cfxr (OSX) sfxr (Windows) – Sound Effects Software

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“This is a little tool I made in connection with the 10th Ludum Dare competition held in December 2007. Its original purpose was to provide a simple means of getting basic sound effects into a game for those people who were working hard to get their entries done within the 48 hours and didn’t have time to spend looking for suitable ways of doing this.
The idea was that they could just hit a few buttons in this application and get some largely randomized effects that were custom in the sense that the user could accept/reject each proposed sound.

It turned out to work rather well and a lot of the entrants used it, which is cool. Anyone else in the same situation (need some basic sound effects, don’t really care about top quality, have no idea where to get them) should find it pretty useful, if nothing else then just as placeholder sounds to kill the silence until final content has been produced.

Basic usage involves hitting the randomize button (or one of the other buttons to your left if you need a specific standard sound), listen to the generated sound, then deciding if it sounds ok or not. If it does, then export it to .WAV and you’re done, if not – just hit the button again and get something different.
All the parameters used to create each sound are manually tweakable to allow fine-tuning if you feel like getting your hands dirty. Space is a useful shortcut to play the current sound.

There will probably be a minor update of this in the near future, adding some convenient features.

Source code is available and you’re free to use it for anything you please. I’ve put it under the MIT free software license.”

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Synchronous Objects – Dance & Choreography Site With Free Tools

This web site and free tool is designed for dancers and choreographers but I can see that it may be useful in many other ways.   It allows the import and processing of almost any video.   Great site.

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The Synchronous Objects Blog is a chronicle of interdisciplinary process and a space for ongoing exchange about the project and its themes. We’re interested in how you are using the site and invite your comments on the blog. Thanks for your interest. —Norah Zuniga Shaw

del.icio.us visualization-From Visual Complexity

Requires a JAVA application to be installed.

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“In a paper entitled “Visualizing Social Bookmarks”, Joris Klerkx and Erik Duval describe how it’s often hard in most social bookmarking tools to discover implicit structures between tags, users and bookmarks. This is mostly due to the flat nature of tags, and an intrinsic trait of folksonomy in opposition to traditional hierarchical structures.

In an effort to solve this problem, the authors designed a system that “attempts to visualize these structures, so that end users can explore the social bookmarks in a playful, efficient and flexible way.” In this work, a cluster map visualization application is customized to enable users to explore social bookmarks in the del.icio.us system. The design of the application aims to automatically identify tag and community structures, and visualizes these structures in order to increase the users’ awareness of them.”