I know it’s becoming unfashionable to actually own a digital copy of music anymore, but that doesn’t change the fact that I have several thousand songs that I have collected over the years. Lately I’ve become interested in cleaning up the information about my music library, the metadata tags that describe the music’s genre, in … ContinuedRead the rest of this entry →
Everybody knows Napoleon can fly, right? Right!Read the rest of this entry →
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about last summer’s hackathon at the museum, and about makerspaces, code sprints, flash mobs and other forms of participatory, rapidly developed experiences. I think that these are all a good fit for a museum, to put the “muse” back in “museum”. A creative space, like a makerspace: Modeled after … ContinuedRead the rest of this entry →
Unlike those who are trying to program computers to write books, the digital humanities is something else entirely. It is a new and evolving field that is a sort of catch-all for a bunch of different humanities subjects that have gone digital. Unlike those who are trying to program computers to write books, the digital … ContinuedRead the rest of this entry →
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a good rant. Well, here goes…Read the rest of this entry →
DadaDodo is a program that analyses texts for word probabilities, and then generates random sentences based on that. Sometimes these sentences are nonsense; but sometimes they cut right through to the heart of the matter, and reveal hidden meanings.Read the rest of this entry →
I’ve been gearing up for sound and there’s a new addition to my toy box, this Casio SK-5 Sampling Keyboard. Armed with all this cool (and cheap!) stuff, along with some software, I’ve begun to make recordings.Read the rest of this entry →
My little guy for David Kamp’s sound creatures project.
Animation/Design – Kirsten Lepore
Sound – David Kamp
I’ve decided to tinker with audio some more. I’ve put together a surprisingly cheap and functional setup over the last few days. Here are some details about what gear I chose, in case anybody else out there is interested in the setup.Read the rest of this entry →
I’m not much of a gamer, but I recently bought an Xbox360. It seemed like a good investment: it will play my old games for the original Xbox, it will network to my Windows desktop to play my movies and music, I enjoy playing Skyrim on it, and the Xbox360 has additional, non-game applications on … ContinuedRead the rest of this entry →
Flipping through an old notebook in 2008, I discovered this little, asemic “poem”. I call it “ink pen broke on an airplane above Virginia”. The details of that flight, its destination and purpose are lost to me now. This may be the only souvenir of the entire trip.Read the rest of this entry →
hack the old video game Sims 2 to make a movie with itVia →
I am both a “computer person” and a writer. You might be interested to know: how do I combine the two? Here are some thoughts on how I do my word processing, most of the time.Read the rest of this entry →
Why so many obvious details and never any interesting ones?Read the rest of this entry →
My list of ongoing creative projects is too complicated. I’m declaring creative bankruptcy, so to speak. I’ve had too many irons in the fire for too long. Why so many? It seems I have trouble bringing an end to some projects.Read the rest of this entry →
It is difficult to describe the feeling of being in a new place all by itself, without also describing the place, but for me anyway, there’s a feeling that all new places have to them. The details are more apparent. You think about the place you’re in more distinctly, when it is a new place, than you do when you have it memorized. Once you have it memorized, you’re not thinking about it anymore — you’re remembering itRead the rest of this entry →
The blog has been on hiatus. My life, for the most part, has been on hiatus because of work. I don’t normally mention the day job on this blog, but it has been a wild and exciting ride, for the past year or so: launching a major website with more than 10,000 pages, reaching the … ContinuedRead the rest of this entry →
All footage taken from the original Rear Window (1954) directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
The order of events is pretty much as seen in the movie.
more info: jeffdesom.com/hitch/
Hungarian Dance No. 5
composed by Johannes Brahms
arranged for easy listening by Hugo Winterhalter
Cast: Jeff DesomVia →
It has been an incredible five years for blogging and the history of the internet. I only hope that the self-hosted website doesn’t lose out to ease-of-use and widespread compatibility.Read the rest of this entry →
A prototype for a digital book that resembles a paper book in a more natural way.Read the rest of this entry →
If the world doesn’t yet have a strong, ongoing body of hypertext literature, could it be because the idea was born before the widespread popularity of web standards? Are the early hypertexts akin to the early attempts at bookmaking, and so will hypertext literature require an element of conservation science in order to survive? Will it be transcribed or upgraded, the way the ancient writing was transcribed from scroll, to manuscript, to book, to database?Read the rest of this entry →
A one-shot 15 minute walkthrough of Baltimore’s landmark building.
Tenants (in order of appearance):
Craft services provided by National Bohemian
Cast: MONOLITHVia →
360 degree rotations of the 26 three-dimensional letters developed for the Arkitypo project, a collaboration between johnson banks and Ravensbourne.
Cast: johnson banksVia →
There’s a new app for writing screenplays and scripts, and it’s open source. Read about it. Download it. Tell me what you think.Via →