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Turbulence Spotlight: “Aleph Null” by Jim Andrews

Turbulence Spotlight: “Aleph Null” by Jim Andrews
http://turbulence.org/spotlight/alephnull/index.htm

“Aleph Null” is a generative, interactive, open source work written in JavaScript using the HTML5 canvas tag. No plugin required. “Aleph Null” is color music. No audio. It takes practice to tease the really good stuff out of it. It’s like an instrument that way. Or a game in which the goal is to experience color music and create visuals you like. It’s like hunting the Snark, beauty or butterflies. Unlike most instruments, “Aleph Null” will play something whether a person is playing or not. But it benefits immensely by a human player. It knoweth not beauty, is but the instrument of thine own incandesence.

BIOGRAPHY

Jim Andrews has been publishing vispo.com since 1996. It is the center of his work as a writer, poet, programmer, visual artist, audio artist, and net artist.

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REWIRE

Wednesday, September 28 at 9:00am - September 30 at 9:00pm
Liverpool John Moore’s University Design Academy

Duckinfield Street, Off Brownlow Hill
Liverpool, United Kingdom
The fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Rewire, will be hosted by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and held in Liverpool, UK, from 28-30 September, 2011, In collaboration with academic partners: Liverpool John Moores University, CRUMB at the University of Sunderland, the Universities of the West of Scotland and Lancaster, and the Database of Virtual Art at the Dept. for Image Science, Danube University.

A new widespread condition of sociability invites a questioning of the role of media art practice and new media histories in the context of wider cultural and technological developments, and Rewire aspires to do just that.

WATERWHEEL

Call for Performances/presentations

WATERWHEEL will be launched on 22 August, in Brisbane (Australia) AND will take place live online on the TAP at 6.30pm – find your time here – Media release attached.

The TAP is an online, real-time venue and forum, workshop and stage for live networked performance and presentation. Here you can create and collaborate, rehearse and remix, present and exchange, participate and communicate—privately as a crew or publicly with an audience. The Tap provides tools for live networking and real-time media mixing.

This is a call for proposals for performances/presentations (of 5 minutes each maximum) for the launch of WATERWHEEL – with a deadline for proposals of 12 August 2011. The entire performance/presentation program will be no longer than 30-45min.  Below some info on how to use WATERWHEEL. Do not hesitate in contacting us for more details or a guided tour of the TAP.

Suzon Fuks
Australia Council for the Arts Fellow
skype: suzonfuks
http://suzonfuks.nethttp://www.igneous.org.au
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WHAT IS WATERWHEEL
A new online platform exploring ‘water’ as a topic and metaphor. Here is a short video presentation about it – check our vimeo account for a new video coming soon showing the TAP in its latest development!  See also media release attached and info below.
All you need is a computer with internet access and a web browser with the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. To contribute and collaborate via the Tap, you might also need a webcam and headset depending on your performance/presentation.
* sign up, you will receive an email with a link
* Activate the link, you can create your TAP (please give it a title) and upload on the WHEEL (check also your junk/spam box, maybe email goes there)
For details, please download pdf document about upload requirements & how to use the TAP.


HOW TO UPLOAD
Video tutorial here.
You can upload: Image (JPG, PNG)  | Video (MP4) | Animation/Slideshow (SWF) | Audio (MP3) | Document (RTF, PDF, DOC, XLS) : all media about ‘water’ as a topic or metaphor

HOW TO USE THE TAP
* once you signed up and activated the link received by email
* you can create your TAP (please give it a title) and upload on the WHEEL (check also your junk/spam box, maybe email goes there)
* If you want to invite someone on your TAP, add that user in your crew
* user will receive an invitation by email with a link
* link has to be activated
* user will log in
* then click on ‘My Taps’ & on the table, there will be ‘superD’ TAP or another titled TAP you’ve been invited to
* On the right side of the table, you have a link ‘ENTER’. Click on it.
* the TAP will load on your webpage (patience, it might take a few minutes – you might be asked to update your flash player to new version, that doesn’t take much time. Just follow the prompt. But you might need to re-log-in)
* You can go with or without webcam. You will need to go on the top menu and select a tab (webcam, visuals, audio) and within each tab, an icon that you will drag onto the stage below. If you want to type chat, go on the write side at the bottom, there is an entry for public and crew. And in the middle on the right, there is another entry for a crew private chat (not seen by audience).
* if you click on a media (once it is dragged on the white page), you will see a palette of tools – first row from top: keep your mouse down when you select one of the tools, second row: resetting tools, third row: just a click on the tool you need, volume icon: keep your mouse down and go down to diminish the volume.

This project is initiated by Suzon Fuks as part of a Fellowship assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; in collaboration with INKAHOOTS and IGNEOUS, supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, Brisbane City Council, the Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ausdance Queensland, Youth Arts Queensland & iMAL. Creative Sparks is a joint initiative of Brisbane City Council and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. People collaborating so far on the project are from NZ, Australia, Indonesia, India, Serbia, Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, UK, Canada & USA.

