Primerist is an electronic rock band, founded in 2012 by Alex Peake in San Francisco, California.
Alex is responsible for Primerist’s direction, working with various collaborators and algorithms.
- The early access version is available on Bandcamp
- New tracks are shared for feedback on Soundcloud.
- Tech used to make the music
Teaching music at Songbridge
primerist (noun): someone who plays a learning game that helps them learn how to make more learning games to make make all knowledge playable.
Primer refers to Neal Stephenson’s The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady’s Illustrated Primer. The Primer is a magic-seeming nanotech fairy tale book containing a talking AI/human hybrid mentor like a dungeon master in a lifelong learning role-playing game. I grew up wanting to make learning games, and the games I wanted to make reminded people of the Primer enough times that I gave in to the tenth reccomedia and became a primerist.
I gave a talk about it called Autocatalyzing AI/IA Symbiosis at Humanity+@Caltech. I make games that teach people how to make games that teach everything else in order to turn players into primerists.
I aspire to make music making music that teaches people how to make songs that teach.