Podcast episode 001

Welcome to Something For Your Mind episode 1. In this episode, we cover chiptunes and open source. I am your host, Francois Dion.

"open code equals better science..."


Chipmusic, limitations and creativity

chip (definition): An integrated circuit (IC) or monolithic integrated circuit, normally on a silicon die

Commodore 64 (SID): https://www.c64-wiki.com/index.php/SID
MOS SID ring modulation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-LTkvSj5NA (a segment was used in the show)
Apple IIgs (DOC): http://apple2.org.za/gswv/USA2WUG/A2.LOST.N.FOUND.CLASSICS/SOUND.GS.5503.ensoniq.txt
Atari (Pokey): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/POKEY
Amiga (Paula): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_Chip_Set#Paula

Constraints and Creativity: http://www.forbes.com/sites/groupthink/2013/07/12/creativity-how-constraints-drive-genius/

A few chipmusic links:


PC demoscene archive: https://hornet.org/
Current demoscene: https://files.scene.org/

Numfocus (Open code = better science)

Supported projects (encompassing the Julia, Python and R ecosystem and 3 teaching organizations):

See also affiliated projects

Learn More

Claude Shannon, (1936): A symbolic analysis of relay and switching circuits https://www.cs.virginia.edu/~evans/greatworks/shannon38.pdf
Claude Shannon, The Theory of communication (1948): http://raley.english.ucsb.edu/wp-content/Engl800/Shannon-Weaver.pdf
Claude Shannon, Communication in the presence of noise (1949): http://web.stanford.edu/class/ee104/shannonpaper.pdf
Harry Nyquist, Certain Topics in Telegraph Transmission Theory (1928): https://web.archive.org/web/20060706192816/http://www.loe.ee.upatras.gr/Comes/Notes/Nyquist.pdf

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