|2002-12 2003-01 2003-02 2003-03 2003-04 2003-05 2003-06 2003-07 2003-08 2003-09 2003-10 2003-11 2003-12 2004-01 2004-02 2004-03 2004-04 2004-05 2004-06 2004-07 2004-08 2004-09 2004-10 2004-11 2004-12 2005-01 2005-02 2005-03 2005-04 2005-05 2005-06 2005-07 2005-08 2005-09 2005-10 2005-11 2005-12 2006-01 2006-02 2006-03 2006-04 2006-05 2006-06 2006-07 2006-08 2006-09 2006-10 2006-11 2006-12 2007-01 2007-02 2007-04 2007-05 2007-06 2007-07 2007-09 2007-10 2007-11 2007-12 2008-01 2008-02 2008-03 2008-04 2008-05 2008-06 2008-07|
|abstractdynamics - Abe Burmeister|
|Arts & Letters Daily|
|BBC : UK Weather|
|BlissBlog - Simon Reynolds|
|Blog search directory|
|Blue Spoon - Alex Evans & Pete Hawley|
|Gigatoid - Chris Brown|
|icon architecture + design|
|The Eyes have it - Lee Potts|
|makeshitbreakshit - Robrob|
|Praystation - Joshua Davis|
|Scaremongering.net - Forum|
|Swen's Weblog : Artists mentioned in the WIRE|
|V-2 - Adam Greenfield|
|Web Standards Project|
|William Gibson's blog|
|Zenarchery - Dr. Joshua Z. Ellis|
|old G3RM pieces...|
... ? Zenarchery.com: More Thoughts On Liner NotesIsn't this more suited to XML, jash?...Readable (& more impotantly, parseable by more & more software)... (BTW I do agree that something akin to your idea would make Digital tracks so much easier to deal with....)
... ? David Rokeby : Very Nervous SystemVery Nervous System is the third generation of interactive sound installations which I have created. In these systems, I use video cameras, image processors, computers, synthesizers and a sound system to create a space in which the movements of one's body create sound and/or music. It has been primarily presented as an installation in galleries but has also been installed in public outdoor spaces, and has been used in a number of performances. I created the work for many reasons, but perhaps the most pervasive reason was a simple impulse towards contrariness. The computer as a medium is strongly biased. And so my impulse while using the computer was to work solidly against these biases. Because the computer is purely logical, the language of interaction should strive to be intuitive. Because the computer removes you from your body, the body should be strongly engaged. Because the computer's activity takes place on the tiny playing fields of integrated circuits, the encounter with the computer should take place in human-scaled physical space. Because the computer is objective and disinterested, the experience should be intimate
... ? PD (PureData) Review - VJCentral.comQuote from the PD manual: "Pd is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio and graphical processing. It resembles the Max/MSP system but is much simpler and more portable".
... ? JEFF MILLS:Exhibitionist-ReactFilmed in Detroit, the heartland of techno and home to many of its big names, Exhibitionist by Jeff Mills offers us something we have never seen before on DVD: an insight into Millsâ€™ technique and art, carrying out his mixes on three decks and a mixer as if he were dealing with a musical instrument. Besides being musical entertainment the DVD is also a show in itself in that it enables you to switch between different camera angles of the artist, the decks and the mixer in real time. The initial test showing was in 2001 at the Liquid Room-Tokyo. In the middle of his DJ set, Mills disappears from the DJ stand and allows the DVD filming to take over his task. The crowd, not realizing if it is live or recorded continued to dance effortlessly. Once they discovered what was happening, the crowd responded with overwhelming approval and party exceeded to another level. Jeff rejoined the film image of himself and both, Jeff and simulated projection began to DJ together. Conceived and designed in the direction of programmable software rather than the usual DVD "Live" recording, this latest Mills project will point out a step forward into a new era in Electronic Music.
... ? Tom's Hardware Guide Mobile Devices: Dell Takes on the iPod: Dell Digital Jukebox 15/20 GB - Introduction
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Cannabis online: click now and it's with you in 24 hours
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | Bring on the absinthesiser!2004-01-30With his sharp wit and his sweet tunes, Erik Satie would have been right at heome in the Hollywood jungle. John L Walters reports.
... ? GROOVES:Issue 12-GroovesLatest issue of the american magazine, blending the usual latest gear reviews with features on Plastikman, Jack Dangers [just check the photos of his unique synth made specifically for our heroes the BBC radiophonic Workshop), AGF, Mice Parade, Matthew Dear, loads of the latest discs dismemebered and explained by the usual suspects. One of the most comprehensive electronic music magazines around â€“ check it out.
