Solitons

• exemplary lucid lecture on solitons
by Jeff Murugan

• Introduction to waves and solitons
Gabi

• Why are solitons stable?
Terence Tao



• Rogue Waves in the Ocean, Springer 2009
Christian Kharif, ‎Efim Pelinovsky, ‎Alexey Slunyaev


• Universal Peregrine soliton


• Spectral properties of the Peregrine soliton observed in a water wave tank 
A. Chabchoub, S. Neumann, N. P. Hoffmann, and N. Akhmediev
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 117 (2012)

Sound Synthesis and Physical Modeling

Sound Synthesis and Physical Modeling

CCRMA, Stanford                                

but this book is incomplete, esp. the summary Chap 14.

Physical Modeling

https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~bilbao/booktop/node12.html


References

https://ccrma.stanford.edu/~bilbao/booktop/node232.html

 

From:

Connections: Direct Simulation and Other Methods

 

Modal analysis and synthesis was in extensive use long before it appeared in musical sound synthesis applications, particularly in association with finite element analysis of vibrating structures--see [152] for an overview. In essence, a time-dependent problem, under some conditions, may be reduced to an eigenvalue, or statics problem, greatly simplifying analysis. It may also be viewed under the umbrella of more modern so-called spectral or pseudo-spectral methods [41]. Spectral methods essentially yield highly accurate numerical approximations through the use of various types of function approximations to the desired solution; many different varieties exist. If the solution is expressed in terms of trigonometric functions, the method is often referred to as a Galerkin Fourier method--this is exactly modal synthesis in the current context. Other types of spectral methods, perhaps more appropriate for sound synthesis purposes (and in particular collocation methods) will be discussed in Chapter 13. Modal synthesis methods will be discussed in more detail in §6.4.2 and §10.1.4.

 

 

ALSO,

 

Digital Sound Synthesis by Physical Modeling Using the Functional Transformation Method by Lutz Trautmann 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Synthesis-Functional-Transformation-Trautmann-2003-10-31/dp/B01JQFBBVG/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1528365066&sr=1-4&keywords=Sound+Synthesis+and+Physical+Modeling

  

It may or may not be related to:

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/2367936_Digital_Sound_Synthesis_by_Physical_Modelling

 

https://www.amazon.com/Synthesis-Physical-Modeling-Functional-Transformation/dp/0306478757/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1528372024&sr=1-1&keywords=Sound+Synthesis+and+Physical+Modeling

 

Lutz Trautmann, Rudolf Rabenstein

Damiris' outline for workshop on alter-economies, June 4, 10:00 - 16:00, Milieux EV 11-705, Concordia, Montreal

Alter-Economies | Alter-Ecologies Workshop 

4 June  2018, 10:00 - 16:00
Morning session led by Erin and Brian, Afternoon led by Niklas

Milieux Resource Center EV 11.705, Concordia University

Niklas Wild-Damiris’ Outline:

In this workshop I plan to discuss and build on Brian Massumi’s forthcoming: “99 Theses; for a revaluation of value”

First, I will reflect on his problematization of value from a Marx-inspired ‘critique of value’ perspective. Next, I will address the theses on derivatives: while agreeing with him and other recent scholarship that the digital incarnation of these financial instruments, could make their repurposing easier and thus free them from their main preoccupation with ‘money-capital accumulation’, there are issues that need to be resolved first, if such ‘creative duplicity’ can be effective. Two important and related ones are: the ontology of algorithms and the problem of formalization rather than of ‘quantification’.

I will make a few remarks on the character of self-reference and reflexivity as they pertain to formalism, and how money itself qua formal structure can be also approached thus.

I will also briefly comment on Blockchain, whose dubious impact will have more to do with changing the rule of law, rather than the dominant economic order.

A lot of Brian Massumi’s arguments are based on an inspired reading and intuitions culled mostly from Deleuze & Guattari and Whitehead. In my presentation I will suggest how they could be further enhanced and operationalized by drawing from Quantum Field Theory. 

