How to run an Open-Access Scientific Journal – the cheap way

» An efficient journal The Occasional Pamphlet.

Excellent text on the “business model” for an open-access scientific journal. It shows how it may be possible to publish a journal with a $10 tag per page, against the “$5.000 average revenue that scholarly publishers receive.”

A must read. A must think. And certainly something useful to be learned for the “CITAR Journal“.

Thanks to George Tzanetakis for pointing this text out following a discussion on the Marsyas development/user mailing lists about my previous post on this blog on “If you want reproducible science, the software needs to be open source“.

And another interesting article, titled “Open access publishing should not favour those with deep pockets“, with a proposal on how to run an Open Access Journal without payments from readers nor authors.

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If you want reproducible science, the software needs to be open source

March 6, 2012 1 comment

Nature Editorial: If you want reproducible science, the software needs to be open source.

I couldn’t agree more with this idea of open source as mandatory for reproducible science.

How to access Facebook from the command line

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Music Recommendation Datasets from Last.fm, by Oscar Celma

February 12, 2012 Leave a comment

:: Music Recommendation Datasets ::.

One more dataset for MIR and Music Recommendation, compiled by Oscar Celma, and based around Last.fm data and APIs.

And some more detailed info here.

Digital Musical Instruments

February 7, 2012 3 comments

Digital Musical Instruments

A nice compilation of  new interfaces for real-time electronic music performance.

Introduction to Sound Synthesis

January 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Some quite fun and interesting old videos from the 80’s, explaining the basics of sound synthesis using analog and digital synths from that era:

And a shorter video explaining how to quickly and easily create sounds in a (analog) synth.

Another nice post by Craig Anderton on various Ways to Exploit Synth and Sampler Oscillators.

A nice collection of videos and films about electronic music can be found here.

I’ll try to keep updating this post with any new (video, audio and text) references I find over the net… let me know of any you find yourselves.

Generative Art – Computers, Data and Humanity

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Off Book: Generative Art – Computers, Data and Humanity on Vimeo.

Nice interview with Luke Dubois, Scott Draves and Will Wright about “Generative Art

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