Painting by Numbers

Painting by Numbers

The earliest example of computer-generated text art was created by H. Philip Peterson in 1964. He used a CDC 3200 computer and a “flying-spot” scanner to create a digital representation of the Mona Lisa. The image contained over 100,000 pixels that were plotted using numerals, sometimes overprinted, to approximate the required density and took 14 hours to complete. 

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Symphonic Meditations from Ólafur Arnalds

Symphonic Meditations from Ólafur Arnalds

An emotional conjurer. His use of strings isn't even fair!  The ambient/electronic tracks from icelandic multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds use strings and piano with loops to wondrous effect. Some of his melancholy ensembles have been used in film scoring and his wintery soundscapes can manifest the arctic beauty of his homeland. I use Ólafur's songs to fall asleep.

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