I will not get too technical on this point, for I want to move to what I consider the main topic for our discussion: I will dub it the ‘Eco-Eco Nexus’

Briefly, I would like to claim that the core issue climate change is driving home hard, and faster than anticipated, is how we ‘do/practice economy’ under the ‘warming condition’.

I will argue for a generalized sense of economy (which has some affinity with Bataille’s ‘general’ economy’ and also gets inspiration from Klossowski’s ‘Living Currency’ and Henry’s From Communism to Capitalism Theory of a Catastrophe)

However, my largest inspiration and aspiration is to theorize something after the spirit of Schroedinger’s What Is Life?  I want to I ask: What is Economy?   The question cannot be posed, I claim, without factoring the ecological context not as an afterthought, but as the constitutive precondition of human economic activity. Since I want to avoid what I take to be a conceptual mistake to ‘hybridize’ ‘capital’ and ‘nature’, I introduce a methodological innovation based on rethinking the status of theory in quantum physics and how it deploys formalism. This ties back to the concern raised earlier concerning the differences between formalization and quantification.

I conclude the outline of my position by returning to Brian’s powerful call for a ‘revaluation of value’. I will propose emending his analysis with a morphogenetic approach to ‘monetary value’ based on the self-referential status of prices and the ubiquitous and unavoidable presence of uncertainty as leveraged in quantum physics.

My Eco-Eco (Econo-ecological) Nexus is not merely a slogan to displace ‘The Cash-Nexus’, but a re-write of Spinoza’s ‘God sive Natura’: God or nature (a.k.a. ecology) is immanent to economy, which defines human existence. This implies, without getting overly religious or theological, that ‘God or Nature’ is always the other that is never far away. Agency at its most potent and arrogant is only a trigger whose consequences are beyond its control. And yet humans must act! Especially Today!

If so, financial Speculation, like the divination practices of old, could underwrite a common planetary ethos for ‘coping with what is spoiled’.

Given the weighty the topics I try to weave together, I will conclude with few ‘light’ remarks comparing the currently popular Latourian research programme with the Hayekian inspired neoliberalism.


On May 31, 2018, at 12:01 AM, Sha Xin Wei <shaxinwei@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi everyone,

We’re looking forward to a hands-on working session on alter-economies and alter-ecologies
10:00 - 16:00 this Monday at Concordia University EV11-705, in Montreal.

The schedule is deliberately loose.
I’ve taken the liberty of naming Erin, Brian and Niklas as lead discussants.
But I trust everyone attending this intimate workshop should have a chance to jump in.

For those interested but unable to attend, please PM me for follow-ups in Montreal this week,
and at Synthesis this Fall.

Warm thanks to Milieux and our Concordia hosts,
Xin Wei

June 4, 10:00 - 16:00: Workshop on alter-economies (crypto currency, blockchain, …), Milieux EV 11-705, Concordia, Montreal

Hi everyone,

We’re looking forward to a hands-on working session on alter-economies and alter-ecologies
10:00 - 16:00 this Monday at Concordia University EV11-705, in Montreal.

The schedule is deliberately loose.
I’ve taken the liberty of naming Erin, Brian and Niklas as lead discussants.
But I trust everyone attending this intimate workshop should have a chance to jump in.

For those interested but unable to attend, please PM me for follow-ups in Montreal this week,
and at Synthesis this Fall.

Warm thanks to Milieux and our Concordia hosts,
Xin Wei

_________________________________________________
Sha Xin Wei • Professor and Director • School of Arts, Media and Engineering + Synthesis
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts + Fulton Schools of Engineering • ASU
Fellow: ASU-Santa Fe Center for Biosocial Complex Systems
Affiliate Professor: Future of Innovation in Society; Computer Science; English
Associate Editor: AI & Society Journal
skype: shaxinwei • mobile: +1-650-815-9962
Founding Director, Topological Media Lab
_______________________________________________________
 

Synthesis blurb for AME offshore / Research page

http://artsmediaengineering.net/research.html

 

Synthesis fuses atelier practices, movement and media arts, philosophical inquiry, and speculative engineering, hosting faculty-led projects with international teams.


Streams of work include improvisational environments, place and atmosphere, movement-based research, experiential immersive complex systems, vegetal life, rhythmanalysis, animated/augmented space design.

