DEAF 04, Affective Turbulence: The Art of Open Systems.


is still open 's 2004 edition of DEAF , seventh Dutch Electronic Art Festival which saw the usual place rich program of conferences, exhibitions and events aimed at Rotterdam, home of the V2 Institute for the Unstable Media, and organizational core engine. After the edition of 2003 (Date Knitting), this time the theme was centered on 'Affective Turbulence: The Art of Open Systems', and has hosted a number of exciting projects including: 'MUSH (Multi-User Sensorial Hallucination)' Joachim Montessuis and Eléonore Hellio), a classic telepresence system, with the specific properties of the system itself can be explored in space using a 'magic wand' interface, and 'excited' revealing the presence detected only in quick flashes , ' The People's Portrait ', VSSTV – Very Slow Scan Television by Gebhard Sengmüller, already presented at Ars Electronica 2004 , where a television picture is 'printed' by the bubbles of plastic packaging transformed into pixels and filled with the right amount of inks red, green and blue, 'Bitmirror' Tobias Grewenig, a mirror of the observer that abstracts particles and fragments digital sound its original image, UnMovie, Axel Heide, Onesandzeroes, Philip Pocock, Gregor Stehle and that relates a conversation between men and bot software with streaming videos conditioned in the programming discussions, Onewordmovie , WIMPs , Perpetual Self Dis-Infecting Machine of in which a transparent computer shows the perennial struggle between their virus and an antivirus, 'Gravicells' Seiko Mikami and Sota Ichikawa, a visual and sound of gravity acting on the visitors, monitoring weight, movement and speed, Mobile Feelings Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau, with prototypes of mobile phones 'organic', in also capable of transmitting the heartbeat and breath of the people involved in the communication, n-Cha (n) t David Rokeby, seven computers that hear the conversations of users are recognizing through a voice recognition software and generating associative links between them, Cartographic Command Center Marc Tuters and Jaanis Garancs, a project that contextualizes local projects 'locative media' ie territorial information. Among the musical performances there was a run of live Echohce, a band with David Link, Jamie Lidell and FM Einheit (ex Einstuerzende Neubauten ), with Lidell singing lyrics composed a few seconds before the 'Poetry Machine' of Link, a software capable of generating verbal associations, and Tramjam RushHour Rotterdam, a performance distributed on the tram lines of the city by creating four hours sound intervention combined between planning and improvisation. Beautiful also the idea of ​​entrusting to three characters egregious as many nights from them treated independently. So Lebbeus Woods introduced his vision of architecture, Marko Peljhan has organized his team of traffickers signals and Yukiko Shikata has created a cross-section of contemporary Japanese involving among others the Sine Wave Orchestra and manga artist Katsuki Tanaka. And in addition to all events, performances and public sculptures designed to mix data and actions of the patrons, it should be also noted that conference Florian Cramer entitled 'Executable Code and its Cultural Imagination: A Sketch of History', on the presence of algorithmic codes in Latin literature In Kabbalah, and in Western music.