Paraphrasing the movie Full Metal Jacket, this is my calculator. There are many like it, but this one is mine. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my calculator is useless. Without my calculator, I am useless.
Or at least it was that way during my university years. I used to know every funtionality and button of this Casio fx-991MS calculator. What’s more, I used to know what I was doing during the calculation process. Now, I see it and it looks like an old Chinese manuscript to me. Of course I recognize every term on it, but in the end, I only use the +, – and = buttons. It’s a pitty all these forgotten and unusued maths in my life. I should start using it againg, for real.
I love Game of Life! It’s so simple in its roots and minimalist in its outfit that I can spend hours just watching the patterns spread.
So, to pay tribute to the creator of this game, John Conway, who recently passed away, I’ve created a web to play with it. It’s basically pmav’s script modified. The first pattern that loads is the acorn, my favourite.
Musician, pianist, tennis player and pioneer of electronic music. Besides her sweet voice, this woman is trully spectacular and inspiring. She was the first not only in a men business, but also in a world that did not understand a new era of music that she was leading.
In this educational video she explains what a synthesizer is in plain English, so even children can get it.
And in this video, she presents and demoes the Buchla 200 E, the instrument that she masters and plays live. For me is very unusual to see a woman in her seventies with audio cables hanging on her neck 🙂 Love her!