Neural 54, Making it up

Neural 54 cover

Issue #54, Summer 2016 ISSN: 2037-108X

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  • Garnet Hertz
  • Darsha Hewitt
  • :vtol: (Dmitry Morozov)
  • Dennis de Bel
  • Quayola


  • Medialabmx in Mexico, the makers who aren’t
  • The 3D Additivist Manifesto
  • Hard Copies: Digital Technology and Stone Sculpture


  • Transmediale 2016, conversationpiece
  • Meta.Morf 2016, Nice to be in orbit!


  • Jaywalking, if you see something click here
  • Obscurity, the right to blur
  • Unfit-Bits, DIY subversive (not) exercising
  • What is rising, fracking the public perception
  • Poetic Router, the Internet of poetry
  • Take no Hikui-Ki no Take wa Hikui, transitional instruments
  • Radios & Camera, what light sounds like
  • Golfvorm, the sound of iron-based micro-dynamic tension
  • sissi, kinetic sonic sculpture
  • Plastic Souls, sonification of plastic waste
  • Glaciers, autocompleting poetry
  • Ghost City, atomist empty rendering
  • The Long Now, transitional soap bubbles
  • KING (after Alfred Wertheimer’s 1956 picture of a young man named Elvis Presley)
  • Current Times, playing is hard work


  • Dust Bunny: When digital and real collide in fine particles


  • Bruce Schneier / Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World
  • VV.AA. / Manifestos: Manifestos for the Internet age
  • Orit Halpern / Beautiful Data: A History of Vision and Reason since 1945
  • Edited by Nicolas Nova and Joël Vacheron / Dadabot, An Introduction to Machinic Creolization
  • Edited by Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle / Behind the Smart World
  • David J. Gunkel / Of Remixology: Ethics and Aesthetics After Remix
  • Jeroen Uyttendaele & Dewi de Vree / Ground
  • Edited by H. Kapfer and J. Franzbecker / Eran Schaerf – Frequency-Modulated Scenario
  • Andrew J. Nelson / The Sound of Innovation: Stanford and the Computer Music Revolution
  • Michel Chion / Sound: An Acoulogical Treatise
  • edited by Nicholas Felton / Photoviz: Visualizing Information Through Photography
  • Laura Leuzzi, Stephen Partridge / Rewind Italia: Early Video Art in Italy
  • Edited by Yuk Hui and Andreas Broeckmann / 30 Years After Les Immatériaux: Art, Science and Theory
  • Edited by Rasa Smite, Raitis Smits, Lev Manovich / Data Drift: Archiving Media and Data Art in the 21st Century
  • Edited by Lauren Cornell, Ed Halter / Mass Effect: Art and the Internet in the Twenty-First Century

cd reviews

  • Massimo Pavarini: X sounds extremely mysterious: Sussidiaria
  • Celer: Akagi: Two Acorns
  • Radioson: радиосон: Helen Scarsdale
  • Quartz Locked: Wave 91,6: WARM
  • Phill Niblock: THIR: Von Archives
  • Christina Kubisch & Eckehard Güther: Unter Grund: Gruenrekorder
  • Andreas Trobollowitsch: Roha: Crónica Electrónica
  • VV.AA.: Ten Years Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology: Domizil
  • Stijn Hüwels: Six Pieces For Guitar: Matter
  • Jorge Queijo / Hiroki Chiba / Yoshio Machida: Luminant: Amorfon
  • Lumen Lab: They Are Killing Us: Aaagoo
  • Yannick Dauby: Echoes as Messenger: Kalerne
  • Yann Leguay: DRIFT-02: Art Kill Art
  • Yan Jun: On 3 Pipes: 1000füssler
  • Thomas Köner: Tiento De La Luz: Denovali
  • Pinkcourtesyphone & Gwyneth Wentink: Elision: Farmacia901
  • Peter Ablinger: Augmented Study (2012) for 16 violins: Sacred Realism
  • Matthew Collings: A Requiem For Edward Snowden: Denovali
  • Federico Durand: A Través Del Espejo: 12K
  • Bruno Duplant: Fictions: Aussenraum