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February 21 2018

The TR-808 art is a piece of art. It’s engineering art, it’s so beautifully made. If you have an idea of what is going on in the inside, if you look at the circuit diagram, and you see how the unknown Roland engineer was making the best out of super limited technology, it’s unbelievable. You look at the circuit diagram like you look at an orchestral score, you think, how on earth did they come up with this idea. It’s brilliant, it’s a masterpiece.
Monolake

February 18 2018

I think it’s disingenuous for services like Alexa to give the impression of having a coherent, intelligent personality when the thing that talks to you is a patchwork of many complex systems, all running in server farms far away. The device sat in your room is not Alexa - it’s the business end of a very large, very complex networked iceberg. I also think that it’s a problem that the personality it pretends to have is bland, subservient, coded ‘female’ - a 1950s secretary in a box. This is why I like to make things that speak with many voices for these devices - a truer reflection of the herd of algorithms running things behind the scenes, and less bound to a particular false personality.
— Henry Cooke in prehensile/alexa-sittingroom
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“I am sitting in a Roosevelt different from the one you are in now”

I Am Running In The Cloud v0.2 by Henry Cooke

February 01 2018

you start with unconscious incompetency, so you don’t even know you don’t know. The second is conscious incompetency, so you know that you don’t know. Third level is conscious competency, so you know you’ve learnt something and you’re aware of doing it. Then you have the unconscious competency – which is mastery. When you’re doing it so intuitively you don’t even think about it. So what’s the next stage after? When you want to make something so epic, so next level it takes the world by storm. But to do that? You have to forget everything you’ve learnt before.
Nobody Does D&B Like Krust

October 19 2017

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“Please listen in headphones to experience the spatial components”

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith plays the Buchla Music Easel

Instrument designer Peter Blasser, of Ciat-Lonbarde and Shbobo came to England in March 2013. He delivered a workshop at the University of Huddersfield on his latest instrument, the Shnth, along with it’s programming language, SHLISP. The Shnth is an embedded, ARM-based, digital synth, with built-in analog control.

This is the video documentation of D3D4LU5 - a realtime generative software containing two aesthetic and semantic dimensions that subtly interact. In the first, algorithms based on intelligent agents weave diaphanous structures, simultaneously outlining a soundscape characterized by an extremely slow but vibrant polyphonic rhythm, while against the background of this dense, almost particulate action, the artist has attempted to project the legend of Daedalus, in filigree, as it were. The second generative element has as its starting point an adapted version of a phrase pronounced by James Joyce’s character Stephen Dedalus: “A software makes no mistakes. Its errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” The quote has been changed to make software its subject, then, powered by a lexical database and innervated by computational models, it generates endless variations on the theme.

Alessandro Capozzo , “D3D4LU5”, 2016. Software.
C++, Openframeworks, and PD. Semantic data generated with RiTa.

February 21 2018

The TR-808 art is a piece of art. It’s engineering art, it’s so beautifully made. If you have an idea of what is going on in the inside, if you look at the circuit diagram, and you see how the unknown Roland engineer was making the best out of super limited technology, it’s unbelievable. You look at the circuit diagram like you look at an orchestral score, you think, how on earth did they come up with this idea. It’s brilliant, it’s a masterpiece.
Monolake

February 18 2018

I think it’s disingenuous for services like Alexa to give the impression of having a coherent, intelligent personality when the thing that talks to you is a patchwork of many complex systems, all running in server farms far away. The device sat in your room is not Alexa - it’s the business end of a very large, very complex networked iceberg. I also think that it’s a problem that the personality it pretends to have is bland, subservient, coded ‘female’ - a 1950s secretary in a box. This is why I like to make things that speak with many voices for these devices - a truer reflection of the herd of algorithms running things behind the scenes, and less bound to a particular false personality.
— Henry Cooke in prehensile/alexa-sittingroom
Play fullscreen

“I am sitting in a Roosevelt different from the one you are in now”

I Am Running In The Cloud v0.2 by Henry Cooke

February 01 2018

you start with unconscious incompetency, so you don’t even know you don’t know. The second is conscious incompetency, so you know that you don’t know. Third level is conscious competency, so you know you’ve learnt something and you’re aware of doing it. Then you have the unconscious competency – which is mastery. When you’re doing it so intuitively you don’t even think about it. So what’s the next stage after? When you want to make something so epic, so next level it takes the world by storm. But to do that? You have to forget everything you’ve learnt before.
Nobody Does D&B Like Krust

October 19 2017

Play fullscreen

“Please listen in headphones to experience the spatial components”

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith plays the Buchla Music Easel

Instrument designer Peter Blasser, of Ciat-Lonbarde and Shbobo came to England in March 2013. He delivered a workshop at the University of Huddersfield on his latest instrument, the Shnth, along with it’s programming language, SHLISP. The Shnth is an embedded, ARM-based, digital synth, with built-in analog control.

Play fullscreen

“Please listen in headphones to experience the spatial components”

Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith plays the Buchla Music Easel

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