[NetBehaviour] New Soundtoys site launched.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Feb 21 19:10:37 CET 2006
New Soundtoys site launched.
The soundtoys.net website which houses a huge range of audiovisual
artworks has been redesigned with a series of new interfaces and new
functionality. All of the content has been tagged with associated words
in a database which means you can now browse the entire soundtoys
Stanza has commissioned artists to interpret and utilize the database of
artworks thus creating unique new interfaces from which you can interact
and browse the soundtoys online collection.
Soundtoys.net is an artwork by Stanza. The aim of the project is to
allow open access of the artworks that exist within the site, while at
the same time treating these artworks as ‘assets’, as data, for
re-experiencing the internet. Soundtoys.net now exists so others can
take live feeds and link directly to the works. The new API allows the
artworks to be re categorized depending on how one wants to relate to
them. The idea was to make online interfaces that would create unique
ways to access or interpret the Soundtoys artists, artworks and journal
data. To do this I decided to start the whole project again and with the
help of Gill Haworth at The Watershed we got some Arts Council England
funding to allow this vision to take place. Using the new TAG system
implemented by Toxi, its is possible to quickly re-arrange and
‘re-curate’ the content within the site into specific themes. Many
thanks to Toxi rebuilt the soundtoys.net database and produced the API
and tags allowing for live feeds and open framework.
During this last year the commissioned artists worked to interpret the
new open system. The artists commissioned where:
Philip O’Dwyer, Neil Jenkins, squidsoup, and Adam Hoyle with Julian
Philip O’Dwyer chose to make a playful interface to the journal area of
soundtoys.net creating a gateway to a large body of essays and
interviews. Adam Hoyle and Julian Baker have created an interface that
links all the content into one interface representing a radar system.
Neil Jenkins is interested in the use of real and virtual networks for
the creation of interactive pieces. His interface is an experiment
representing the Soundtoys collection as data. Squidsoup's interface
brings together works suitable for kids into a playfull 3d space. Toxi
rebuilt the soundtoys.net database and produced the API and tags
allowing for live feeds and open framework.
The commissions where funded by Arts Council England and supported by
Soundtoys Commissions Now Available.
Soundtoys.net wants to commission two online interactive soundtoys
experiences. There is a cash award of £900 pounds for each one. These
commissions will be made as soon a possible so please send in your
ideas, concepts and how you plan to deliver it. The piece must be for
the web or mobile platforms, ie it will be featured on the soundtoys.net
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