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singularity – a look at the future?

click on image for fullsize – via tumblr

I was goofing around with some software, seeing if a certain filter gave a random or the same effect each time. Turns out it was random.

When it generated this, I knew it was the one. If you look carefully, maybe with the fullsize image, you can make out a face in the circle. To me this looked like someone peeking thru a wormhole. Not that we can do that now. Not in a controlled or coordinated way. But sometime in the future, who knows..?


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Caravan

I’ve been having a ball learning new recording techniques. Here’s what I wrote at SoundCloud for this one:

Sort of like an update to Kitaro’s Silk Road… began as a learning exercise and took shape as I went along… not unlike a caravan journey, I suppose…

Caravan – a group of travelers, as merchants or pilgrims, journeying together for safety in passing through deserts, hostile territory, etc.

dictionary.reference.com/browse/caravan


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another day (in the 24th century)

“Another day… the sky… is grey…”

I love arpeggios. There’s something meditative, even mystical about them. At least, that’s how they usually affect me. Even in the punchiest EDM tune, if there’s an arpeggio, I take instant notice.

arpeggio

arpeggio (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So the other day I learned how to generate arps, as they’re called, quite easily. I chose some exotic scales that I thought worked together. Then I generated a voice with a text-to-speech synth. Added a few FX and other tricks, and we have… another day (in the 24th century).


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The sun peeked thru the clouds and hit these red doors

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unnatural

via tumblr (all detail is lost in reduction.. pls click image for fullsize)


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#tortoiseandthehare

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Free twitter badge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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I can be incredibly fast or incredibly slow. When it comes to Twitter, I must admit I have been incredibly slow. It’s not that I don’t like Twitter. I do. I actually signed up for Twitter way before it was popular. Thank God I heard about it through WordPress. Otherwise, I think some other site might have got that Twitter name before I did. (Ha ha, beat ‘em to it!).

Basically, I have been using Twitter to promote material posted at Earthpages. Also, a little bit of material at my own site, michaelwclark.com (what you are looking at right now). But I haven’t been using Twitter as a research tool. I don’t really know why. When the idea of the hashtag first appeared, for some reason it seemed too complicated, too mechanical, too clunky. That you had to enter in this hashtag to highlight material… I guess I just wanted something easy to click on.

So for many years I tweeted material published at Earthpages. But I never really explored Twitter for new material.

The Tortoise and the Hare - Project Gutenberg ...

The Tortoise and the Hare – Project Gutenberg etext 19993 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, all that changed.

I did a simple web search, “what does Twitter hashtag mean?” When I read the answer, I guess I already knew, but I had never actually used a hashtag and didn’t know how easy it is to search topics within Twitter.

Yes, you may find this amazing, considering I’ve been the administrator of Earthpages for many years now and yet I never learned how to fully use Twitter!

Anyhow, my first search used #paranormal and my second attempt used #parapsychology. I received two excellent results. Both are posted at Earthpages.org.

Needless to say, I am delighted. I’ve always wanted earthpages to be fresh and up-to-date… a happening center for all things progressive, alternative and forward-moving.

So you can expect a lot more activity at Earthpages.org from now on. I can also integrate tweets into Earthpages.ca, so the future is looking bright, indeed!


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i robot

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North Toronto today…

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