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Episode Info: Support Topic Lords on Patreon and get episodes a week early! Lords: Erica is @yerrikTRB on Twitter, and is thinking about birds Dan is @danlwarren on Twitter, and is at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (https://www.oist.jp/). His soundcloud is https://soundcloud.com/danwarren. He is writing music for Hypnospace Outlaw https://store.steampowered.com/app/844590/Hypnospace_Outlaw/ Topics: 1:58 The unreliable narrator in songwriting and/or songs where the POV character is a jerk We all hope Ben Folds is an unreliable narrator in his song “Brick.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt5EHAqhR1c Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Murder Ballads https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmzP977za2bJ8gj8pVmOxSCBNcVZjGy6D Moby Dick is bad https://medium.com/@jayshams/moby-dick-is-not-a-novel-e19e41fec946 George Michael was maybe not that into monogamy https://www.songfacts.com/facts/george-michael/i-want-your-sex 15:20 No one should live in this city (whatever city you're in edition) Chitras flies and things that sting you https://indacampo.wordpress.com/2012/10/13/why-you-should-never-fall-asleep-in-your-hammock-at-twilight-in-panama/ Too much water all at once, monsoon edition https://www.kold.com/video/2019/07/31/watch-people-rescued-stranded-vehicle-tucson/ https://www.kgun9.com/weather/monsoon The cheese guy in Okinawa fills in for a clear lack of cheese http://thecheeseguyinokinawa.com/about-us/ Richard Lenski breeds 69,000 generations of E. coli (not yeast) https://twitter.com/relenski/status/993671677748838400 http://myxo.css.msu.edu/ 38:51 Toddlers have incredible memories and if you put something somewhere once because you were lazy they'll remember it goes there forever https://slate.com/human-interest/2012/04/childrens-memories-toddlers-remember-better-than-you-think.html Here’s the AI spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vRPiprOaC3HsCf5Tuum8bRfzYUiKLRqJmbOoC-32JorNdfyTiRRsR7Ea5eWtvsWzuxo8bjOxCG84dAg/pubhtml AI evolves an organism that is tall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-wIZuAA3EY 43:20 Kaz asks: You guys talked about simulating people's voices, and I'd like to point out that there's been a lot of progress in this area. Take a look here for some examples: https://google.github.io/tacotron/publications/speaker_adaptation That Obama thing is called Son of Strelka, Son of God. There’s a Youtube playlist here where four of the nine chapters are illustrated/animated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Any38uNUelM&list=PLw-jIvFxpgIDIlxOnvHr9rN_2TUv87Ju_ The album can be downloaded here: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dan_Warren/Son_of_Strelka_Son_of_God The Trump thing is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGYeTmHHZQM Evolution Control Committee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DX4nsobHW8 Negativland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6gPSSYxex0 Cassetteboy is one of the most active and well-known people doing this stuff nowadays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI87PRgI...
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