teaching machines


Instrument #2 in my foray into Pure Data and Arduino is the tiangle (sic). We’ll use a potentiometer to slur the emitted pitch up and down. When musicians play notes with no break between, we call that a tie. Our instrument will tie together different angles or rotations of the potentiometer. Thus, tiangle. Technically, ties […]


This summer I’ll be helping high schoolers make musical instruments in a three-week long summer camp. This is how we’re describing the camp: Randomly pick a technology. Chances are that technology is either used to automate or to entertain. But computers are not just appliances for making our lives easier. Because they are programmable, we […]