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Vector synthesis : a media archaeological investigation into sound-modulated light / Derek Holzer.

By: Holzer, Derek [aut].
Publisher: Helsingfors : Derek Holzer, 2019Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789529422210.Subject(s): Videokonst | DatorkonstAdditional physical formats: Digital utgåva: No titleDDC classification: 770.9 Other classification: Inb
Contents:
1. Introduction ; 2. The agency of machines. Technological determinism: Nietzsche’s typewriter ; Techno-science and techno-culture ; Cold war computing ; 3. Design goals and points of departure. Media archaeological reenactment ; Real time performance system ; Signal-based imagery ; Synesthetic relationship between image and sound didactic and open systems ; 4. Vector synthesis implementation. The cathode ray tube ; Lissajous figures on the oscilloscope ; Vector monitors and raster displays ; Analog hardware experiments ; Overview of existing solutions ; Sigital hardware issues ; 2d objects and transformations ; 3d objects and transformations ; Scan processing ; Public activities ; Radio belgrade residency vector hack festival ; Future plans: the ILDA laser ; 5. Conclusions. Historical conclusions ; Artistic conclusions ; Technical conclusions ; Community conclusions ; 6. Bibliography ; 7. Index
Summary: "Vector Synthesis: a Media Archaeological Investigation into Sound-Modulated Light is a computational art project inspired by theories of media archaeology, by the history of computer and video art, and by the use of discarded and obsolete technologies such as the Cathode Ray Tube monitor. This text explores the military and techno-scientific legacies at the birth of modern computing, and charts attempts by artists of the subsequent two decades to decouple these tools from their destructive origins. Using this history as a basis, I then describe a media archaeological, real time performance system using audio synthesis and vector graphics techniques to investigate direct relationships between sound and image using analog CRT displays. Key to this system is a didactic, open source approach which encourages reuse and modification by other artists. The conclusion of the book reflects on how the project and the research surrounding it has contributed to the larger experimental audiovisual arts community through events such as the Vector Hack Festival. Example videos from the project can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/macumbista. Artists discussed include Mary Ellen Bute, Ben Laposky, Len Lye, Norman McLaren, Desmond Paul Henry, James Whitney, John Whitney Sr., Dan Sandin, Steina Vasulka, Woody Vasulka, Larry Cuba, Bill Etra, Mitchell Waite, Rosa Menkman, Cracked Ray Tube, Andrew Duff, Benton C. Bainbridge, Philip Baljeu, Jonas Bers, Robin Fox, Robert Henke, Ivan Marušić Klif, Jerobeam Fenderson, Hansi Raber, Ted Davis, Roland Lioni, Bernhard Rasinger, and the Kikimore group." - Från utgåvans Kickstarter-sida
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1. Introduction ; 2. The agency of machines. Technological determinism: Nietzsche’s typewriter ; Techno-science and techno-culture ; Cold war computing ; 3. Design goals and points of departure. Media archaeological reenactment ; Real time performance system ; Signal-based imagery ; Synesthetic relationship between image and sound didactic and open systems ; 4. Vector synthesis implementation. The cathode ray tube ; Lissajous figures on the oscilloscope ; Vector monitors and raster displays ; Analog hardware experiments ; Overview of existing solutions ; Sigital hardware issues ; 2d objects and transformations ; 3d objects and transformations ; Scan processing ; Public activities ; Radio belgrade residency vector hack festival ; Future plans: the ILDA laser ; 5. Conclusions. Historical conclusions ; Artistic conclusions ; Technical conclusions ; Community conclusions ; 6. Bibliography ; 7. Index

"Vector Synthesis: a Media Archaeological Investigation into Sound-Modulated Light is a computational art project inspired by theories of media archaeology, by the history of computer and video art, and by the use of discarded and obsolete technologies such as the Cathode Ray Tube monitor. This text explores the military and techno-scientific legacies at the birth of modern computing, and charts attempts by artists of the subsequent two decades to decouple these tools from their destructive origins. Using this history as a basis, I then describe a media archaeological, real time performance system using audio synthesis and vector graphics techniques to investigate direct relationships between sound and image using analog CRT displays. Key to this system is a didactic, open source approach which encourages reuse and modification by other artists. The conclusion of the book reflects on how the project and the research surrounding it has contributed to the larger experimental audiovisual arts community through events such as the Vector Hack Festival. Example videos from the project can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/macumbista. Artists discussed include Mary Ellen Bute, Ben Laposky, Len Lye, Norman McLaren, Desmond Paul Henry, James Whitney, John Whitney Sr., Dan Sandin, Steina Vasulka, Woody Vasulka, Larry Cuba, Bill Etra, Mitchell Waite, Rosa Menkman, Cracked Ray Tube, Andrew Duff, Benton C. Bainbridge, Philip Baljeu, Jonas Bers, Robin Fox, Robert Henke, Ivan Marušić Klif, Jerobeam Fenderson, Hansi Raber, Ted Davis, Roland Lioni, Bernhard Rasinger, and the Kikimore group." - Från utgåvans Kickstarter-sida

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