Myth Happens - The Universe is the interior of the Light Cone of the Creation

Sovay
Date: 2014-06-23 19:13
Subject: The Universe is the interior of the Light Cone of the Creation
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Music:Fuzzy, "I Heart Alan Turing"
So a few weeks ago it was Alan Turing's yahrzeit, and today it's his birthday.

Everybody should have music on their birthday.

Matmos, "Enigma Machine for Alan Turing"

The Enigma machine featured on this song was recorded at Cryptography Research in San Francisco. We are grateful to Paul Kocher for granting us access to this fragile, historic object. MIDI information within the song is being encrypted by a MAX patch which hosts a java emulation of the Enigma machine's encryption process.

Mammal Club, "Double Double"

Oh, Christopher
Un-die and silence my whirring mind
Because the chaos you caused
Is what I'm trying to explain


Long Hair in Three Stages, "Turing"

Are you human? Are you alive?

Mount Sharp, "Turing"

We're only machines that die
Our parts disintegrate between the soil and the sky
Until the earth gets swallowed by our star
We'll be atoms again


Fiction, "The Apple (for Alan Turing)"

The algorithm was nothing special
I just took a bite


Pet Shop Boys, "He Dreamed of Machines"

In Cambridge
He dreamed of machines


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nineweaving
User: nineweaving
Date: 2014-06-24 03:21 (UTC)
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Thank you!

Nine
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Sovay: Rotwang
User: sovay
Date: 2014-06-24 05:00 (UTC)
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iconRotwang
Thank you!

He got a mosaic, too!
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asakiyume: smiling tractor
User: asakiyume
Date: 2014-06-24 04:05 (UTC)
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iconsmiling tractor
Which of the two guys is him?

And wow, I didn't know so many songs took Turing for a subject. . . though if I stop and think about it, it's not surprising.
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Sovay: Rotwang
User: sovay
Date: 2014-06-24 04:56 (UTC)
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iconRotwang
Which of the two guys is him?

The one in the foreground, who just seems to have noticed someone is taking his picture. (I have no idea who the fellow with the pipe is behind him.) He was at Princeton, so the year is 1936–38.

And wow, I didn't know so many songs took Turing for a subject. . . though if I stop and think about it, it's not surprising.

These are just the ones I own! I've seen evidence of others on the internet. The Matmos is actually the first of a three-song EP of which I am very fond.

There should be more music about scientists.

Edited at 2014-06-24 05:00 am (UTC)
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handful_ofdust
User: handful_ofdust
Date: 2014-06-24 17:17 (UTC)
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It was amusing to realize how many of these you must have already sent me.;)

Am I wrong, or is there a strain of Turing-esque imagery in Andrew Bird's stuff? "Not a Robot But a Ghost," for example...it even has the same essential clicky-clacky Enigma machine backbeat as most of the listed songs.
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Sovay: I Claudius
User: sovay
Date: 2014-06-25 03:20 (UTC)
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iconI Claudius
"Not a Robot But a Ghost," for example...it even has the same essential clicky-clacky Enigma machine backbeat as most of the listed songs.

I don't know that one! Send me a copy? The title is certainly right.
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handful_ofdust
User: handful_ofdust
Date: 2014-06-25 04:34 (UTC)
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JUst sent it to you, but here's a copy of the link:

https://app.box.com/s/6tpt310bwzqu7nq5blp6
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