Posts in June, 2009


22 Jun 2009
Black Swan
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Having just read Black Swan by Nicolas Taleb am even more cynical about the way the world works than ever. But on the upside the book reinforced my faith in Fractals.

A Black Swan is an unlikely event, his central premise is that these events have a disproportionate impact on our lives and our futures.  Most modern economic theory is based on the assumption that Gaussian Distribution holds true, the Bell curve to you and me, he holds that actually dramatic events such as 9-11 can not fit within this economic model therefore the model is wrong.

To understand what he is talking about go to the Edge conference.

20 Jun 2009
"Why Game Composers MUST become 21st Century Artists or Face Extinction."

Interview with flOw composer Austin Wintory

The ability to house more data in the game means more and more opportunity for interactive audio. We certainly did that on flOw, but I know we were only scratching the surface.

"The ability to house more data in the game means more and more opportunity for interactive audio. We certainly did that on flOw, but I know we were only scratching the surface."

Really good interview with sound designer of flOw here.

http://www.music4games.net/Features_Display.aspx?id=298