 

gold mine of ideas in Adrian Freed's Stanford talk summarizing of UC Berkeley's CNMAT (1989-2016)

summarizing CNMAT, UC Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technologies: 1989-2016.

It’s a gold mine of ideas and research methods which I think are fertile and strategic not only for music and technology but for a lot of our work in the study of :

creativity,
dense media and dense sensing,
augmented human activity,
gestural media,
movement-based research,
wearables,
signal processing,
computer engineering, edge computing,
sensorimotor science,
realtime media,
ecology of things,
how to do research and mentor students informed by or in service of experimental performance practice.

Re: SERRA Take Down

Megan, Pete, Connor, Todd, Ben,

My apologies for missing the ops discussion today.  

( Today was crazy since I had to negotiate new faculty hires, potentially half a new building for AME, and funding for the space renovation for Stauffer and MC this summer.  The good news is that we may be getting 2/3 of the funds needed to summer renovation now apparently underway.)

Please post the proposed timetable for Serra so we’re all on the same page.

Thanks,
Xin Wei

On May 10, 2018, at 9:25 AM, Megan Patzem <mpatzem@asu.edu> wrote:

Hi all,

We should meet today for a short ops meeting and finalized the SERRA take down so I can send out an email to the parties included asap.

Thanks

Best wishes,

Megan Patzem
Multimedia Artist & Communications
School of Arts Media & Engineering + Digital Culture
Arizona State University
Mail Code: 5802
p: 480-652-5333  f: 480-965-0961  
email: mpatzem@asu.edu
web: http://meganpatzem.webflow.io/

Re: Dante System Set UP

Lets discuss this in person. We'll create something new.

Pete

Peter Weisman
Technical Director
Arizona State University
School of Arts, Media & Engineering


From: Todd Ingalls
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:58:44 PM
To: Peter Weisman
Cc: synthesis-operations@googlegroups.com; Xin Wei Sha; post@synthesis.posthaven.com; lauren.s.hayes@asu.edu; Xin Wei Sha
Subject: Re: Dante System Set UP
 
via is authorized through a login. i think we should have a synthesis account

todd

On Apr 22, 2018, at 4:51 PM, Peter Weisman <peter.weisman@asu.edu> wrote:

I shared a Google doc that has the codes. I will add the via ones once they are purchased.

Pete

Peter Weisman
Technical Director
Arizona State University
School of Arts, Media & Engineering


From: Todd Ingalls
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:29:18 PM
To: Peter Weisman
Cc: synthesis-operations@googlegroups.com; Xin Wei Sha; post@synthesis.posthaven.com; lauren.s.hayes@asu.edu; Xin Wei Sha
Subject: Re: Dante System Set UP
 
Great. Will also need login credentials for authorizations. 

todd

On Apr 22, 2018, at 3:46 PM, Peter Weisman <peter.weisman@asu.edu> wrote:

Yes

Peter Weisman
Technical Director
Arizona State University
School of Arts, Media & Engineering


From: Todd Ingalls
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:45:57 PM
To: Peter Weisman
Cc: synthesis-operations@googlegroups.com; Xin Wei Sha; post@synthesis.posthaven.com; lauren.s.hayes@asu.edu; Xin Wei Sha
Subject: Re: Dante System Set UP
 
We also want multiple Dante via licenses. Can we start with 6?

todd

On Apr 19, 2018, at 7:08 PM, Todd Ingalls <TestCase@asu.edu> wrote:

Yes, the Dante software that has been purchased. 

todd

On Apr 19, 2018, at 6:46 PM, Peter Weisman <peter.weisman@asu.edu> wrote:

I purchase a batch of licences. Do we want a Via licence? I am not aware of a Dante software package. Dante Controller is a free download. Power and cabling should all be in place. Please let me know any specifics if I'm missing something.

Thanks

Pete

Peter Weisman
Technical Director
Arizona State University
School of Arts, Media & Engineering



From: Xin Wei Sha
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 5:02 PM
Subject: FW: Dante System Set UP
Dear Core SC team:
 
FYI, to make sure everyone is on the same page, Todd is stepping forward to take charge of setting up the Dante system according to how we need it for research in the sc / iStage.  This includes what Lauren and Todd have in mind.
 
