I am an artist, engineer, and educator. My work has been featured on NPR, the CBC, HuffPost, Canadian Business, and elsewhere. I volunteer at Repair Matters and Canada Learning Code, and am slowly developing my thoughts on what digital literacy means on today’s Internet. I founded the studio Misery & Co., and we have re-opened as of Spring 2021.

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  • Patch

    LFOs

    Set and toggle 16 independent LFOs. You can cross-modulate them if you want, but by default it’s just a bunch of LFOs.

    • audio
    • reusable
    • tool
  • Project

    Power Song Finder

    Searches your favorite Spotify tracks for a running “Power Song”. A Power Song matches your target cadence, and pumps you up during a tough point in the run.

  • Project

    Pocket calculator

    Scrapes your unread and archived Pocket content and provides basic stats.

  • Patch

    Gravity delay

    This is a creative MIDI delay that physically models incoming notes based on their velocity... read the full description on Patchstorage

    • audio
    • reusable
    • tool
  • Patch

    Panning gravity delay

    This is a creative MIDI delay that physically models incoming notes based on their velocity... read the full description on Patchstorage

    • audio
    • reusable
    • tool
  • Video

    Mozaic demos: Gravity delay, panning gravity delay, dedupe

    A quick demo of three Mozaic plugins I wrote in December 2020: “Gravity delay”, “Panning gravity delay”, and “Dedupe”. Download them for free on Patchstorage:

    Read the full description on YouTube

  • Commit blog post

    Feature: add a dark theme

    • From repository rileyjshaw/rileyjshaw.github.io

    Dark themes are something I’ve sought since my early days on a computer. I remember finding a way to apply a black background to Microsoft Word 2003, then being horrified when I accidentally printed the document. In uni I scripted my desktop to boot into f.lux’s darkroom mode. One of my only lasting contributions to Signal was loudly advocating for dark mode on iOS and Desktop, not just Android. I even made a browser extension in 2015 to apply a dark theme to the entire Internet.

    It’s not the most pressing or exciting work, but I decided my site should have a dark theme of its own. I took a lot of inspiration from my former Khan Academy teammate Josh W. Comeau’s dark mode post, with a few differences.

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    • meta
    • readable
  • Project

    Minimal SVG dark mode icon

    An attempt to fit a few difficult SVG requirements (SMIL animation, resizable with fixed stroke width, fits within container bounds) into the same icon.

    It’s a different icon than the one I created for this site.

    • online
    • pretty

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