My first smartphone apps were these basic tools to allow users to create their own binaural beats. The app was called Binaural, and this past December, I made both the iOS and Android versions free for anyone to download and use. Now, I've decided to take this a step further and make the core of these apps open source! This means that you can go to my github page and download fully working sample apps that generate binaural beats and isochronic pulses. Then, you can use these algorithms in your own apps. If you find any of this useful, I'd appreciate you give me shout, and perhaps I'll feature your app on my Guided Meditation Treks blog!
Here's the source code for iOS.
Here's the source code for Android.
Or you can just download the app and not worry about how it works!
...said the literary agent. Since committing myself to releasing a wanderlust guide about a trip through 24 countries on the cheap, I've been making my way though the system in place to maximize the experience. I went to the Writers' League of Texas conference last month and spoke with some agents with an intention to use a traditional publisher. Until book stores and traditional distribution are obsolete, there's something to be said about the format. Maybe it's like the record album, but I still love holding a former tree and reading from it.
So I'm focusing on this new entity called "Spin the World Around." It is the name of the memoir, but it's also a way of living.
What keeps the planet spinning? The force from the beginning. ~Daft Punk
All esoterics aside, I took some really cool pictures along the way, and I thought that sharing them would be a nice platform to illustrate the manifestation. My plan is to post a single high-res photograph each day until the book is released. With so many photos, I should have a platform by then. Here are the social network icons, without the names... Dig it!
Ok, well, so here's what i learned at the conference:
1. Twitter: you should be posting 4x per day and only 20% of your posts are about you.
2. Facebook: sadly, it helps to pay them to promote you
For the photo posting idea, here's a list (and my accounts for Spin the World Around):
1. Flikr lets you share high-resolution photos
2. Pintrest: photos pushed from Fliker whose locations can be added to a map
3. tumblr: similar to Flikr, but maybe not as high-res
4. instagram: has additional effects and a forced resolution, so postings are a separate work of art that can be re-posted to Flikr as such
5. imgr: for memes and funny pictures
6. Reddit to re-post photos
The 2013 international conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression has published their proceedings, and my paper is now available online in all its glory! Check it out if you want to know the full history of the Silent Disco, as well as some in-depth technical stuff related to binaural beats, and a systems analysis for building a smart-phone-based silent disco system!
Copyright (c) 2015 Russell Eric Dobda