Slot Machine (2010) - Jan Robert Leegte

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It all started when, on a trip to Germany, I was resting at the hotel bar. My glare was fixed on a slot machine endlessly running its attract mode. Snapping out of the (meanwhile) mesmerised state I was in, I wondered if I could isolate this obscure animation as a work. Back home, I obtained a machine and stripped it of its information (the glass plates, the reels, stickers, sounds, etc). The work basically is a tribute to the unknown programmer. The obscure unknown artist responsible for all the animations, start up modes, test modes, etc. of all the electronic hard- and software out there in the world. It is a found footage work, footage hidden in the interface of an ordinary nameless gambling machine.

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A Portrait of Eliane Radigue (2009)

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A portrait of Eliane Radigue, produced by the Austrian IMA (Institute for Media Archeology), which observes Eliane in her workspace, operating the ARP and talking about the process of composing and recording.

Originally via ./mediateletipos)))

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VSSTV - Very Slow Scan Television (2006) - Gebhard Sengmüller

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Very Slow Scan Television (VSSTV) is a new television format that we have developed building upon Slow Scan Television (SSTV), an image transmission system used by Ham Radio amateurs. VSSTV uses broadcasts from this historic public domain television system and regular bubble wrap to construct an analogous system: Just as a Cathode Ray Tube mixes the three primary colors to create various hues, VSSTV utilizes a plotter-like machine to fill the individual bubbles with one of the three primary CRT colors, turning them into pixels on the VSSTV “screen”. Large television images with a frame rate of one per day are the result, images that take the idea of slow scan to the extreme.

-- FROM THE ARTIST'S STATEMENT

By Gebhard Sengmüller, in collaboration with Jakob Edlbacher, Johannes Obermayr, Gerhard Proksch-Weilguni, Ludwig Ertl and Andreas Konecky.

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Synth Britannia

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Documentary following a generation of post-punk musicians who took the synthesizer from the experimental fringes to the center of the pop stage.










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Laurie Spiegel Bell Labs Interview 1984

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The Shape Of Things That Hum

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Series looking at cult electronic instruments that have shaped modern music.

The Shape Of Things That Hum: Minimoog

The Shape Of Things That Hum: Roland TB-303

The Shape Of Things That Hum: Fairlight

The Shape Of Things That Hum: AKAI Sampler

The Shape Of Things That Hum: Simmons Drums

The Shape Of Things That Hum: Vocoder

The Shape Of Things That Hum: Roland TR-808

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What the Future Sounded Like

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Max Mathews & Miller Puckette

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Clara Rockmore - Theremin

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Moog: A Documentary Film

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