This week was so much fun, and I loved each topic that we covered in DGST 395. We spent most of the week discussing how AI plays many different roles in in our lives. Monday, we took a look at some different examples of AI in romance. Some students in class explored stories of humans […]

Bass Drone Troubles (and Other Troubles)

HELLO! Time is flying!!! I have done a lot in the past few weeks, and not all of it has been sunshine and rainbows, unfortunately. Within the past 2-3 weeks, I printed off a second tenor drone (both top and bottom) and for some reason, the drone doesn’t sound correct. I’m not able to get […]

Peer Teaching and More AI!

I really did enjoy the topics that we covered in DGST 395 last week (and the week before)! Last week, we dove into AI and Creativity, and tried to guess between human and AI generated art/text with a “Bot or Not” quiz during class. I was surprised, and intrigued, by the Francis Bacon painting, and […]

AI (Sort of)

This week, we spent a lot of time talking about AI, and machine-learning algorithms vs rules-based algorithms. For example, our fortune teller could be mistaken for an AI (if it was a bit more refined, of course) as it works similarly to a chatbot like ChatGPT. This was the distinction that we made this week: […]


HELLO!!!! It has been quite a white since my last update. (Midterms hit like a truck!) While I was home on Spring break, at the beginning of March, I put an hour or two each day into finishing up my models. I finished off the tenor drone entirely, and then I focused on the bass […]

Predicting the Future (sort of)

This week, we spoke a bit about AI and what it might look like in the coming months. We read an excerpt from “You Look Like a Thing and I Love You”, by Janelle Shane, which discussed the rudiments of machine learning, and how these algorithms could lead negative consequences. It ties back to our […]

Tiny tools Big Project

This week started with the reading “The Soft Truth” by Leigh Alexander. To be perfectly honest, it slipped my mind, and I did not read the story until after class on Monday. However, I regret not being able to participate in the discussion, because the surreal, out-of-body experience that is “The Soft Truth” was a […]

Tenor Drone (Nearly Complete)

Hello!!!!!!! I have lots to share, so buckle up! I’ve been focussing on the bell of the tenor drone. The bell is the space inside the top of the drone that acts as a resonating chamber, amplifying the sound. It is essential to ensure this part of the process is not overlooked, as the drones […]