The Blogosphere


According to Wikipedia, The blogosphere is made up of all blogs and their interconnections. The term implies that blogs exist together as a connected community (or as a collection of connected communities) or as a social networking service in which everyday authors can publish their opinions.

My visual shows that social media associates the world along with blogosphere. It is an intelligence super highway that shares deliberations and thoughts with other people. Along side in my illustration, it states the substance of blogosphere. There are many phases of blogosphere that make it attractive to people. Blogosphere is a place where you speak and share your thoughts to the world. User comments are useful in the blogsosphere because it is swapping sentiments and mindsets with citizens. Blogosphere is the world where in sharing of knowledge is helpful. Link sharing is a tool where in you share your knowledge to others. When you write and post it online, you allocate and at the same time, you also acquire through others.

Bad Ang Sinungaling Taping

Bad Ang Sinungaling Taping from Irish Rabena on Vimeo.

Last August 16, 2014, we witnessed some celebrities taping a MMFF (Metro Manila Film Festival) movie in our school. The title of the movie is Bad Ang Sinungaling that features Vic Sotto, Marian Rivera and Ryzza Mae Dizon. Director Marlon Rivera who directed a couple of blockbuster movies already directs the movie. Also, it was my privilege to have witnessed a shooting because I was able to see the behind the scenes of a movie.




By: Irish Rabena

Laziness is when you do nothing and hang around.

Laziness is when you are too lazy to move your chin so they don’t make a sound.

Laziness is when you want to do nothing but sleep.

Laziness is when your nap is so dawn that you’re sleeping deep.

Laziness is when you never go outside to play.

Laziness is when you just rest there on your laptop all day.

Laziness is when someone has to be your maid.

Laziness is when you just lie on the bed where you’ve always stayed.

Laziness is when you don’t do any distinct chore.

Laziness is when you’re just lazy so you sleep some more.

All individuals can sometimes be lazy.  

But it turns out that there might be couch-potato heredity.


Note: I am not joining the Creative Writing Workshop of Varsitarian, this poem is for Sir Cumagun’s requirement. 

What Does Sound Look Like?

What Does Sound Look Like?


Fab 4 Math: Computer Maps Beatles’ Musical Evolution

An article I’ve found in about musical progression algorithm analyses of The Beatles. —  Irish Rabena

beatles-twoSerious Beatles fans may be able to describe the band’s complex musical evolution during its eight-year run, but now there is a mathematical way to map the group’s progression from “Love Me Do” all the way to “Let It Be.”

A group of researchers developed an algorithm that sorts out similarities among songs based on sound frequencies and patterns. The scientists then used the algorithm to analyze songs from each of the 13 Beatles albums released in the United Kingdom. After determining how closely related each song was, the algorithm successfully ranked the albums chronologically.

“People who are not Beatles fans normally can’t tell that ‘Help!’ was recorded before ‘Rubber Soul,’ but the algorithm can,” study author Lior Shamir, a professor at the Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan, said in a statement.

” This experiment demonstrates that artificial intelligence can identify the changes and progression in musical styles by ‘listening’ to popular music albums in a completely new way.” [Images: The World’s Most Beautiful Equations]

The algorithm, which is described in the August issue of the journal Pattern Recognition Letters, converts each song into a visual map called a spectrogram. This diagram displays the changes in sound-wave frequency, shape and texture throughout the song. The algorithm then sorts and compares how closely the spectra of sound waves line up in each song. Lastly, a statistical analysis ranks how closely related two songs are to each other.

The algorithm determined that songs on the Beatles’ first album, “Please, Please Me,”were most like the songs on the group’s next recorded album, “With the Beatles.” The early tunes were least similar to the songs on the band’s last album, “Abbey Road.”(Even though “Let It Be“was the last album the band released, the songs on the album were actually recorded before those on “Abbey Road,” meaning the algorithm correctly identified the chronological order of the songs, despite the release dates.)

Shamir and his graduate student Joe George didn’t stop at the Beatles: They also used the algorithm to analyze other well-known groups, such as U2, Tears for Fears and Queen. The algorithm spotted the similarities between two consecutive Tears for Fears albums, even though they were released 15 years apart: The band recorded “Seeds of Love“in 1989 right before breaking up, and “Everybody Loves a Happy Ending” was the first album released after the band reunited in 2004. The algorithm also correctly sorted Queen’s discography and could distinguish between the albums recorded before and after “Hot Space” — the record that represented the most radical shift in the group’s music.

Shamir and George hope the algorithm can be used to organize music databases and help users easily navigate and search through songs, artists and albums. For music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora that play music based on songs that users have “liked,” the algorithm could be adapted to go one step further and identify music that matches a person’s individual music preferences.

“A system can learn the musical preferences of a user by ‘listening’ to the music he or she listens to, and then constantly search[es] for more music he or she will probably also like, but might not be aware of,” Shamir told Live Science in an email. “The information revolution allows every musician to make their creative work accessible to the public, but the main problem is discovering it in the vast flow of data.”

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