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  • #122

    jeffkolar
    Participant

    Hi everyone. I’m Jeff Kolar, an audio artist working in Chicago. At GLI.TC/H 2011, I installed a project - Hallmark Cards - that explores Hallmark greeting cards with sound via circuit-bending techniques. My other work involves similar topics. Nick Briz suggested joining the group. Excited to discuss!

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    #126
    Ben Baker-Smith
    Ben Baker-Smith
    Participant

    Hey Jeff, I caught your performance at TriTriangle, fun stuff! Been working on any new projects?

    #137

    recyclism
    Moderator

    Hi Jeff,

    Thanks for sharing. I’m leading this group but I’m still working out how this will work out so stay tune and things will start getting more active shortly.

    ben

    #140

    jeffkolar
    Participant

    Hi Ben & Ben!

    Thanks for asking. Why yes! I just released a new project in September called Touchscreen - an audio exploration of surface acoustic waves that emanate from electronic visual displays. And I’m planning to release a new work produced at a residency I did this summer at free103point9 called Ringtones - a set of operative ring tones produced specifically for use by mobile telephones.

    How about you, Ben & Ben? Working on anything ‘new’?

    And thank for uploading some more content. Will dig through and respond.

    #146

    recyclism
    Moderator

    Interesting stuff Jeff. Done a related project about screens reading (but generated from light only though): http://www.recyclism.com/lsd_sonicgraffiti.php

    This is topic is also used a lot in ReFunct Media a project I’m thinking of suggesting to this group for Gli.tc/h – a long chain of circuit bended / hacked ‘obsolete’ devices connected via electrical signals, screen reading and many other – and more yet to be found – ways:

    v4: http://www.recyclism.com/refunctmedia_v4.php

    v3: http://www.recyclism.com/refunctmedia_v3.php

    v2: http://www.recyclism.com/refunctmedia_v2.php

    v1: http://www.recyclism.com/refunctmedia.php

    Working on the next version for Transmediale with more people… but we could think of a workshop / install in this spirit for Gli.tc/h 2012

     

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    #153

    nickbriz
    Key Master

    Yes! a GLI.TC/H ReFunct could be really interesting! r3m1x’d++app3nd3d by thread participants. Could be one way to leverage the night share/show sessions at Tritriangle (Fri +/or Sat night)

    #157

    jeffkolar
    Participant

    I’d be happy to donate a few phones from my Ringtones project –> (http://i.imgur.com/S8w75.jpg).

    What if ReFunct was installed for daytime viewing, then deconstructed at night for a/v  performances?

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    #159

    recyclism
    Moderator

    this sound like a plan. and yes Jeff I like this idea of install/performance aspect (I don’t do performance myself but could/should be a collective thing).

    #160
    Ben Baker-Smith
    Ben Baker-Smith
    Participant

    ReFunct would definitely be cool. I’ve got some portable DVD players and various other electronic junk I could throw in the mix.

    Jeff: I’ve been working on more Vaudeo Signal compositions (vaudeosignal.com/releases), though woefully behind in getting things up online this year. On the not-hardware side of things, I’ve been toying with putting together a custom Linux distro for GLI.TC/H (in the spirit of http://120buntu.com/ and http://puredyne.org/).

    #230
    Dave_musgrave
    Dave_musgrave
    Participant

    Ive got a few video game consoles or parts of consoles that could find their way into this.

    #235

    recyclism
    Moderator

    Hi Dave,

     

    Glad to have you on board!

    That would be great! We should start to list the stuff we can get. Also we will need a good few CRT screen (old TVs). Is there an electronic flea market or stuff we can find on the streets around Chicago? Or even better an electronic recycling company we could work with? This way we could get stuff for the project but also work with them after the festival so they can take all stuff back for recycling?

     

    #237
    Ben Baker-Smith
    Ben Baker-Smith
    Participant

    For recycling computer components there’s Free Geek: http://www.freegeekchicago.org

    Unfortunately the Rosemont location of Wolff’s flea market is closed for the winter, but there’s a year round location out in Palentine that I’ve never visited: http://wolffs.com/announcement/palatine-market-107

    The Salvation Army at Clybourn / Ashland has a good selection of CRTs and related peripherals (VCRs…) https://plus.google.com/103465187209674918150/about?gl=us&hl=en

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    #247

    qwentl
    Participant

    I’ve had a lot of success finding /working/ used electronics at the Salvation army off Grand on the Blue line, as well as Village Discount Outlet at Milwaukee & armitage. CRTs seem to come and go randomly at all locations.

     

    I’d love to see/learn more hacking of “serious”(?) electronics. Moving away from kids’ toys/instruments and exploring VCRs/DVD players/Videogames

    #265

    jeffkolar
    Participant

    Ben: Your ‘Vaudeo Signal’ DVDs look beautiful. Do you have any left?

    And yes, I think we have lots of options for hardware for the ReFunct. I’m a huge fan of the Swap-O-Rama on Ashland & 41st. There is usually an overwhelming amount of tech. from vendors. Plus, visiting Swap is a great social experience.

