Re: Solo ea

Subject: Re: Solo ea
From: Richard Wentk (
Date: Mon Feb 14 2005 - 21:18:57 EST

At 03:13 14/02/2005, you wrote:

>The same stuff is going on in academe

Indeed. But it just highlights the difference in mindset between the arts
and engineering departments.

It's rare that engineers are accused of being intellectual. Mostly they
just build things. Sometimes they even build things that work. But it's a
rare engineer who'll quote Adorno or Cage at you. (Which is possibly why
the things they build are often useful.)

>-- there's the princeton project (forget guy's name) to automatically classify
>music and find "similar" music, Dannenberg & Vercoe have also autrhored
>classification papers and I'd judge it to
>be the dominant idea about how music information retrieval ought to work.

But not music creation. (At least not yet.)

>That the project represents total music-intellectual bankruptcy goes
>without saying.

I don't know - isn't this what you want from a post-human world? It looks
to me like something that's well on its way to becoming the perfect example
of a post-human paradigm.


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