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Backstage - Circuit bending

Backstage - Circuit bending

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LED sequencer : DIGITAL INTEGRATED CIRCUITS 4017 decade counter/divider (Radio Shack catalog # 276-2417)555 timer IC (Radio Shack catalog # 276-1723)Ten-segment bargraph LED (Radio Shack catalog # 276-081)One SPST switchOne 6 volt battery10 kΩ resistor1 MΩ resistor0.1 µF capacitor (Radio Shack catalog # 272-135 or equivalent)Coupling capacitor, 0.047 to 0.001 µFTen 470 Ω resistorsAudio detector with headphones Caution! The 4017 IC is CMOS, and therefore sensitive to static electricity! Any single-pole, single-throw switch is adequate.

PageRank Algorithm Reveals Soccer Teams' Strategies Many readers will have watched the final of the Euro 2012 soccer championships on Sunday in which Spain demolished a tired Italian team by 4 goals to nil. The result, Spain’s third major championship in a row, confirms the team as the best in the world and one of the greatest in history. So what makes Spain so good? Fans, pundits and sports journalists all point to Spain’s famous strategy of accurate quick-fire passing, known as the tiki-taka style. It’s easy to spot and fabulous to watch, as the game on Sunday proved. But it’s much harder to describe and define.

GIF-iti Is Street Art That You Can See Only Online An artist's quest to make art tailored to the Internet, in the physical spaces of modern Los Angeles, London, and Newcastle That up there might look like some very cool but not particularly unusual street art. And that's pretty much what it is, if you were to see it on the London street where it lives. But that physical instantiation is only a remnant of an art project, not its final stage -- an art project meant not for a city's streets, but for the Internet's showrooms. Here is it in its completed form, a GIF: GIF-iti, as the artist INSA has called it, is a response to the way the Internet simultaneously makes art much easier to access, but constrains our ability to take in.

Exposing the Inner Workings : une entrevue avec Nancy Mauro-Flude In the performance Error_in_Time, Mauro-Flude’s character of sister0 attempts to demystify computer code to explore “networked presences, dancing, file searching and parsing. She weaves her story via performative algorithms,”i typing and moving through a first-person narrative. Her aim to “break down the ‘wall of technology’”ii drives her research into arts and technology to create a different outlook, one that favors access and understanding of technology at a grass roots level. Error_in_Time reveals in representation and actuality the source under the surface of computer GUIs (Graphical User Interfaces) and breaks down the stereotypical position of women in code and in dance. Her work executes strategies to offset binary modes of thought through demystification, non-linearity, and aesthetic sensibilities that entangle the body with technology. Error_in_Time © Nancy Mauro-Flude, 2012.

making the invisible visible » North Paw Order | Assembly Instructions | Downloads A North Paw is an anklet that tells the wearer which way is North. The anklet holds eight cellphone vibrator motors around your ankle. A control unit senses magnetic north and turns on and off the motors. At any given time only one motor is on and this motor is the closest to North. The skin senses the vibration, and the wearer’s brain learns to associate the vibration with direction, giving the wearer an intuitive sense of which way is North.

circuit bending / osc?com circuit_bending.definition( ) Term coined by q.r. ghazala to describe modifications made to electronic toys and cheap electronic instruments by connecting various points of their circuits in ways that were not meant to be in order to modify the existing sounds and to create unexpected effects or unpredictable noises. ) This kind of modifications have been made by various people since the early 70’s (and before on less ‘popular’ devices) but have only recently gained popularity, because of articles in papers like ‘experimental musical instruments‘ or on various websites. Circuit bending is in fact just one recent instance of a century-old tradition of messing up technology to create artistic devices. And circuit bending is also a way to (more or less) easily make new (more or less) original electronic musical instruments that don’t cost lots of money, which is always a good thing for most musicians :).

Lettre aux US A Letter To the US from John Cleese To the citizens of the United States of America, in light of your failure to elect a competent President of the USA and thus to govern yourselves, we hereby give notice of the revocation of your independence, effective today. Her Sovereign Majesty Queen Elizabeth II resumes monarchical duties over all states, commonwealths and other territories. Except Utah, which she does not fancy. Your new prime minister (The Right Honourable Theresa May, MP for the 97.8% of you who have, until now, been unaware there's a world outside your borders) will appoint a minister for America.

Artist Turns the Google Art Project’s Blurry Canvases Into Hazy Abstract Paintings “The internet provides a huge amount of material which otherwise would be unattainable to most people,” the artist told Wired. “It has led to a lot of creativity — whether it is with memes or highly skilled photoshop jobs — everyone is now able to create and edit images.” Thompson has also dealt with copyright law in other projects dealing, like the “Getty Oil Paintings” project, from last year, in which he appropriated and republished images of paintings like Matisse‘s “The Dance,” from the Getty Images photo bank that have the “Getty Images” logo superimposed over them as a watermark to ward off unwanted usage. Thompson’s work consistently deals with the ways in which classic art forms can be reproduced, recycled, and distorted by technology, in manner that harkens back to the “Pictures” work for a New Aesthetic generation. In another project, Thompson deconstructs Michelangelo’s “David” in an awesome, glitchy video titled “Dimensionist Sculpture” (embedded below). — Ashton Cooper

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