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Augment it Yourself (AiY): Call for Proposals

“Perception, in whatever sensory modality, is the result of the brain’s cartographic skill.” Antonio Dimasio

New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) invites you to propose a hybrid net art project for – Augment it Yourself (AiY). Projects must use both the World Wide Web and a physical site :: Deadline: July 1, 2014 :: Commission Amount: $6,000 :: Commission Date: July 2015.

  • The behavior of all particles is contingent on the presence of a conscious observer.
  • Our internal and external perceptions are inextricably connected.
  • Reality is the perpetual enfolding/unfolding of autopoiesis (self-making), in relationship with others and our environment.

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May 9, 2014
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NMR Commission: “You’re Not My Father” by Paul Slocum

logo_300.jpgYou’re Not My Father, by Paul Slocum, [Requires Quicktime plugin] is composed of a sequence of recreations of a 10 second scene from the television show Full House, overlaid with sound loops from the scene’s original music. The crews who re-shot the scene were recruited through Internet message boards and Craigslist; each was paid $150. Instructions for shooting the scene and delivering the footage were issued to the crews. To-date, the project includes participants from Austin, Cincinnati, Chicago, Dallas, Denton, London, and San Francisco. Continue reading

Jul 11, 2011
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Vague Terrain 19: Schematic as Score

fabelphonetikum-schematic.pngVague Terrain 19: Schematic as Score; curated and edited by Derek Holzer: Over the past few years, a strong reaction against the sterile world of laptop sound and video has inspired a new interest in analog processes, and a fresh exploration of the pioneers of the electronic arts during the pre-digital era of the 1960s and 1970s. Artists and inventors such as Nam June Paik, Steina & Woody Vasulka, Don Buchla, Serge Tcherepnin, Dan Sandin and David Tudor all constructed their own unique instruments long before similar tools became commercially available or freely downloadable — through a long, rigorous process of self-education in electronics. John Cage once quipped that Tcherepnin’s synthesizer system was “the best musical composition that Serge had ever made”, and it is precisely Cage’s reformulation of the concert score from a list of deterministic note values to a set of indeterministic possibilities that allowed the blurring of lines between instrument-builder and music composer that followed. Continue reading

May 2, 2011
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NMR Commission: “WWW-Enabled Noise Toy” by Loud Objects

noisetoy_300.jpgWWW-Enabled Noise Toy by Loud Objects (with funds from the Jerome Foundation) [Needs Firefox browser]:

Loud Objects, NYC-based circuit sorcerers, present a wacky way to learn hardware audio programming. The WWW-Enabled Noise Toy invites anyone with a web browser to write their own audio code, program it remotely onto a Noise Toy, and play it live via webcam. In the spirit of “try it yourself” software demos, the website provides a simple environment for experimenting with low-level microchip-generated audio. Load code from the Loud Objects’ own library of performance algorithms, hone your own noise techniques, and add your work to the online archive to share it with other microchip coders and create an open source noise community. Continue reading

Mar 6, 2011
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Live Stage: Lovid with two new works [us Chicago, IL]

909220503-1.jpgLovid :: Saturday December 4, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. :: at Graham Foundation, Madlener House, 4 West Burton Place, Chicago, IL :: Admission is FREE but space is limited. RSVP at

Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus will use their Sync Armonica, a 9 ft. sculptural, analog, handmade A/V synthesizer and electrical signals gathered from guest performers. LoVid events are playful yet aggressive, with realtime audiovisuals that are immersive, visceral and intensely colorful, patterned and rhythmic. Works combine handmade and machine produced craft, DIY electro-engineering, textile, video and noise.

Saturday they’ll premiere two new works — fast-flickering “C/O/L/O/R/G/B” with a new synthesizer color wheel, and “Becoming One.2.” Continue reading

Nov 30, 2010
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Live Stage: Mini Maker Faire [Providence, RI]

diy2.jpgmini Maker Faire :: Saturday, August 28, 2010 :: in Providence, Rhode Island :: A kickstarter fundraiser page has been setup to raise the money to pay for the event.
Celebrate New England D.I.Y: August 28, 2010! Rhode Island’s own Mini Maker Faire, featuring hands-on making, building & hacking, culinary crafting, garage technology, arts and creativity for sale, and robots, culminating with a Waterfire in the Creative Capital, Providence, RI.


Aug 22, 2010
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Be a Maker at Maker Faire [us Bay Area, CA]

300×250.jpgCall for Makers has opened! We are accepting Maker applications through March 31, 2010.

This year’s focus is on Young Makers, with projects and activities designed around innovation, education and inspiration. We are excited to be engaging Makers of all ages. Get your entry/submission into us and we’ll provide you with a space to demonstrate, share and inspire Maker Faire attendees. As you know, Maker Faire’s success is a direct result of the cool stuff YOU make and share at Maker Faire. Come be part of this DIY community! Continue reading

Mar 12, 2010
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Live Stage: Build Your Own Theremin [de Berlin]

theramin.jpgBuild your own theremin:: March 22-26, 2010; 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily with 30 min break :: NK, Elsenstr. 52/2.Hinterhaus Etage 2, 12059 Berlin Neuklln :: Preregistration is required; email to enka_nk [at]

[image: An Etherwave-Theremin, assembled from Robert Moog’s kit]

This workshop allows each participant to build their own theremin, the first electronic instrument, patented in 1928 by Lev Theremin. Starting with instrument designs from these articles, we will modify each theremin in a unique way. The built instruments will have the features of a real theremin, with more than 5 octaves and 2 antennas, for volume and pitch control. Continue reading

Mar 9, 2010
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Live Stage: Handmade Music Brooklyn [us NYC]

n387643270864_5324.jpgHandmade Music Brooklyn :: March 8, 2010; 7:00 pm :: Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY :: “Free: Musical sewing machines, gestural controllers, touch-based hexagonal music hardware, trumpet-inspired A/V instruments, and electro-country honky-tonk — another party+variety show+science fair of the latest, oddest DIY music making tech.” (Peter Kirn)

Science fair, party, variety show – Handmade Music celebrates unusual DIY creations in music, with people who make their own tools to make their own music.

This month, Galapagos Art Space means a stage, a bar, and a huge lineup of free music: Continue reading

Mar 5, 2010
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DIY Digital Music Workshops [NYC]

[youtube][/youtube]CMOS Music I – DIY Digital Music Workshop (Sequencers) :: March 6, 2010; 2:30 – 6:30 pm :: 3rd Ward, 573 Metropolitan Av, Brooklyn, NY :: Registration. Continue reading

Mar 1, 2010
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