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Hi, I’m a French game designer/writer working mainly in the serious game/edutainment industry.

On my free time, I develop my own video games and tools, compose electronic music, make pixel/voxel art, build keyboards, grow hops and brew beer.

Computers ate my soul.

This morning, while showering, I had bizarre idea (as usual when showering). A musical toy that's a bit similar to ORCΛ, though much simpler. I might attempt to actually develop it, or at least make a very basic prototype, I'm not sure yet.

Personal, pet death 

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I really need to update lectronice.com/OS — add a grayscale mode, and maybe the stuff I’ve worked on for the past three years...

I tend to forget about it because it’s painful to update, and instead I set up more blogs, personal wikis, time trackers and other online tools to play with, but in fact, it’s already all of this, in its own twisted way.

I love when people discover it randomly since I don’t publicize it, but maybe I should make it my "official" homepage again?

Finger drumming is all fun and laughing until you realize you have ten fingers but no idea how to use more than two at once.

I wanted to improve my rhythm skills so I tried Melodics... and I ended up subscribing for one year. Which led me to get a MPD218 because the 8 pads of my MPKmini weren’t enough for some lessons (and 16 are still not enough, a few of them require up to 64 pads).

I’m addicted. Now I guess the next step is sampling my drum to play impossible chords with my pads... and possibly add a bit of ORCΛ black magic in the mix. Seems like I’m finally back to making music.

Steel tongue drums are a gateway drug to finger drumming.

Back from a medieval fair. Maybe it was the surreal blend of modern and ancient clothes, or the awe-inspiring choirs played in loop, or the actual Gallo-Roman ruins where it took place, or a couple of familiar faces I hadn’t seen in years...

At some point, I experienced an overwhelming feeling. Past, present and future overlapped.

I can’t stop wondering if in two thousand years, people will party in the ruins of some fossil fuels era megalopolis, disguised as the ghosts of today.

This is atrocious/awesome:
userinyerface.com/

A true web design lesson, in a way.

@npisanti Great stuff! Definitely something I need to study. I’ve been thinking about coding my own tongue drum training tool, this could be a good start. I just wish I had a deeper knowledge of music theory because while I understand Pärt’s processes at a general level, many notions described here aren’t within my grasp yet.

I've listened to this Arvo Pärt piece looped during most of the afternoon and I still can't get enough of it, thanks to @npisanti.


youtube.com/watch?v=TJ6Mzvh3XC

Here's a rough draft of a solo steel tongue drum track I've recorded. It's sightly processed with a few effects, but otherwise unedited.

My goal is to turn this into a slower and much longer piece, around 10 minutes or more.

The video has a 64x36 resolution because I wanted to keep the file small, since Mastodon doesn't seem to support audio formats. I'd like to explore the the ultra low-res video idea further, though.

I'm wondering why Mastodon supports video but not audio. There's probably a good reason, but from a technical point of view, it feels rather stupid.

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ok people of the fediverse, i'm going to play live and make a workshop with in Turin the 6th of July:

LIVE:
facebook.com/events/2253816818

WORKSHOP:
facebook.com/events/6109236394

PS: if you don't like me, you should come for Renick Bell at least =P

PPS: sad to have to put links toward the empire of evil, but there is no website for the event .__.

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I’ve been awfully busy lately, so I’ve nothing to share but pictures of one of my cats. I believe it is, however, thanks to her natural sense of drama, high quality feline content.

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