Can government stop losing its mind?

Can government remember? Is it condemned to repeat mistakes? Or does it remember too much and so see too many reasons why anything new is bound to fail? Commissioned by Geoff Mulgan, CEO, Nesta, and led by Gavin Starks with Constellation members, ‘Can government stop losing its mind?’ looks at the many ways the government has…

Adventures in acoustic cosmology

ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY PRESS RELEASE Adventures in acoustic cosmology RAS PR 17/30 (NAM 13) 3rd July 2017 A project that explores whether there is a musical equivalent to the curvature of spacetime will be presented on Thursday 6th July by Gavin Starks at the National Astronomy Meeting at the University of Hull. Starks, who has…

The tweetable scientific method

Reposting from my tweet: ■ Observe→Question→Hypothesise→Create tests →Test→Adapt→More tests→Generalise→Repeat↺ [The Tweetable Scientific Method]  

some themes emerging

Thinking about the sea http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/sunday-review/protecting-the-untamed-seas.html and webcasting http://www.dgen.net/blog/ms-hans and music http://rinse.fm http://store.darkclover.ro/album/sabo http://tidal.lurk.org http://lysuc888.blogspot.co.uk http://www.aec.at/aeblog/en/2015/08/03/rhythmus-als-dna-der-musik and long playing things http://longplayer.org/about/ and cosmology/topology http://www.binarydust.org/2012/09/21/evolving-language http://www.nersc.gov/news-publications/nersc-news/science-news/2014/simulations-reveal-unusual-death-for-ancient-stars and data http://theodi.org/who-owns-our-data-infrastructure Some interesting Venn diagrams emerging.

A Climate of Polarisation

(copy of my post on the O’Reilly Radar) We’re all aware of the emotive language used to polarize the climate change debate. There are, however, deeper patterns which are repeated across science as it interfaces with politics and media. These patterns have always bothered me, but they’ve never been as “important” as now. We are…

Archives of some things

Notes to aid my own memory Date Title 2004-03-29 BBC Charter Review feedback for WMF 2004-03-01 “Primer” on Internet Broadcasting for VET 2004-02-28 “EFF Response – Music Licensing” (hublog feedback) 2004-02-20 “To a scribe” ARCHIVE 1993-2003 2003-12-02 IMA Awards – Virgin Radio win 2003-01-01 Broadcast Engineering Article 2002-04-01 Streaming Handbook launches 2001-12-01 Radio Academy – Online Radio 2001-02-02 Communications…

Internet Music Survey

Surveyed all the free digital signal processing (DSP) and music software available on the Internet. In those days you could – there were about 120 references to “music software” if you did an Archie search… Early days …. funny to think that years later it’d be so relevant.