In April I started a new job as a science writer and editor at the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), a core facility of the University of Stuttgart and a member of the Gauss Center for Supercomputing. HLRS is the home of Hazel Hen, the fastest supercomputer in Germany, conducts its own research focusing on […]
On this night 13 years ago I was at the Trash Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, celebrating the release of Your Words, Bought and Sold, the only proper CD that my big, loud rock band at the time, The Sick Passengers, ever finished. This was long before “digital albums” came along, and so we never got […]
Members of the Stuttgarter Kollektiv für Aktuelle Musik (S-K-A-M) recently started a monthly meeting at the Kunstraum Filderstrasse called Salon 34 to foster dialogue and collaboration among members of the local artistic community. So far, it has been a very friendly and informal series of events that have offered a chance to hear about some very […]
The website Cities and Memory has just published a sound map of the London Underground called The Next Station. Working with The London Sound Survey, the project collected and associated field recordings to specific Tube stops in a map. They also issued an open invitation for musicians and sound artists to choose a particular station and to remix the sounds. Nearly […]
Three-color screen print and collage based on a sketch generated in Processing.
Last week I took a refresher screen printing class at the Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. The image is based on a generative sketch I wrote in Processing, manipulated a bit in Photoshop, and then separated into four colors. Coincidentally, Dave DiMarchi, who taught the last screen printing class I took, was in the midst of organizing a […]
For 27 years now, Jon Solomon has hosted a 24-hour Christmas radio show on WPRB, an independent radio station in Princeton, NJ. Steering clear of the obvious shlock that dominates the airwaves, his show unearths obscure, distorted, cracked, and often touching tributes to the holiday season. If your idea of Christmas music involves parodies of the classics played […]
I have been working closely with Raul Rabadan, an associate professor at Columbia University, on launching an exciting new research center sponsored by the National Cancer Institute’s Physical Sciences in Oncology program. He and a multidisciplinary team of investigators at Columbia and other institutions will be using advanced mathematical approaches to analyze data generated with new single-cell experimental […]
On Saturday I participated in my town’s first Maker Faire. It was a good excuse to have good prints made of several recent Processing sketches. Thanks to Graphic Lab in NYC for the printing and to the Glen Ridge Public Library for hosting.