Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Paul Prudence, "BioAcoustic Phenomena" and "RyNTH"

BioAcoustic Phenomena

Untitled [BioAcousticPhenomena] Part I from Paul Prudence on Vimeo.

Rynth[n3] Full-dome Planetarium Performance, Sonic Acts XIII, March 2010

'The use of grayscale emphasized subtle contrasts and shifts from states of complexity to simplicity, all based on only a few basic, generative forms. The dynamic mobility of these forms put the audience in motion both within the forms as well as in a space occupied by the formal structures' - Review of RyNTH - Trace Reddell, Leonardo Review Online.

More about Paul's projects can be found here:

More about Paul's research can be found here:

Monday, May 17, 2010

Alvin Lucier

As mentioned in Sonic Acts, the experimental music of Alvin Lucier. He has samples on his site:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Artwork "fly-throughs" on Google Earth

Maybe everyone already knows about this:

Prado Museum in Google Earth

This is pretty cool. They have 12 paintings digitized in mega resolution that you can "fly through".

First you have to find the Museo Nacional Del Prado in Google Earth and then when you click on the building (have to have 3D Buildings enabled) a pop up presents the paintings. They have Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights.

I've been playing around with mapping a WiiMote to the movement controls, and to some sound, and running it through 3 projectors to make one big image... kinda fun, kinda silly. Very embodied. Almost nauseatingly so.

I thought about embedding the WiiMote in a funny hat, so that when you put it on, you can drive around the planet (or the Moon, or Mars, or the Solar System, or the Flight Simulator).

Maybe one of those "cheese" hats... and you have to search for 3D chunks of cheese on the moon.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Digital Harmony

This is a pretty good article about John Whitney and his concepts of digital harmony. It also has a video of one of his pieces.

Whitney Music Box

Here is a link to the Whitney music box I was talking about in class. The various dots move around the circle at different rates and trigger notes on a chromatic scale when then pass through a radius point of the circle.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


This is a video of the group D.V.D. that I talked about in class. The group consists of two drummers and a visualizer on a laptop. The two drummers controller the visuals by playing varioust drum patterns.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

John Whitney "Catalog" 1961

You can find quite a bit of John Whitney's work on YouTube. This is Catalog, discussed in the reading.

"Early Abstractions" (1946-57), Pt. 2

I was looking for some of Jordan Belson's work and found this lovely piece of abstraction.


This is an amusing clip from The Pet Shop Boys on existentialism, which I thought relevant given our current readings.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Aside from the fact that he insisted on incorporating extra vowels into his name and killed his wife's lover, Eadweard Muybridge was an unusual fellow. Long before the word movie even existed, he was playing around with stop-motion animation; devising ways to freeze sequences of motion and then reanimate them."

Muybridge exhibition featured on NPR: