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Dissecting Art; Intersecting Anatomy

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Dissecting Art; Intersecting Anatomy is a video made during the March 9, 2013 Art Event by the same title that is an homage to late 1940’s anatomical artist Pauline Lariviere.


From Simon Katan:
Cube with Magic Ribbons
Found at Data is Nature.

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Cube with Magic Ribbons is a computer visual and synthesised sound composition for live performance. The piece takes its title from a drawing of M.C.Escher which is rich with contradictory perspectives but it is also inspired by the wrapped spaces found in the two dimensional graphics of early computer games such as Asteroids and Pac-Man. It was created using a custom visual sequencer SoundCircuit, which rather than employing a conventional DAW layout, allows multiple virtual tape-heads to travel through a two-dimensional wrapped space along tracks that can be freely inter-connected. As the tape-heads travel through the resultant network, the topological layout of the tracks comes to directly influence the macro form of the music. Furthermore, as the piece unfolds the nature of this already confusing space reveals itself to be increasingly elastic and complex, yet inexorably intertwined with the musical form.


Featured image is by Thomas Lamadieu.



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  1. Donna

    I read the first Harry Potter book and thought it was a bit too mature for children, but even so, I think Harry Potter themed Alcoholic Beverages maybe a bit much.

  2. @criticaldragon1177, two things:

    1) What was it about the first HP book that you thought was too mature for children? Kids are a lot smarter and made of sterner stuff than we often give them credit for.

    2) I was the target age for the first HP book when it came out, and 21 when the final book came out. I know I’m not the only person in this situation, and HP has a lot of adult fans. It’s not like the drinks are being targeted toward children.

  3. Anne S,

    There was this one scene in the book with a dead unicorn that I thought was bit too gruesome for kids. I don’t think they included it in the movie.

  4. Anne S,

    By the way, when I wrote the book, I meant to say the “first book”

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