Building the Chuck language on Ubuntu

I am currently using the ChucK language in various sonification experiments.

Using it across operating systems can be fun. Mac and Windows have installers already. Linux does not and needs to be built from source. This gives the developer a set of options for building depending on their platform.

I have  my built of this language in two ways on Ubuntu 14.04, using either the generic ALSA interface or Jack.

The absolute basic installation, using ALSA, requires the asound-dev, libsndfile1-dev, bison and flex packages to build under make-alsa.

If using Jack as well, ChucK requires the Jack headers to build against as well.

Using the Jack for some analogue to digital conversions showed me that I had to have Jack running first before ChucK could get any sound from it. I may have to alter some parameters but I did lose some quality on the inbound recording.

Sonification and auditory display links 7 September

A slightly older link but this link appears to be a useful link to thinking about and developing auditory displays. Breaking the Sound Barrier: Designing Auditory Displays for Global Usability by Robert S Tannen

Audio-visual presentations of Stock Market data

This morning, whilst making breakfast, a news article on the BBC Breakfast show caught my eye. I wasn’t terribly interested in the article being presented from the London Stock Exchange but the visualisation of the stocks behind the presenter caught my eye. Twenty stocks were being updated in real time and being shown using concentric, […]

Sonification and auditory displays links 16 Aug

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision have a labs site and Twitter feed. I believe that this follows other initiatives such as the Europeana Labs. Fashion houses create some wonderful things in the wearables section, such as the dress that responds to Twitter. “A collaborative development of an artistic responsive fashion collection” explores responsive […]

Scripting Scyther

As part of my latest course assignment, I have been using Cas Cremer’s Scyther tool for one of the questions. It is a Python programme that allows a user to test a protocol for security properties. It is very user friendly once it gets going but I got frustrated with having to go the directory […]

Sonification and auditory display links 9 Aug 2015

I’ve just started with sonification and auditory displays. Here are some links and articles (some are behind paywalls) that I found of interest. I heard about a sonification of economic data, The Sound of the Economy, on the Foreign Affairs site and an adjoining paper by George Kopeczky describing it, Perspectives in Sonification of Financial Data […]

A simple experiment in Sound and Vision for Hamlet

The aim of this hack is to explore turning the structures of the First Folio texts marked up using Text Encoding Initiative XML (TEI) into notes using the Chuck , PHP and Processing languages. I wanted to explore the processes for transforming the texts for the user and explore different ways of presenting the textual […]

Reusing material on social media

A hat tip to Kirsty Rolfe for favouriting this retweet from Sjoerd Levelt: ICYMI: the lawyers kindly updated their blog after they were informed of the nature of @CathalUK‘s @MedievalReacts. — Sjoerd Levelt (@SLevelt) April 10, 2015 I highly recommend going to the tweet and viewing the conversation that led to this change. The […]

Boundary values in black box testing

In the paper “Testing software components using boundary value analysis“, Muthu Ramachandran demonstrates his experience of automating tests to study boundary value analysis on interfaces. He describes the fundamentals of black box testing approaches but at a somewhat higher level than I was hoping for. He demonstrates that the input and output values should be […]

Learning about paper hacks

Just listening to Derek Groen of UCL and and former Software Sustainability Institute fellow talk about paper hackathons. Taking the idea of the typical hack where a piece of code is produced, the paper hack also wrote draft science papers in a short time. The projects for the day were pre-selected but it sounds like […]