Supercuts Hack

by Mark Luffel

– filtering songs by album release date and popularity, to create playlists (with a visualization)
– – got the echonest python api working
– – unfortunately it doesn’t have metadata about albums … maybe musicbrainz does?
– this week: learning F# (like OCaml for Microsoft’s CLR)
– his friend Sid used a program called “ez drummer” to synthesize

– working on a game for “Fuck This Jam” in Flixel/Box2D
– it’s a 2D flight-simulator, with detailed controls and physically-based dynamics
– also showing off “ROY”
– – a puzzle game where you are a pulse of light, splitting and merging as it passes through filters
– mentioned the automated musician 386dx

Rob and Jordan:
– describing their idea for a 2D tennis game for the ouya console
– – backstory: there was going to be tennis tournament,
but a hurricane was coming,
so everybody went out and got wasted
but then the hurricance missed the tournament,
so they had to play anyways,
but everyone is really hung-over,
so if they move too much they vomit,
and then the court gets slippery
– – a bizarre cast of players including: “two different grover clevelands, like ken and ryu”
– we investigated making fake vomit for a promo video
– also: tv carnage, everything is terrible, animal charm, the holy mountain, el topo
– discussed the idea of a “supercut” – decontextualized film scenes group by content

– found a workaround for an OpenGL/OS X bug (doesn’t handle luminance and alpha framebuffers, just use RGB instead)
– – for toon-shading of some branching tube structures
– this week: working on map-reduce and javascript

– making (incomplete) sketches in processing
– – geometry interpreter: simple domain-specific-language for geometry problem solving
– – erosion: generate terrain by simulating erosion falling on a height-map
– – houses and routes: create rural villages by simulating path formation and house building

One Response to “Supercuts Hack”

  1. alexr says:

    I would play that tennis game to the max. Especially if it’s on the Ouya! Holy cow, that sounds amazing.

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