Learning Python with all of the perks and none of the drawbacks

Whether you are an experienced programmer, or you have never programmed before, chances are you have never heard of Processing. Processing is an extremely well-known tool in the field of creative computing and visual arts, but it results in being quite niche everywhere else. …

Combining the power of ffmpeg and Vimeo’s API to churn out videos at an incredible pace.

I recently had to solve an automation issue, where the client’s desire was to automatically generate hundreds of videos putting side by side a “base video” with a video picked from a list of hundreds. Whilst this could have easily been done by hand with one big effort, the project…

An overview of Medium’s Series feature in late 2020.

Admittedly a few years late (3 to be precise), I decided to give Medium Series a try. Considering that I grew up with Snapchat and Instagram Stories, I am pretty familiar with the concept and I was excited for it to be ported on a content-focused platform like Medium. …

Or how to be completely in control of your mac with a hidden and minimal dock.

I remember back in 2008, when my family bought our first mac (a base model iMac), how having the dock full of icons was a must. I remember showcasing the entire Adobe Suite (even though I could barely use only a couple of their apps) together with any imaginable browser…

Or how to convert a 380+ people conference to an online medium in less than 3 months.

During this pandemic, we all had to adapt to an online work environment. Some people had to transition entirely to a “smart working” situation, others were brought to adapt and embrace hybrid solutions. As I previously explained in my “Remote Teaching: Do’s and Don’ts” article published a few months ago…

A step-by-step guide on how to perform simple machine learning tasks in Max using the ml.lib package.

Machine learning has been a hot topic for quite some time, with words like “artificial intelligence”, “neural networks” and “deep learning” getting used everywhere to describe the cutting-edge nature of projects and the so-called intelligence of the systems. The misuse of these words doesn’t take away from the fact that…

Homebound because of the quarantine? Here are 5 ways to make sure your podcast keeps thriving.

I’m pretty sure that if your podcast is a well-established one, you won’t need any advice on how to make sure that the home setting won’t degrade the quality of your episodes. But what if your podcast relies entirely on interviewing people in loco? What if your co-host can’t come…

Niccolò Granieri

Lecturer in Digital Media Technology, PhD in Music Tech and all-round tech enthusiast based in Birmingham. Currently: DMT Lab, formerly: Integra Lab

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