All My Friends Are Dead (And I’m So Cutting Edge)

Way back in March of 2007 I posted a link to a cartoon called “All My Friends Are Dead” by Avery Monsen & Jory John. Back then, the cartoon was posted for all to see for free on the web – the link has since been removed. However, the very funny cartoon (and well worth the link back in 2007) has recently turned into an 96 page hard cover book. Congrats guys!

Yesterday an animated gif below, consisting of a few pages from the book, became the most re-blogged thing (of all time!) on tumblr.

Code Organ

Code Organ takes the code of any website and turns it into music.

Code Organ works by choosing the key of the song based on how many times the letter designating that note appears in a web page’s source code, using a minor key if it appears an odd number of times or major if it’s even. It then picks one of ten synthesiser sounds based on which characters appear the most times in a page. Finally, the algorithm decides which drum loop to use by weighing the ratio of text characters to actual notes.

Artifacting ends up sounding like this.