Just because you don’t hear a sound doesn’t mean it’s not out there

“Our senses? Our senses are wrong a lot more often than they’re right. This has been proved in the laboratory. Don’t you know about all those theorems that say nothing is what it seems? There’s no past, present or future outside our own mind. The so-called laws of motion are a big hoax. Even sound can trick the mind. Just because you don’t hear a sound doesn’t mean it’s not out there. Dogs can hear it. Other animals. And I’m sure there are sounds even dogs can’t hear. But they exist in the air, in waves. Maybe they never stop. High, high, high-pitched. Coming from somewhere.”

White Noise, Don DeLillo.

Readings

• Viral Noise and the (Dis)Order of the Digital Culture [read]
Jussi Parikka

• Historia de la relación música/imagen desde Aristóteles a los videojockeys (I) [leer I y II]
Ana María Sedeño Valdellós

Microbionic: Radical Electronic Music and Sound Art in the 21st Century
Thomas Bey William Bailey

State Of The Union: The Synesthetic Experience In Experimental Music And Sound Art [read]
Thomas Bey William Bailey

• Microspores [read]
Jeff Noon

• Errormancy: Glitch as Divination – A New Essay by Kim Cascone [read]
Kim Cascone

Fiction and paper on a summer’s day

[just ten, in no particular order]

The Toy Collector, James Gunn.
The Buddha of Suburbia, Hanif Kureishi.
The Monk, Matthew G. Lewis.
Vurt, Jeff Noon.
Tales of the Unexpected, Roald Dahl.
Notes from Underground, Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
On Murder Considered as one of the Fine Arts, Thomas De Quincey.
The Cutting Room, Louise Welsh.
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler, Italo Calvino.
Leviathan, Paul Auster.

Mis problemas con Amenabar

comic

Nunca he sido mucho de leer cómics, pero “Mis problemas con Amenabar” lo tenía pendiente desde hace tiempo por una razón muy simple, pero como no soy muy dada a soltar improperios contra nadie que cada cual saque sus conclusiones. Hacía tiempo que no me reía tanto yo sola…

Los autores del susodicho son Jordi Costa y Darío Adanti y está editado por Glénat.

Readings

• Medicina tradicional china [leer]
Daniel Reid. Ediciones Urano. 1999.

Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction
Colin Ward. Oxford University Press. 2004.

The Laws of Simplicity
John Maeda. The MIT Press. 2006.

• A User’s Guide to Détournement [read]
Guy Debord & Gil J Wolman. 1956.

• On Found Poetry (A FOUND INTRODUCTION) [read]
John Robert Colombo
From Open Poetry, (Ronald Gross & George Quasha, eds., 1973)

• A Day in the Life of a Musician [read]
Erik Satie

• Dead and Gone
Charlaine Harris. 2009.

Readings

• Walking [read]
Henry David Thoreau. 1862.

• El cuerpo, su estado y la espontaneidad [download pdf]
Haruchika Noguchi

• The Crimes of the Flaneur
Tom McDonough. October Magazine, Fall 2002, No. 102.

• The Man of the Crowd [read]
Edgar Allan Poe. 1840.

• Théorie de la dérive [read]
Guy Debord. 1956.

Sensorium
Edited by Caroline A. Jones

Readings

• Sensational technologies [read]
Annet Dekker and Vivian van Saaze. Digital Creativity 2005, Vol. 16, No. 2.

• Speaking of Art as Embodied imagination: A Multisensory Approach to Understanding Aesthetic Experience
Annamma Joy and John F. Sherry, Jr. Journal of Consumer Research, Inc. Vol. 30, September 2003.

• The Aesthetics of Smelly Art
Larry Shiner and Yulia Kriskovets. The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 65:3 Summer 2007.

• (Re)Confirming the Conventions – An Ontology of the Olfactory [read]
Helen Paris.

Readings

• From Stroboscope to Dream Machine: A History of Flicker-Induced Hallucinations
B.C. ter Meulen, D. Tavy and B.C. Jacobs b. European Neurology Vol. 62, No. 5, 2009.

• Décor by Timothy Leary [read]
Mark Alen. The New York Times. January 20, 2005.

• The Touch through Time: Raoul Hausmann, Nam June Paik and the Transmission Technologies of the Avant-Garde
Ina Bloom. Leonardo – Volume 34, Number 3, June 2001.

• Gnosis and Iconoclasm: A Case Study of Cinephilia
Annette Michelson. October, Vol. 83 (Winter, 1998).

• Review: Yann Beauvais (ed.), Paul Sharits
Federico Windhausen. Animation: An interdisciplinary journal. July 2009, Volume 4, No. 2.

• The Films of Peter Kubelka
Earl Bodien. Film Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 2 (Winter, 1966-1967).

Readings

• What’s in a flicker film?
Edward S. Small and Joseph Anderson. Communication Monographs, Volume 43, March 1976.

• His African Journey: An Interview with Peter Kubelka
Scott MacDonald. Film Quarterly, Vol. 57, No. 3 (Spring, 2004),.

• Structural Film: Ten Years Later
Regina Cornwell. The Drama Review: TDR, Vol. 23, No. 3, Structuralist Performance Issue (Sep., 1979).

• Special effects in Martin Arnold’s and Peter Tscherkassky’s cinema of mind
Michele Pierson. Discourse, 28.2 & 3, Spring and Fall 2006.

• Biomusic and the Brain: An interview with David Rosenboom
David Paul. Performing Arts Journal, Vol. 10, No. 2 (1986).