July 23, 2013

Dreams of a Future Moon

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The above is an artist's conception (1969) of how, according to National Geographic, "man may one day colonize his newest frontier." Wouldn't it have been nice?! Answer: yes.

Dreams of Space, one of my favorite blogs, just published the above illustration and the School Bulliten that goes along with it. Total eye candy. 


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June 21, 2011

Future Shopping - 1966

The creators of this 1966 video predicted that we would (in the future) be using home computers to shop and bank from home. They were right! It's all surprisingly accurate... except for the weird chauvinism.

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June 10, 2009

Teenage Engineering

It won't be out for awhile, but I'm already salivating for the OP-1, a small but surprisingly powerful controller-synth. At 4 x 11 inches, it's mega portable, sounds amazing, and is oh so styling.

Here's what Teenage Engineering, the designers of the synth, have to say about it...

OP-1 stands for Operator 1 and is a pocket size controller for your favorite software sequencer. Connect it to your laptop and it lets you control your sequencers transport with the common play, stop, rec, forward and rewind. Use it to control your software synthesizers with the 4 rotary encoders and 16 dedicated quick keys for fast selections.


There's also a built in motion sensor; you can shake the thing around to change the timbre of the sounds. Or sample beats directly from the built-in FM radio (how cool). You can even "memorize a tune by whistling it into the built-in microphone." All in all, it's pretty amazing what they fit into this thing. 


Interestingly enough... they're not mentioning a price.


FM Synthesis

Link to OP-1 site

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May 13, 2009

A City in a Day

More procedurally generated cities. When will it end?

• earlier: City Engine

Thanks, Rangachari

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May 08, 2009



I finally started twittering. I have no idea what I'm doing, but I thought I'd try the waters. You can check me out here.

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December 03, 2008

New Site

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I redesigned my Tinselman site. The Gallery remains essentially the same; the most-used words found in the comments for any one painting become the title for that painting. So please continue to name my paintings! (They need you.)

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March 27, 2008

Melodyne Sci-Fi


I recently emailed a link of the the "Melodyne Direct Note Access" demo to a dear friend; he responded almost immediately with the following reaction:

Melodyne is crazy cool!  Have you actually installed it and tried it out?  I watched the demo, and it's like I'm watching an audio version of one of those eye-rolling effects in a sci-fi, where they snapshot and image and then extrapolate a 3d model out of it, or "enhance" the bit depth of an image =).  If I had seen this in a movie, I would have definitely laughed.

Click here to see the demo.

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August 25, 2006

Bugfish Expanding


This is the view from my desk: a pinboard. It runs from one end of the wall to the other and is covered with sketches and quick ideas. I usually sketch on newprint but sometimes I'll grab whatever's closest at hand...


And speaking of ideas, I'm currently working on a project named Bugfish and have just redesigned the Bugfish website. I've only posted a small sampling of the project... but I may post more later.

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