Category Archives: Musings

November 06

Why We Can’t Solve Big Problems | MIT Technology Review

A very thoughtful piece that’s worth a read. via Why We Can’t Solve Big Problems | MIT Technology Review.

October 24

The return of chaos theory.

Continuing the thread of non-linear, non-Euclidian, non-Newtonian thinking here.  It looks like chaos theory is making a comeback after 20 years.  And about time too.  It’s time to put an end to the concept of data-driven certainty. via Chaos Theory in Ecology Predicts Future Populations | Quanta Magazine.

June 22

Just What Exactly is Apple Up To?

Published earlier today on Medium There are a lot of articles analysing Apple’s new music service. (James Cridland’s got a good list of them here.) The majority of them are coming from tech journalists, and unfortunately, they suffer from a major lack of knowledge of how the music business actually works. They are worth reading, but […]

Why has TV storytelling become so complex?: A journalistic take

Originally posted on Just TV:
I was recently invited by The Conversation to write something for their site exploring some of the arguments of my new book for a general audience. I like reading The Conversation to see academics writing in a journalistic voice (something that some are better at than others) and support their…

May 29

And the beat goes on . . .

It seems clear now that the headphones and the streaming music service are secondary acquisitions for Apple – with the Beats deal, they’ve just acquired the head of Interscope records. I would expect an announcement of an Apple record label fairly soon.

November 24

Live Music from Cinema Volta

My friends Jackie and Stephen have started a series of salons in Dennistoun called, “House Music.” I had the privilege of performing last night along with the artist Sue Tompkins. The feeling in the room was great and it resulted in some very nice performances.   I’ve mixed the recordings of the performance and released […]

September 28

Cinema Volta back catalogue now on Bandcamp

Free music just in time for a celebration of the equinox. Have an ambient weekend with the full Cinema Volta back catalogue, now available on the pay what you want music site Bandcamp. You can find the albums, “Space Exploration,” “Tube,” “Stuff,” and “Music from The Kitchen‘ there. And as an added bonus, “Stuff” now […]