Sometimes the online world reveals unsuspected parallel dimensions. This is an unknown restyle of Neural independently (and secretly as we never knew about it) made by NY-based Motion and Graphic Designer, Clarke Blackham. Very nicely made, perhaps only a bit glossier for the magazine’s line, it testifies once more how even your most familiar outcomes can have another life somewhere else.
23.11.04 Hardware Orchestra, a sequencer made with recycled components.
The unrecognizability, for the typical computer user, of everything inside the case, of all the things contained in this ‘black box’, is a tangible hurdle blocking the visibility of the inner workings of computing machines. Hardware Orchestra, assembled by Roger Wigger, gives a new meaning to hardware components and their mechanical nature by showing the anatomy of a disemboweled, yet still connected and programmable, machine. Assembling old computer parts and some microphones, the author made a small orchestra, programmable using a crude sequencer whose output is visualized on a green monochrome monitor. These recycled parts are given a new life and a new dimension, produce a ‘sound of the machine’ with an intrinsic soul passing through the power cords and are given each its space and meaning, through the users’ taste and sensitivity. The sacrality of new PCs is broken by the wrinkles of these crude sounds and by the regenerated functionality, recovered from the sands of time.