Sam Kiranga

Writer - Creative and Non-Fiction and journalist, Nation Media
Nairobi, Kenya

About Sam

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Writing/Strategic Planning, Audio & Music Technology

I'm passionate about

I am passionate about psychology, philosophy, music and mathematical deduction. I find it exciting when I compare recent innovations in these fields with what was understood in earlier ages.

Universities

Strathmore University

Talk to me about

How the mind works, how we learn, social patterns and behaviour, value systems, lifestyle design, business and technology. Whatever ideas come to mind, I will listen. I am open minded like that

People don't know I'm good at

Drawing, audio production, chess and math

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Sam Kiranga
Posted about 2 years ago
Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success
I tend to disagree. With 24 hours to each day. I don't see why being an all round success is impossible. Maybe if you are trying it all too fast, you might crash and burn but with proper planning and patience anyone can be unstoppably successful. Look at people like Tim Ferriss, this guy makes a variety of achievements all the time you'd think his life is a movie.
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Sam Kiranga
Posted about 2 years ago
Scott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music
I concur about the octaves. Being a technical heavy metal guitarist, they were obvious within seconds. But I think there are better methods of killing the repitition entirely without having to wear the listener down by making the piece longer. Scott dig a good job in attempting this albeit with insufficient background on musical theory. All he needed was to understand the chromatic scales, the existing applications of it and hence create the lowest correlation between what he has now and the parts in which it matches with the chromatic scale. Its pretty simple if he cross references each sequence of notes in an identifiable time signature to the scale and offsets a few notes here and there. Alas! he will have achieved noise. But in my opinion noise is simply a lack of change in notes, melody progression and instruments. Imagine your T.V without a signal - perfect model for pattern free music.
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Sam Kiranga
Posted about 2 years ago
Scott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music
Yes I agree I totally got the pattern. It felt like a bit of classical jazz but more like a piece that would work with a movie. I like to envision a situation where what was played was accompanying a scene where someone was creeping into a house. It would be a perfect score! The element of surprise and uncertainty between note intervals goes hand in hand with the fact that a person creeping into someone's house treads with doubt as to whether his next step will be heard or not. Low notes could show the bad steps made while higher notes show the unheard steps. The mood? Suspense - which I find totally musical. Good job by the Professor.