... ? rephlexSave up your pocket-money for these releases this year: REWLP001 - SOUNDMURDERER & SK1 - 'REWIND RECORDS' CAT 143 LP - KERRIER DISTRICT CAT 146 EP - BLACK DEVIL - 'DISCO CLUB' CAT 148 EP - TIK & TOK CAT 151 EP - CYLOB - 'INSEMINOID' CAT 152 EP - CYLOB - 'TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS' CAT 153 EP - COLLAPSE OF THE WAVE FUNCTION VOL.1 CAT 154 EP - COLLAPSE OF THE WAVE FUNCTION VOL.2 CAT 155 LP - COLLAPSE OF THE WAVE FUNCTION LP CAT 156 LP/CD - VARIOUS - 'GRIME' CAT 157 EP - K-ROCK 2 CAT 158 EP/CD - THE BUG & WARRIOR QUEEN 'AKTION PAK' / 'WW3' CAT 159 LP/CD - RAZOR X - 'KILLING SOUND' CAT 806 EP - 808 STATE - 'SO HOT' CAT 807 LP/CD - 808 STATE - 'PREBUILD' more info to follow a.s.a.p.
... ? Phaidon Press - Merz to Emigre and Beyond Progressive Magazine Design of the Twentieth CenturySteven Heller 290 x 250 mm 11 3/8 x 9 7/8 inches 240 pp c.250 colour illustrations 100 bw illustrations Special Offer 20% Off
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | Sent From Coventry: The Chequered Past of Two Tone by Richard Eddington
... ? Salon.com Books | Introducing (again) Dave EggersOnce a poorly paid Salon editor, he left and climbed to mighty literary heights. Now he's back with a bitingly funny tale about the American political circus.
... ? Guardian Unlimited Film | Features | A journey through genocideS21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine forces Pol Pot's former torturers to confront their victims. The result is remarkable, writes John Pilger
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Online | High stakes in the battle for Britain - Michael Cross reports on Microsoft's campaign to woo the public sector
... ? Graffiti for Reigny DazeNationalism gives solace to reptilian neurons
... ? Skins > Misc : FontsWW2 Aircraft Fonts
... ? text sizing - up the garden pathI'd had enough. Being unhappy with the current wisdom and distrustful of our browsers, I wanted to have the font sizing options laid out so i could see where they did and didn't work. So I made 264 screenshots. This collection is posted for anyone else who is unhappy and distrustful. (via essell.org)
... ? Opium Made Easy (Harper's, April 1, 1997)One gardener's encounter with the war on drugs by Michael Pollan
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Plinths charmingLooking at Tate Modern's blockbuster new Brancusi show, Adrian Searle sees sex, death and the beginnings of surrealism
... ? SocietyGuardian.co.uk | Society | High time for drugs reformCannabis reclassification should be a precursor to a wider review of illegal drugs but the government's hands are tied, says Nick Cater
... ? The Yes MenThe Yes Men, a movie, follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate the World Trade Organization on TV and at business conferences around the world.
... ? Dieter's Top Ten | Metropolis Magazine | February 2004Legendary industrial designer Dieter Rams discusses his iconic 606 Universal Shelving System (via V-2.org)
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | Grin and bear itWhen Brian Wilson had his nervous breakdown in the 1960s, he was working on a concept album called Smile. His fellow Beach Boys dismissed it as 'a whole album of Brian's madness', and for years Wilson would not even talk about it. Yet now he is taking the album on the road. Sylvie Simmons visits him in his Beverly Hills home
... ? Guardian Unlimited Film | Interviews | All the world's an art schoolFor reclusive director Gus Van Sant, films are his life. And, Hollywood schmaltz or avant garde, they all spring from his desire to experiment, he tells Simon Hattenstone. Is his latest the first interactive movie?
... ? The Naked Maja1985: THE WORST YEAR FOR MUSIC EVER
... ? Claude Lévêque - Baader Meinhof - white neon tubesClaude Lévêque Baader Meinhof, 1993 white neon tubes LEV0007
... ? Art Collector- Harriet E. Brisson - PentahedroidBlue neon tubes with transformer encased in two-way glass mirror on wood base 30' high $5000 by Harriet E. Brisson
... ? Tate Collections | IndexDan Flavin 1933-1996 `Monument' for V. Tatlin 1966-9 Mixed media object: 3054 x 584 x 89 mm relief
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Life | The code that must be crackedThe honeybee has been sequenced - and nobody noticed. Opening our six-page special, Steven Rose asks why we no longer care about genes
... ? Do plants act like computers?: Leaves appear to regulate their 'breathing' by conducting simple calculations.2004-01-21
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | The devil insidePhilip Guston was a smoking, boozing, pill-popping, anxiety-ridden work-obsessive. And it's all there in his astonishing work, says Adrian Searle
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Tate acquires contents of a legendary atelierThe 1,200 items were once part of the legendary chaos of Francis Bacon's studio at Reece Mews in south Kensington, where the artist was known to work knee-deep in a litter of scraps of paper, paint rags, old envelopes and newspaper clippings.