This frees up the rest of the core team to tackle the rest of that TODO list Megan has posted.
 
Thanks!
Xin Wei
 
 
From: Todd Ingalls <TestCase@asu.edu>
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 4:21 PM
To: Megan Patzem <mpatzem@asu.edu>
Subject: Re: Dante System Set UP
 
Hi
I will need to have all the equipment in the stage with power and all cabling needed. I also need licenses and software for virtual soundcards as well as the dante software package
todd

On Apr 19, 2018, at 3:50 PM, Megan Patzem <mpatzem@asu.edu> wrote:
Hi  -
 
We realized that Dante still needs to be set up but doing so will interfere with a lot of research so we have tried to figure out a way around it.
 
Can you both  work on Dante during the week of April 30th - May 5th? I say this because we will be using iStage that week to set up the paper sky for Oana so iStage will mostly be unusable during that time. We figure it would also be a good time to allocate time to setting up Dante officially.
 
Will you both let me know if you can work that week?
 
Thanks!

Best wishes,


Megan Patzem

Multimedia Artist & Communications

School of Arts Media & Engineering + Digital Culture

Arizona State University

Mail Code: 5802

p: 
480-652-5333
  
f: 
480-965-0961
  

email: 
mpatzem@asu.edu

 

Re: Dante System Set UP

via is authorized through a login. i think we should have a synthesis account

todd

On Apr 22, 2018, at 4:51 PM, Peter Weisman <peter.weisman@asu.edu> wrote:

I shared a Google doc that has the codes. I will add the via ones once they are purchased.

Pete

Peter Weisman
Technical Director
Arizona State University
School of Arts, Media & Engineering


From: Todd Ingalls
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:29:18 PM
To: Peter Weisman
Cc: synthesis-operations@googlegroups.com; Xin Wei Sha; post@synthesis.posthaven.com; lauren.s.hayes@asu.edu; Xin Wei Sha
Subject: Re: Dante System Set UP
 
Great. Will also need login credentials for authorizations. 

todd

On Apr 22, 2018, at 3:46 PM, Peter Weisman <peter.weisman@asu.edu> wrote:

Yes

Peter Weisman
Technical Director
Arizona State University
School of Arts, Media & Engineering


From: Todd Ingalls
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:45:57 PM
To: Peter Weisman
Cc: synthesis-operations@googlegroups.com; Xin Wei Sha; post@synthesis.posthaven.com; lauren.s.hayes@asu.edu; Xin Wei Sha
Subject: Re: Dante System Set UP
 
We also want multiple Dante via licenses. Can we start with 6?

todd

On Apr 19, 2018, at 7:08 PM, Todd Ingalls <TestCase@asu.edu> wrote:

Yes, the Dante software that has been purchased. 

todd

On Apr 19, 2018, at 6:46 PM, Peter Weisman <peter.weisman@asu.edu> wrote:

I purchase a batch of licences. Do we want a Via licence? I am not aware of a Dante software package. Dante Controller is a free download. Power and cabling should all be in place. Please let me know any specifics if I'm missing something.

Thanks

Pete

Peter Weisman
Technical Director
Arizona State University
School of Arts, Media & Engineering



From: Xin Wei Sha
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 5:02 PM
Subject: FW: Dante System Set UP
Dear Core SC team:
 
FYI, to make sure everyone is on the same page, Todd is stepping forward to take charge of setting up the Dante system according to how we need it for research in the sc / iStage.  This includes what Lauren and Todd have in mind.
 
This frees up the rest of the core team to tackle the rest of that TODO list Megan has posted.
 
Thanks!
Xin Wei
 
 
From: Todd Ingalls <TestCase@asu.edu>
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 4:21 PM
To: Megan Patzem <mpatzem@asu.edu>
Subject: Re: Dante System Set UP
 
Hi
I will need to have all the equipment in the stage with power and all cabling needed. I also need licenses and software for virtual soundcards as well as the dante software package
todd

On Apr 19, 2018, at 3:50 PM, Megan Patzem <mpatzem@asu.edu> wrote:
Hi  -
 
We realized that Dante still needs to be set up but doing so will interfere with a lot of research so we have tried to figure out a way around it.
 
