Author: sdf

The Snail

I’m looking forward to seeing more of IRCAM’s Snail app, as seen in this Instagram post: Ircam lab the snail absolute tuning software crazy! Track by evil needle – for you A video posted by Richard Devine (@richarddevine) on Sep 10, 2016 at 11:14am PDT In 2013, I wrote: This chapter has shown that the…

More Robots on Earth

The Rise of Small Farm Robots over on seems to fit as a follow on from a recent ramble that included references to robotics in agriculture research.

Video time

I had thought to make A video of these three All playing at once and maybe I will, but not now. For now I will instead go back a few steps from that thought and write a few words about these three video documents.

Cardboard Volcano release

Benjamin Gosney and I have published some audio as a ‘digital album’ on the bandcamp website: We also made a webpage and put it on the worldwide web at

HELOpg lptp

Seeing announcement of an album by Benoît and the Mandelbrots reminded me of the 2012 HELOpg album lptp that is available online at

Wavemaker Stoke

As a member of Potteries Hackspace (PHS) I decided to get involved with the newly-developing Wavemaker thing in Stoke-on-Trent… PHS is part of a consortium being led by bITjam to create a new makerspace in the City centre with a focus on providing young people with access to technologies for creating the future.

Bizarre Bazaar by David Mooney

In September 2013 I recorded a reading of ‘sentence 59’ for the Bizarre Bazaar project by David Mooney. The following description of the project is from the Opaque Melodies website, and below that is the finished piece on SoundCloud:

KULES ex-factory

There’s a thing being called Art City going on in Stoke-on-Trent (a five-year programme that launched in September 2014). The KULES Art Residency is part of that, and their ex-factory exhibition runs November 8th-29th, 2014: more info from the supporting AirSpace Gallery. I provided art-technology and programming support for Leslie Deere’s Laserdome installation found on…


Mark Power stopped me on the way home from work to ask if he could take a photo… Sam, Stoke town, Stoke-on-Trent, yesterday: @grainphotohub @appetitestoke #CityofSixTowns — Mark Power (@marktpower) October 11, 2014

Live Coding Network

I was at the Live Coding Network Doctoral Consortium on Thursday last week. This document has notes I made afterwards. Here’s a photo of me and sdfsys, as tweeted by @pauwly: Samuel Freeman demos his doctoral sonic livecoding software – fascinating! #livecoding — Pauwly (@pauwly) September 25, 2014