A playlist of audio experiments for the installation piece ‘What Goes Around’, using the narratives and spoken word generated from my recent workshop.
Second text created using Markov chain text generation. Again, the text is in the order it was generated, although some slight edits have been made to give the text a bit more flow and ‘sense’.
was being much like those back home.
but maybe we’re not quiet.
shows not only family.
quite done with wandering after all.
Being from and surprises the edges.
in honour of the sounds of the object.
sparsely, tendency, finally around the screen.
much less of the object.
Under closely, which finally that.
the artist’s ranch.
When they all listen.
the council would change us all.
the moon landings.
and the small life deciphering the stars.
come riding horses.
the contact with wandering travel.
object is so near as macro.
would do the pictures from the lens.
heard the same from.
As he once again see scans them.
occasionally the Earth.
she notices that finally.
mission for survival.
Before static, waiting the home rest.
time has passed.
much; it was, but they weren’t enough the map.
some time to listen is.
a sort of us.
They played from memory and the edges.
and the bother means came naturally, tenderly.
and sounding like spider legs.
the rider closely.
communicating against the stars.
scanning their artists travel.
he came named.
The following text is the result of inputting the three stories generated during my Narrative Workshop into a PHP-based Markov chain text generator. The text is in the order it was generated, although some slight edits have been made to give the text a bit more flow and ‘sense’. This will eventually be narrated as audio for further manipulation and configuration.
Some sound bring around
Take in the ride towards home, as far as to give life here,
As far as to the city the signals.
A densely, tender
standing to receiver
he once again considers the photos of the mission
but not so much less of the soundings.
But all room repeat
a small room repeatedly.
For this receiver,
when they found the way
an aerial view of flickering again.
He had been searchings
like spider legs.
Being much less of a concert
have gathered our own
she again consider legs.
Out in the airport, sparsely,
as he turned the wall to her
She heard the airported back down (she is supposing).
They wondered with the context
At first, she personifies the micro as macro.
The leaf. The people stopped,
He often is.
There with wandered densely
figure will be a fanfare.
The grainy capsule.
The way an aerial view of flight.
She context of the music.
Many other means
when this desert.
He had it.
Maybe was time to static, more static,
beamed to be late.
All life here, as only
that’s what she is supposing.
They all smile
interpreting the moon landing
off to receive sound
beautiful, and in,
black at his side was a flickering
against the flesh to give little,
he heard the evening beamed
The quartet playing off to give life.
wondensation was a pretty good idea
for similar kind,
his cue to the airport,
spreading on the static,
was a special view of his side of time
has a tenderly.
The crackling voices being horse,
stopped, life into this desert,
a lonely at this horse,
squinting the sound.
Occasionally the photos
of perfect strangers also came naturally,
white simple, accordings.
But it took some time
to the micro as macro.
The looks closely, tenderly.
The crackling voices beautiful,
Occasionally led to the space
complex understanding wasn’t enough,
At his cue
to catch in roughly
an odd practice,
on the way an aerial view
of flight before then.
bouncing like spirit
behind the evening before
thinks, she occupies
the sounding was going.
Just had receiver,
more food, some sense.
The cello and scattered notes.
With safety being
signal would complete.
He had been searching
life into new
the lens near
played from memory and the sounding
like another place, announcing.
Another collage set exploring the concept of future cityscapes or spaces. These were created using screenshots from some initial MAX MSP experiments during a recent workshop learning the program.
This text was written as part of a workshop based on a series of five randomly-selected images that were originally sent into space as part of the Voyager Golden Record in 1977.
The Quartet. 19/03/2018
Families gathered outside in the street. At the gate. Stopping for a while to take in the music. Many others also came to listen. Standing still. They wondered at the sound. They too had seen the moon landings. But it took some time to connect the sounds of the instruments to the pictures from the night before. The grainy capsule. The crackling voices beamed down, announcing the moment that would change us all. Or at least most of us.
Out in the Desert, a lonely figure wandered with this horse, scanning the horizon for signs of life. At his side was a small listening device. A radio, tuned to static, waiting to receive some sound. Occasionally the rider stops, tunes, looking for signals. As he tunes, he once again see scans the horizon. Once or twice he looks back at his trail. Where he came from. As he had little idea where he was going. Just had to find the end to this desert. He rode, stopped, tuned, rode again. He had food and water for a few days more.
On 19th March I conducted a 3 hour workshop with my fellow Interactive Digital Media colleagues to explore ideas of narrative for What Goes Around.
To kick off the session, each participant told a story about and item they had brought to the workshop that had a personal significance.
The object I chose was the FM3 Buddah Machine purchased at Sonar Festival a few years back.
Kat chose a piece of jewellery given to her by her ex and that belonged to his mother.
Next, we each chose five random images from print outs of photographs originally sent into space on the Voyager probe in 1977. The task was to write a story based on the sequence of five images.
Richard’s story, based on these images:
(The text of this story can be read here.)
KP’s story, based on these images:
As you can hear above, each of us read out our stories.
The final task was to combine the two each of the images originally chosen with two new images each, totaling 12 images. These were then arranged collaboratively into another story, as you can see in the following images.
Some sketches investigating 5 shapes that can fit together into one sculpture.
Some links and thoughts from the past week.
This episode discusses the emoji-based augmented version of Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights by Carla Gannis, along with the concept of companies and institutions owning the ‘airspace’ or virtual space around their properties, such as paintings. It also discusses whether we will be able to buy virtual land, as you can already do in Second Life. Particularly poignant in light of this piece I read recently on fastcodesign.com, about ‘digital artists’ hijacking MOMA with AR.
This also sparked some research into RGB-D.
“In the past years, novel camera systems like the Microsoft Kinect or the Asus Xtion sensor that provide both color and dense depth images became readily available. There are great expectations that such systems will lead to a boost of new 3D perception-based applications in the fields of robotics and visual & augmented reality.”
Intriguing short video that makes you wonder if it is CGI or a model / set:
Club Palace (Real or CGI?) – NOWNESS. Inspiration for the ‘set’ around the What Goes Around space objects, perhaps?
Have also been exploring how to network the various sensors that will be attached to the Space Rocks wirelessly, and investigating XBee:
Also been investigating the Arecibo message…a short radio message sent into space to celebrate the remodeling of the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico in 1974. It was aimed at the globular star cluster M13, about 25,000 light years from Earth. M13 was chosen because it was the right size, and was in the sky at the right time and place for the ceremony.
And also The Von Neumann Probe (A Nano Ship to the Stars).
Simply put, a Von Neumann probe is a self-replicating device that could, one day, be used to explore every facet of the Milky Way in a relatively small window of time.