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Tales of the Computer as Culture Machine

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The Secret War Between Downloading & Uploading

MIT Press, 2011.

Le dernier ouvrage de Peter Lunenfeld.

Mediawork Pamphlet Series explore art, literature, design, music, and architecture in the context of emergent technologies and rapid economic and social change.

« Mediawork Pamphlets are « zines for grown-ups », commingling word and image, enabling text to thrive in an increasingly visual culture. But the aims of the series extend beyond creating theoretical fetish objects. They transform private theory into public discourse, visual experimentation into cultural intervention.
Private theory refers to those ideas that circulate within the hermetically sealed spheres of academia and the techno-culture.
The pamphlets select texts from these discourses, distill insights and interventions from them, design a supportive visual context, and launch these hybrids out into a greater public. The Mediawork Pamphlets series is not intended to « replace » other forms of discussion – from books to journals to listservs to Web zines – but rather to create a new category of public visual intellectuals, and new categories of audience as well. »

M.A.

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15/01/2012 at 16:24

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Last Clock

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Last Clock est à l’origine une installation montée par des étudiants en art. Ils ont ensuite  profité des possibilités offertes par l’iPad pour en faire une application. Le principe: on prend une colonne de pixels dans le flux d’une webcam, et on l’affiche sur une horloge, suivant 3 temporalités (heure, minutes, secondes). Ça donne un rendu intéressant et pose des questions sur les rapports entre temporalités.

O.A.

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11/01/2012 at 11:29

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Ryoji Ikeda – Datamatics, test pattern (live set), 2010
 
This audiovisual concert from Ryoji Ikeda, presents intense flickering black and white imagery, which floats and convulses in darkness to a stark and powerful, highly synchronised soundtrack. 
Through a real–time computer programme, test pattern converts Ikeda’s audio signal patterns into tightly synchronised barcode patterns on screen. The velocity of the moving images is ultra–fast, some hundreds of frames per second, so that the work provides a performance test for the audio and visual devices, as well as a response test for the audience’s perceptions.

M.P

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17/12/2011 at 11:15

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Ryoji Ikeda‘s datamatics series is an art project that explores the potential to perceive the invisible multi–substance of data.

Taking various forms – installations, live performance and recordings – test pattern acts as a system that converts any type of data (text, sounds, photos and movies) into barcode patterns and binary patterns of 0s and 1s.


 

data.film (n°1.a) : The image on 35m film is constructed from microscopically printed data codes and patterns from pure digital sources.

M.P

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17/12/2011 at 11:06

Optical Sound Track

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The 1932 film Ornament Sound Experiments is created by experimental filmmaker Oskar Fischinger. He using precise graphical icons in place of the usual waveforms in the soundtrack area of the film, a « synthesized, » or « pure » sound, as Fischinger called it, resulted upon playback.

To create this track, Fischinger cut out templates for each design, then photographed them one frame at a time. When played back at 24fps (frames per second), these images create a wide variety of tonal variations – in essence, synthesized sound.

 

M.P

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17/12/2011 at 10:42

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7 must read books about maps

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28/07/2011 at 10:29

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e-édition

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Après l’intervention de Nicolas sur l’epub, je suis tombée sur ce site autour de la réflexion sur le « Unbound book », les livres d’artistes etc. C’est assez intéressant car il y a des vues pour et contre.

Allez voir: http://networkcultures.org/wpmu/unboundbook/about/ et une conférence: http://vimeo.com/channels/203094 (le premier intervenant, Florian Cramer est un peu énervant mais peut être important par sa critique et du coup, nous poussant à aller plus loin?)

Certains d’entre vous connaissent sûrement déjà ce site de « Institute of network cultures ». Pourrait-il être intéressant pour réfléchir à notre édition à venir?

Bonne soirée!

ASB

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15/07/2011 at 00:54

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