Jim Andrews
Since the beginning
Works in Victoria Canada

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BIO
Jim Andrews does http://vispo.com . He is a poet-programmer and audio guy. His work explores the new media possibilities of poetry, and seeks to synthesize the poetical with other arts and media.
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EVENT

Aleph Null: interactive generative art with the HTML 5 canvas tag


Dates:
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:50 - Wed Dec 31, 2014

Location:
Vancouver, Canada

ALEPH NULL
http://turbulence.org/spotlight/alephnull
by Jim Andrews
Aleph Null is a new online work of interactive generative visual art
by Jim Andrews. Written in JavaScript. Uses the new HTML 5 canvas tag. Best viewed by the light of a full moon.
There's also a slideshow of screenshots ( http://vispo.com/aleph/jim ) to give you a sense of what it can look like in full flight. Aleph Null is color music. No audio.
It takes practice to tease the really good stuff out of it. It's like an instrument that way. Or a game in which the goal is to experience color music and create visuals you like. It's like hunting the Snark, beauty or butterflies. Unlike most instruments, Aleph Null will play something whether a person is playing or not. But it benefits immensely by a human player. It knoweth not beauty, is but the instrument of thine own incandesence.
ja


DISCUSSION

Aleph Null: new online generative interactive visual art


Thanks for your interest, Dave. If you click the Aleph Null logo at top left or press the '1' key, several visual controls appear.

As for sound, well, I'm not quite sure what I'll do or if I'll do anything concerning sound. I don't think it needs sound, as it stands at the moment. It's more or less complete as a work of art.

But in a later version I might add sound. I'm not really interested in turning it into a music visualizer. There's so much of that already out there. What I would do instead would be to add generative audio. Just as it has generative visuals. And I would tie the audio into the 'color music'. So that the audio was in strong relation with the visuals.

I'd probably use SiON for the audio. That's a tool that allows JavaScript developers to use the Flash audio commands, which are quite deluxe.

DISCUSSION

Aleph Null: new online generative interactive visual art


ALEPH NULL
http://turbulence.org/spotlight/alephnull
by Jim Andrews

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Aleph Null is a new work of interactive generative visual art by Jim Andrews. Written in JavaScript. Uses the new HTML 5 canvas tag. Best viewed by the light of a full moon. That's tonight.

There's also a slideshow of screenshots to give you a sense of what it can look like in full flight. Aleph Null is color music. No audio.

It takes practice to tease the really good stuff out of it. It's like an instrument that way. Or a game in which the goal is to experience color music and create visuals you like. It's like hunting the Snark, beauty or butterflies. Unlike most instruments, Aleph Null will play something whether a person is playing or not. But it benefits immensely by a human player. It knoweth not beauty, is but the instrument of thine own incandesence.

ja

EVENT

New on netartery


Dates:
Tue Dec 21, 2010 00:00 - Tue Dec 21, 2010

Location:
Canada

New online journal: Experimental Poetics and Aesthetics
http://netartery.vispo.com/?p=759
by Jim Andrews
Experimental Poetics is a new online journal in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Doc at the Radar Station
http://netartery.vispo.com/?p=722
by Gregory Whitehead
Whitehead writes of the impact of Captain Beefheart on his own work.

Nick Montfort & Stephanie Strickland / Sea and Spar Between
http://netartery.vispo.com/?p=716
by Jim Andrews
The generative/interactive piece uses Emily Dickinson's poems and Herman Melville's Moby Dick.

iPhone apps for Native languages in western Canada
http://netartery.vispo.com/?p=697
by Jim Andrews
iPhone apps for the Sencoten language, spoken on southern Vancouver Island, and Halq'eméylem, spoken in the Fraser Valley of the same area, have recently been released.

Wikileaks, Napster, and the Ayatollah Flanagan
http://netartery.vispo.com/?p=655
by Jim Andrews
1) Napster and Wikileaks; 2) Social importance of Wikileaks; 3) the Ayatollah Flanagan.

hoh oho,
ja
http://vispo.com


EVENT

New on netartery


Dates:
Sat Dec 04, 2010 00:00 - Sat Dec 04, 2010

Location:
Canada

New on netartery (writers gone wrong):

Wikileaks, Napster, and the Ayatollah Flanagan
http://netartery.vispo.com/?p=655
by Jim Andrews
An article describing 1) a parallel between Wikileaks and Napster 2) the
value of Wikileaks 3) the revolting Canadian Ayatollah Flanagan and his
fatwa against the founder of Wikileaks.

P.o.E.M.M. = Poems for Excitable Mobile Media
http://netartery.vispo.com/?p=648
by Jason Lewis
P.o.E.M.M. is a research/creation project looking at how to write and
implement poetry designed for touch interaction on mobile devices. It's an
attempt to sketch out the space of possibilities for a poetic structure that
incorporates dynamic, interactive and tactile strategies as a core component
of the writing process and presentation.

Radio Poetics, Interference and Muck
http://netartery.vispo.com/?p=611
by Gregory Whitehead
Gregory Whitehead, acclaimed audio writer known to some simply as The
Pleasure, triangulates poetics of Radio amid the digital. "Radio poesis
flows from the edges, some of them very fragile and sensitive, and
occasionally they may even swell or bleed. Edges between signal and noise.
Edges of frequency and range, both of which implicate edges of power and
politics. Edges between attraction and repulsion; between Eros and
Thanatos..."

New online issue of CIAC's magazine
http://netartery.vispo.com/?p=607
by Jim Andrews
The CIAC is the Centre for International Contemporary Art in Montréal. They
publish on the net a long-running magazine, now edited by Paule Makrous,
that features web art, interviews, reviews, and other work. The most recent
issue (38) features poetry by some of the victims of Ravensbrück, a Nazi
concentration camp for women. And an interview with Gregory Chatonsky. And
an interview with me by Paule. And other work.

ja
http://netartery.vispo.com