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Project presentation


Tomorrow I’m giving a presentation to staff and students at KHIB of my project for the Research Fellowships in the Arts.

Rereading the project description and the presentation I did during a two day gathering in October is interesting. I’m going to do a number of collaborations with other artists. For each of the projects I sketched a working process as follows:

  • Technical and theoretical research
  • Sketching concepts and establish dialog between collaborating artists
  • Further development of concepts. Development of material
  • Public displays
  • Further development and displays

So far this is a pretty good description of what I’ve been doing. The two first
months of the fellowship period has mainly been used for technical research.
I’ve moved to OSX and got to terms with Max OSX. My own Max externals are now
ported to OSX. I’ve also spent some time on Jade
by Tim Place. Jade seems promising as a shell for scripting large scale structures and time based events
in Max patches for performances and installations.

Verdensteatret has started development of the next production. I’ve started
developing material for a collaboration with Jeremy Welsh and also spent some
time with Jana Winderen and Jørgen Træen on an installation for
kids to be premiered early March. Tomorrow Kurt
arrives in Bergen and we’re going to spend the rest of the week
working on a joint video and sound installation.

Troika Ranch/OSX OMS Emulator


Mark Coniglio of the “media intensive dance theater group” Troika Ranch annonced at 0xFF that TroicaTronix is seeking beta-testers for an OMS Emulator that runs under OS X. This allows legacy MIDI applications that only run in Classic to successfully communicate with MIDI devices using OS X’s CoreMidi technology.

He also posted a link to an article about Troika Ranch in the March Apple Hot News. Troika Ranch looks interesting and relevant as compared to e.g. what Verdensteatret is doing as well as the Hacker and Cracker projects I’ve been doing with dancer Gitte Bastiansen recorder player Frode Thorsen and video Artist Gisle Frøysland.

lostlog blog approximate law #1


The number of entries to the blog at times seemes to be in inverse proportion to how much I’m actually getting done.

New Year


Having started blogging it makes sense to reread A Year with Swollen Appendices but this time reading it according to the calendar and spending a full year on it. I’m already two days behind…

Mass Media


Both media machines and computing machines were absolutely necessary for the functioning of modern mass societies. The ability to disseminate the same texts images and sounds to millions of citizens – thus assuring the same ideological beliefs – was as essential as the ability to keep track of their birth records employment records medical records and police records.

Lev Manovitch: The Language of New Media p. 22.


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