Mike Wilson's Blog


I was a MA/MST student at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Accoustics.

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2010-12-11

Glitchmaster supreme Chris Carlson and vibraphone lord Sean Coffin
each remixed Let It Ride!  You can find their work linked from my
music page.  I don't know about you, but I think they're both totally
awesome.

Now that the quarter is over, here are my impressions of each course I
took:

250a - The middle to end of the course was actually pretty frustrating
       for me, but our group project turned out well and I learned a
       lot of things (such as interacting with embedded systems).

256a - The only problem with this course was that I didn't have enough
       time to work out some details until the very end.  But that's
       just how my schedule panned out this term.  It was a lot of fun
       and I managed to accomplish what I set out to do in the time
       that I had.  Looking forward to the next course in the series
       on mobile music.

220a - Many of the assignments in this course felt like they could be
       quarter-long projects if we wanted them to.  It felt very
       self-directed in that sense.  I definitely found things I want
       to spend more time on.  Chris, Blair and Jieun were extremely
       supportive.

192a - I had a total blast playing with and learning about recording
       equipment and techniques in this course.  It wasn't a difficult
       course, but it has already made a practical difference in my
       life (I now understand all the functionality of the mixing
       board at my church, for example).  Looking forward to the next
       term.

320 -  I think I got what I needed to from this course.  Math takes a
       lot of exposure and application to learn well.  I got a very
       good start here but how well I master the material will depend
       on how much I integrate it into my daily life going forward.

Overall, I call it a successful term.  I'm getting what I wanted out
of the program.


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Disclaimer: the views herein are my own and do not represent the views of Stanford University. All material copyright Michael J. Wilson.