While exploring northwest Iowa, I found 2 wind turbines and was able to get in between them to make a recording of them both at the same time. They are two different models and made two very different sounds. Off in the distance is road construction equipment.
-n 1. a noisy confused place or situation.
I went to New York for a long weekend to present at a conference called “Critical Information: Mapping the Intersection of Art and Technology” within the Art Criticism program at the School of Visual Arts. I was a panelist on the session titled “Visualizing the Invisible: The Art of Sound.” Beside speaking on the conference panel, I was fortunate enough to be able to fit in visits to several museums and galleries, wander-listen through some noisy areas of the city and have a couple jam sessions with my good friend Kosta Stratigos.
Below are 3 pieces that made from the materials that were all collected and created during the trip.
Audio: “Ice Cream from a Friend” (Peanut Butter Sandwich-Cookie Remix)
Created during the trip in Brother Kosta’s Noise Sanctuary
Ripped Open Amidst Development
Creation on 51st
1. A form of architecture wherein an actual size, 1:1 scale image is used in place of an actual building, structure or facade.
2. A life size image of a historical structure in place of the original structure optimized for capture and recreation on digital imaging devices.
Most commonly used to appease tourists looking to experience a historical structure through the screen of a digital imaging device and fail to actually see it in person in the process.
While in Europe I saw a number of buildings covered in 1:1 scale images of themselves while under construction. I can imagine the day when this is considered “historical preservation” and the actual structure contained will be whatever combination of modern features and conveniences is deemed necessary by the culture of the time.
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