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Net_Music_Weekly: Ken Gregory’s “Sun Suckers”

dragonfly.jpgSun Suckers are machines. They are classified in the order Real Artificial Life. Sun Suckers have stout flat bodies. Their skin is a large photovoltaic cell that is usually shiny, although in a few species they are dull and opaque.

Sun Suckers have one large compound eye (photoresistor) situated on the top of the body. This large eye can read how bright the sun is during the day and detect when night falls. Beside the eye is a thick whisker. This sensor (thermistor) measures the ambient temperature in close proximity of the Sun Sucker.

Sun Sucker’s sound and communicate with each other. They are notorious singers. Their song is a call produced by sensing the current light conditions and temperature. Each species has its own distinctive call and if you listen closely and get to know the calls you can find out what the weather conditions are. To learn more about Ken Gregory’s Sun Suckers–the only Real Artificial Life species to have developed such an effective and specialized means of producing sound–and where you can find one, click here.


Aug 22, 2007
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Reblogged Sound Jewelry: Networking with Sound

soundjewelry.jpgMerging music and mobile technology indicates promising future developments in a rapidly emerging field. The walkman, the mobile phone, and the iPod have already integrated music into users’ social and geographic erratic locations and they have also reshaped users’ urban landscape experience. With ad hoc networking, Internet connection, and context-awareness, mobile music technology offers countless new artistic, commercial and socio-cultural opportunities for creating, listening and sharing music. But which new forms of music interaction lie ahead in this context? Takuya Yamauchi, reasearcher at Keio University, with his professor Toru Iwatake, a well known electronic media composer, explores one of the possible paths with Sound Jewelry, a sound installation supported by spatial sensing system within a Personal Area Network (PAN). Continue reading


Jun 26, 2007
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LEMUR Summer Classes

lemurwkshps.jpgLEMUR’s Summer Art & Technology classes start in July :: Max Intensive: A Multifaceted Multimedia Approach: July 14-15, 12:00-4:30 pm :: Instructor: Dana Karwas – This class will focus on the basics of Max/MSP and is intended for anyone interested in incorporating Max/MSP into his or her work. No prior experience with Max/MSP/Jitter or computer programming is required. The class will feature an overview of digital sound processing, sampling, basic digital sound synthesis, software techniques for communicating with external devices, and interfacing with larger physical and aural environments. The structure of the class will follow a two-fold approach, aiming to provide a sufficient level of programming skills while emphasizing concept by deconstructing representative real word examples. Cost: $300 Continue reading


Jun 25, 2007
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NoiseFold

nfoldsoftkinesishorn02.jpgNoiseFold , composed and recently performed by David Stout and Cory Metcalf as part of Harvestworks’ “Crackle, Noise, & Light” at The New York Electronic Art Festival, is an interactive visual-music-noise performance. In it Stout and Metcalf perform a series of “real time” 3-D animations that both create and respond to sound. The abstract visual forms resemble single-celled forms and organic architectures. Stout and Metcalf animate, coax, blend and herd these forms using cameras, microphones, electro-magnetic and infrared sensors. The result is an ongoing theater of forms, vortices and oblique spirals, and loud, chaotic rhythms and shimmering sonic textures. Listen here.


Jun 21, 2007
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Sotavento: Internet forest of sounding trees

sotsetup01.jpgSotavento–by The Tilt–is an artistic sound abstraction of the passionate and endless relationship between millions of trees and one single, inexorable wind, a wind that we all share. We establish an Internet-based, real-time movement communication between moving trees located in different countries. The trees’ “dance” is tracked down by two dual-axis accelerometers, each fixed to the tip of a branch. We use the complex branch movements to generate or to trigger sounds. In this installation a tree is a self-replicant sound maker of its own dance. The audience can perceive the relation between the “dance” of the tree and the music it produces. Even is there is no wind, the tree in Mexico can “ask” (via Internet) for movements to a tree in Italy and generate its sounds with this information. The sounds are to be listened thanks to a set of four speakers installed around the tree. [PDF] Continue reading


Jun 5, 2007
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Live Stage: NIME 2007 – Arduino Workshop [us NYC]

arduino.jpgNIME 2007 – Arduino Workshop @ The Interactive Telecommunications Program :: with Tom Igoe, and David A. Mellis :: Sunday, June 10th; 11AM-4PM :: 721 Broadway, Floor 4 :: Cost: $90 ($30 Workshop + $60 Hardware Kit) :: Registration.

NIME 2007, in association with the Interactive Telecommunications Program, announces a special workshop session on the open-source Arduino hardware development environment. The workshop will be held by ITP Assistant Arts Professor Tom Igoe, and David A. Mellis of Synthesis Studios. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn the Arduino tool set from two of its key developers! Numbers are limited, so sign up soon. Continue reading


Jun 5, 2007
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Live Stage: Harvestworks offers Free Sensor Workshop [NYC]

wireless.jpgSENSOR WORKSHOP w/InfusionSystems, Electrotap, MakingThings and Dan Overholt & CreateUSB :: WEDNESDAY, June 6, 9am to 1pm at HARVESTWORKS Digital Media Arts Center 596 Broadway, Suite 602 (at Houston St), New York, NY 10012 Subway: F/V Broadway/Lafayette, 6 Bleecker, W/R Prince.

In the last year, there has been a number of commercial efforts to provide sensors and sensor interfacing solutions to artists, programmers and designers. This workshop will allow these companies and (student) entrepreneurs to present their product developments in a four hour session.
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Jun 1, 2007
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It’s time: think NIME

header.gif SCHEDULE of EVENTS: ROBOSONIC ECLECTIC: LIVE MUSIC BY ROBOTS AND HUMANS :: Thurs – Sat, May 31 – June 2 at 8:00 pm · $20 · 3LD: 80 Greenwich St. @ Rector.

A concert series consisting entirely of works commissioned for LEMUR’s musical robots. The series will feature live pieces by composer/performers John Flansburgh and John Linnell (They Might Be Giants); J.G. Thirlwell (Foetus); Morton Subotnick; and George Lewis,; along with pieces for solo robots by R. Luke DuBois, and Brendan Adamson. (The same program will be performed on each of the three nights.) FOR TICKETS VISIT: www.brownpapertickets.com.
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Jun 1, 2007
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Live Stage: Theremin-Sensor-Construction Workshop [es Barcelona]

tsw07.jpgTHEREMIN-SENSOR-CONSTRUCTION Workshop :: Led by ANDREY SMIRNOV (Theremin center, Moscow) :: June 19-22, 2007 :: Location: Riereta 5 raAVal Barcelona, Spain 08001.

This intensive 4-days workshop is focused on the construction of the Theremin-sensor. In the end of the workshop you will have a self-made and working interactive sensor system. You will learn the basic principles of sensor operation & how to: solder sensors, tune all sorts of sensors, connect sensors to computers and build appropriate patches, get the interactive system working, and solve hidden problems. Continue reading


May 31, 2007
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c(2)ipo _06

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7i0YpbbHLk[/youtube]

c(2)ipo-06 (cybernetic intelligent parasitic object)–by Kostas Daflos–is a musical cooperative organism with a structure related to the neurological system. It is activated by human presence and it communicates with the environment via a sensor. Its internal environment consists of an additional ten contact sensors which supply the system with responses (interrupting and re-establishing endless routes of information). These contacts transform the results of the impromptu sound effects obtained from the environment into a multitude of random sound frequencies. Continue reading


May 30, 2007
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