Archive for July, 2006

links for the week

on Monday, July 31st, 2006 ... ob: one liners

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  • Cybernetic Serendipity (1968)
    Media art gathering from 1968, predating the start of Ars Electronica by ~11 years. Hosting site medienkunstnetz.de worth a further browse. (via wmmna)
    tagged ( media )

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on Monday, July 24th, 2006 ... ob: one liners

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  • PediaPress – Individual books based on Wikipedia articles
    PediaPress is a service that enables you to compile and order a book with contents you pick from over a million Wikipedia articles. You will then receive a unique, bound book with high quality, selected articles! Well built site, fast, and cheap (200+ pa
    tagged ( book print wikipedia )
  • Simulateur d’influence / Canut Ki-in, club de go de Lyon
    Two sweet in-browser engines for visually displaying Go positions with influence and tension displayed color gradients. Must see to understand — wonderful even if you don’t play go! ‘Start the simulator’ or ‘GoBlob influence simulator’
    tagged ( color game go map simulation software )
  • Sensei’s Library
    Sensei’s Library is a wiki about and around the game of Go (also called Igo, Weiqi, and Baduk). Tons of free instructional material and community participation.
    tagged ( game go reference tutorials wiki )
  • BugBrand
    circuit bending, classy looking sound boxes, contact mics, sound installations, etc. Tom Bugs.
    tagged ( audio citcuitbending noise sound )
  • MIT scientists create fiber webs that see
    capable of measuring the direction, intensity and phase of light (a property used to describe a light wave) without the lenses, filters or detector arrays that are the classic elements of optical systems such as eyes or cameras. (via wmmna)
    tagged ( artificial fiber light sight vision )
  • Animal controlled computer games: playing pac-man with real crickets
    It explores the possibilities of replacing behaviour-generating code in computer games by real-time behaviour of live animals, and the question of whether one can play computer games against animals. (watch the video!) (via wmmna)
    tagged ( ai animals game pacman videogame )
  • Zero One/ISEA San Jose SRL Show August 2006
    Fri.Aug11 SRL (SURVIVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES) presents its first full-bore, no-holds-barred, give ’em all you’ve got, Bay Area performance in over ten years! Special Notes: Very Big, Very Loud, Very Exciting.
    tagged ( art bayarea fire isea2006 machines performance sanjose srl survivalresearchlaboratories zeroone )
  • Alt-Zoom Studios – Second Life Machinima
    Alt-Zoom is a group of Second Life residents who are making machinima (machine cinema / animation). Following their ‘Ed Wood Fest’, now monthly ‘take5’ contest participation is doubling (23 in July) with impressive quality.
    tagged ( altzoom animation art film machinima metaverse secondlife video )

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on Monday, July 17th, 2006 ... ob: one liners

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  • BarCampBerlin
    Arriving Sep29 – Oct1 at the pixelpark lair. Now to whip up a contribution…
    tagged ( barcamp barcampberlin berlin collaboration community participation web wiki )

Echo, Cheer, Loop ( ФYЗИОН to Varèse )

on Wednesday, July 12th, 2006 ... ob: gatherings + music + skip and smile + travel

Long one for ya, then back to work. Hope you are enjoying the links!


I slept here at out back three of four nightsI found my way to fusion festival ( ФYЗИОН ) and back in one piece. Packed train ride up, hitch last 30k, hitch to Baltic Sea for a night on the coast, train home. Thanks to all my neighbors and ride buddies who made the trip what it was! Check the pictures and keep in touch — stop by anytime here in Berlin!

A short fusion festival 2006 review — favorite electronics: out back (pictured below — Zimbo / Petr / Antena / Orbital Dophins — absolute #1 favorite best of the fest, spoke twice with Zimbo(?), was there 5-7 hours every day Sat/Sun/Mon mornings, please add me to your list / get in touch and I’d happily bring any beeping gadgets I can find to play along, very much enjoyed!), wohnzimmer bar (best waking music around, reminded of classy small free outdoor), and radio bar (reliably good + FM + coffee). Otherwise, the live acts ruled: The Hungry Marching Band out of nyc gets my overall no-beeps fav for walking through the crowds and generally ripping it up (watch for ’em near you — playing honk fest in boston oct 7), manu chao was loads of fun live, and another band Fussel (i think?) wearing pig costumes and making /tons/ of noise midday on the Seebuehne — you guys were awesome. ( Full music schedule in pdf ). Gripes, clean up after yourselves — the place was disgusting; more participation/costumes/theme camps/etc; whoever left the ‘Acer’ default display on the screens through sunrise is fired, period. Otherwise, great fest. Props for playing Alice (Něco z Alenky) and other Švankmajer films on the late night movie schedule.


