Youtubers have been mocking feminism for 15 years now and on Twitch and in memes and politicians do it openly now, all intertwined with gaming and humor. You can find it in centrists as well in just as much volume. But I’m way off in the ‘far left’ of things so to me centrist and right and far right sometimes look similar to me, particularly if they share the same opinions about certain things such as feminism.

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Subtle but satisfying: First dozen notes or so of Fur Elise but through a Gammatone filterbank. I can finally make one myself. For me this is visually satisfying as it is one of the steps towards a cochleagram, which is a moving visual representation of how sound is _perceived_ by the human cochlea, rather than how it is seen through scientific instruments. The gammatone filter is a static visualization of how the human cochlea perceives sound. This means that it “looks like” how you think sound _ought_ to look like because it utilizes multiple bins in the same way that human hearing does, rather than an all-purpose full spectrum transform. Every other tool I’ve seen requires Matlab which I don’t have and while I could approximate similar results using other tools, this is a step towards my holy grail which will eventually be the ability to produce cochleagram videos. I found other python attempts but they were all too old or broken. This one worked with Python 3.5 Windows just fine.

Subtle but satisfying: First
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Yes! The CWT or correlograms or cochleagram (all the same thing) are an amazing way to illustrate speech. Oh, also goes by the name auditory scene analysis. It took a bit of research a year or so ago to collect all of its various names. I love the graph and how it works.

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Ok. Going with that notion. Many body parts of humans are compatible with each other. Genetically, most humans are compatible in theory although not all produce babies so maybe not. Blood types have weird combos Internal organs? Well that’s when things get more specific. So, there’s extremely broad compatibility among all human beings. Mating compatibility is just about a guarantee in theory. Mating compatibility with other great apes is a NO. So, human = human. All variations of the same car.

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There’s hope though because we are all becoming more aware of one another. For example: We all knew provincial thinking existed. But it wasn’t a concern because it kept to its own communities and wasn’t a problem unless there was crime. Now provincial thinking is globalized and it turns out that provincial thinking isn’t provincial at all — they were simply isolated. Now they can band together as a force. But, as you point out, it’s not an us/vs/them situation. As we are all exposed to similar narratives, in whole (full narrative acceptance such as QAnon or by contrast whatever us rational-thinkers-think (which also tends to have similar narratives to each other)) or in part (such as memes) and so much is weaponized as to taint clarity of thought, there is cross-influence that can get complicated.

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Music. Outside to in, Inside to Out. SO, you can take a completed piece and compress and label it in various ways, being a fixed, completed work with a start and end. But also, you can create a piece of music using algorithms that generate in the same ways that you could compress and label a work that’s finished, like genre and style and other things, but use the elements to create something new. Unexpected events are captured in the completed piece. But what of the piece that’s generating according to rules of style / genre / other? Can it handle the unexpected and continue generating a piece that might later be dissected as well.

Music. Outside to in,
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So, if I’m thinking correctly, a musical piece is a complete lattice. Western music certainly is. It’s so much complete lattice that you can do lattice reduction operations, allowing you to reduce a musical piece into some extremely basic forms while still being recognizable. In short: chords. For all of a Western music piece’s complexity you can reduce it to a series of chords and it can remain understandable, Chords are sets and whatever the intervals of the NOTES used and how during a chord, they still map to the chord in some way, much as Abraham Lincoln’s eyes become a square black pixel and yet is recognizable in the context of the image as being his eyes. Is Non-Western music complete lattice? So long as they follow rules that fit them into a style that it can map to? Yes. BUT… how it reduces without loss of information will be quite different depending on style.

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