Monday, November 30, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

embrace the random xl

Click Three Points: An Interactive Showcase

This is a fun application of fractal geometry. Choose a number, click three random areas on the screen, and watch the results. I especially like the designs created by Yves Pauwels.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

the wave organ

I was a little disappointed when I finally made my way to the Wave Organ while in San Francisco this year. The organ has been abandoned--without any regular upkeep, many of the underwater tubes have become clogged, preventing almost all sound.

But I still enjoyed the visual aspect of this sonic art installation. When something turns out not to be what was expected, then appreciate it for what it is.

Friday, November 20, 2009

lost in the funhouse

Portrait of the artist as a conehead

embrace the random xxxix

Cityscapes -- Abstract urban landscapes in virtual watercolor

Very meditative--works well in silence or accompanied by field recordings/white noise/drones.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

give them shelter

Been hitting all of the used CD shops around town for the past week, and here are the orphans that I have adopted:

209. Jake Shimabukuro -- Gently Weeps
210. David Bowie -- Santa Monica '72
211. David Bowie -- Let's Dance
212. ethernet -- 144 pulsations of light
213. Simon & Garfunkel -- Bookends
214. rothko -- not gone. not forgotten.
215. Mission of Burma -- Vs. (remastered with live DVD)
216. AC/DC -- Bonfire (box set)

Picked up the following used Van der Graaf Generator discs, all remastered:

217. VdGG -- The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other
218. VdGG -- H to He Who Am the Only One
219. VdGG -- Pawn Hearts
220. VdGG -- Godbluff
221. VdGG -- Still Life

And a couple of new discs:

222. Simon & Garfunkel -- Live From New York City, 1967
223. Subarachnoid Space -- Eight Bells

Friday, November 13, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

embrace the random xxxviii

Here is an epic site of randomness entitled game, game, game and again game. An interactive quest of sorts, it incorporates crayon scribbles, abstract poetry, goofy sound effects, and sometimes-catchy-sometimes-annoying blip-bloop music. A sample:

The Book of Jelly 34:44
...and up was the official
direction of heaven
and lions were there
eating cake with bunnies

Have fun.

more? no, really, more?

202. Pelican -- What We All Come To Need
203. Pyramids -- s/t
204. MGR y Destructo Swarmbots -- Amigos de la Guitarra
205. Abdullah -- graveyard poetry
206. Brian Eno -- Music For Films (remastered)
207. Bruford / Borstlap -- Every Step a Dance, Every Word a Song
208. Mastodon -- Blood Mountain

Monday, November 09, 2009