The Song Decoders at Pandora He has changed his mind. A 28-year-old clinical neuroscience researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, he’s a listener who lacks the time to keep up with music news the way he did while amassing hundreds of CDs as a student. Sometimes he runs Pandora as background music; sometimes he’s more engaged, using it as a way to learn about contemporary classical and opera — and as a result has become a fan of the music of a young composer named Eric Whitacre. “I don’t know how else I would have found out about it,” he says. “Except through the exhaustive process of making new friends on the Internet.
How brain science can make you a better writer A TV ad for kayak.com features an unscrupulous doctor manipulating a patient’s exposed brain, turning him into a puppet who flails away at a keyboard hunting and pecking for online travel deals. It’s funny to some, offensive to others, but it illustrates a larger point that is important for writers. The brain influences the way readers respond to words, for better or worse. A growing body of research reveals that different parts of the brain respond to language in unique ways.
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Brian Whitman When you see an automated music recommendation do you assume that some stupid computer program was trying to trick you into something? It’s often what it feels like – with what little context you get with a suggestion on top of the postmodern insanity of a computer understanding how should you feel about music – and of course sometimes you actually are being tricked. Amazon’s recommendations for Abbey Road No one is just learning that if they like a Beatles album, they may also like five others. Amazon is not optimizing for the noble work of raising independent artists’ profiles to the public, and they’re definitely not optimizing for a good musical experience. They’re statistically optimizing to make more money, to sell you more things.
How to Write with Style: Kurt Vonnegut's 8 Keys to the Power of the Written Word Find a Subject You Care About Find a subject you care about and which you in your heart feel others should care about. It is this genuine caring, and not your games with language, which will be the most compelling and seductive element in your style. I am not urging you to write a novel, by the way — although I would not be sorry if you wrote one, provided you genuinely cared about something.
sans titre Introduction What is LibreOffice? LibreOffice is an open source set of software tools similar to Microsoft Office, containing: LibreOffice runs on Microsoft Windows, Apple Macs, and Linux. Sundance Institute DATE Friday, March 6th, 2015 TIME 10:00 am With support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Sundance Institute will be hosting a Screenwriters Intensive in Miami on Saturday, April 18, 2015. How to mix music: wrapping up - Blog For those who just arrived at this blog post, we are in a series on beginner mixing tutorials educating young producers on the process and workflow of mixing a song. In our first blog post, we talked about how to prepare yourself for a mix, in our second blog post, we discussed four things that you can do during the first hour of mixing, our third blog post talks about some EQ and compression techniques for your mix and in this final blog post, we discuss things to consider when wrapping up a mix. #1. Adding effects If you’ve been following our mixing workflow since the first blog post, you should have completed volume balancing, EQ shaping, and compression by now. To sweeten things up, consider adding effects such as reverbs, delays, chorus etc to your mix.
Threee Step Creative Writing Process Previous : Next : Overview : About Brain Dancing : Home Page Whether you are writing an essay, speech, or developing personal goals, the following three-step process can be applied: Idea Collection: Use various brainstorming techniques to gather your thoughts on a specific topic. Idea Mapping: Create Mind Maps that organize your thoughts structurally. Conversion to Linear Form: When writing or speaking, ideas must be presented one word after another. Literature and Latte - Links for Writers Why have a separate section for “word processing software”? Why not just put it all under “writing software”? Word processing software is writing software by definition, of couse, and much of the software in the “writing software” section above might equally be categorised as word processors.
5 Questions to Ask Before Making a Documentary By Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman | Indiewire October 22, 2014 at 9:00AM The co-directors of "E-TEAM," which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, share the five questions they asked themselves before undertaking the documentary about the high-stakes investigative work of four intrepid human-rights workers. Netflix "E-Team" 1. Why should this be a movie, and not, say, a podcast, or an article? Several years ago we started talking about collaborating on a long form documentary together and were looking for the right project. How to mix music: shaping and processing - Blog For those who just arrived at this blog post, we are in a series on beginner mixing tutorials educating young producers on the process and workflow of mixing a song. In our first blog post, we talked about how to prepare yourself for a mix, in our second blog post, we discussed four things that you can do during the first hour of mixing and in this third blogpost, we will explore techniques you can use once you are mid-way through a mix. #1. Equalization We are now picking up from where we left off last week.