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What does Conrad’s Heart of Darkness sound like? Or rather, what would it sound like as music?
TransPose automatically generates music “in response to the emotion of words in literature.”
The text of a novel … [is] segmented into four parts, the octaves determined by the “joy and sadness densities,” and the length of notes set by the density of those emotions.
These emotions in turn are determined by a database of words linked to eight different sentiments, including joy, anticipation, anger, disgust, trust, fear, surprise, and sadness.
So the sections of the book each get an emotional profile.
More detail, and examples, at Hyperallergic.
Heart of Darkness and A Clockwork Orange seem convincing enough, but the musical interpretation of On The Road seems off. Cool experiment, though.
I’m releasing a new WordPress plugin today that allows you to use shortcodes to embed comments and comment threads into the body of stories. It’s called Response Stack. The goal is to build stories out of comments and help both the original story and the discussion around it live on. You can see the first […]
Is this drought a Suffolk-specific problem or a much larger crisis? And if the answer is the latter, what is holding an increasing amount of students back from being passionate about — and getting involved with — established college media? “Are Fewer Students Passionate About College Media?” Dan Reimold, College Media Matters When I worked […]