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Twelve handcrafted lingo scripts transforming the subspace harmonics of the macronaut soundtrack. they mix up audio energy fields with random parameters and expand your screen to dimensions three. they tell you the pseudo-truth of it all. beware of subliminal messages! trust in code and music.

also available as offline standalone:

os9: macronaut.sit.bin

osx: macronaut_osx.sit.bin

collection:2003 | date added:2003-05-09 | enter project
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The Well

Connect a microphone (or put in a CD) to your machine and select it as sound input *before* clicking on the link...

imagine you're inside a very deep & dark well, near the water surface. everything is calm until you start making noises/screaming for help etc... the water surface suddenly starts coming to live by your reactions, ripples or tsunamis appear, strange objects and sounds, voices, whispers emerge from underneath, surrounding you, then slowly floating towards the daylight far above you...

so far i only managed to do the mesh deformation based on the sound input, but i'm quite impressed about it myself and think this will actually work as installation... objects and sounds will be triggered by certain frequencies and amplitude peaks of the input. the user will be able to control the view with the mouse (e.g. looking up towards the light). ideally, the piece will need a dark and initially quiet environment. speakers (rather than headphones only) are needed too, so that the triggered sounds will feedback into the input... any chance to get a small projector? ;) sooo, - the idea is, even though the initial situation seems quite creepy, one might actually have some fun and start enjoy staying in this place... i'm also thinking to record random bits and use these sounds later on - so the whole thing becomes like a "well of memories" - depending what people are going say...
collection:2002 | date added:2002-05-22 | enter project

toxi : about

I strongly believe in the inter-relation of things and the often emergent behaviour created by combining simple, isolated [autonomous] ideas and types of media. I do what I do to help me understand and visualize possible solutions for those ideas. Using code to explore them and test their viability against my own subjective criteria, I constantly adjust my image and perception of the world and so use code as extension of my native human language to express myself. My work does not contain any hidden meanings, in fact I chose to publish all source code (incl. commentary) to clearly document the process and thoughts which led to the individual results/pieces. This way, I hope someone else might use my approach as departure for their own ideas.

toxi : awards & exhibitions

Cybersonica 2002/2005, ICA, London - Web3dArt exhibition 2004/2005 @ SIGGRAPH, LA - MediaRuimte Solo Exhibition, Belgium, 2004 - Sonar, Barcelona, 2004 - Digital Showcase @ AMODA, Austin, Texas, 2004 - Testportal @ NDSM, Amsterdam, 2003