present paper discusses an alternative approach to electroacoustic
composition based on principles of the interdisciplinary
scientific field of Systemics." Composer Phivos-Angelos
Kollias discusses the approaches of Xenakis and of Di Scipio
as well as his own composition Ephemeron in relation to
to the Wind, as the Bertoia sound sculpture is now known,
offers one possible solution to the problem of soundscape
design for the city's places of leisure and reverie...It
reverses a certain urban deafness, returning the possibility
of silences between sounds, producing a quietude in the
midst of the city roar. "
A Very Nervous System and Steve Mann's Wearable Computer
are discussed in this essay as examples of "Utopian
quest for technological embodiment... ... that seeks to
move beyond the anxiety of new media and to position our
culture to examine the space between the ultimate dialectics,
that of man and the machine."
is some debate whether cases of sensory substitution are
the results of imaginativeness, psychological effects or
neurological (mis-)wiring....We have evidence such substitutions
do happen....Whether or not Wagner, Klee or Kandinsky actually
had synesthesia, there is a rich history of people equating
one type of sensory stimuli for another."
endeavors to showcase an interfacial encounter between humans
and robots, much like human peers meeting for the first
time, without the robot having to fulfill a function....
The end purpose of this environmental installation is to
give the human a small window into how a robot may perceive
humans and how it processes that information."
interview with net artist Annie Abrahams, whose "works
are structured on both digitized hyper and on site realities.
She constructs forms of collective writings on the net and
reconstructs them into offline perceptions, which leads
to creations of net-operas and other web based interventions."
Schorn's poems here "...are an attempt to create
a writing environment parallel to that of musical
improvisation...by using the Surrealist technique
of automatic writing while listening to a representative
number of improvised recordings....Six classifications
of improvisation and nine composer/performers were
used to generate the writings..."
Hz Net Gallery presents
6 international net art works: Buffalo weekly
videos by Alysse Stepanian, The Natual "High-Times"
Sound Shuttle by Rudi Punzo, Baptize by
Aaron Oldenburg, In His Memory (Starman) by
Aaron Higgins, Keyword Intervention by Owen
Mundy and Radiant Copenhagen by Anders Bojen
& Kristoffer Ørum