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Turbulence Artists’ Studios: “Insurance.AES256″ by Michael Takeo Magruder

Turbulence Artists’ Studios: “Insurance.AES256″ by Michael Takeo Magruder
http://turbulence.org/studios/takeo

On July 28, 2010, WikiLeaks posted a link to an encrypted 1.4GB file entitled insurance.aes256 on its Afghan War Diary website. The file’s appearance generated considerable speculation and debate as no official explanation was given about its contents or purpose. Countless individuals have downloaded it and redistributed on hard drives and servers spanning the world’s vast unregulated file-sharing networks, virally embedding it into the fabric of the Internet and rendering it forever obtainable and impossible to eradicate. What knowledge (or secrets) will be uncovered within its cryptic digital form?

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Turbulence Commission: “You Don’t Know Me” by Liangjie Xia

Turbulence Commission: “You Don’t Know Me” by Liangjie Xia
http://turbulence.org/works/youdontknowme
[Needs Software Download]

You are not always who other people think you are; you even hear your own voice in a different way. By recording and manipulating a recording of your voice with “You Don’t Know Me”, you will be able to restore your real voice and share with people how you hear yourself. This is a unique task that nobody else in the world can do. “You Don’t Know Me” provides a toolset and an online voice gallery. We are looking forward to hearing your true voice.

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New Work on Turbulence.org

Turbulence Commission: “Social Relay Mail” by Brooke Singer, with Fever Creative
Turbulence Artists’ Studios: Andreas Maria Jacobs

== “Social Relay Mail” by Brooke Singer, with Fever Creative ==
http://turbulence.org/works/social
[Needs a Facebook Account]

“Social Relay Mail” (SRM) is an app that lets you identify a stranger on Facebook and use your social network to deliver a private message. Turn your friends, your friends’ friends, and your friends’ friends’ friends into your personal courier service. Sending the message is only half the fun. In the process, discover the strength of your social network via a handy data visualization. Did your message arrive at its destination or get dropped? How many people had to be enlisted along the way? “Social Relay Mail” is part Pony Express and part Facebook hack — testing the limits of interaction in a controlled social space.

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Line from Life

Line from Life is a community project to bring together the online and social community and visually represent our lives.  Anyone can participate by going to Linefromlife.Wordpress.com.  Participants will be prompted on the blog in greater detail to think of a unique part of their lives and asked to scan and send their own mark/line that they create.  When enough submissions have been sent, a final image will be compiled listing participants and combining their work to show a visual convergence of the community’s lives.

To learn more and participate visit: Line from Life

Turbulence Commission: “Quartet With Pyramid Scheme” by Jordan Topiel Paul, Eric Laska, Richard Kamerman, Reed Evan Rosenberg

Turbulence Commission: “Quartet With Pyramid Scheme” by Jordan Topiel Paul, Eric Laska, Richard Kamerman, and Reed Evan Rosenberg http://turbulence.org/works/quartet
“Quartet With Pyramid Scheme” is a streaming online sound installation whose audio content is collected through a sixteen-week pyramid scheme structure. Every two weeks, a new set of participants (recruited by prior participants) submits sound samples that the quartet will selectively work into the stream. The samples are played continuously in unpredictable variations through a Max/MSP patch. By the end of the process, 512 participants will have been asked to contribute.
“Quartet With Pyramid Scheme” is a 2011 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. for its Turbulence website. It was made possible with funding from the Jerome Foundation.

BIOGRAPHIES
Jordan Topiel Paul is a musician, artist and elementary educator based out of Queens, NY. Originally an improvising percussionist, he continues to explore improvisation in his current work with sound installation and electronic media. His recent pieces have involved collaborative planning and production, field recordings, site-specificity, FM and Internet transmission, Max/MSP programming and indeterminate processes.

Eric Laska is a New York-based musician. Examples from recent work focus on the proliferation of sounds from localized material processes, the arrangement of improvised music for extended periods of time, and composing for electro-acoustic music based on “back-end” principles such as power consumption. In addition he is part of the Internet surf club “Double Happiness.”

Richard Kamerman’s artistic interest is aimed foremost on the task of magnification. Small sounds, small gestures — made large. Inconsequential events — made important. The vast difference made to a narrative by a small change in focus. Room acoustics, microphone/pickup placement, and amplification are often very important to his live construction of sound, where he places great weight on the embracing of unintended consequences – e.g. errors in translation/format conversion, bursts of feedback, power supply failures.

Reed Evan Rosenberg is an American multidisciplinary artist working primarily in sound. He programs various digital instruments for each specific project on which he embarks, encompassing the areas of improvised electronic music, extreme computer music, and installation art. Recent projects include an in depth study of chaotic synthesis using Boris Chirikov’s “Standard Map,” systems that hack and trouble auto-tune and phase vocoding, and a musical system using the boids algorithm which simulates the flocking patterns of birds and was most famously implemented in the CG of Jurassic Park.
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Turbulence Commission: “Les Belles Infidèles” by Ethan Ham

Turbulence Commission: “Les Belles Infidèles” by Ethan Hamhttp://turbulence.org/works/belles

“Les Belles Infidèles” consists of a short story — written specifically for this project by Benjamin Rosenbaum — that has been translated and retranslated by more than 40 translators into 15 languages.

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TAXONOMEDIA INTERVIEW: MEDIA ARCHIVING AND CONSERVATION: WHAT’S AT STAKE?

by Raquel Herrera


A look at Brian Mackern’s vintage computer, “toothless”, which he sold in a performatic move.

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