100 Ho!

March 14, 2010 4:51 PM

A March challenge piece (featuring Max)

posted by blue bar (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Nice. I really like how this turned out. Is there any way you could type out the times table you used to make this? It might have to be written vertically, since this font isn't monospaced like courier.
posted by umbú at 9:50 AM on March 15, 2010

umbú - Thanks.

This box formats left-justified so I can't manage the table. But here's the "ones" chain:


The first time a new number appears in the "ones" chain, it sets off its own new chain. E.g. the "twos" chain starts at the first 2, the "threes" chain starts at the first 3, etc. Chains "stack" and run until they exhaust themselves at X times ten.

Pauses represent "times" and "equals" but are sacrificed where there are numbers with double digits. "Oh" = zero.

1 = C, 2 = E and so on in ascending thirds.
posted by blue bar at 6:39 AM on March 16, 2010

Oops. I just re-read the terms of the March Challenge. This doesn't qualify - no child of this world will learn multiplication tables from this thing. I guess I got "multiplication tables" in my head and followed out the idea. Removing tags...
posted by blue bar at 1:23 PM on March 16, 2010

That was cool! Kind of Phillip Glass-ish.
You should still put the tag back for "mefimusicchallenge" though, it still counts for that.
posted by chococat at 7:57 PM on March 16, 2010

Yeah, people always stretch the challenges--don't worry about that.
posted by umbú at 6:02 AM on March 17, 2010

I agree with them, this will make a great submission. It's a really cool piece.
posted by micayetoca at 6:25 AM on March 17, 2010

I caught this late, but wanted to say I enjoyed this as well. Your approach was similar to mine. Stretching the challenges is good, in my opinion. I see them as seeds that basically plant ideas in your head and then you do whatever you do with that.
posted by edlundart at 10:49 PM on March 30, 2010

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