the music stream i ran with Raag earlier this year is making a comeback during the current lockdown every friday night. it'd be lovely to see some of y'all in the chat if you have the energy :) it's 8-11pm AEST tomorrow night at https://room2.fm
Cool essay from Lauren Collee over on Real Life talking through non-human agency, tech representation in media and horror films. https://reallifemag.com/is-it-my-body/ I wanted to know more about the link between the novel form and inability to deal with climate change but it still went interesting places
Other highlight episodes have been Colin Milburn’s Mondo Nano http://rangedtouch.com/2021/04/30/34-milburn-mondo-nano/ Lisa Nakamura’s Cybertypes http://rangedtouch.com/2021/01/29/31-nakamura-cybertypes/ & C.L.R. James’s Beyond a Boundary http://rangedtouch.com/2019/07/30/14-james-beyond-a-boundary/
One of my favourite podcasts covered The Language of New Media this month (discussion of the actual book starts at 11:00) http://rangedtouch.com/2021/06/30/36-manovich-the-language-of-new-media/ would highly recommend all of the Games Studies Study Buddies podcasts for anyone interested in that area, they cover a pretty broad range of books and provide great commentary and context on a lot of ideas and concepts that are drawn into both games studies and digital media.
https://www.kickscondor.com/ is a pretty good link directory of personal sites and blogs collected by the creator of Fraidycat https://fraidyc.at/ worth trawling through to find some interesting stuff like this emoji drawing tool https://emojraw.glitch.me/ made by Shannon Lin or these browser based Dioramas https://dioramas.space/11.html by Elisabeth Nicula
Has anyone else here played around with hydra before? it's a fun live coding visual platform that runs in browser https://hydra.ojack.xyz/?sketch_id=example_1 it's pretty quick and easy to get started with
I also highly recommend checking out the rest of the works at https://www.darebinarts.com.au/exhibiting-culture-online/ i'm feeling lucky to be amongst such an array of amazing artists
The project I've been working on with Anuraag Bhatia for the last little bit is now live over at https://www.room2.fm/ as part of Darebin Arts 'Exhibiting Culture Online'. It's a series of reflective prompts set to a different soundtrack and and visual each day which will culminate in an online performance on the 5/3. For us it was about creating a space that allowed for both personal contemplation and a shared vulnerability
This looks like a cool opportunity for anyone keen to develop web-based music with a small stipend, there's still a month left to apply
Has anyone here read any Sianne Ngai? I'm interested to start reading Theory of the Gimmick and was wondering if anyone would like to read a few chapters and compare notes if the book sounds appealing to them or they've already read it before.
Really enjoying the new ju ca album, feels like lying half immersed in a tidal pool. I've been pretty into the other Daisart releases but i think this ones my favourite so far https://daisart.bandcamp.com/album/uneven-specks-of-dust-that-which-we-cannot-ever-expect-to-see
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