I put together some shorter audio pieces from the past two years. They are mostly experiments using the computer or a self-built instrument. Two of the pieces were made using FFmpeg and Bash only. One piece (nn, n, nn) is a result from Databending. Two other tracks are electromagnetic field recordings. It is a mix of Power-Cut-Ups, sizzling noise and other electronic sounds.
Picture: Versuch einer Entwickelungs-Geschichte der Torfmoose (Sphagnum), Wilhelm-Philippe Schimper, 1858, p. 105. https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/13447
🔉 Various Artists - Calliope - 2022 https://hothamsoundrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/calliope
32 tracks, full of beautiful music; synthwave, ambient dreamscapes, fractured IDM, acoustic guitar … on this benefit compilation supporting NARAL Pro-Choice.
The number of posts today about deleting menstrual tracking data from startup apps is a very good reminder that you should never trust data you don't store yourself is safe.
Whether it's a scrappy startup, a big megacorp, or a FOSS dude with a server: if someone extracts money to store your data they will, at some point, prioritize their gain over your privacy
Download Free PDF – but you have to create an account first, what definition of ‘free’ is this?
If it could at least be named something other than ‘account’. I can’t remember if the first time I registered in an online forum 20 years ago it was also called “create an account”. 90% of the time you sign up to something on the Internet today it equals creating an account in a data-trading share market. A remnant from the era of early computers when one of their common applications was banking.
📄 Noise Pollution Impacts a Wide Range of Species (Brigit Katz, 2019)
“Amphibians, birds, insects and mammals all rely on sound to convey essential information, like mating and warning signals. Fish larvae find their homes by following the sounds of coral reefs. Owls, like bats, use acoustic signals to locate prey. All of these fundamental behaviors are at risk if animals can’t hear properly over booming anthropogenic noise.”
The submission are open for #fantomesZine second edition! Send along your writing, poetry, illustrations, photos or something else entirely on the theme of ghosts, hauntology, occultism or spooky folklore. There is no submission deadline yet but i think I'll leave them open for a month or two. Boosts appreciated, let your friends know about it and look up issue 1 for inspiration ~ 👻
More from Electone B55. A fun thing I discovered: It’s bit tricky, but you can press two buttons in the Auto Rhythm Section at once. Like Slow Rock plus Waltz 2. Don’t know how exactly they are mixed up.
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"The Imperial Sensorium" by @benjamin_royer
This is a deep exploration of how the nuclear bomb deadened the senses of science and engineering, and an exploration of the invasive colonialism of cybernetics and systems thinking: https://newdesigncongress.org/en/pub/the-imperial-sensorium
Another theme that popped up in a few talks today was designing with the idea of Intermittent Computing, where a computational system runs when it has collected enough energy from its environment to do something, after which it turns off to recharge:
Also the use of Supercapacitors to buffer energy, since they don't wear out like batteries when used:
We're happy to announce that we just started to work on three new interdependent online resources: the Damaged Earth Catalog, the Permacomputing wiki, and the permacomputing workshop series!
Damaged Earth Catalog
A growing online catalog of the different terms in circulation, used by communities of practice, in relation to computing and network infrastructure informed by ecological ethics, degrowth, resilience, repair, and minimalism. Currently developed by @l03s as part of her PhD research.
A new wiki about permacomputing that aims to expose its principles, present and discuss the concepts and jargon required to engage with permacomputing, and maintain a repository of related projects. Currently facilitated by @viznut and @320x200 open for contributors!
Permacomputing in the Arts
A workshop series that will be developed throughout end-2022 and 2023 as an onboarding course for permacomputing practices in art an design. The workshops will be made available as an Open Educational Resource. Developed by @320x200 as part of a postdoc research on the topic.
There is evidence that #Amazon has responded to the high price of warehouse space in eastern Europe by loading goods on trucks and driving them between warehouses effectively using the trucks as additional, mobile storage apace. Things are being moved by human-driven petrol vehicles instead of building more buildings. #AMRO22
The Corpse Flower at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco is set to bloom tonight, and they are live streaming it. From a recent article, “This is an incredibly rare opportunity, as the plant blooms just once every seven to nine years.” You can watch it here https://www.youtube.com/c/SanFranciscoConservatoryofFlowers/live
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SoNoMu (Sound Noise Music) is a mastodon instance for musicians, sound-artists, producers of any kind of aural noise, songwriters, bedroom producers, sonic manglers and algorave livecoders. -> more...