Posts for May 2006

Tools for Travelling Streamers

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The fact that tactical media artist Adam Hyde is a traveller manifests itself in his work in many ways. For example, he recently established a mobile low-res artist's residency in a campervan in New Zealand; the mobicast system he developed in collaboration with Luka Prinic was first used on the Tran-Siberian Express; and his latest production comes in a suitcase. The Streaming Suitcase is a portable box of tricks for Hyde's streaming workshops on free and open source software. The project's website makes these tools available to the greater public, along with blueprints creating a 'secondary economy' for information. Visitors will find manuals offering plain-language instructions for streaming audio and video over the internet, as well as a glossary of terms and a handy list of links. The suitcase can help one learn the basics of Linux and PureData, and even build their own mini FM transmitter. In the true spirit of open source, Hyde invites viewers to 'have a browse and take what you want.' - Helen Varley Jamieson

http://www.streamingsuitcase.com

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Originally posted on Rhizome News by Rhizome


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Arcade Paintings by Drott Johan Lofgren.

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"Inky-Abyss" shows how the movement of a fish recorded on camera can be transfered into aesthetic compositions. Also by Drott Johan Lofgren.

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Originally posted on VVORK by Rhizome


core duo riddim - abe linkoln

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core duo riddim
core duo riddim (2006, 23.8MB, 3 min)

abe linkoln’s video about Isabelle Dinoire garnered more comment
than any other dvblog post to date.
Here now the first of two music videos he’s made for core duo
an experimental-y, electronica-y, dance-y kind of outfit.
Good stuff. More soon.

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Originally posted on DVblog by editorial


Attn Londoners

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This sounds like a fantastic event, happening tonight:

Minimalist Monday at the Tate presents ULTRA: Extreme Economy in Music and Visualization featuring Ryoji Ikeda, alva noto and Robert Henke

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Originally posted on philip sherburne by philip


Arsdoom

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Arsdoom is a Doom II game modification made by Orhan Kipcak and his team for the 1995 edition of the Ars Electronica festival in Linz, Austria. In Arsdoom the player becomes an active part of the ongoing exhibition, both by being able to explore a digital version of the Brucknerhaus venue and by having the power to kill off digital representations of the exhibiting artists, thus destroying them and their work.

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Originally posted on selectparks by Rhizome


The Sky Inside

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'Home-Maker,' an interactive, web-based documentary by artist Jeanie Finlay, presents seven evocative portraits of housebound older people from South Derbyshire and Tokyo. The piece, which previously toured the UK as an installation, was produced through a non-traditional type of residency in which the artist spent considerable amounts of time at the participants' homes learning about their histories and current preoccupations, and garnering reflections on the seemingly vast material worlds surrounding them. Each portrait provides a different conception of home and what it means to be home-bound: Florrie is content to reside in the place she shared with a lifelong partner now gone; Monji-San is happy his apartment is situated in a good part of town. In most cases, the participant's possessions play a significant role in their stories, a trend well-served by the panoramic style of Finlay's direction and the work's interface. Viewers can activate sequences or anecdotes by scrolling across the colorful, intricate interiors and selecting different objects. In one memorable portrait, Aoki-San recounts how she took pictures of the sky from her window each day for 26 years. The resulting collection of photographs, much like the other participant's collections of anecdotes, serves to document her sedentary life in the most dynamic and boundless of ways. - Lauren Cornell

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5 things to do with old TVs

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Here's a collection of 5 things you can do with old TVs: Plasma globe, Tesla coil, Scope/Audio fun, Jacob's ladder and a computer case - Link.

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Originally posted on MAKE Magazine by Rhizome


The Sky Inside

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'Home-Maker,' an interactive, web-based documentary by artist Jeanie Finlay, presents seven evocative portraits of housebound older people from South Derbyshire and Tokyo. The piece, which previously toured the UK as an installation, was produced through a non-traditional type of residency in which the artist spent considerable amounts of time at the participants' homes learning about their histories and current preoccupations, and garnering reflections on the seemingly vast material worlds surrounding them. Each portrait provides a different conception of home and what it means to be home-bound: Florrie is content to reside in the place she shared with a lifelong partner now gone; Monji-San is happy his apartment is situated in a good part of town. In most cases, the participant's possessions play a significant role in their stories, a trend well-served by the panoramic style of Finlay's direction and the work's interface. Viewers can activate sequences or anecdotes by scrolling across the colorful, intricate interiors and selecting different objects. In one memorable portrait, Aoki-San recounts how she took pictures of the sky from her window each day for 26 years. The resulting collection of photographs, much like the other participant’s collections of anecdotes, serves to document her sedentary life in the most dynamic and boundless of ways. - Lauren Cornell

http://members.rhizome.net/ruby/homemaker/

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Originally posted on Rhizome News by Rhizome


Music for Bodies

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Sonically Mapping the Body to Architecture

Music for Bodies: terrestrial and virtual research into new ways of making and listening to music; directed by Kaffe Matthews.

Music for Bodies is a research project linking the sonic mapping of human bodies to architecture, through a practical study of bioresonance and interface building. Its aim is to discover new methods of experimental music making, as well as make new music more accessible to the wider community. It is doing this concentrating on making music to feel rather than just listen to. Currently it is making Sonic Beds around the world; it recently won an Award of Distinction for Digital Music at Prix Ars Electronica:

"Kaffe Matthews' Sonic Bed_London installation consists of a bed equipped with built-in loudspeakers; when installation visitors lie down on it, an endless loop of sounds washes over them. Due to their frequency and intensity, these sounds are perceived not only with the ears but also with the entire body in what is a very pleasant experience.

The installation has already been exhibited several times and has proven to be a popular attraction with young and old alike since it harmoniously appeals to several different dimensions of human life. The choice of what is actually a rather intimate object used in everyday life as well as the proximity of other installation visitors opens up a strong social component. On the other hand, the installation also makes it possible to experience sound in a new way and thereby provides access to a new auditory dimension."

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Sonic Bed_London's public launch is on Saturday June 17th, where the public are invited to come lie in it and contribute to an open forum at Annette Works studio, Hackney, London E8.

Following the launch, Matthews will run free workshops facilitating anyone wanting to ...

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Originally posted on networked_performance by jo


state of the union visualization

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a visualization of all all the State of the Union addresses from 1790 to 2006, showing how specific words gain & lose prominence over time, & linking information on the historical context for their use. the graphic representation focuses on the relationship between individual addresses as compared to the entire collection of addresses, highlighting what is different about the selected document.
the vertical position of the words is determined by a statistical measure of significance (of the word in the document as compared to the word frequency in the whole corpus), the horizontal position is alphabetical, & the size is based on raw frequency in the document.
see also parsing state of the union & power of words.
[onetwothree.net|thnkx Brad]

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Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics