Welcome to Still Computing #5!
Still Computing is a newsletter for curious programmers, largely written by members of the Recurse Center community.
For this week’s issue about programming and art, Johann Diedrick wrote about his explorations of the soundscape of Newtown Creek, the polluted waterway that separates Brooklyn from Queens. Read on to learn how he built machine learning classifiers for birdsong, and then collaborated with another artist to use them on her electronic, “bird-like” sound generators.
We also have a gallery of computational art made by Recursers, a Dear Zu question about the life-changing magic of your favorite programming language features, and more “What We’re Coding To.”
We hope you enjoy reading — and maybe even get inspired to make some art of your own!
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