Too Much Not Enough

Too Much Not Enough

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A podcast about the obsessions of two very intense people.


S02E05: Rimworld
Feb 21 • 24 min
Darius and Emma found themselves playing a game called Rimworld (yes, we know) a whole bunch over Skype with one another. It became a bit of a shared obsession and so in this episode we discuss what Rimworld is, what we like about it, and even include…
S02E04: The Ideal Research Workflow
Jan 24 • 22 min
Darius and Emma spend this week discussing research and how to do it. Darius has devoted his life to developing the perfect research workflow, even commanding a Twitter bot to remind him of the unread articles on his reading list. Emma, conversely, spends…
S02E03: “Coding Layouts” In The Early 2000s
Jan 10 • 28 min
Emma teaches Darius about what it was like to make websites as a preteen in the year 2000. Darius is happily surprised to learn that social capital has always been tied to one’s ability to purchase a domain name. Emma holds forth on Neopets, blinkies, and…
S02E02: Mobile Music
Jan 3 • 23 min
This week, Emma and Darius talk making music on the tiny computer you probably carry around everywhere in your pocket. We cover the history of making music on mobile devices going all the way back to the retro Palm Pilot, consider mobile music as an…
S02E01: Fourier Transforms
Dec 27, 2018 • 27 min
We’re back, and it’s time for a math(s) episode! We’re talking about the Fourier transform, a seemingly magical thing that most people haven’t heard of but that everyone who’s ever adjusted the bass on a stereo has at least briefly encountered. This is a…
S01E10: Thomas Pynchon
Oct 5, 2018 • 34 min
This week we discuss the work of Darius’s favourite author, Thomas Pynchon. Darius has read Pynchon’s entire output multiple times; Emma has read one and a bit of his books, and seen an excellent film adaptation, but has an alarming number of opinions…
S01E09: Bots
Sep 28, 2018 • 27 min
Darius and Emma talk bots: definitions, a potted history, and inspirations. Along the way, we touch on platforms (including the recent Twitter crackdown on art bots), delve into our own projects, and what it means to make software that hangs out in spaces…
S01E08: 90s Scratch DJ Culture
Sep 14, 2018 • 31 min
Darius introduces Emma to the world of scratch DJing, a 90s music scene replete with creatively spelled names (Invisibl Skratch Piklz, anyone?) but even more creative use of turntables and vinyl records. We go on a journey through the history and origins…
S01E07: The Decentralized Web
Sep 7, 2018 • 34 min
Darius talks a lot about the decentralized web and in particular ActivityPub, a newish web specification that is trying its best to make it possible for social network sites to talk to each other in a standardized way. You might be familiar with Mastodon…
S01E06: ixi lang
Aug 24, 2018 • 29 min
Emma dives into one of her current all-consuming obsessions: ixi lang, a programming language for creating and performing live music. She talks about how she came to learn about the language and what it’s like to perform with it. Darius has questions…
S01E05: Cooking With Fire
Aug 17, 2018 • 33 min
Darius has OPINIONS about how to cook things with fire. Emma does not. He explains the difference between grilling and smoking, the pros and cons of gas grills versus charcoal grills, and the definition of cookout versus barbecue. Emma has a lot of very…
S01E04: Percy Grainger
Aug 10, 2018 • 40 min
In what’s definitely our most niche episode so far, Emma introduces Darius to the life and work of twentieth-century Australian composer Percy Aldridge Grainger, a folksong collector, failed innovator, and all-round extremely unusual (and highly…
S01E03: Sampling in Music
Aug 3, 2018 • 40 min
In this episode, we discuss audio sampling, from hip hop to found sound recordings, passing through technical methods and meanings to the influence of copyright law on musical practice. What’s recontextualisation and what’s theft? Who gets to decide? We…
S01E02: Autobiography in Creative Work
Jul 27, 2018 • 21 min
In our second (also somewhat meta) episode, we talk about the place of a creator in their creative work. We discuss confessionalism, navigating the fine line between relatability and specificity, and how identity factors into the reception of an…
S01E01: Creative Process
Jul 20, 2018 • 41 min
In our very first episode we get, well, kind of meta. We talk about our creative processes and what led us to being the kind of people who just make tons of stuff and put it on the internet. Topics discussed include: creative constraint as defense…