Roaming the Web

Useful and/or interesting links, libraries, etc. encountered while roaming the world wide web

3D Audio

  • A. Politis Github, where one can find some neat libraries of Matlab functions for 3D sound simulation: Ambisonic Encoding, Spherical-Harmonic-Transform, Vector-Based-Amplitude-Panning, Array Response Simulator, etc.
  • Listening to what games using A3D (3D audio plugin) were capable of in the mid 90’s makes me wonder what has truly been achieved since then..
  • HOAST: an open source library for 360 video + Ambisonic 4th order playback on the web. The IEM lab who developped it also provides a free hosting service.

3D Graphics


Harry Potter and the methods of rationality

A fan-fiction written by a researcher in artificial intelligence, re-inventing Potter’s story based on the one hypothesis that Harry is a rationalist. Great on it’s own, grand if you liked the original novels. (I’d advise to go for the audiobook version).


The superbe adventure of Taylor Hebert, a recently empowered bug-controlling teenager, with whom I undergone what afterwards feels like a lifetime of ups and downs through saving asses and world altogether. The audiobook version is truly worth it: realized by fans, low quality (be it technical or otherwise) for a rare few chapters, brilliant otherwise.