Week 2

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INDE 601 Netscapes

Exploring the form


This long time scale work, over 3 years, explored the idea of sharing all of their computer and online activity, openly. This material including email, texts, photos, and bank statements, was shared openly through their website. The computer itself was shared by the two artist, where it acted more as a server, a window if you like for the public to view the content on that computer. The public interfaced in real-time where the public were allowed to copy anything they found.

Today that piece is relevant when one considers that government are often collecting data from the public surreptitiously. It almost foretold our current state as regards the states’ intrusion into our private lives, but also how “sharing” our lives digitally today is part of the norm, albeit in an edited form

A Study into 21st Century Drone Acoustics

Gonçalo Freiria Cardoso | Discrepant, Ruben Pater


In todays’ environment drones are part of both our military machinery and commercial gadgetry. However this piece aims to explore the auditory nature of the drone and how its intrusive noise is, with a focus on the “pervasiveness” on these drones sounds in militarised zones. The noises a drone create are often the identifiable feature for those on the ground. Often the sound of a drone is an indicator of surveillance. The piece is a composition made from the noises of various drones, the idea of creating a composition from what is essential an obtrusive and ugly noise makes an interesting statement on the identity of sound.


Blade Runner—Autoencoded

Terence Broad

Taking is source material from Blade Runner (based on a Phillip K Dick Novel), this work re-interrupted the original film medium and into an auto-rendered 3d model visualisation of the film. As the original film and story explored the idea of the blurred lines of sentience and this piece further obviscates those boundaries by making the characters similar in form. Are we really separated from the tools of our creation, if one is to look at millennial generation they see social media as an extension of their social landscape.


Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva sonification deutschenglish

Slavko Glamočanin, Robertina Šebjanič

This installation is an interactive performance that explores the phenomena of interspecies’ communication, sonification of the environment, and the underwater acoustic / bioacoustics. The piece translates jellyfish movement and features live sound generated by the jellyfish movement. Pre-recorded sound phrases are mixed with sounds generated by the fish live. Of interest is that it is a Raspberry Pi (credit-card sized computer ) that measures contraction, movement, and interaction between jellyfish to generate  data to generate sound. The concept of generating sound from biological organism is a great way to explore inter species communication.

This Art Show Is Dedicated to Figuring Out What the Internet Looks Like

Jon Rafman Manifold, 2015 3D Power Print, Chrome Optic 66 x 36 x 22 cm Hugo Brown Family Collection

Looking for a way to commentate on a particular aspect of the internet, artist re-imagined  the internet into new  representations, some were renders, some videos or sculptures. Pieces such as Jon Rafmans’ Manifold, 2015 used a 3d printer to make a distorted human form. The nature of developing the art forms into manifest representations on how the internet looks and feels give an unique subject matter and led to some interesting realisations.


Creators. (2017). This Art Show Is Dedicated to Figuring Out What the Internet Looks Like. [online] Available at: https://creators.vice.com/en_uk/article/9agk87/art-show-dedicated-to-figuring-out-what-the-internet-looks-like [Accessed 5 Nov. 2017].

Archive.aec.at. (2017). Ars Electronica Archiv. [online] Available at: http://archive.aec.at/prix/#52898 [Accessed 5 Nov. 2017].

Rhizome. (2017). Merging with the Network. [online] Available at: http://rhizome.org/editorial/2017/oct/04/merging-with-the-network/ [Accessed 5 Nov. 2017].

Archive.aec.at. (2017). Ars Electronica Archiv. [online] Available at: http://archive.aec.at/prix/#55690 [Accessed 5 Nov. 2017].

Archive.aec.at. (2017). Ars Electronica Archiv. [online] Available at: http://archive.aec.at/prix/#55653 [Accessed 5 Nov. 2017].

Archive.aec.at. (2017). Ars Electronica Archiv. [online] Available at: http://archive.aec.at/prix/#52898 [Accessed 5 Nov. 2017].

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