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The Personal Website of Mark Conway Wirt

I created this site to document some random projects I've worked on over the past few years. It's mostly music and math stuff, but I may be adding other types of things soon (I have a big backlog, and sometimes writing documentation isn't as fun as doing the work).

The music tends towards the generative and algorithmic, and the math is largely aesthetic.

Recent Posts

The Recursive Flower of Life

Tue 31 October 2017

The Flower of Life is an ancient geometric figure consisting of overlapping circles which has been used in art and decoration since at least the 6th century BCE. I've been playing around a bit with it and have produced some interesting figures.

Developing Smart Contracts on the Ethereum Blockchain

Mon 23 October 2017

Recently I have been doing some development on the Ethereum blockchain. I have published a tutorial on the development over at GitHub.

Over:unitY // Dance Music for the Multiverse!

Sat 05 August 2017

I am pleased to announce the release of my new album, Over:unitY, under a Creative Commons licence.

Protecting You Privacy: OpenVPN on Arch Linux

Thu 20 April 2017

If you live in the United States, your government has recently abdicated any and all responsibility of protecting your privacy from corporate interests. If you want any privacy, you're going to need to take matters into your own hands.

PyTuning: A Python Framework for Exploring Musical Scales

Thu 01 December 2016

I am pleased to announce the release of PyTuning, a Python-based framework for the exploration of musical scales and microtonalities

A New Musical Scale

Sun 30 October 2016

Using classic Greek mathematics and modern combinatorial analysis to explore new musical scales and tunings.

New Version of MIDIUtil Released

Sat 24 September 2016

After a few years of moribund langishing, a new version of MIDIUtil, a pure python library for writing muti-track MIDI files, has been released.