Neural 52, Complexity issue(s)

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Issue #52, Autumn 2015 ISSN: 2037-108X

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  • Constant (An Mertens, Femke Snelting)
  • Rosa Menkman
  • Tristan Perich
  • Alberto Novello
  • Ralf Baecker
  • Philip Galanter


  • Simplexity, the art of the one-liner for sonic complexity


  • “Disruption” ISEA 2015, Vancouver
  • “Test Exposure” WRO, Wroclaw
  • xCoAx 2015, Glasgow


  •, welcome aboard refugees
  • Artificial killing machine, billing the drone strikes
  • Holograms for Freedom, manifest- ing in the collective imaginary
  • A quiet desert failure, Be patient, the desert is coming
  • Tinder In, side by side pictorial identities
  • What Do Machines Sing Of?, hummed anthropomorphism
  • Illumination, the voice of the daytime
  • Pulsar Kite, aeolian instrument for computer music
  • Soft Revolvers, sharp audiovisual spinning
  • Gelöschte Masse, deleted sounds of the masses
  • Caress of the Gaze, Like techno- logical animals
  • Camera Restricta, to share or not to share
  • Dear Data, slow data postcards
  • External Interior, inside-out perspective
  • Picture Sky, sky is (not) the limit


  • GoatMan, prosthetics to live as a goat


  • Elizaveta Pritychenko / Twitter bot encyclopedia
  • Marcel O’Gorman / Necromedia
  • edited by Peter Weibel / Global Activism, art and conflict in the 21st century
  • edited by Matteo Marangoni / No Patent Pending, self-made performative media
  • edited by Olga Goriunova / Fun and Software, exploring pleasure, paradox and pain in computing
  • edited by David Novak and Matt Sakakeeny / Keywords in Sound
  • Thomas Köner / The Futurist Manifesto
  • edited by Hans D. Christ, Iris Dressler, Christine Peters / Acts of Voicing
  • Rob Stone / Auditions: Architecture and Aurality
  • Novi_sad + Ryoichi Kurokawa / Sirens
  • edited by Edward A. Shanken / Systems
  • edited by Joasia Krysa and Jussi Parikka / Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi 2048
  • David Bard-Schwarz / An Introduction to Electronic Art Through the Teaching of Jacques Lacan: Strangest Thing
  • Carolyn L. Kane / Chromatic Algorithms
  • Edited by Carlos Cardenas, Vincent Justin, Marie Maertens / Collect Digital Video Art

cd reviews

  • Kenneth Kirschner: Compressions & Rarefactions: 12K
  • VVAA: A Simple Procedure: Estuary
  • Prequel Tapes: Inner Systems: R’COUP’D
  • Devin DiSanto / Nick Hoffman: Three Exercises: Erstwhile Records
  • Jonas Olesen: Piece For Corroded Digital Audio Tape: BIN
  • Arturas Bumšteinas: Gamelan Descending a Staircase: Crónica
  • Sven Kacirek: Songs From Okinawa: Pingipung
  • Gregory Büttner: Wenn uns jemand hört…: 1000füssler
  • Asmus Tietchens: Ornamente (zwischen Null und Eins): Line
  • VVAA: Nordic Sound Art: Nordic Sound Art / Kuno
  • Richard Garet: 60′ Cassette: Helen Scarsdale Agency
  • VVAA: Doppeldoppelgänger: Shelter Press
  • R. Schwarz: The Scale Of Things: Gruenrekorder
  • Alberto Novello aka JesterN and Flavio Zanuttini: Le Retour Des Oiseaux: Bowindo Recordings
  • Yaporigami: A Hectic Truer: FF`Space
  • Ricardo Donoso: Machine to Machine: Denovali Records
  • André Stordeur: Complete Analog and Digital Electronic Works 1978-2000: Sub Rosa
  • Heitor Alvelos: Faith: Touch
  • Crypto Tropic: Crypto Tropic: Le Cabanon Records
  • Mural: Tempo: Sofa