... ? The Antic Cyber Graphics Software - HomeThis Web site documents some moderately obscure computer graphics software history: a suite of animation products produced in the late 1980's for the Atari ST personal computer platform. Although the fact is not widely known, this Atari software, published by a defunct computer magazine called Antic, directly preceded and led to the Autodesk 3D Studio and Discreet 3ds max products used by thousands of people today.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | The music of chanceThe composer John Cage was at the heart of the 20th-century avant-garde. He is remembered for his 'silent' piece, 4'33', his immersion in eastern philosophy, his use of random elements in his music - and his sense of fun. On the eve of a festival in his honour, musicians, artists and choreographers explain what he means to them
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Wild thingThe Fall have seen off almost 40 members - and counting. Tim Cumming hears the perils of working with the band's erratic frontman
... ? news.independent.co.uk - Brain protein discovery may herald 'memory pill'A pill to prevent people forgetting things has come a step closer with the discovery of a protein in the brain that stimulates nerve cell growth. Scientists believe that the protein chemical, cypin, is involved in learning and memory because of the role it plays in forming connections between brain cells.
... ? Oval: Ovalcommers: Pitchfork ReviewTwo misperceptions about Popp are that he makes ambient music and all his work sounds the same. In the watershed year 1994, the ambient label almost applied, due in part to Oval's composition process at the time. That year, Popp, along with then-collaborators Sebastian Oschatz and Frank Metzger, decided to take copies of Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Volume II, apply a magic marker to the CD surface, and record and manipulate the ensuing tracking errors. This resulted in a beautiful audio object called Systemische, a record that proved hugely influential in the experimental electronic community. And yes, it was generally placid enough to be categorized alongside Music for Airports. But I defy anyone to listen to Ovalcommers' first track and think of Brian Eno. It begins with a two-note riff that prudent car alarm manufacturers should consider licensing, and then slides into a massive pit of raging black sound, full of bassed-out distortion and explosions of static. The opening siren continues to wail and actually takes on a pathetic quality as it drowns inside the din; you begin to feel sorry for that annoying little sound, so overwhelming is the clamor surrounding it.
... ? ThinkGeek :: LED Binary ClockComputers use on/off switches to tell the time, now you can too! Get one of these puppies and you are on your way to truly becoming one with the binary...
... ? Blasts From the Past - What today's game designers can learn from Space Invaders. By Clive ThompsonBut those limitations forced the designers to be more innovative. Spin through that Midway disk and you remember just how hallucinogenically inspired that era was, cranking out demented titles like Paperboy or Marble Madness or Root Beer Tapper. And, OK, maybe Root Beer Tapper isn't the quite the must-play that it seemed like back in 1984, but least the designers were stretching for new ideas. Video games turn out to be just like sonnets and pop songs. Often it's restrictions, not freedoms, that inspire creativity.
... ? Postwar on the Web - Where to find solid data on how many soldiers have been killed in Iraq. By Hugh?Eakin
... ? The Observer | Special reports | Haze of confusion hangs over dangers to healthWhat no one denies is that millions in Britain will continue to use cannabis - whatever the legal situation and whatever the health advice.
... ? The Observer | Special reports | Scientists admit: we were wrong about 'E'Experts who gave a dramatic warning that ecstasy led to brain damage based their study on a huge blunder, reports health editor Jo Revill
... ? The Observer | Magazine | Oliver James: The lunatic fringeThe boundary between sanity and madness is not cut and dried, says Oliver James
... ? Guardian Unlimited Books | Extracts | Oh! What a lovely WarholIn 1987, artist turned dealer Richard Polsky set aside $100,000 to buy himself a work by Andy Warhol. It was the start of an obsessive personal journey which was to last the best part of 12 years. In this extract from his hilarious expose of the international art market, he reveals how a food fight in a Los Angeles gallery brought him within inches of his dream painting
... ? The Observer | Review | The World of Books: Jan 18 - First drafts - Robert McCrumDespite the wizardry of the IT revolution, the writer's first draft remains a treasure. No amount of technology can allay writers' anxiety about their original versions. The stark horror of the crashing computer, indeed, can make one strangely nostalgic for the age of fountain pen and quires
... ? Guardian Unlimited Books | Extracts | Model heroesRocks wouldn't sink, skeletons wouldn't die - and then the Golden Hinde appeared. Ray Harryhausen recalls the battles behind the scenes of Jason and the Argonauts
... ? Guardian Unlimited Books | Extracts | 'And then I heard the World Class Wreckin' Crew ...'It was 1985, at a friend's 14th birthday party in a garage. In this exclusive extract from his latest book, Whitbread prize-winning novelist Patrick Neate recalls the first time he heard hip-hop - and how it changed his life for ever
... ? Guardian Unlimited: Reader Offers - Rock - Jane Bown's rock portraitsA large format black and white catalogue featuring Jane Bown portraits of rock and pop stars from 1963 to 2003, including several previously unpublished photographs. 'She can look at a person and she knows instinctively, straight away, who they are' said Bjork after Jane photographed her.
