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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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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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Turbulence.org Commissions Open Call

New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. is now accepting proposals for its Turbulence.org Commissions Program (http://turbulence.org)
Deadline: June 30, 2011
Application Guidelines: http://turbulence.org/guidelines.html

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Upgrade! Boston: Dietmar Offenhuber – Diagrammatic Reasoning

WHAT: Upgrade! Boston: Dietmar Offenhuber: Diagrammatic Reasoning
http://turbulence.org/upgrade_boston/2011/05/dietmar-offenhuber/
WHEN: May 24, 2011; 7:00 – 9:00 pm
WHERE: MIT Media Lab (E14), 6th Floor, Room 633, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Upgrade! Boston: Mark Shepard

Upgrade! Boston: Mark Shepard — “Pathetic Fallacies and Category Mistakes: making sense and nonsense of the (near-future) Sentient City”
April 26 · 7:00pm – 9:00pm
MIT Media Lab (E14) 6th Floor, Room 633
75 Amherst Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

As computing leaves the desktop and spills out onto the sidewalks, streets and public spaces of the city, we increasingly find information processing capacity embedded within and distributed throughout the material fabric of everyday urban space.

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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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Turbulence Commission: “Tweet4Action.com” by Les Liens Invisibles

March 1, 2011
Turbulence Commission: “Tweet4Action.com” by Les Liens Invisibles
http://turbulence.org/works/tweet4action/
[Needs Twitter Account and Smart Phone with the Layar app. Installed]

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