“Attaching a single contact mic to remote telegraph pole that connects the island’s array of military listening stations (you know what those are, Conet Project fans), Holm retrieved sounds that captured the island’s empty isolation, and fashioned them into grinding, industrial vignettes.”
By Katamari Damacy & Noby Noby Boy creator Keita Takahashi
algorithms can be manipulated to include human originality and vision
the right algorithm can itself be an ethically superior entity to us
INKAMERA - No Dead Men’s Cries
Now for some Legowelt
“Out of the Unknown is a British television science fiction anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and broadcast on BBC2 in four series between 1965 and 1971. Each episode was a dramatisation of a science fiction short story. Some were written directly for the series, but most were adaptations of already published stories.”
I didn’t know that! This episode in particular feels like a British Twilight Zone, with a hint of The Prisoner, some Truman Show, a bit of Black Mirror and a little bit of early Dr. Who goofiness. It’s good!
During every festival I visit, I see keywords getting overused and oversaturated. Specific words, sometimes initially undefined or in dire need for re-definition (trashure, mediatic, mcluminations, othernet, afterglow, post, etc) are used so often, and in so many contexts that they lose any kind of significance. These words become omnipresent memes within a festival-discourse bubble. But for festivals such as Transmediale, that dictate quite a bit of the discourse of the contemporary media arts, this power is under exposed and under criticized.
Welcome to post-digital Afterglow was my little call to pay attention to these evolving Vernaculars. During the Art Hack Day, I wanted to develop a working Bingo app for smartphones, that could be used during the Transmediale festival (and possibly beyond). The app would not only bring a ludic element to an idiom that is hard to get a grip on. It would also be used to keep track of the frequency of usage of a term and its definition in context — to develop an animated thesaurus; a collection of possible definitions and shifts. Unfortunately nobody wanted to work with me so finally I ended up making a collection of six ‘stupid’ bingo cards.