The inventor of SuperCollider is dabbling with a secret new programming language for "sound as pure form" https://soundcloud.com/soundaspureform (see about-box for info) "This language is still very experimental and is not available."
Solar PV nowcasting http://jack-kelly.com/blog/2019-01-09-solar-pv-nowcasting - a machine learning challenge that could help act against climate change
DOI has been the gold-standard way of magically and robustly linking to journal articles for decades. I wonder why @firstname.lastname@example.org doesn't use it? They quote DOIs in their bibliographies but don't hotlink them, instead linking to google scholar. ...? #academia
Nice, looks like Apple is doing work with @OpenStreetMap map data - judging from their "Atlas" Java OSM software https://github.com/osmlab/atlas and some community engagement https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-ko/2018-December/000409.html
Uplifting images! Climate Visuals https://www.climatevisuals.org/
(thanks @HowWeGetToNext@twitter.com for the link. "galleries of images (many CC-licensed) about climate change based on research about what people connect to. Less disaster; more hopeful action")
The UK public has changed its mind about Brexit, according to surveys: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion_polling_for_the_United_Kingdom_European_Union_membership_referendum#Remain/Leave -- The polls up until Summer 2017 were broadly pro-Brexit, but for the past 18 months there's been a pretty consistent lead against-Brexit.
"So many aspects of life depend on fossil fuels, except for music and love and education and happiness. These things, which hardly use fossil fuels, are what we must focus on." https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/26/were-doomed-mayer-hillman-on-the-climate-reality-no-one-else-will-dare-mention
Machine Listening Lab 2018 - the year in review http://machine-listening.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/2018/12/2018-the-year-in-review/ #machinelistening #bioacoustics #research @email@example.com @qmeecs @qmul
The British Academy here has an excellent briefing paper about "Associate Status" for the UK in European research: https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/publications/europe-futures-association-european-union-framework-research-innovation - gives a clear explanation, then describes what the UK would do to get into that position. #brexit #research
"The antidote to civilisational collapse" - a fantastic interview with Adam Curtis about all our futures (30min read): https://www.economist.com/open-future/2018/12/06/the-antidote-to-civilisational-collapse
Academics who fly less - my story: http://mcld.co.uk/blog/2018/academics-who-fly-less-my-story.html
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