Tagged: GLI.TC/H 2011
31.10.2012 at 02:23 #122
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!31.10.2012 at 16:25 #126
Hey Jeff, I caught your performance at TriTriangle, fun stuff! Been working on any new projects?01.11.2012 at 11:06 #137
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.01.11.2012 at 15:37 #140
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.01.11.2012 at 20:48 #146
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:
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
02.11.2012 at 02:07 #153
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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)02.11.2012 at 02:56 #15702.11.2012 at 08:09 #159
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).02.11.2012 at 13:26 #160
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/).05.11.2012 at 00:34 #230
Ive got a few video game consoles or parts of consoles that could find their way into this.05.11.2012 at 09:40 #235
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?05.11.2012 at 17:48 #237
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
05.11.2012 at 23:39 #247
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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/Videogames06.11.2012 at 15:07 #265
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.
08.11.2012 at 01:55 #290
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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.08.11.2012 at 14:59 #298
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 ;-)12.11.2012 at 23:16 #361
Ben – Bootleg would be awesome! I’d be happy to do a digital trade/share too.13.11.2012 at 22:35 #401
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?
14.11.2012 at 22:55 #431
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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.14.11.2012 at 22:59 #435
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 !!)16.11.2012 at 23:23 #474
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.17.11.2012 at 11:10 #479
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!
17.11.2012 at 11:11 #480
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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!17.11.2012 at 11:57 #482
Ok I understand now. So let’s focus on an installation / workshop in one space as you suggested.22.11.2012 at 21:35 #539
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:
b.26.11.2012 at 22:49 #631
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/23.01.2013 at 19:13 #932
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.
pablo23.01.2013 at 19:45 #933
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.25.01.2013 at 21:31 #943
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.25.01.2013 at 22:47 #944
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?30.01.2013 at 02:04 #957
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.
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