December 14th, 2008
I wrote a new Processing sketch today (I love the inspiration that time off affords) that takes color information from each pixel in an image, and uses that to create sound. I extracted the red, blue, green, hue, saturation and brightness of each pixel, and created a sine wave for each value. Together, they create interesting harmonies, a sort of audible version of my last project.
There are two versions that I am sharing. The first is the original version, that uses Supercollider to generate the sound. Since it does so, I can’t post it on the web, but the sound is much better. You can download the package here. The second uses a Processing friendly, and web friendly, library, Minim, which doesn’t sound as good (I can’t get rid of the pops and clicks when doing sine waves for some reason), but I allows me to post the sketch on the web, which I have here. Enjoy!
Update: By the way, it sounds much better on speaker set-ups with subwoofers, as there are some really low frequencies that would come out distorted on smaller, laptop speakers.
December 13th, 2008
For one of my classes, I wrote a Processing sketch that does an web image search for keywords from the class, such as “California Ideology”, “canon”, “code”, “commons”, “mass culture”,”media”, “privacy”, “public good”,”reductionism”,”representative”,”retro-futurism”,”secrecy” and “sousveillance”. It then takes takes the images, and weaves the pixels together, sort of like a tapestry. The code is here.
December 12th, 2008
“The profit motive, when it is the sole basis of an economic system, encourages a cutthroat competition and selfish ambition that inspires men to be more concerned about making a living than making a life.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
December 10th, 2008
Ran across this article, and it peaked my interest.
“…locative and mobile media and how they relate to urban culture and questions of identity…â€œMySpace urbanismâ€ â€“ the condition of cities saturated with media networks, where physical space is intersected with layers of personalised, spatial orientation.”
Read it all here.
December 7th, 2008
December 3rd, 2008
Jawbreaker – “Kiss The Bottle” live at McGregor’s in Elmhurst, Il on 8/23/1992.