Final note in Also sprach Zarathustra (2001 movie theme) truly is a perfect chord played by all the instruments. I used Sonic Visualizer with two plugins made by an auditory research section of a UK University. One of them shows identified potential MIDI notes and the other plays them. It’s not a perfect/exact science yet but the algorithms do a surprisingly ok job. But never have I seen it work more perfectly than I did with the last note of the 2001 song. [I stretched out the last note using the Paulistretch algorithm 2001% simply because 2001 and analyzed that to give more time to see whether or not there’s note movement happening within, but there doesn’t appear to be. Any auditory appearance of notes bouncing around seems to be the actual interplay of the harmonics themselves, waves colliding, cancelling and reinforcing plus whatever effects produced in our own cochleas and auditory processing systems internally (‘auditory illusions’ but they’re not really illusions but perceptions].

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^ this thread showing distinctions between continental and analytic philosophy is fascinating. I’d say that, in a relation to my initial question, analytical philosophy, being more computer-like, would be more likely to lead to activation of activists as it has a built-in “stop/start” / “yes/no” / “Go / No Go” set of commands built into the language. Analytical misses systemic factors whereas continental is all systemic factors. Are both philosophy? They are and they work together ultimately or can although breaking into separate teams is an all-too-human thing to do as well.

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I really had to describe the Facebook play button. Yes, it’s the same as play buttons in 1984 but as the circle means record and triangle means play, there might be some confusion when the two are combined should some unwary time traveler with their trusty BBC Micro happens to wander upon this audiovisual data stream.

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