Posts tagged ‘otomata’

Serendipity and Otomata

Some days I loathe the internet and some days I love it. Today I am in love.

I’d intended to post about my weekend in Rift and catch you all up on my Mage’s life after 50 and my Rogue, Warrior, and Cleric alts (well I’d already rolled them and since they all had River of Souls goodies bags waiting the the mail…). That will have to wait until tomorrow though, because I ran across something cool I wanted to share.

I was catching up on my RSS feeds before writing this evening’s post and saw a mention of something called Otomata in today’s Real Life comic. Batuhan Bozkurt described his work as “a¬†generative sequencer that uses cellular automation logic to generate sound events”.

I’m enough of a programmer to think that’s pretty cool but only half understand what he’s talking about. Regardless, it’s very cool and entertaining as well as impressive how musical even the most random starting states are. If you come up with any cool pieces leave me a link in the comments. Here’s a simple one I did.