The first human-fungi musical collaboration
After a long day thinking about connectivity I just came across this video of „Listening Post“ by Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin, an installation I saw 2004 at the Ars Electronica in Linz. I find it still as impressive and poignant as ten years agon. Is this the altar of the 21st century? Despite „big data“ and surveillance?
I am very happy to announce, that my article „RUÍDO, PEÇA SONORA, RÁDIO EXTENDIDO“ just has been published by Polêm!ca Revista Eletrônica, the online-journal of the State University of Rio de Janero (UERJ). It is the extended version of a case study about the Hörspiel (radio play) „Bugs & Beats & Beasts“ by Andreas Ammer and Console, that I presented in September 2013 at the conferences „Noises of Art“ and „Radio Research 2013“ in GB. This Hörspiel plays an important role for the argumentation of my PhD thesis. My very special gratitude goes to Mauro José Sá Rego Costa, professor at the UERJ with special expertise in radio and media art: Mauro, thank you so much for your enthusiasm, your support and especially all the effort you went through in translating this! Bssssssssh.
Enjoy reading – and listening! I would be delighted to recieve some feedback about my ideas from Brazil – and everybody who understands Portuguese. But please, write in English to me!
Very interesting article about the relationship of early radio and imaginations of the sea by Katja Rothe (now UdK Berlin), unfortunatelly in German. Here you can listen to an interview with Katja Rothe about the same topic at hör!spiel!art.mix in Bayern2, which was broadcasted on Friday, the 2nd of May 2014 – of course in German, too.
Just came across this very interessting article in Wired about Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper. It argues, that especially the tactility of paper might play an important role for our understanding and comes to the conclusion: “ ‚There is something to deep reading and deep thinking that is worth making an effort to preserve.‘ Whether we need paper to do that remains to be seen. For now, though, there’s still plenty of life in those dead trees.“