Can you both  work on Dante during the week of April 30th - May 5th? I say this because we will be using iStage that week to set up the paper sky for Oana so iStage will mostly be unusable during that time. We figure it would also be a good time to allocate time to setting up Dante officially.
 
Will you both let me know if you can work that week?
 
Thanks!

Best wishes,


Megan Patzem

Multimedia Artist & Communications

School of Arts Media & Engineering + Digital Culture

Arizona State University

Mail Code: 5802

p: 
480-652-5333
  
f: 
480-965-0961
  

email: 
mpatzem@asu.edu

 

Re: Dante System Set UP

I shared a Google doc that has the codes. I will add the via ones once they are purchased.

Pete

Peter Weisman
Technical Director
Arizona State University
School of Arts, Media & Engineering


From: Todd Ingalls
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 4:29:18 PM
To: Peter Weisman
Cc: synthesis-operations@googlegroups.com; Xin Wei Sha; post@synthesis.posthaven.com; lauren.s.hayes@asu.edu; Xin Wei Sha
Subject: Re: Dante System Set UP
 
Great. Will also need login credentials for authorizations. 

todd

On Apr 22, 2018, at 3:46 PM, Peter Weisman <peter.weisman@asu.edu> wrote:

Yes

Peter Weisman
Technical Director
Arizona State University
School of Arts, Media & Engineering


From: Todd Ingalls
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 3:45:57 PM
To: Peter Weisman
Cc: synthesis-operations@googlegroups.com; Xin Wei Sha; post@synthesis.posthaven.com; lauren.s.hayes@asu.edu; Xin Wei Sha
Subject: Re: Dante System Set UP
 
We also want multiple Dante via licenses. Can we start with 6?

todd

On Apr 19, 2018, at 7:08 PM, Todd Ingalls <TestCase@asu.edu> wrote:

Yes, the Dante software that has been purchased. 

todd

On Apr 19, 2018, at 6:46 PM, Peter Weisman <peter.weisman@asu.edu> wrote:

I purchase a batch of licences. Do we want a Via licence? I am not aware of a Dante software package. Dante Controller is a free download. Power and cabling should all be in place. Please let me know any specifics if I'm missing something.

Thanks

Pete

Peter Weisman
Technical Director
Arizona State University
School of Arts, Media & Engineering



From: Xin Wei Sha
Sent: Thursday, April 19, 5:02 PM
Subject: FW: Dante System Set UP
Dear Core SC team:
 
FYI, to make sure everyone is on the same page, Todd is stepping forward to take charge of setting up the Dante system according to how we need it for research in the sc / iStage.  This includes what Lauren and Todd have in mind.
 
This frees up the rest of the core team to tackle the rest of that TODO list Megan has posted.
 
Thanks!
Xin Wei
 
 
From: Todd Ingalls <TestCase@asu.edu>
Date: Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 4:21 PM
To: Megan Patzem <mpatzem@asu.edu>
Subject: Re: Dante System Set UP
 
Hi
I will need to have all the equipment in the stage with power and all cabling needed. I also need licenses and software for virtual soundcards as well as the dante software package
todd

On Apr 19, 2018, at 3:50 PM, Megan Patzem <mpatzem@asu.edu> wrote:
Hi  -
 
We realized that Dante still needs to be set up but doing so will interfere with a lot of research so we have tried to figure out a way around it.
 
Can you both  work on Dante during the week of April 30th - May 5th? I say this because we will be using iStage that week to set up the paper sky for Oana so iStage will mostly be unusable during that time. We figure it would also be a good time to allocate time to setting up Dante officially.
 
Will you both let me know if you can work that week?
 
Thanks!

Best wishes,


Megan Patzem

Multimedia Artist & Communications

School of Arts Media & Engineering + Digital Culture

Arizona State University

Mail Code: 5802

p: 
480-652-5333
  
f: 
480-965-0961
  

email: 
mpatzem@asu.edu