eardrum.
Master Handbook of Accoustics, 5th ed., p. 41
Posted on 18 May, 2013
"Skateboarding is not a hobby. And it is not a sport. Skateboarding is a way of learning how to redefine the world around you. For most people, when they saw a swimming pool, they thought, ‘Let’s take a swim.’ But I thought, ‘Let’s ride it.’ When they saw the curb or a street, they would think about driving on it. I would think about the texture. I slowly developed the ability to look at the world through totally different means."
Posted on 14 May, 2013Reblogged from pukomuko
"This is an algorithmically-generated non-analytical map of the musical genre-space. Genres and artists are positioned by code and data, adjusted for legibility, but the underlying vectors are less interesting than the juxtapositions and clusters that they produce, so the axes have been deliberately left unlabeled and uncalibrated. You are invited to imagine your own qualities and magnitudes that the geometry might be expressing."
Posted on 7 May, 2013Source furia.com