Projects

This page contains an assortment of some my larger projects: software, books, and songs.

The Whole Part

My previous book felt a bit sophomoric, so I wrote another. I have worked hard to make it easier to read, and if it is also sophomoric, I do not yet have the intelligence to know it.

The text in various formats can be downloaded from Dropbox.

Several videos and related essays are available at: http://thewholepart.com

Science of Kindness

The Science of Kindness is a project and website devoted to the rationale behind kindness, which I understand as roughly synonymous with the philosophy of human interconnection.

The first task of the project was a lecture series in Eugene, OR: see the site for more details.

Rootlet

Rootlet is a site that combines the principles of Participatory Budgeting and charitable giving.  Visit https://rootlet.org for more details.

Psygraph

Psygraph is a meditation and mindfulness tool that quantifies information about your meditation sessions.

Visit Psygraph.com for more information, or just download the app from Google Play or the IOS App Store.

Cognitive Set Theory


This Knowledge that has no center or circumference, no inside or outside, is innocent of all partiality and knows no blocks or barriers … is a vast expanse of space.
~ Longchen Rabjam


A set is a many which allows itself to be thought of as a one.
~ Georg Cantor

Cognitive Set Theory is a book about everything, something, and nothing. It is a description of our psychology in terms of universes and references. The entire text is available for free as a PDF, from the IBookstore, or in print form from Amazon.

ArborRhythms Music Processor


The basic premise behind the ArborRhythms Music Processor is that music can be represented with a tree structure, similar to the syntax of language.  If you are inclined to gory details, you might be interested in the book “A Generative Theory of Tonal Music”, by Lerdahl and Jackendoff.

The name “arbor rhythms” literally means “tree music”.  The ArborRhythms Music Processor was a program which allowed the generation of MIDI music based on a syntactic tree.  It could also process digital audio, and video/text streams were in the works.

The binary here was probably released in 1997, and ran on Windows 95.  It may still run on some versions of Windows.  In any case, it is not supported, and is here only for nostalgic purposes.

https://www.arborrhythms.com/armp/arbor31b.zip