sound-philosophy

You and I are one
and the same, we
share experiences
space, time, sound
and other relative
objective concepts.

You and I fell out
of the sea too long
ago to document
too long ago for
anyone to care or
believe happened.

You and I will think
about similar things
yet because of our
upbringings arrive
at different endings.
(Zero + Zero = Zero).

— 

Common Ancestor

By Ryan Havers

The future of sound design?

Two years ago I had the pleasure of a tour around the BBC’s media R+D facilities at Salford Quay, courtesy of Tony Churnside. Much more recently I had a stimulating conversation with Savraj Matharu, who heads up the MA in Applied Sound for Interactive Media at the University of Westminster in London. Churnside and Matharu are both, in their way, at the forefront of what sound design will feel and sound like over the course of the next 20 years. Neither, however, is what you would call a sound designer.

There are people - far more knowledgeable than I - who will have an incredible influence on the future highways and byways of sound design. One of my concerns is that the people who will have most influence are those who put technology first and sound second, or even further down the pecking order: coders and programmers. Neither Churnside (whose background is in audio technology and acoustics) nor Matharu are in this category, and they are both passionate about their position as ‘technologists’, and keenly aware of the contribution sound designers can have in the move towards more experiential and complex technologies. However, my primary concern is a well-placed one. How can sound designers remain in the driving seat when it comes to the future of their own discipline? 

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Headcanon about Sparks and the AllSpark and quantum mechanics

So I was reading this article, and it got me thinking about this question. If particles remain entangled at a quantum level regardless of distance, and this phenomenon may be related to wormholes, that could explain how Sparks might return to the AllSpark regardless of distance across space, or the AllSpark being removed from the Well for most of the war! I think when a Spark is created, it is quantum paired to the AllSpark of which it is essentially always a part, and remains so regardless of time and distance. We know that Sparks have both a mystical/spiritual and physical aspect - they are a form of energy that can be manipulated using physical means, like Shockwave did with Trypticon and its crew. I have always thought that Vector Sigma was a quantum computer as well. Perhaps parts of Spark twins’ Sparks are also quantum paired, so they have that link which seems to function regardless of distance.

Sparks have a physical element, so how does physical energy move across unknown distances of space back to the AllSpark? What guides it? Isn’t it limited by the speed of light, and if so, wouldn’t Sparks from the far reaches of the war not return until hundreds of thousands of years after the person died? But what if the quantum entanglement of Sparks and the AllSpark allowed Sparks to get back via subspace, or basically wormholes! That is why it’s in their nature to return, and also why they can’t be seen traveling back. Perhaps the Cybertronian body, with its mass shifting, subspaces, etc, (gifts from Vector Prime), has enough space-time weirdness built in to maintain the Spark during life (the Spark in fact determines the form of the body, including all of that), but in death those effects fade and the Spark returns to the AllSpark. It just boops back instantly (best technobabble ever). Perhaps the Spark chamber itself is a kind of space-time vessel, similar to the Reliquary the AllSpark was hidden in.

So how does Dark Energon prevent something as basic as quantum pairing from working? It’s actually very spooky! Unicron is the Chaos Bringer, so his essence might nullify or disrupt the natural physical properties of things down to the quantum level, even supersymmetry! The unholy and unnatural mystical aspects of Unicron’s corruption separating people from Primus have a corresponding physical aspect as well, since everything about Sparks is both mystical and physical.

Another interesting thing to consider is the artifact of Onyx Prime, the Tryptic Mask, that allows the wearer to see the Spark’s journey after death. It may be some kind of quantum computer as well, whose link with Primus and nature allows it to accurately determine some of the normally undeterminable aspects of quantum mechanics. Perhaps it lets you see the wormholes at work, but Onyx was so in tune with creation, life, and death that he understood them intuitively just like he was looking at them. Ooh! What if it could even determine what is needed to get rid of the influence of Unicron over a Spark! 

So anyway, yeah. Sparks can always return to the AllSpark no matter how far apart they are, because quantum entanglement is not affected by distance, and can probably cause/is the same thing as wormholes.

About Me

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Name: Marie Tueje
From: London, UK
Occupation: Sound editor / sound designer


What do you care about professionally?

What I love talking – at length – about is; sound in the cinema; interactive sound in gallery and museum spaces; sound design as a design discipline; sound design as a creative process and; freelancing. I am interested in experience – real and imagined – and how we make meaning; learn and understand ourselves, and our environment, through experience. 

Why sound?

