Friday, October 31, 2008

The Same Old Song

An instruction piece and concept album:

  1. Make friends with 3 street musicians.
  2. Record them every day for 3 weeks.
  3. Make 3 songs, where each song consists of the 3 weeks mixed together.
  4. Do this in 3 different cities.
April 12, 2009: The accessible version.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Slow Motion via Bandwidth Throttling

Create a film meant to be viewed in slow motion. Stream it across a connection that is throttled at exactly the right bandwidth so the video plays in slow motion. Alternatively: add an element of interactivity by creating a force-sensitive sheath for the network cable running to the display computer. When a participant steps on the sheath, the bandwidth is further throttled — "choking" the network connection. Instead of creating a video, consider using YouTube videos. Every time a video loads completely, choose a new one at random.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Bring the Noise

  1. Pick a YouTube video.
  2. Train a Markov chain on the comments.
  3. Generate a new comment with the Markov chain.
  4. Post that comment to the video.
  5. Pick a new YouTube video and repeat.