... ? Aphex TwinAnother Mac based application James is known for pioneering is called Max/MSP, by San Francisco based software makers Cycling 74. The package is a graphical programming environment for music and various media applications. Max/MSP mixes the Max graphical programming environment with MSP's dozens of powerful audio extensions. All told, once you're up and running, you have about 400 objects, the building blocks of a complete audio application development environment, at your fingertips. Right now it only runs on Mac Classic, but as of this writing a Mac OS X version of the software suite was scheduled to hit the web before the end of the year.
... ? ZU33 - moog2004-01-17Moog explains that he "can feel what's going on in a piece of electronic equipment... it's something between discovering and witnessing." And he is convinced that many musicians come to "feel" a circuit in a similar way. "They make contact." In fact, musicians make such strong emotional connections with the electronics inside a Moog synthesizer that Moog himself has reached cult hero status. Moog has not only made prodigious contributions to modern music and culture, but he has become a character within an unfolding "American maverick inventor" mythology. Moog certainly walks and talks the "mad scientist" part, complete with the fly-away white hair, intense eyes, eccentric mannerisms and a head full of stories. This feature documentary film â€“ by filmmaker/musician Hans Fjellestad and the producer team behind Frontier Life (2003) â€“ explores Moog's collaborations with musicians over the years, and his ideas about creativity, design, interactivity and spirituality. The project is currently shooting on location in Asheville, N.C., New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo and London. Theatrical release is planned for Summer 2004.
... ? cunningham : flexThe film was commissioned by Anthony d'Offay for his gallery, where it debuted 15 September 2000 and was part of a month-long exhibition with sculptor Ron Mueck. Its main run was at the Royal Academy of Arts' Apocalypse: Beauty and Horror in Contemporary Art exhibition, which ran from 23 September to 15 December, 2000.
... ? BBC NEWS | UK | WWII archive photos go onlineMore than five million aerial photographs of World War II are to be made publicly available on the internet. The pictures will go online on Monday. Taken by the RAF, they were used by Allied commanders to help devise their strategy during the six-year conflict.
... ? BBC News | In Pictures: The war from the air- WWIIAuschwitz The most moving image in the archives is a recently discovered picture of the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz. The smoke on the left-hand side of the picture is being produced by the mass burning of bodies in funeral pits. During the war's closing stages the camp's crematoriums were unable to burn all the people murdered by the Nazis.
... ? BBC NEWS | Technology | Language tools for fight on terrorSoftware to allow security officials to better search and translate documents in foreign languages, especially Arabic, has been demonstrated at a technology show in Las Vegas, as Clark Boyd reports.
... ? BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Israeli envoy wrecks art exhibitSweden's foreign ministry wants an explanation from the Israeli ambassador after he vandalised an artwork depicting a Palestinian suicide bomber.
... ? ChessBase.com - Chess News - Game over: Kasparov and the MachineOn October 13th the documentary ‘Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine’ had its world premiere at the Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival. The movie charts the events surrounding Garry Kasparov’s match against Deep Blue in 1997. Joanne Pittaway watched the film and spoke to its makers. Here's her review.
... ? Dirkon - The Paper Camera [pinhole.cz]During the 1970s, magazines published in Communist Czechoslovakia were controlled by the state, like the majority of other enterprises. Very few good magazines were available and were difficult to get hold of, so people would borrow and exchange them when given the opportunity. This also applied to magazines aimed at young people, which was probably one of the reasons why almost everyone from my generation, when we get on to the subject of pinhole cameras, has fond memories of the cut-out paper camera known as Dirkon*, published in 1979 in the magazine ABC mladých technikù a pøírodovìdcù [An ABC of Young Technicians and Natural Scientists].
