Speak-n-Ode

Posted by barnoid Mon, 18 Mar 2013 21:39:03 GMT

This is the latest incarnation of Ode, a bad poetry generator that I first made when I was 13. See the web version for more information and the code. This version runs the output of the Ruby code through espeak on a Raspberry Pi. The music that plays behind the poem is called "Life" and is taken from a four part sequence, "Birth, Life, Dying and Death", composed by Matthew Barton and myself at about the same time as I wrote the original Ode.

That Wedding Playlist In Full

Posted by barnoid Sat, 03 Nov 2012 15:31:00 GMT

  • Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves And The Vandellas
  • Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
  • You Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross And The Supremes
  • Going To A Go Go - Smokey Robinson
  • Think - Aretha Franklin
  • In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Picket
  • Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
  • Needle In A Haystack - The Velvelettes
  • Itchycoo Park - Small Faces
  • Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
  • Lola - The Kinks
  • Paperback Writer - The Beatles
  • Ride A White Swan - Marc Bolan & T Rex
  • Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
  • Heart Of Glass - Blondie
  • In Between Days - The Cure
  • This Charming Man - The Smiths
  • Dancing Queen - ABBA
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
  • (Edited Wayne Carr intro to Motherbanger from Chris Morris' Radio 1 Music Show)
  • Here Comes Your Man - Pixies
  • Something Changed - Pulp
  • Friday I'm In Love - The Cure
  • Blister In The Sun - Violent Femmes
  • Panic - The Smiths
  • Queen Bitch - David Bowie
  • Debaser - Pixies
  • Seether - Veruca Salt
  • Razzmatazz - Pulp
  • Hey Hey 16K - MJ Hibbett & The Validators
  • Lipgloss - Pulp
  • Shut Up And Let Me Go - The Ting Tings
  • Babies - Pulp
  • Disco 2000 (Nick Cave Pub Rock Version) - Pulp
  • Buy Nothing Day - The Go! Team
  • Where It's At - Beck
  • How Soon Is Now - The Smiths

All carefully edited together in Audacity to remove gaps. Our attempt to side-step the first dance thing with Dancing In The Street failed. The song says "every guy grab a girl" but everyone was too busy ogling us. I had thought people would be danced out by the final track, but no. It had to be skipped in favour of something more up beat.

Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2012 - After Dark Party

Posted by barnoid Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:34:22 GMT

Derby Mini-Makerfaire - Robo-Xylo

Posted by barnoid Tue, 10 Jul 2012 22:16:33 GMT

Derby Mini-Makerfaire - Robo-Xylo
By Matt of BuildBrighton
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperturef/4.0
Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
ISO Speed640
Date and Time (Original)2012:06:03 10:00:54
Exposure Bias-2/3 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length55 mm
QualityFine
Metering ModeEvaluative
Lens TypeCanon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS
Camera Temperature28 C

Pulp

Posted by barnoid Sat, 10 Sep 2011 21:52:20 GMT

Pulp
At Brixton Academy, they were very good indeed. Olympus XA on Kodak Ektar
MakeEpson
ModelPerfectionV500

Brighton Mini Maker Faire After-party - Thomas Truax

Posted by barnoid Sun, 04 Sep 2011 23:42:29 GMT

The after party consisted of some brilliantly bizarre music and contraptions.

BuildBrighton Presents 8-bit Beats

Posted by barnoid Sun, 05 Jun 2011 18:40:09 GMT

BuildBrighton Presents 8-bit Beats
BuildBrighton’s Noise Toys workshop was followed by an evening of accomplished performers of loopy-beepy noises. This is our own Unsymbol with projected visuals by our also own Luke.
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperturef/1.8
Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
ISO Speed200
Date and Time (Original)2011:05:30 19:32:53
Exposure Bias-1 EV
FlashOff, Did not fire
Focal Length50 mm
QualityRAW
Metering ModeEvaluative
Lens TypeCanon EF 50mm f/1.8 MkII
Camera Temperature26 C

Hot Hyde Park

Posted by barnoid Thu, 02 Jul 2009 15:46:48 GMT

Hot Hyde Park
Sitting in the only bit of shade waiting for Blur.
MakeNokia
ModelE71
Aperturef/3.2
Date and Time (Original)2009:07:02 16:33:13
FlashAuto, Did not fire
Focal Length4.9 mm

Waiting for Primal Scream

Posted by barnoid Tue, 04 Sep 2007 01:48:10 GMT

Waiting for Primal Scream
Sitting in the relentless drizzle.
MakeNokia
ModelE70
Exposure0.261 sec (261241/1000000)
Aperturef/3.2
ISO Speed500
Date and Time (Original)2007:09:01 22:09:42
Flash32
Focal Length4.5 mm

Mogwai's Lightshow

Posted by barnoid Tue, 04 Sep 2007 01:48:18 GMT

Mogwai's Lightshow
MakeNokia
ModelE70
Exposure0.261 sec (261241/1000000)
Aperturef/3.2
ISO Speed500
Date and Time (Original)2007:09:01 21:11:14
Flash32
Focal Length4.5 mm