Almer S. Tigelaar
A Little Bit of Everything
A History of Bugs and Resistance
We have used antibiotics for thousands of years, but mutations threaten their effectiveness. How did we get here and where should we go?
Why do we have a poor intuition for processes that unfold non-linearly? How can we leverage compound effects in order to spiral ourselves upwards in terms of health, wealth and knowledge? Let’s explore. Physical World Many...
I was once took part in a class where the instructor performed an interesting experiment. He asked us all to close our eyes, and then raise our hands and open our eyes when each of us...
Waltz No. 10 (Chopin)
A recording of Waltz No. 10 in B minor, Op. 69 by Chopin. This is the first minute of this technically challenging piece.
The Machine Learning Myth
“I was recently at a demonstration of walking robots, and you know what? The organizers had spent a good deal of time preparing everything the day before. However, in the evening the cleaners had come to...
If you do not sleep you will die within months. Though, it’s unlikely that you would voluntarily stay awake twenty four hours for days at a time, modern society with its many distractions, makes it tempting...
Claire de Lune (Debussy)
This was a difficult piece to master, particularly due to it’s rather atypical sparseness. However, it is quite beautiful and relaxing. This is a simplified version of about a third of the original.
“How can I save what I have made?”, this is the question a young girl asked me in her school’s class recently. In the past hour she had created her own website. It was about her...
When I lived at my parent’s place, I was always amazed by how much time my father spend on the daily news. Once during breakfast, usually in the form of a newspaper. A second time during...
Best Documentaries 2018
I like documentaries as much as I do (fiction) movies, particularly if they make me think, are well crafted and have a coherent narrative. Here are my recommendations based on documentaries that I have watched in...
Metamorphosis 3 (Glass)
I am a great fan of minimal music. It never seizes to amaze me how repeated patterns can create so much emotional tension and variation. Herewith my recording of Philip Glass’s Metamorphosis 3.
Representing Data: Bits and Bytes
If you use a computer regularly, you know that every document you write, every music file you listen to and every photo you see is stored as a file. You may also know that a file...