Sound (music, audio, noise – whatever you want to call it) is a way that I can express my thoughts and feeling – be it in a random visceral, or, a more thoughtful and intellectual way.
Sound is the medium – it’s the path of discovery for me, and I use it creatively to try and relate to observe, understand and, sometimes, manipulate the world and everything in it. I have always enjoyed drawing and writing, but the aural world is the one that has proved the best breeding ground for my creative imagination.  

What is your dream personal project, if you could develop any audio project?

Well, I keep a list of ideas – of things that appeal to me at any one time, and that I might return to and flesh out at some point in the future. One of the most intriguing on that list is ‘Do You Remember The First Time’, which is more a music psychology endeavour really. I’m interested in hearing from people with experiences of hearing a song for the very first time. It comes from the fact that for me, out of all the songs and pieces of music that I do truly love, there are only a handful of which I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing the first time I heard them. That’s something I’m really interested in tapping in to; remembering a moment that you can’t forget.

Ray Bradbury - A Sound of Thunder

If you haven’t read this short story, I beg you to do so. With the recent shift in radical ideology, particularly from the Left, I can’t help but think this story has happened in real life. In addition to America’s shift in politics, it is trendy to spell things with an “y” instead of an “i.” As of today, I saw “mylk.” 

Somebody has gone back in time and fucked things up. I hope they are found so they can be held accountable. 

meganekitsune asked:

Philosophy. (Sounds like interesting fun. n. n)

“When we die, if we have lived a bad life, but had no other choice in the matter, where do you think we end up?” Hedwig mused. She was aware that the question could very easily be taken as something to do with her, but for once, she was simply asking a philosophical question. Getting back to her major.

Word-Cache / Desktop Dump / Misc. Word Good Feels

GQ: So do you consider yourself bisexual?
Frank Ocean: You can move to the next question. I’ll respectfully say that life is dynamic and comes along with dynamic experiences, and the same sentiment that I have towards genres of music, I have towards a lot of labels and boxes and shit. I’m in this business to be creative—I’ll even diminish it and say to be a content provider. One of the pieces of content that I’m for fuck sure not giving is porn videos. I’m not a centerfold. I’m not trying to sell you sex. People should pay attention to that in the letter: I didn’t need to label it for it to have impact. Because people realize everything that I say is so relatable, because when you’re talking about romantic love, both sides in all scenarios feel the same shit. As a writer, as a creator, I’m giving you my experiences. But just take what I give you. You ain’t got to pry beyond that. I’m giving you what I feel like you can feel. The other shit, you can’t feel. You can’t feel a box. You can’t feel a label. Don’t get caught up in that shit. There’s so much something in life. Don’t get caught up in the nothing. That shit is nothing, you know? It’s nothing. Vanish the fear.
— Frank Ocean Interview - GQ Men of the Year 2012: Music: GQ


He who influences the thought of his times, influences all the times that follow. He has made his impression on eternity.”– Hypatia

There is no such thing as philosophy-free science; there is only science whose philosophical baggage is taken on board without examination.”– Daniel Dennett, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life


“Do yourself a favor: become your own savior”— Daniel Johnston

rianna-banana asked:

What book do you think has impacted your life the most, and in what way? :D

hmm…. that’s a tough question. i’m going to say Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass because it helped me form some of my…. philosophy sounds a bit pretentious but my. outlook? i guess? on life and grief.

this isnt a book but the show Avatar, and specifically Uncle Iroh on that show, really gave me things to consider and helped form my beliefs on life, love, loss, etc. and that’s probably the /story/ that has had the biggest impact on who i am as a person, with Jeremy Fink in second place.

thank you 💕

You know people always say you only live once so do whatever the hell you want//live for the moment. Well, not exactly the phrase but you get what I mean. Ideally, the philosophy sounds amazing but how do you people not worry or stop thinking rationally?

I’m very very afraid that the choices that I think will currently make me happy will ruin me in the future.

So can I get any opinions- which sounds better? Philosophy: Introduction to Western Philosophy or History + Art: “The Consequences of War” I gotta sign up for one. 

bolins-bodycheck asked:

Okay, here we go. The name is Michael, I´m 18 years old and I´m currently studying philosophy (second semester). Also I´m practicing Shotokan Karate for about 2.5 years now.

Hey! I’m Lindsay! I’m 19 going into my 5th semester for premed and microbiology though philosophy sounds great! I love swimming too but I have practiced shorin Ryu and Coung Nhu both styles of shotokan karate for a combined 9.5 years . However I just started coung nhu and i have my black belt in Shorin Ryu! :)