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25th October 2003

Here's my notes from a great day of seminars and performances. What you can't see & hear here is the performances by BrianDuffy (ModifiedToyOrchestra) and PaulGanjon (wearing robotic ears and tail)!

HotHaus  2003/10/25 

James Walbank 
   RTI 
      RedundantTechnologyInitiative http://www.lowtech.org
      Value drop of tech 
         Negative value region 
            Not trendy 
            Still useful! 
      Empowerment 
      Media Art for Free 
      Utility Graph 
         Flat with failure point drops 
      failure curve 
         Bathrub curve 
      Pratical Utility 
         Config & learning 
         Continues to grow as you learn 
      art 
         early install 
            creative deficit 
         crushed 
            Futire archeology 
            300PCs thrown a day! 
         Access space 
            Public creativity 
            Regeneration of Shef 
            3Yrs 
         Video walls 
            Hugh scrolling text 
            Ascii Video 
               486 Server 
               Factor X 
               Cool Factor 
         Fax TV 
            TV as man to many 

Jem Finer 
   Long Player 
      6 Turntables 
   Pinball Machine 
      Instrument 
      Hook into comp 
         Sine wave addition 
         Kung Fu Sounds 

Paul Granjon 
   Influences 
      MarcelDuchamp 
      JeanTinguely 
         Self destructive machine NY 
      Pafe? 
         1st traffic accident of C21 
      SurvivalResearchLabs 
         Mark Pauline 
      386DX Music 
      http://www.Circuitbending.com 
   Art 
      Printer Motors 
      BBC B robot 
      Fluffy Tamagotchi 
      TuTu 
      Robot Head 
      Robot rabbit 
      CCT City 
      automated forest birds 
      My little eye 
   1 CCard and flint 
   Recycling 
      Exporting harm 
         High tech trashing of asio 
   http://www.zprog.org 

Discussion am 
   Programming 
      James - Gets you out of frame 
         Can hack too 
   collaboration 
      Do you shunt off technical work? 
      DIY means > creativity 
   Arts Space 
      2 Types 
         Arts background 
            "Fantastic" ideas 
         DIY Techies 
            What do you do with it? Test it! 
         Getting together - 2 1/2s of creative solution 
   Pitfalls 
      Don't eval well due to effort 
   Open Source 
      Open door to dark room 
      Eyes adjust 
      Bigger and bigger 
      James 

Paul R J 
   Automata 
      Utrect 
   art 
      Organ bike automata 
         Utrect City Clock 
      Edisons Cylinder Recorder 
   Influences 
      Chris Burden - Speed of light 
      Vil Delaboy 
         Replica digestive system 

Nina Pope 
   Art 
      Island Mush (MUD) 
         With physical model 
      Homemade heroes 
         Sewing Circles make Comp Chars 
      Reinact Boswel and Johnson journey 
      Broadcast 29 pilgrims 29tales 
      TV Swansong 
         8 Projects webcast 
         Blackpool Ballroom Cameras on dancers 
         Jordan Baseman - the last broadcaast 

BrianDuffy 
   Reinvention 
      RupertShedrake 
         Morphic Resonance 
      Comic Book Heroes 
      Waves without ether 
      Edwin Abot - Flatland 
      BuckminsterFuller 
         Guinea Pig B 
         Genuinely Useful Person 
   Art 
      ModifiedToyOrchestra 
         Circuit Bending is too macho 
            Anti-theory.com 
         Reveals hidden potential 
         Speak n Spell 
            Demo 
            Pitch 
            Lock and loop 
            Auto Poem 
         Keyboard 
            Wham Demo 
            Wrote Static Caravan single 
         Electone Jazz Drum 
            Bjork got one! 
         Realistic Keyboard 
         Sax 
            Skin Resistance 
         Hula Barbie 

Discussion pm 
   Playfulness 
      Brian - Emotional reward, enjoy your week 
      Paul - Awe, joy in work 
      Nina - MUSH use is play, creative 
      Paul - Masocistic element? 
      Nina - Fine line between hobby and work 
   Mystery of tech 
      Brian - break habits of perfection 
      Paul - Have to accept tech just works 
      Brian - People resist demystification 
      Nina - Audience see past tech (see-thru) 
      Nina - Not all access internet but same 4 art gall 
      Brian - not inate ability but applied learning 
   Audience 
      Brian - Create events 
   Artist as Authority 
      Paul - Ongoing since feminism 
      Brian - Get away from - Artists "decorate surface, light ents"  
      Brian - A's should do. Always be artists 
   Subversion 
      J - Allow people to do rather than buy 
      Brian - Wouldn't patent but sell byproducts 
      Paul - A's keep ideas alive 
      Brian - Fuller's ephemerisation, do most with least 
      Brian - Parallel Emergence of ideas 
      Brian - Ideas are easy, realisation hard 


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