Paul the Drawing Robot is, like its name suggests, a robot that draws. Not just some random stuff but a portrait of the person sitting in front of him. This project is part of the Aikon research project, headed by Patrick Tresset at Goldsmiths College in London.
DIN is noise is a software synthesizer that tears the domination of the notation system apart. In its microtonal keyboard, every pixel is a tone that stretches from 20 Hz – 20 kHz . DIN is part graphical interface and part live coding, offering the flexibility to switch between the command mode and gui. Very exciting if you ask me, unfortunately, it only works in GNU/Linux.
20 Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by incoming solar wind, captured at the frequency of 20 Hertz. Generated directly by the sound, tangible and sculptural forms emerge suggestive of scientific visualisations. As different frequencies interact both visually and aurally, complex patterns emerge to create interference phenomena that probe the limits of our perception.
Glitch experiments by Geoff Reader aka McCloud (audio) and Bartosz Dylewski (video).
The audio is recorded using Casio CZ101 digital synthesiser with a flat internal battery; this means that around a week after programming sounds into the memory card they start to degrade, setting themselves to illegal values. Eventually they end up as silence, but for a period through the magic of Phase Synthesis they evolve through some unique sounds that would be impossible to programme manually.
Forms is an ongoing collaboration between visuals artists Memo Akten and Quayola, a series of studies on human motion, and its reverberations through space and time. It is inspired by the works of Eadweard Muybridge, Harold Edgerton, Étienne-Jules Marey as well as similarly inspired modernist cubist works such as Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase No.2?. Rather than focusing on observable trajectories, it explores techniques of extrapolation to sculpt abstract forms, visualizing unseen relationships – power, balance, grace and conflict – between the body and its surroundings.
The Quantum Parallelograph is an exploratory public engagement project examining the scientific and philosophical ideas surrounding the theory of quantum physics and multiple universes. The device simulates the experience of users being able to glimpse into their “parallel lives” – to observe their alternate realities.