Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: Television

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X1795 by Max Capacity


A collection of items from the Prosthetic Knowledge Tumblr archive, around the theme of 'Television' 

 



de/Rastra by Kyle Evans 



An old television set is converted into a live performance instrument, an oscillographic synthesizer which "... allows a performer to generate visualizations intrinsic to cathode ray tube technology while simultaneously creating the acoustic analog of the displayed imagery ... " Project Home Page  (PK

LG Plasma Arc Display Panel - Burn Baby Burn 


A burned-out Plasma television, applied with excessive voltage, displays a slow yet spectacular visual disintegration which would make Gustav Metzger proud. (PK)



fuba_recorder


Japanese automated glitch image project, running since January 2009, creates random images from mixing various Japanese television feeds and uploads the results to it's Flickr account.

"I am a robot for generating abstract-images of Japanese TV programs requested by my followers"

クッキンアイドル アイ!マイ!まいん!「特集 



Flickr / Twitter @fuba_recorder 


1001 TV Sets (End Piece) 


Installation by David Hall at the Ambika P3 Gallery, London. Using television sets of various ages, all were running up to the 18th April which was the switch-off point for analogue television signals in the UK.



Here is a video from the University of Westminster of the piece - wait till the 2 minute 19 mark (PK)  


Television Test Cards From Around The World 


A Russian Livejournal entry from 2009 features a collection of television tuning displays (unnecessary for modern televisions) from around the world, which we can now appreciate for their geometric aesthetics.






More (in Russian) here. (PK)

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