Please help me come up with a project name that's in Ancient Greek!
July 23, 2014 2:01 PM Subscribe
I have this super-secret yet super-awesome Super-Quantizer program thingie that does cool things to music. For various reasons the words "Platonic score" are always used in my mind and in the code so I was hoping to carry that tradition on in naming that aspect of the project with something in Ancient Greek.
posted by bfootdav to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm working on this big, big, super-big, music project that is in too early of a stage to announce here. At the heart of it is some software that takes an initial music file, the "Platonic score" and does things to it.
That part of the project, what I call the "Platonic Music Engine", is coming along very nicely (especially given that I am a composer and not a programmer).
When the project goes live I will release the Platonic Music Engine (GPL) as I think it might be useful and/or interesting to others. But I need to come with a cool name, which is where y'all come in.
"Platonic score" has always been part of the project (1.5 years in pre-production) and so I really want something about Plato to remain in the final Ancient Greek title. Either his name or "Ideal" or both. And then something about music and maybe even engine.
At it's simplist if anyone could translate "Platonic music engine" or "Ideal music engine" into grammatically correct Ancient Greek that would be awesome.
If someone can come up with a more clever name, in Ancient Greek, then that would be awesomer.
And if you can supply a pronunciation guide for it (IPA or whatever) that would be very helpful (I know that it would be speculative but something ballparky would be nice.)
If I use your suggestion then you (your real name, Metafilter name, or just "anonymous Metafilter user") will be mentioned in the Acknowledgments (I'm a very poor starving artist so that's the best I can do.)