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Rate me baby one more time: crowdsourcing the perfect song

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… adapt.

The project’s central experiment began with the creation of a piece of software called DarwinTunes, an automated music-creation system. It makes new songs from sound fragments and loops, and requires listeners to rate each song on a 5-point scale from ‘I can’t stand it!’ to ‘I love it!’ Successful loops and sounds are incorporated into the next generation of tracks, while unpopular ones are phased out, like the musical equivalent of pedigree dog breeding. A 7,000-strong …

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Crowdfunding donations: Is giving me your money a good idea?

Posted on by Tommaso De Benetti

When people ask me “What’s your dream holiday?” I usually lie to them. I say some exotic holiday destination that makes me sound normal. I don’t say space or the moon or the bottom of the sea, because I’m nervous it might make me sound like a dreamer or full of myself. Which I am (not).

But the truth is I am a lot like Richard Branson, Ashton Kutcher and James …

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