Posts for November 2005

Space Invader

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This is a mod of the Atari game Space Invaders which has been turned into Space Invader (note: its no longer plural...thus the white out over the last "s" on the cartridge) --> all the invaders have been erased except one. Here is the Atari ROM which you can run in your Atari emulator that was hacked together by RSG.

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Originally posted on Cory's Web LOG by Rhizome


9-String Bass God, Mario Bros Musician, Interviewed

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Joe at Tinfoil points us to his interview with Jean Baudin, the 9-string bass geek whose masterful performance of the Super Mario Bros. theme song launched him to Internet superstardom. He even talks about an 11-string bass. Every wish you could route all 11 strings to a different surround speaker? Now that'd require one serious, um, dodeca-pickup and digital connection:

tinfoil.music presents Bass Gods

Still in a guitar mood? Don't miss Guitars as massive Where's Waldo-style screen art over at Music thing..

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Originally posted on createdigitalmusic.com by editor@createdigitalmusic.com


JimPunk: A Master Class in One Second Movie Making

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Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage (2005, 1.7MB, 1 sec.)

JimPunk has several movies in the 2nd one second movie festival hosted by Spanish site respeto-total. His winning piece, kingkongViolencehistory, is below, but even better is his Nicolas Cage - an object lesson in clarity, conveyed in the blink of an eye.


kingkongViolencehistory
kingkongViolencehistory (2005, 1.1MB, 1 sec.)

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Originally posted on DVblog by michael


Cafepress: Copyright Cops

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Panexafront
I've had only good things to say about working with Cafepress in the past but this time they are out of control. After a reader sent me a note wondering what happened to our Panexa merchandise, I noticed that Cafepress has removed it due to copyright and trademark infringement! (T-shirt front pictured at right; click for t-shirt back or mug) For those of you unfamiliar with Panexa, it's a fake drug that Jason came up with to parody pharmaceutical advertising. He created a webpage and everything. Apparently, one of the genuises in Cafepress's police division thinks Panexa is an actual product and that we are infringing. I sent Cafepress an email about this and am awaiting a response. In the meantime [....]

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Originally posted on Stay Free! Daily by Carrie McLaren


flight pattern map

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flightpatterns.jpg

several beautiful geographical maps depicting flight patterns over the US over time, derived from air traffic data that was parsed & plotted using the processing programming environment.

[aaronkoblin.com & aaronkoblin.com(movie)|via futurefeeder.com]

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Originally posted on information aesthetics by infosthetics


Cam It Up!

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What kind of actor are you? Do you ham it up every time you spot a camera or are you one of the few remaining people not dreaming of reality TV stardom? Whatever your answer, it seems Westerners can never escape the panoptic gaze of surveillance cameras. 'Balance and Power: Performance and Surveillance in Video Art,' at the University of Illinois' Krannert Art Museum through January 1, explores both the sociology and art history of surveillance. Jam-packed with important artists ranging from Vito Acconci and Andy Warhol to Jenny Marketou and Antenna (with many in between), the show looks at seminal and newer performative projects 'in an attempt to understand the complex relationship between voluntary acting for the camera and involuntary taping by a camera on the part of power systems that have an interest in the movement of citizens.' Making these moves museum spectacles might add to this list of 'power systems,' but then again it seems to charge electronic art with bringing power to the people. - Marisa Olson

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Call for Works: The ELO Electronic Literature Collection

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Rest/Less

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Carol Ann Wald
Date: Nov 3, 2005 1:00 PM
Subject: Call for Works: The ELO Electronic Literature Collection

THE ELECTRONIC LITERATURE COLLECTION -- A CALL FOR WORKS

The Electronic Literature Organization (http://www.eliterature.org) seeks submissions for the first Electronic Literature Collection. We invite the submission of literary works that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the computer. Works will be accepted until January 31, 2006. Up to three works per author will be considered.

ctronic Literature Collection will be an annual publication of current and older electronic literature in a form suitable for individual, public library, and classroom use. The publication will be made available both online, where it will be available for download for free, and as a packaged, cross-platform CD-ROM, in a case appropriate for library processing, marking, and distribution. The contents of the Collection will be offered under a Creative Commons license so that libraries and educational institutions will be allowed to duplicate and install works and individuals will be free to share the disc with others.

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click thru for more -- FH

Originally posted on Rhizome.org Raw by Marisa Olson


Jesus Loves Google Print

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Jesusgoogle
via BoingBoing, 10/20/05:

Writer begs publisher to give her book to Google Print
One of Kottke's readers is a writer named Meghann Marco whose publisher is joined to the suit against Google over the excellent, writer-friendly Google Print service. She has written an amazing open letter to her publisher:

I asked my publisher, Simon and Schuster, for my book to be included in Google Print. I was told they did not do that.

Lack of exposure is the primary reason that a book like mine would fail in the marketplace. I spend most of my day trying to get attention for my book. Not for the money, but because I believe that it is well written and funny. Very few authors will become rich writing books. We do it because we have something to say. If we wanted to be rich, we'd have invented a search engine!

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. After all, it's perfectly free to check out a book from the library. I have no problem with my book being indexed by your site. In fact, I wish it was!

Someone asked me recently, "Meghann, how can you say you don't mind people reading parts of your book for free? What if someone xeroxed your book and was handing it out for free on street corners?"

I replied, "Well, it seems to be working for Jesus."

Link (Thanks, Jason!)

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Originally posted on NEWSgrist by joy garnett


320 by 200: DA SHOW @ SPACe 1026

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Yep....this friday is the opening of "BEIGE: 320 by 200: DA SHOW" a show of work by everyone in the Beige Programming Ensemble! at Space 1026 in Philly --> Aka: cORY aRCANGEL (me), jOE bEUCKMAN, jOSEPH bONN, AND pAUL b. dAVIS. Opening 6pm. I'm showing the Mario Movie, Paul B. Davis is showing a new series of "Fantasy Mixtapes" which are mixtapes made by fantasy Djs (Al-Acid Martyrs Brigade, J. Paul Geddy Lee, and The High Jacker) that he has made along with prints of the cassette covers, Joseph Bonn is showing a series of ASCII prints "featuring portraits of b-grade celebrities underscored by subliminal and cultural cross-references", and Joe Beuckman is showing some of his amazing beadwork. Also, I'm gonna be doing my new "Lost in Paradise" lecture (an in depth comparision of Guns n Roses drummers Steven Adler, and Matt Sorum) at 7:30pm, and if it sucks, it might be the first and last time I ever do it, so that's all the reason more to visit the opening if you are near philly!!! ps - the show runs until the last Saturday in Nov. Space 1026 hours are 12-10pm, ring the bell.....

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Originally posted on Cory's Web LOG by Rhizome


D'Groove force feedback turntable

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dgroove

Timothy Wisdom’s D’Groove is a digital haptic force feedback turntable. D’Groove takes digital music control further than products like FinalScratch. The platter has four divisions marked on it;  each line represents one beat in a measure. Every time the record makes a full rotation it plays a full measure. The force feedback allows you to actually feel where the beats are.

The Q-Slider represents where in the song you are. As the song progresses, the slider moves to match. If you grab the handle it’s like picking up the record needle. Sliding the handle you can feel the intensity of the track. There are a lot of other features and possibilities that I haven’t covered. Check out the video on the site to see it in action.

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Originally posted on hack a day by Eliot Phillips