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the aesthetics of pain
the aesthetics of pain
http://www.alansondheim.org/battleship.mp4 http://www.alansondheim.org/battle.mp4 what occurs on flatness never curls inward towards the body: that is unless a fundamental identification is at work. nothing of the sort in futurism which is responsible for the clean and proper body of the Mac and Apple, the sliver that cuts through flesh, everything acceptable, horror against against horror in false topologies, topographies of destroyed villages, torn flesh, mutilated faces. it is all one and it is all one and the same: too many deaths, and too many deaths.
just to make it clear: these aren't _notes,_ this is _labor_ purposed for slowing or scraping the flesh trying to think, what? about the damage we cause in the world, about the damage the world is caused.
Part of the Eyebeam Chats series…
Poetics of Computer Language: Beauty, complexity and metaphor in the development of new computer languages. Jonathan Vingiano, Ramsey Nasser and Brian House in conversation with Caroline Woolard.
Jonathan Vingiano and Ramsey Nasser are both creating engaging, intuitive and poetic computer programming languages, focusing on the aesthetics of user interface and code. Brian House is a composer and programmer who is intensely interested in the difference between ‘scores’ and ‘code’ in computer music.
The Rhythmanalysis Lab is concerned with the observation, representation, and interpretation of rhythms in everyday life. Inspired by the work of Henri Lefebvre, it is a framework for projects, workshops, and investigations at the intersection of urban research, sound, and data science.
Will the (future) rhythmanalyst ... set up and direct a lab where one compares documents: graphs, frequencies and various curves? ... Just as he borrows and receives from his whole body and all his senses, so he receives data from all the sciences: psychology, sociology, ethnology, biology; and even physics and mathematics ... He will come to 'listen' to a house, a street, a town, as an audience listens to a symphony.
- Henri Lefebvre, "The Rhythmanalyst: A Previsionary Portrait" in Rhythmanalysis: Space, Time and Everyday life. New York City: Continuum, 2004. Pg. 22.
Quotidian Record is a limited edition LP that features a continuous year of personal location-tracking data recorded by Brian House. In compressing 365 days to 365 rotations and mapping habitual places to harmonic relationships, he hopes to prompt our musical perception when we consider our daily travels.