Archive for January, 2010

Sound & the City: Deep Listening

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

On My Rooftop

In No Particular Order

The constant low pitched whir of the kitchen exhaust piped from the restaurant below.

The random short whoops of a police siren.

One long whoop whooop.

Buses stopping and going, compressing and decompressing to lower their steps for people to enter and exit. The beep that accompanies it before the doors open and close.

Truck idle while parked, continuously throughout and just behind my right shoulder.

Planes going to and fro.

The rustle of the Christmas lights against the coarse rooftop floor.

Cars moving at nominal speed

Squeaking car brakes.

Wind swirling about.

The ding sound of a text message notice on my phone.

A car passing with music playing, possibly a ballad – and it faintly fading.

Another car passing with music louder, maybe a pop song, can’t it’s hard to tell.

The church bells of my phone alarm.

Rooftop Recording(m4a)
Rooftop Recording(mp3)
(Apparently it didn’t record while I was sitting still & listening the first time, so I make a 2nd attempt while I was writing down what I heard).

Time: Making the Magnetic Soft Clock Ball

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Taking this idea, roughly:

And coming up with this:

Making the holder that we wound up not using.

Since we didn’t quite have silicone, we used pleather.

ITP Thesis

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Why am I making a thesis?

Lucid dreaming (a form of the above)
Time Travel
Space Travel
Intuitive Processes
Child-like Curiousity
Bright Colors
3 Dimensional Wood Puzzles
Holography/Holographic Projection
Hypersonic Sound
Sound & Noise
Green Energy
The World/Earth as one big bubble that we all inhabit
R. Buckminster Fuller
Nano (super super tiny tiny tiny)-technology
Computer Vision
Augmented Reality
Magnetic Levitation
Gears and Mechanisms
Information made accessible to the masses
Space (physical, mental, ethereal, outer, inner)
Personal Faith

I’m interested in how people formulate their perspective,s how their experiences inform their perspectives and perceptions and how their perspectives and perceptions in turn inform their experience. What I’m greatly interested in is what sort of mechanisms/tools are use to shift one’s perceptive, whereby changing and shifting their experience.


Lucid Dreaming in the NY Times

Necker Cube

Peter Pan

Fred Alan Wolf

How Stuff Works
All Five Wood Puzzle

Orb, James N. Sears

Danny Rozin’s Mirrors

“Signature Chair”, Tim Hawkinson

Tape Measure Clock

MC Escher

James Turrell on Wikipedia

Salvadore Dali

Wassily Kandinsky


WHAT am I trying to do/make?
A physical medium that initializes a sense of nonduality, utilizing sound, mirrors, light, computer vision.

If I don’t have a portion or the entirety presented at ITP, then at some sort of gallery space.

For those who have both visual and auditory cognition/

That’s one of the bigger questions – after “What?”.

Hospitable Room: Project Concept

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

There is a cylindrical space within the Play Room at Rusk that I would really love to put to use. It used to be a computer area until it was decided the computers went through more abuse than maintenance could handle. It’s currently being used as a random storage area.

The inner walls are white and there is a fixed half circle table in there. It would be awesome if we could project into the space to make some kind immersive interactive space. However, I realize there are some challenges with where the projector can be mounted without being completely blinding to the person in there – as well as other space and technical set-up challenges. Still, if there is some way……it would be awesome.

Time: Theory of Relativity

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity

Wikipedia entry for General Relativity

Basically, if I were to move at the speed of light (or 299,792,458 meters per second), time would seem to be moving more slowly for me, compared to someone on Earth. One hour for me would be x-amount of years for someone on Earth time.

Hand Flippin’

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

parkour motion reel from saggyarmpit on Vimeo.

More tek(s)neSonic at Southpaw

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

More footage of the NIME performance at Southpaw on Dec. 15, 2009. This was shot by AJ McGuire (

tek(s)neSonic performed for NIME at Southpaw from teknevision on Vimeo.

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