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Modular Diary

At the Danskmodular meet-up in Copenhagen last week Konstantine got into explaining how one might approach creating a chaos patch on an analogue modular system without using a random/chaos module.

He demonstrated how the logistic equation k*x*(1-x) might be reformulated as k*(x-x^2) so as to make it easier to patch. (Some source reading on the equation can be found here.)

I had a go at putting it together in Audulus, both using the expression node as well as simply using the multiplication and addition nodes.

It turns out to be a simple way of achieving something similar to the kind of chaos spectrum Rob Hordijk achieves with his Rungler. The logistic equation outputs a constant value when k is smaller than 3, followed by a period of doubling with a second bifurcation at 3.5, chaos shortly after 3.577, and 3-step period around 3.83.

It also reminded me of @biminiroad’s look at the difference between chaos and randomness in one of his Audulus live streams almost exactly two years ago.

I’ve put the patch up on the Audulus forum.

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Konstantine explaining his analogue physical modelling setup at the Danskmodular meet-up this afternoon.

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It’s always a pleasure to read Maciej Cegłowski’s writing, and these two posts in which he takes to the streets with the protesters in Hong Kong, provide a valuable perspective alongside the articles one finds in the newspapers.
idlewords.com/2019/08/a_walk_in_hong_kong.htm
idlewords.com/2019/08/a_week_with_no_tear_gas.htm

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This is a pleasant surprise (and a reminder of how wonderful the web can be): Unexpected stories about creativity, beautifully presented without all kinds of stuff getting in the way. wepresent.wetransfer.com

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Pleased to see a lot of adults present today!
#ClimateStrike Copenhagen #FridaysForFuture

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Here’s nearly two hours of Cristian Vogel @neverenginelabs sharing some of the music that has shaped his life and ideas on Jacob Bogh’s ‘A Life’s Soundtrack’ https://heartbeats.dk/podcast/we-were-dancing-in-fields-it-was-a-really-beautiful-time-and-very-mind-opening-cristian-vogel/

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#ClimateStrike Copenhagen #FridaysForFuture

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Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have made a short film on the climate crisis: youtu.be/-Q0xUXo2zEY

Environmental activists Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have helped produce a short film highlighting the need to protect, restore and use nature to tackle the climate crisis.

Living ecosystems like forests, mangroves, swamps and seabeds can pull enormous quantities of carbon from the air and store them safely, but natural climate solutions currently receive only 2% of the funding spent on cutting emissions.

theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/greta-thunberg-we-are-ignoring-natural-climate-solutions

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Repost of: @neverenginelabs

Together we can do this! https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/power-halve-greenhouse-gas-emissions-2030-climate-scientists