Re: Re: Glass music and related...

Anders Sandberg (
04 Jul 1998 21:57:59 +0200

"Bryan Moss" <> writes:

> Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > It might turn out that we need to tune the music
> > styles to our own personalities and
> > representations to get maximal effect, any ideas
> > on how to optimize this? This also fits in with
> > adapting other mental tools to ourselves; we
> > need a better way to 'install' them.
> I've seen many attempts at generative music
> synthesisers that watch facial heat patterns to
> tell your mood. And some researchers have been
> working on integrating brain wave readings with
> similar systems.

Maybe one could apply the work being done on wearable computers and affective computing to this. Clyne's ideas about sentics (wild as they might be) could also be useful.

> What I'd really like is a walkman that detects
> when I'm running plays 70's cop show chase music
> so I can be just like Shaft :-)

Mood music for what one is doing. Nice. Damien Broderick described the mood of AI programs in _The White Abacus_ in that way, by mentioning what music they hear from the information nets.

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