[NetBehaviour] Digimag 62 - March 2011 - Most read articles

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Constellations and Fragments: the sound of Stephan Mathieu

The last two works by the german sound artist Stephan Mathieu - A Static 
Place and Remain- follow instead this latest process. For both of them, 
Mathieu made use of published compositions of heterogeneous nature: a 
collection of 78 rpm vinyls of some of the first audio recordings dating 
back to the 20's and the score of an installation by Janek Schaefer, 
Extended Play.Mathieu is not new to reprocessing, tecnique used since a long 
time to create set ups with instruments and analogical devices connected to 
hardwares working in real time, but in the last few years his passion for 
the first discographic recordings, the old instruments, the environmental 
sounds and the obsolete communication devices, has taken him to experiment 
new solutions also concerning contemporary compositions.


Seaquence: audiovisual online micro-cultures

Seaquence is an on-line project developed by Ryan Alexander, Gabriel Dunne 
and Daniel Massey during an art residency at Gray Area Foundation For The 
Arts (GAFFTA),San Francisco, a non-profit organization dedicated to building 
social consciousness through digital culture. It is a platform that, through 
a biological metaphor, allows the online user to build sequencers visualized 
as micro-organisms, whose form changes according to the audio processing 
parameters. Assembled in virtual Petri dish cultures, sequencers are 
synchronized with each other creating simple but very evocative rhythmic 
compositions. Seaquence is a work of digital art that offers its users the 
opportunity to experience a free and fun synthesis and sequencing, learning 
changes on the audiovidual flow produced by some basic parameters (such as 
waveforms and duration).


Memory and Media archeology. Interview with Tania Aedo

(Ready)Media: Hacia una arqueología de los medios y la invención en México, 
DVD box recently edited by the Alameda Laboratory Art of Mexico City, 
revisits the history of artistic practices in the twenties of XX Century in 
Mexico, on the border between art, science and technologicalexperimentation. 
The DVD box is an unprecedented work of research and diffusion, carried out 
by a team of researchers, artists
and curators, which throws light on a part of never historicized
Modernism. A work that in North America would likely be realized by
wealthy departments of some rich Ivy League's Universities, with a
comparative approach towards the study on Modernism, but in this case it has 
been carried out in a militant (and scientific at the same time), 
laboratorial way, by a group of actors playing personally in the

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