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    #290
    Ben Baker-Smith
    Ben Baker-Smith
    Participant

    Thanks Jeff! We’re out of DVDs, went through two short printings. I’d be happy to provide a bootleg (same media without the disc printing and packaging) or digital download if you’re interested.

    #298

    recyclism
    Moderator

    It would be cool to avoid buying stuff if we can use stuff participants bring, also maybe to a call out in Chicago (via local mailing list maybe?) to get donation, I’m sure there are loads of old TV, video games, tape players, etc… waiting in attics and garages?

     

    Also love the idea of field trips like  Swap-O-Rama ;-)

    #361

    jeffkolar
    Participant

    Ben – Bootleg would be awesome! I’d be happy to do a digital trade/share too.

    #401

    recyclism
    Moderator

    ok so we should list people up for this? I assume all the people on this group yes? Also if yu know other people we should invite? then we can start planning the days, between making, workshop and performances?

    I’d love to make up a team of people to help running an e-waste workshop (circuit bending / hardware hacking). Same team + extra could work on the ReFunct media type of installation + performance using the piece (as Jeff suggested).

    Sounds like a plan?

     

     

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    #431

    jeffkolar
    Participant

    Yep – count me in. I’d be happy to help out with the e-waste workshop, and to gather hardware for the ReFunct media installation.

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    #435

    recyclism
    Moderator

    Great Jeff. Glad you are on board.

    I’m only there for few days so we really need people in Chicago to make this happen ;-) if you know people we should get on board feel free to suggest it to them. This should be a fun time (it’s super important that we have fun and have enough beer !!) ;-)

     

    #474

    recyclism
    Moderator

    So guys I think we should work toward making an installation / workshop / stage for performance. All in one thing. So we need to sort out screen, sound system, a loads of stuff hack. Can we start a list of stuff we can gather and things we would like and places we will go get them?

     

    b.

    #479
    rosa_menkman
    rosa_menkman
    Key Master

    Hey Ben,

    I dont think it can work like that, while the perfomances will take place in TriTri, the workshopREfunct/Defunct will will be installed in happy dog. They are just one door over, but not the same. This for logistical reasons (tritri is actually a performance space and has the equipment, happy dog is actually a gallery space and set up that way, besides that people would not fit in either one of them with all the stuff installed).

    I put you in touch with Harvey and Ben and Jon to talk about what is needed, but in terms of sound for performance etc, that is taken care of.

    What needs to be done is to develop a a list of equipment that will be needed to build things in Re/De: soldering irons, old machines, wires, whatever!

    Hope this takes some work of your plate!

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    #480
    rosa_menkman
    rosa_menkman
    Key Master

    Also we will be sending out an email shortly, to make people register / aware of whats happening here, so i think balls will start rolling faster from that point on!

     

    #482

    recyclism
    Moderator

    Ok I understand now. So let’s focus on an installation /  workshop in one space as you suggested.

    #539

    recyclism
    Moderator

    So guys check out the Wish list post and feel free to add stuff we will need BUT also put in stuff you can bring already:

    http://working.gli.tc/forums/topic/wishlistdreamlist/#post-538

     

    b.

    #631

    recyclism
    Moderator

    Please add you rnane if you are planning on working on the installation ReFunct Media @GLI.TC/H (that way I have a better idea of how many we are): http://working.gli.tc/forums/topic/participants/

    #932
    pablq
    pablq
    Participant

    sorry if this has been said before.  i’m looking for a good cheap way to display a gif in a gallery.  any thoughts on a semi-disposable display method?  could i supe up a digital picture frame?  maybe i can just make it a video file and find one that supports it.

    pablo

    #933
    Ben Baker-Smith
    Ben Baker-Smith
    Participant

    I’d pick up a Raspberry PI for about $35: http://www.raspberrypi.org/faqs

    It runs linux and has both HDMI and RCA video outputs, giving you a cheap, tiny computer that can output to both CRT televisions and newer flatscreens.

    Plus it can be used for all sorts of other things when not displaying GIFs.

    #943
    pablq
    pablq
    Participant

    thanks! yeah i’ve been considering gettin one of those anyways.  seems like a good tool to have around after the show too.  i wonder if i could hook it up to more low-tech displays though.

    #944
    Ben Baker-Smith
    Ben Baker-Smith
    Participant

    Hard to get lower tech than composite video over RCA to a CRT TV these days :)

    It’s also possible to hack a composite video input onto a lot of portable DVD players if you don’t mind a bit of soldering. That would be a bit more portable and wall-mountable than a CRT.

    Do you have a type of display in mind?

    #957
    pablq
    pablq
    Participant

    thanks.  i appreciate the help and the quick responses.  sorry i take so long to respond i can only get my computer on the internet once or twice a week.

    ya a portable dvd player would be sick but i’m thinking a digital photo album would be ideal if possible.  something small and an emphasis on inexpensive.   i’m definitely not afraid of some soldering.  i think if i can convert the file type to something a cheap one of those could handle, or soop it up enough to handle a gif, or use it as a display for the mini computer.

    pablo

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