Welcome to Al Zimmermann's Programming Contests. You've entered an arena where demented computer programmers compete for glory and for some cool prizes.
The current challenge is just about to come to an end, but you can peruse the previous contests and prepare for the new one starting next month.
posted by Wolfdog
on Aug 14, 2014 -
is an application of BioGraph
-based data mining to music, which helps you get recommendations for other musicians. Based on 140K user-defined tags from last.fm
that are collected for over 400K artists, results are sorted by the "nearest" or most probable matches for your artist of interest (algorithm described here
). [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Oct 2, 2013 -
By rotating, positioning and dropping a predetermined sequence of pieces, the Tetris Printer Algorithm
) exploits the mechanics of Tetris to generate arbitrary bitmap images.
posted by Jpfed
on Jun 3, 2013 -
is it t / is it true / is it too late to register to vote / is it time to break up / is it tuesday
Enjoy the algorithmically-generated autocompleted poignance of Google Poetics
, or submit
your own. [more inside]
posted by oulipian
on Nov 11, 2012 -
The Anternet is always up. On the surface, ants and the Internet don't seem to have much in common. But two Stanford researchers have discovered that a species of harvester ants determine how many foragers to send out of the nest in much the same way that Internet protocols discover how much bandwidth is available for the transfer of data. [more inside]
posted by jquinby
on Aug 29, 2012 -
is a moving image processing framework that uses computer vision techniques to explore the artistic possibilities of the vector as a symbolic form.
posted by Dr. Fetish
on May 23, 2012 -
A quicker picker-upper.
"[A] group of MIT researchers will present a new algorithm that, in a large range of practically important cases, improves on the fast Fourier transform."
posted by Ardiril
on Jan 18, 2012 -
Age of the Algorithm. In the age of the algorithm, you can get just about anything you think you want, learn everything you think you need to know, by clicking on a link or typing a few words into a search bar.
On SEO, content farms, old media, and 'online sweatshops.' (From Maisonneuve.
posted by shakespeherian
on May 11, 2011 -
Universal Algorithm of Experience:
Rev. Luke Anthony Murphy has produced four books of graphs over the past five years: Relationships, Spiritual Matters, Money, and Problems. These graphs are attempts to give shape to the conditions that produce the internal environment of anxiety. Recently a group of these were presented in a show called Wilderness at Bernadette Salvage Fine Arts in conjunction with 7hours in Brooklyn.
Rev. Luke Anthony Murphy is a painter and shows this work as well as his digitally produced drawings and photos in New York, Toronto, and Berlin. He currently lives in East Harlem, New York, and works for CBS.com.
posted by Fizz
on Sep 19, 2008 -
Introduced to Western culture by the Beatles in their single Norwegian Wood
, the sitar
has featured prominently in North Indian classical music for centuries. Princeton-based computer scientist Ajay Kapur updates the instrument with his ESitar
, an audio and video controller that uses gesture input
(PDF) and machine learning
algorithms to facilitate joining the computer with Ajay in his sitar performance. Undergraduate engineering students at the University of Pennsylvania work from the other direction, building RAVI-bot
, an award-winning
, self-playing robotic sitar
(YouTube) programmed to generate music from classical Raga scales and melodies
all on its own. For those in the Philadelphia area, be sure to check out a live performance of RAVI-bot at the local Klein Art Gallery.
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Apr 19, 2007 -
Algorithmic composition is a method of composing music using basic alogrithm models to compose. Musicalgorithms
is a program designed to allow composers a tool to explore algorithmic composition and lay people the opportunity to create music based on non-musical models.
posted by DeepFriedTwinkies
on Jun 10, 2005 -
uses the Google Image Search thingy to randomly grab two images as the 'input' and 'target' images for the algorithm. Once it has two images it applies the algorithm with the parameters set by the user and produces a new image based on them. The results vary wildly, often the output is a total mess, but it creates some cool looking stuff now and then (depending on your definition of 'cool')." (For Windows and Mac OSX.)
posted by Dean King
on Jan 29, 2003 -