Finland. I hate it.
A control-state which has mistaken “innovation” with “best selling hits”. Angry Birds is a clone on Scorched Earth, Uber is a echo of community transportation systems typical to Easter and Southern countries which lack institutionally managed public transport.
In Finland urbanization is a hillbilly effort highlighting in violent self-colonisation. Public discussion is a series of lectures managed by national news corporations. Contemporary art is combination of these elements, with the added elements of shame and guild.
Where design is mistaken for crafts, crafts is mistaken for art, art is mistaken for a hobby, hobbies are mistaken for professional work and ultimately work is mistaken for life.
Where guild over privileges is steered into the production of clever artworks, presented in fancy galleries and festivals for privileged audiences. Where self-criticism is used to affirm positions and keep the winds of changes at bay.
SOW is being used for a relaxation video: Skyrim: Relaxing in Riverwood | Nature Ambience Sounds ↟ Relax, Study. Blacksmith sounds found at 5:41, 10:37, 24:58, 29:39 min and towards the end!
Selected 36 samples from the SOW: Blacksmith sound pack which I think are fitted for granular synthesis using the microGranny 2 (Found a good guide for mG2 sample workflow on Muff Wiggler. Also discovered a decent macOS utility NameChanger). I plan to prepare a horse sound selection which I can use as an acoustic element during Trans-Horse lectures (as seen in Pori 2014). Made a some small updates the SOW site.
Edits with FCPX are progressing slowly. Navigating between the viewer and timeline using keyboard shortcuts makes me feel like a pro.
Molly Sauter’s Instant Recall – How do we remember when apps never forget? (2017). In short: Our potential for change is being smeared with algorithm inflicted nostalgia.
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Photos of the Sound of Work -exhibition online. Feeling happy about the display. The brick dust on the floors is a justified part of the exhibition. It draws focus to infra-art. Still waiting for videos of our gig to come online.
Served as a camera assistant in M-Cult’s Shades of Agency seminar and came to the realization that artist cannot make “community arts” – Only communities can make community arts. If an artist is involved the result can be art “with” or “about” a community.. But the result is just “art”. Community arts can be produced in a relationship or by initiative of a facilitator but no artist is needed. Only communities can make (or choose not to make) community art. #ॐ
Learning about The Museum of Impossible Forms. The project is challenging. Framing a temporary project space as a museum feels tandy. Who are they trying to convince and why convince them by dressing the project as a museum? Museums are dead.. They only move when bashed with critique. Challenges make them appear vital – Ignoring them is the best way to silence them. I’ll have to read why exhibit at all? by Lotte Arndt to understand the motivations with the group better.
Maisie Williams in 2016.
[…] we should stop calling feminists ‘feminists’ and just start calling people who aren’t feminist ‘sexist’ – and then everyone else is just a human. You are either a normal person or a sexist
Notes to self: Hammeradio operates with scheduled scripts. Access schedules with
crontab -e, look for scripts in /home/pi/Desktop/. The entry
@reboot /home/pi/Desktop/startupfm.sh launches
sudo arecord -fS16_LE -r 22050 -Dplughw:1,0 -c 1 - | sudo /home/pi/PiFmRds/src/pi_fm_rds -audio - -rt Hammeradio & on startup. PiFmRds begins broadcasting at 107.9 MHz. The contab entry
0 */4 * * * /home/pi/Desktop/akustamatashutdown.sh waits for four hours before it runs the script (
sudo shutdown). With
top you can see active processes. PiFmRds shows ~24.5% CPU and arecord ~4.6%.
vcgencmd measure_temp shows a steady 49.4°C temperature.