Open Informant by Superflux, flaunting key personal communication.
Already from its name, which recalls “Boundless Informant”, the software used by NSA for analyzing and visualizing data, Open Informant by Superflux manifests itself as a project that intends to investigate the subject of state surveillance. The work consists of →
Ryoko Akama – Code Of Silence
CD – Melange Edition
This five-track record has an immediate and powerful impact. Code of Silence opens with “jiwa jiwa”, whose unhurried tonal development is coldly resonant, super-synthetic, rarefied and industrial. The author has indicated that she is exploring the →
edited by Angus Carlyle, Cathy Lane – On Listening
Uniformbooks, ISBN-13: 978-1910010013, English, 200 pages, 2013, UK
After the seminal “In The Field”, Carlyle and Lane have edited another remarkable anthology of texts, this time focused on the (not so simple) act of listening. Known physical properties are able →
D.O.R.T.H.E. by Lasse Munk
, autopoetic mechanical stream.
Breathing new life back into obsolete and forgotten technology in media arts projects has seen a surge of increased activity in recent years. A kind of technological remix culture combined with a DIY hacking mentality has facilitated the resurrection of →
Eric Lunde – Audio Demonstrations of the Opycay 5.13 Digital Audio Degeneration Units
CD – Amalgamated Torso And Such
DIY devices, abrasive frequencies, heavy sounds, noisy and persistent; here are 74 minutes of absolute experimental anarchy spawned by devices powered by two nine-volt batteries and made from parts available in normal electronic supplies →
Paul Thomas – Nanoart: The Immateriality of Art
Intellect Ltd, ISBN-13: 978-1841507088, English, 144 pages, 2013, UK
Many philosophical questions raised by the nanoscale (or nanoscopic scale, where the nanometer is a billionth of a meter) are connected to its intrinsically challenging nature: it represents a shift to →
Concertina by Steve Bates, barbed wire radio transmission.
Pirate radio stations know that if they cannot keep their gear on the move, their days are counted. Locating the source of radio transmissions is a technique developed during the First World War and still employed by law enforcement agencies →
Binmatu – Crystylys
DVD-ROM, Kvitnu, 2013, Ukraine
Binmatu is a project by Slovak sound artist Jonáš Gruska, musician, visual performer, founder of the LOM label and developer of open source computer instruments and artistic software. So it’s understandable why this dvd has been →
Ron Labaco – Out Of Hand: Materializing The Postdigital
Black Dog Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-1908966230, English, 304 pages, 2013, UK
One commonality in the different definitions of “postdigital” is that it is definitively getting rid of the material/immaterial dichotomy introduced in the early stages of digital. This dichotomy has →
Self-Portrait by Bostjan Čadež, a computer portraying itself.
In Self-Portrait, a new media installation by Bostjan Čadež presented in December 2013 at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Ljubljana, a computer placed on a chair in front of a mirror looks at its mirrored image through a webcam. →
Jason Khan – Things Fall Apart
CD – Herbal International
A battery, his own voice, some metallic items, a radio, a mixer, several touch microphones, a magnetic reel, a speaker, a computer, some chairs and some plastic bags: these are the raw materials used by Jason →
Ulises Ali Mejias – Off the Network: Disrupting the Digital World
University Of Minnesota Press, ISBN-13: 978-0816679003, English, 224 pages, 2013, USA
The popular discourse about social media and their impact has slowed the analysis of networks as the fundamental structures lying underneath. But social networks have also evolved digital networks →
Ctrl+Alt+B#: Moneylab: Coining Alternatives Report, March 20-22 2014.
“Money is a social construct that largely exists in people’s minds” Brett Scott
Money Watching (2007) was a performance by Cesare Peitrousi as part of the series ‘Paradoxical Economies’ by Ikon Gallery. A shop in a commercial area of Birmingham was →
Pinkcourtesyphone – A Ravishment of Mirror
CD – LINE
Behind the moniker of Pinkcourtesyphone there is Richard Chartier, whose name is well known in the scene of digital electronic reduction. This author has a history of experimenting with the interconnections between the spatial nature of sound, →