Computer scientists often describe software as 'deterministic', everything the result of interactions that can be predicted and explained if only the inputs are known.
But what if those inputs aren't easily known? What if the system is controlled by things humans cannot predict: the amount of current through a circuit, the temperature in New York, the traffic on a wireless network. Can it still be called deterministic? And if it can what does that word even mean? The universe is expressing itself, does it matter that the form it takes?
I build software that embraces synchronicity and gives the tangle of wires, transistors, and fields that sit below everything the levers they needs to say what they must. It only works if you believe.
A tool that helps the universe communicate through the “meaningful coincidence” created by the unknowability of interconnected systems. Generative sound and color system optionally linked to Philips Hue light bulbs.
Meditative new age inkblot deep listening drones based on the Watts-Strogatz small-world model. Graph of sound nodes that turn on or off based on state of neighbors and connections between. Mutating drone composed of sacred Solfeggio frequencies.
A looping musical systems that allows the visitor influence the underlying drone by playing one of the seven divine frequencies. Each tone is the introducion of entropy into an otherwise stable system.
I often need an image of the moon's current phase and figured others might too. This link can be shared in most channels (iMessage, Twitter, Discord) and it will unfurl to show a styled moon phase.
Tone.js is an incredible library for making music in the browser. This configuration tool allows you to easily build, play, and export Tone.js synthesizers. Requires a USB MIDI keyboards to do anything interesting.
Pools was a series of degenerating loops that played on top of New York City's traffic cameras. Three short musical parts played and, over time, their notes and timings would begin to change at random as the composoition moved toward entropy. At some point in 2018 New York City changed the traffic cameras protocol so there are no visuals.