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Listen to the sound of weather data:

https://www.weathermachine.info/

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10 or 15 years ago, I had a copy of a DOS program (poem.exe) that generated short poems. Some were good, most boring, some meaningless rubbish. (I think the @poem.exe Twitter account is using dear old poem.exe with a human deciding what to tweet.)

So as someone who’s better at writing lyrics for an existing melody than writing a melody for existing lyrics … interesting tool.

But I always remember that what sells the music industry giant’s idea of music isn’t the music. It’s sex. So when they feed specialist-AI-generated lyrics into specialist-AI-generated melody into specialist-AI-generated avatars – will the domination of musical sex machines like BeyoncĂ© finally be broken?

Only when the avatar looks and acts like her.

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180112-is-this-the-worlds-first-good-robot-album

Another year further from the high school freshman who had discovered writing the summer before and bravely started sending out his poetry and stories. Didn’t sell any stories, but won a couple of cash-paying poetry contests, so he managed a $400 profit that first year.

Yay me.

Advice to musicians, writers, artists and creative people everywhere: Pursue your dreams when you’re young. It’s much easier!