Kickstarter Creative Residency


Jesse and I, as part of print all over me are doing a creative residency at Kickstarter. I love kickstarter. I remember years ago when kickstarter was kickstartr and I was like – why didn’t I think of that! Such a great solution to a problem. Print all over me in part started because people were having problems fulfilling kickstarted manufacturing projects.  I love the vibe at kickstarter. The space is beautiful, they have a garden, a library, free kombucha! The people that work there all seem fascinating individuals. Kickstarter has built such an amazing culture – it really something to admire.

At Kickstarter, ostensibly we will be working on a mental health card game based on DBT. DBT is a treatment for borderline personality disorder and cannot be entirely treaded with psychotropic drugs. It is about the dialectic between being who you are and changing.The tag line in something like: You are perfect just the way you are, just change.

However as we are doing this part of me wants to kickstart a line of code metal tee shirts, or gender fluid jumpsuits.

One thing I am going to focus on is conscious computation and a lot of the work I started at Recurse.  At the end of my time there, I am considering kickstarting the prayer blockchain glowing orb!  I am also thinking about the ideas around conscious computation, and some of the ideas around anthropology  – like the idea of prayer tech and perhaps turning that into something, perhaps a podcast, series of classes, or website.

The other residents are fascinating, one person is working on erotica, another on sci fi comics, another on African American farmers,  I could go on. I just cannot wait to talk with the other folks and learn more about what they are doing.


Middle – the tidalcycles python mashup


So I redid the text to voice + poem junk generation + tidalcycles. I need to save supercollider to buffer so you can’t hear my keystrokes. BUT all the sound is made with the text to speech poem generator. Thats cool.

I feel like it starts to pick up at min 1 and you can hear me curse at like  min 3.

But what happened before….

I took a look to see why my text to voice clips in tidalcycles did not work as expected . After some googling I found this great documentation.  To Quote:

As you can hear, Tidal will keep triggering the sample each cycle, even if it’s very long. Even if you stop the pattern playing, you will still need to listen while the samples play out.

This is sort of what I thought I was hearing. So how do we fix that?

something like:

d1 $ sound “bev” # cut 1

repeats the same clip again and again. Also “hush” does not work as expected because it I think needs to wait for all the cycles to finish.

Something like

d1 $ slow BIGNUM $ sound “bev ~” # cut 1

Keeps the clip going throughout many cycles


d1 $ chop 32 $ sound "bev"
d1 $ striate 32 $ sound "bev"

Let you play a clip from the middle!

When I went back and listened to all the clips I realize the audio did not record! Riley at RC was correct.

Here are the original clips of the two poems:

I am sticking my config here so I remember:

Quarks.checkForUpdates(); Quarks.install("SuperDirt", "v1.0")

s.waitForBoot {
	~dirt = SuperDirt(2, s); // two output channels

        // load samples from multiple folders:

	s.sync; // wait for supercollider to finish booting up
	~dirt.start(57120, [0, 0]); // start superdirt, listening on port 57120, create two busses each sending audio to channel 0