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Day: August 15, 2016
What can I do with a humanities PhD?
What do all those physics PhDs end up doing? A whole lot of running computer systems. An incidental skill they picked up during their apprenticeships. What incidental skill have you picked up during your apprenticeship? Critical thinking. Analysis and synthesis of disparate information. Communication skills. Research skills. Project management. Where can you apply those skills, […]
Is Bach’s music predictable?
There are underlying harmonic patterns that keep recurring in Bach, and that are his convention for moving music forward. The Circle of fifths is particularly prominent in Bach. It’s the kind of thing that writers, to be more complimentary about it, call “inevitable”. (And of course, recurring harmonic patterns make it predictable, at least for […]