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New Museum Preserves “Extinct” Noises

New Museum Preserves “Extinct” Noises | arslog | Scoop.it

«Growing up, I had a cockatiel that could mimic the bleeping cacophony of a dial-up connection with dead accuracy. I never stopped to think that my bird (still alive) preserves a valuable trace of our pre-broadband heritage. Just like Boa Sr, Thud the cockatiel could be the last “speaker” of an otherwise forgotten set of sounds.

Stepping into the void of noise is Brendan Chilcutt’s Museum of Endangered Sounds. This online repository preserves defunct sounds as diverse as a Nokia ring tone, a fax machine and the preloaded game that came with Encarta encyclopedia. Rich in memory and resonance to members of a certain generation, these noises are a mere curiosity to younger people. “Curiosity” might even be a strong term. Without any cultural connections, the majority of these sounds have no intrinsic interest.

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Situation Room - jana winderen + marc fornes - NY storefront

Situation Room - jana winderen + marc fornes - NY storefront | arslog | Scoop.it
jana winderen and marc fornes / theverymany have infilled new york's storefront for art and architecture with an immersive sound and light object.

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The latest instalation by Marc Fornes

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Magnus Sigurdarson: Contained STORM I & II

Magnus Sigurdarson: Contained STORM I & II | arslog | Scoop.it

Magnus Sigurdarson, foreground, Contained STORM I & II, pedestal, Plexiglass, fan, and Styrofoam balls


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▶ Pierre Lévy talks about Collective Intelligence at Senac - YouTube

Lecture: Pierre Lévy talks about Collective Intelligence at Senac Rendered on March 17, 2014, at Senac University Center.

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Svetlana Boym: Architecture of the Off-Modern (2008) — Monoskop Log

Svetlana Boym: Architecture of the Off-Modern (2008) — Monoskop Log | arslog | Scoop.it
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A Degree of Freedom

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The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant, could…

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Anthony McCall. Solid Light Films and Other Works (1971 - 2014)

Anthony McCall. Solid Light Films and Other Works (1971 - 2014) | arslog | Scoop.it

To all who love artists that re-defines traditional divisions between “art” and “cinema”. Today I suggest you the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands - from 28 September to 30 November EYE Amsterdam - by British artist Anthony McCall. Since the 1970s McCall has produced a remarkable body of work that includes his large-scale light-projection installations, so-called “solid light films.” EYE takes a special interest in the medium of film as an art form that is not necessarily confined to screenings in cinema auditoriums, but that also explores uncharted territories, pushing the envelope and setting out to exploit the scope afforded by the three-dimensional exhibition space.


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EYE - Amsterdam
28 / 09 / 2014 - 30 / 11 / 2014

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Signing robot developed as chatty companion for the elderly

Signing robot developed as chatty companion for the elderly | arslog | Scoop.it

Following in the footsteps of Hiroshi Ishiguro's eerily lifelike creations, Toshiba introduced its very own take on the human-looking droid at Japan's CEATAC electronics trade show this week. The communication android has been built to communicate in Japanese sign language, requiring fluid and precise movement of its arms and hands.

The result of an in-house ideas program, the android has the look of a young Japanese woman, complete with blinking eyes and a "warm smile." Its human-like appearance and ability to emulate human expressions come courtesy of work undertaken by aLab Inc. and Osaka University, while the Shibaura Institute of Technology brought driving and sensor technologies to the party. Toshiba used its experience with industrial robots to create a custom algorithm to facilitate the movement of 43 actuators in the robot's joints.

It's still early days for the project, with the signing robot currently capable of simple greetings and phrases only, though Toshiba is aiming to have progressed to such a degree that the android will be capable of acting as a receptionist or exhibition guide within the next year.

There are plans to introduce speech recognition and synthesis technology for natural communication, with development continuing towards introducing a welfare and healthcare service robot for the elderly and folks suffering dementia by 2020, allowing carers or family members to keep watch on loved ones.


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Hybrid practices (Lawrence, 10-13 Mar 15)

Hybrid practices (Lawrence, 10-13 Mar 15) | arslog | Scoop.it
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Lawrence, Kansas, March 10 - 13, 2015
Deadline-CFP: 01/nov/2014

 

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRACTICE-BASED PROJECTS
Hybrid practices in the arts, sciences, and technology from the 1960s to today.

 

The Spencer Museum of Art (SMA) at the University of Kansas (KU) is organizing a conference on hybrid research practices in the arts, sciences, and technology from the 1960s to today. Distinguished scholars involved in the conference include D. Graham Burnett (Cabinet magazine) and Anne Collins Goodyear (Bowdoin College Museum of Art). Together with papers, roundtables, and keynote presentations, the conference will incorporate performative and event-based creative projects grounded in hybrid art-science-technology research. Selected conference presenters will be invited to a follow-up colloquium, led by David Cateforis (KU) and Shepherd Steiner (University of Manitoba) in May 2015. We anticipate publishing selected papers and projects in an edited volume that serves as both conference proceedings and guide for researchers undertaking work in this field.

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You Can Now Use Drones to Shoot Movies in the US, Feds Say | WIRED

You Can Now Use Drones to Shoot Movies in the US, Feds Say | WIRED | arslog | Scoop.it
The federal government has taken a step toward opening US skies to commercial use of drones, allowing several movie production companies to use flying ‘bots on their shoots.

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Massimo Banzi: How #Arduino is open-sourcing imagination - TED conference

Massimo Banzi helped invent the Arduino, a tiny, easy-to-use open-source microcontroller that's inspired thousands of people around the world to make the coolest things they can imagine -- from toys to satellite gear. Because, as he says, "You don't need anyone's permission to make something great."


