When I first encountered Kate Armstrong and Michael Tippett's Grafik Dynamo after reading a brief description on the Turbulence website, it made me think of the concept referred to as the "Internet Hive Mind."
As part of the guest curator's season at Turbulence.org, Annie Abrahams and Clement Charmet have brought together a variety of digital artists perhaps more well known for their visual arts than musical explorations.
Presentations lasting 15 minutes each, in a highly responsive environment for dialogue about works in progress shared witha an audience at Studio xx, Montreal. This exchange structure stems directly from open formats such as what has been organised by program angels(munich), Upgrade! Munich and Upgrade! Salvador and the Pecha Kucha Network...
Seeing the computer as an anthropomorphic entity is nothing new. Hackers have been known to pat their machines affectionately on the case, calling them by familiar names. "Ole Martha's struggling with some low-RAM issues," they say.
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