The world cup has come and gone. The united states managed to score 1 goal (no, the italian one doesn’t count). It was a thrill to watch the spectacle on the streets of berlin, and luckily even find my way into Game 11 (Brazil v Croatia) — the first ever played in the renovated Olympic Stadium from 1936 (thank you Jeff and Amber Slack, see you again soon!). In the spirit of this audio-themed post, I’ll narrow the experience down to three main highlights. 1) The Croatian fans in the stadium blew the Brazilians away with their perfectly timed echo/response cheers across the massive stadium; 2) My favorite game-watching technique was radio-by-headphones while touring the various cafe districts /covered/ with screens when needed; 3) The absolute coolest part of being amidst so many attempted live feeds was the half to multiple second delays between the various screens / radios / etc. It was possible to stand between two cafes a few feet apart and get a good 2 second echo on a goal due to lag — absolutely hilarious. // Whenever Deutschland played, it didn’t matter where I was, the cheers on a goal were audible throughout the country.


Zimbo / Antena at fusion festival / out backSonambiente wraps up this week after a month long run connecting sound + art. Wednesday’s evening with Frank Scheffer screening Sonic Acts: From Stockhausen to Squarepusher (1998) was a definite highlight. The film was quite well done; bringing together extensive interviews with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Squarepusher (Thomas Jenkinson), John Cage, Pierre Henry, Michel Waisvisz and DJ Spooky. Scheffer, who was a treat to hear speak before and after the showing, has also produced films around the likes of Frank Zappa, Gustav Mahler, and Brian Eno. He mentioned his curret production work on an Edgard Varèse film, whom he also offered in response to, “Who would you add to Sonic Acts now 8+ years later?”. Scheffer went even further and said that he finds Varèse beyond Cage, Stockhausen, or Squarepusher — if allowing a linear development in musical progression. He compared Varèse’s works to recent discoveries in quantum phsysics removing time from the picture, and implied Varèse’s incorporation of these ideas into musical structure (over 50 years ago). Great film, find it (and other Scheffer film) if you can, will push further into Varèse.


From afar, one more plug and top recommendation toward the recently discovered Shirley & Spinoza (begin with the archive!), self described: “collage, noise, experiments, thriftcore music and found sounds, concepts a go-go and earloads of wide swinging, varied unconventionality… generally in the spirit of keeping things interesting, unusual and of course, um…FUN!.” I’ve only heard a few hours, but this is an incredible collection to my tastes.

In closing, I found that germans I met were quite unsympathetic to my somewhat ecstatic descriptions and desires for 5-7am Chicken Hed sets aimed at high volume toward /camp/. Greets out to the nw crews — miss y’all.

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links for the week

on Monday, July 10th, 2006 ... ob: one liners

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  • AntennaSearch
    sweet googlemaps mashup with antenna and tower locations and ownership.
    tagged ( antenna googlemaps locative search surveillance tower )
  • youtube / myspace+about+me
    youtube search returns ‘about me’ videos created for myspace. often depressing, occasionally creative, at least notable sub-orbit of primarily youth video creation crossing with the ever-more-important(?) and public social network profile.
    tagged ( blog diy myspace socialnetwork video vlog youth )
  • Shirley and Spinoza Internet Radio
    radio / audio. when people ask ‘what do you listen to’ — this is around what I attempt (with difficulty) to describe. radio drama to shortwave static plus some fine tuba beats in between — don’t miss the archive.
    tagged ( archive art audio internet noise radio recording records sound stream )
  • play.fm :: Web-Radio & Audio Archive
    Huge archive of web-radio and various club audio available on-demand from the friendly folks at quartier 21 out of Vienna.
    tagged ( audio austria electronicmusic media stream )
  • sunandbass
    Drum&Bass festival on the island of Sardinia in Italy. Sept 2-9, 2006, San Teodoro. last year’s attendance shown at 500 folks from 15 countries. (wow, check out those beaches)
    tagged ( beach dnb drumandbass festival italy santeodoro sardinia sunandbass )
  • radio 1:1
    excellent concept radio rebroadcasting previously occuring events in and around berlin including lectures, dj sets, and everything else. will hopefully live beyond the cup finals in a few days as I’ve greatly enjoyed the past month and much of berlin’s r
    tagged ( berlin conceptart freeradio internetart media music radio )
  • : : m o t o r s h i p : s t u b n i t z : :
    Huge ship with impressive possibilities from Rostock. Check out projects / archive for floating archive specs. The Stubnitz is available for commercial events, corporate hospitality etc either in port or on sea. In port the capacity is normally 600 gue
    tagged ( art, balticsea boat float media ostsee rostock ship )

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on Monday, July 3rd, 2006 ... ob: one liners

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