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Quantum Bits Compressed for the First Time

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Physicists have now shown how to encode three quantum bits, the kind of data that might be used in the computers of tomorrow, using just two photons


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Programmable Wood

Self-Assembly Lab, MIT + Christophe Guberan + Erik Demaine + Autodesk Inc. Custom wood grain designed and printed to promote active transformation when subject…

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Wearable Technology That Feels Like Skin

Wearable Technology That Feels Like Skin | arslog | Scoop.it
There is an emerging class of computers that adhere to the skin like temporary tattoos, or attach to the body like an old-fashioned Band-Aid.

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Virtual reality, the death of morality, and the perils of making the virtual ever more real | ExtremeTech

Virtual reality, the death of morality, and the perils of making the virtual ever more real | ExtremeTech | arslog | Scoop.it
As the technology that underpins virtual reality develops and the experiences become increasingly more real, I've been pondering a particularly morbid thought: When will we have the first VR-induced death? Will a realistic rocket launcher blast in Team Fortress 2 or VR version of Silent Hill give you a heart attack? Will a a VR experience be so realistic that you get so swept up in the moment that you run into a wall or jump out a window?

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Robert le Ricolais’s Tensegrity Models – ‘The Art of Structure is Where to Put the Holes’ | Dataisnature

Robert le Ricolais’s Tensegrity Models – ‘The Art of Structure is Where to Put the Holes’ | Dataisnature | arslog | Scoop.it

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GIFbites Archive for Bitrates Exhibition - #netart #gif

GIFbites Archive for Bitrates Exhibition - #netart #gif | arslog | Scoop.it

Bitrates is the first New Media Art exhibition in the city of Shiraz in Iran, curated and organized by artists Morehshin Allahyari and Mani Nilchiani, hosted by Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project at Shiraz Artist House. With a vision to create a space dedicated to emerging artistic practices, workshops, talks, presentations and exhibitions, Dar-ol-Hokoomeh Project (co-founded by Mohsen hazrati and Milad Forouzandeh) seeks to expose the creative community and general public to the potentials of new technologies and New Media theory and practice.


In their curation process, Morehshin and Mani have selected artists that each use variety of digital tools, material, and software in their works to present a specific category and technological aesthetics of new media art; from artgame, creative coding, experimental 3D animation to glitch art and animated GIF. The significance of the term “Bit Rate” is two fold: On the one hand, every digital art work at one point or the other needs to navigate the bottleneck of “bits”. Ideas turn into bits, bits are streamed over a network, to a screen, or to a tangible output such as a 3D printer to form an experience. While simultaneously, as a generation who sought their exposure to the world outside through slow, clunky dial-up modems, our interaction with the world at large was at the mercy of “bit rate”. بیت بر ثانیه (Bitrates) draws attention to these ideas through the presentation of the work that engages and explores technology and internet as a medium.


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«Drone-2000» - performance de Nicolas Maigret / Gamerz-Festival #10 - #mediaart #artnumerique

«Drone-2000» - performance de Nicolas Maigret / Gamerz-Festival #10 - #mediaart #artnumerique | arslog | Scoop.it

Tels des oiseaux de proie, deux drones autonomes bourdonnants survolent le public. Enfermé entre quatre murs de l’école supérieure d’art d’Aix, vendredi soir, celui-ci assiste à la première de la performance Drone-2000 de Nicolas Maigret, sorte de post-rave dystopique.


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project EGG – 3D Printed Crowdsourced Building Set to be Unveiled This Month

project EGG – 3D Printed Crowdsourced Building Set to be Unveiled This Month | arslog | Scoop.it

"There has been a lot of talk recently about 3D printed houses, 3D printed estates, and even 3D printed castles. While all of these stories are quite amazing, none of them are as unique as a project taking place all around the world, called ‘project EGG‘"


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Crowdsorced 3d printed pavilion

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Video: Rise of the nanorobot, with Brad Nelson | Robohub

Video: Rise of the nanorobot, with Brad Nelson | Robohub | arslog | Scoop.it
The future is in the hands of tiny robots, really tiny robots — and the expectation is that they will perform miraculous tasks, such as eye surgery and environmental cleanup. Brad Nelson heads the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent [...]

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Build your own bot

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A new resource provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and operate robots made from soft, flexible materials.

 


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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Obra Sonora

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Obra Sonora | arslog | Scoop.it

Digicult would love to suggest to its audience and friends, Carroll / Fletcher first solo exhibition by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Entitled Obra Sonora, the exhibition takes sound as its primary medium, featuring four acoustic installations by the artist, two of which will be shown for the first time. Following the concept of “speakers as pixels”, these installations use multi-channel audio to panoramically represent sound data, ranging from the voice recordings of thousands of gallery visitors, to national anthems past and present, and the complete works of eleven classical composers.


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Lucid Dreaming? 30 Hz is all you need - SERIOUS WONDER

Lucid Dreaming? 30 Hz is all you need - SERIOUS WONDER | arslog | Scoop.it

Researchers suggest that all you need to start lucid dreaming is a slight electrical pulse through your scalp. - Gabriel Sistare for Serious Wonder


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Five ways the superintelligence revolution might happen

Five ways the superintelligence revolution might happen | arslog | Scoop.it
Biological brains are unlikely to be the final stage of intelligence. Machines already have superhuman strength, speed and stamina – and one day they will have superhuman intelligence. This is of course not certain to occur – it is possible that we will develop some other dangerous technology first ...

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