... ? Wired News: Study: Music Piracy RisingThe number of people downloading music illegally surged a month after recording companies began suing hundreds of music fans, a marketing research firm said Thursday. The number of U.S. households downloading music from peer-to-peer networks rose 6 percent in October and 7 percent in November after a six-month decline, according to a study of computer use in 10,000 U.S. households conducted by The NPD Group.
... ? Synths, drukqs and rock'n'roll - www.smh.com.auAphex Twin can't spell, but his music gets across the message, reports John Encarnacao.
... ? WARP RECORDS | LFO | LFO SHEATH POSTER | LFOPOST1LFO 'SHEATH' poster. The image consists of a large LFO shadow man in the style of the cover of SHEATH, with a pink insert block. Similar to the artwork on SHEATH.
: Sï¿½nar : SonarMusic- Jeff Mills presents Exhibitionist Mix DVDBy the hand of SonarMusic, record label of Advanced Music/SÃ³nar, Jeff Mills presents Exhibitionist Mix DVD, a unique and graphic expose' into the world of DJ mixing also available in audio format. Filmed in Detroit, the heartland of techno and home to many of its big names, Exhibitionist by Jeff Mills offers us something we have never seen before on DVD: an insight into Millsâ€™ technique and art, carrying out his mixes on three decks and a mixer as if he were dealing with a musical instrument. Besides being musical entertainment the DVD is also a show in itself in that it enables you to switch between different camera angles of the artist, the decks and the mixer in real time.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | The music of chanceThe composer John Cage was at the heart of the 20th-century avant-garde. He is remembered for his 'silent' piece, 4'33", his immersion in eastern philosophy, his use of random elements in his music - and his sense of fun. On the eve of a festival in his honour, musicians, artists and choreographers explain what he means to them
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Journey into space2004-01-16In the 1960s, Donald Judd revolutionised the world of sculpture with his abstract, minimal art and outspoken views on its installation. Now, 10 years after Judd's death, Tate director Nicholas Serota, a fan since 1970, is personally curating a major retrospective.
... ? EducationGuardian.co.uk | Further | Enjoy it while you canPeter Kingston joins a happy band of potters on their subsidised college course. But will they be able to continue if the government channels funding elsewhere?
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | End of the affairOne pill now costs about the same as a pint of beer - and is almost as easy to get hold of. But the youth of Britain is starting to turn its back on ecstasy. Leo Benedictus on how the drug of the 90s fell from favour
... ? The Situationist International Text Library/The Society of the Spectacle2004-01-15In societies where modern conditions of production prevail, all of life presents itself as an immense accumulation of spectacles. Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation. ... Guy Debord - The Society of the Spectacle....
... ? Carnegie Mellon: Journal of Social Structure: Visualizing Social NetworksThe paper reviews the long history of image use in the field. It begins with illustrations of the earliest hand-drawn images in which points were placed by using ad hoc rules. It examines the development of systematic procedures for locating points. It goes on to discuss how computers have been used to actually produce drawings of networks, both for printing and for display on computer screens. Finally, it illustrates some of the newest procedures for producing web-based pictures that allow viewers to interact with the network data and to explore their structural properties.
Props to the man like abe for this g3m....
... ? COMMENTARY / 2nd act A year later, Sean Penn returns to Iraq and files a personal, candid report from the front
... ? So Far, So GoodBayesian filters are now common enough that we're starting to see spams designed specifically to get past them. So far these tricks aren't working. My filtering rate is still over 99.7%, and Brian Burton reports an astonishing 99.9% with his multi-word Bayesian SpamProbe.
... ? The Beast in the BathhouseDrug experts say there is no methadone, no silver bullet, to treat methamphetamine addicts. For this reason, substance abuse counselors are preaching to 'just say no' to crystal. It is a message that many gay men do not want to hear.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | The greatest show on earthFrom Tate Modern and Laban to a giant bird's nest in Beijing, Kieran Long salutes the radical Herzog and De Meuron
... ? BBC NEWS | Technology | Web opens up for learning disabledNew software that will make websites accessible to people with learning difficulties will go on sale later this year.
... ? BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Orang-utans 'may die out by 2025'The orang-utan, Asia's "wild man of the forests", could disappear in just 20 years, a campaign group believes. WWF, the global environment network, says in the last century the number of apes fell by 91% in Borneo and Sumatra.
... ? Seeing is Believing: Warhol's Spiritualizing of Materiality and the Need for the Historicizing of Postmodernism. By C. Jason Lee, St. Martin's College, Lancaster UK.2004-01-11