[PD] [PD-announce] Vector Synthesis: a Media Archaeological Investigation into Sound-Modulated Light

Julian Brooks jbeezez at gmail.com
Tue Jun 18 08:18:16 CEST 2019

Best of luck with this Derek - looks great

On Mon, 17 Jun 2019 at 11:20, Derek Holzer <macumbista at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Pure Data community,
> I am currently running a publication fundraiser on Kickstarter for my
> book VECTOR SYNTHESIS: a Media Archaeological Investigation into
> Sound-Modulated Light.
> The book describes my research into the military and techno-scientific
> legacies at the birth of modern computing, and how early computer,
> electronic media, and video artists of the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s
> attempted to decouple these tools from their destructive origins.
> It also presents my Pure Data software library and live performance
> project which employs audio synthesis and vector graphics techniques to
> investigate direct relationships between sound and image using analog
> CRT displays.
> The conclusion of the book reflects on how the project and the research
> surrounding it has contributed to the larger experimental audiovisual
> arts community through events such as the Vector Hack Festival.
> Artists discussed include Mary Ellen Bute, Ben Laposky, Len Lye, Norman
> McLaren, Desmond Paul Henry, James Whitney, John Whitney Sr., Dan
> Sandin, Steina Vasulka, Woody Vasulka, Larry Cuba, Bill Etra, Mitchell
> Waite, Rosa Menkman, Cracked Ray Tube, Andrew Duff, Benton C.
> Bainbridge, Philip Baljeu, Jonas Bers, Robin Fox, Robert Henke, Ivan
> Marušić Klif, Jerobeam Fenderson, Hansi Raber, Ted Davis, Roland
> Lioni, Bernhard Rasinger, and the Kikimore group.
> The book is 122 pages long, has 21 illustrations, links to several video
> examples online, and was fabulously designed by Claire Matthews.
> I’ve launched this Kickstarter to print and distribute the book to
> people who have expressed interest, to get them to people who have
> assisted in its creation, and just as importantly to send them to
> organizations and schools who deserve one. Your support of this
> publishing project will help make that possible.
> Details can be found here:
> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/macumbista/vector-synthesis-book
> Thank you for your kind attention!
> Derek Holzer
> --
> derek holzer
> noise.art.technology
> http://macumbista.net
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