The Patchingzone's May 1st intervention at the ceramics days in Gouda. The Museum GoudA organised ceramics examinations, our inspectors also checked the nearby ceramics market.
Here you can find some pictures of the intervention.
Museum's plans for 1 May and the longer term
Julia Zwijnenburg briefly presented the long-term plans that the museum has -- developing an online tool for determination of plateel (based on stamps and signatures at the back of the ceramics) and discussion / stories around it.
At the plateelkeuring, flyers will be handed out where people are asked for feedback about such a potential tool: what do they expect from it, what are they interested in?
Handing out these flyers will run in parallel with the actual "taxation" and determination of the ceramics that people bring. The Patchingzone intervention/action will also run in parallel.
Patchingzone wants to work with strong artistic focus.
Ideas that have been discussed:
- family / history of a piece
- value in various aspects: financial, artistic ("beauty")
- alternative perspectives, aspects to draw information from ceramics: sound (record player analogy, tapping ceramics to determine if broken or not)
- final idea from brainstorm: generate sound from visual input, camera registers moving image from patterns on ceramics and this is converted to audio.
Approximation of the layout of the square in front of the museum:
Summary from prep-meeting re market:
a market of live feeds:
Nancy likes the idea of a 'side show Moderne`'
The signals of the microphone on the wires, is set up in order to pick up the voices and the ceramics.
Vibration, human activity feeds through this network of software wires and
microphones, creating changing sound states from transformed energy.
Vincent described tones from plates as vincent described people can have little places to visit. Booths.
Segment of skype:
our role is to facilitate sound, borrwing plate, putting microphone, doing the
sound, sound in space, live mixing
and they all mix together in a kind of thing
basically we could make a live set up
marc: stethoscopes with little reflex hammer
a live composition recording voices and ceramics ounds
and we have our 'stations' kind a thing
k: labcoats and glasses
Im very inspired by his "infinite music machines" and use of pulsating magnetic fields to vibrate hair-fine tantalum wires carrying electric currents where he records amplified upper harmonics of metal wires activated by wind.
Uses a strange technique of contact microphones, metal wires and beer cans, explores a new sound universe, a serious work (by the form and will) but also a funny way (by technique) of the experimental electro-acoustic and noise music.
On 22 Apr 2008, at 00:21, vivian wenli lin wrote:
hey pz-ers - i was consulting with taku (our local turntablist) and he recommended creating a video needle to read the ceramic plates. so use a video camera to capture colors/patterns/etc from the rotating plate and create a jitter/max/etc patch of some sort to link those patterns to sounds. i.e. blue line = constant tone flowers = scattered bleeps i could probably refresh my jitter memory somewhere - or maybe nancy you may know of a better program. and marc/vince - any max sound patches? also it would look fantastic if we projected or on a monitor this close up of the pattern scrolling by. just a midnight thought... good night, viv (with turntable taku)\
The main siteÂ now has some flash movies online. The 'vergeten eten' page has 7 movies on it and the 'favoriete boek hoek' has a short movie of all the photos.
small movie:Â smoelenboek example.m4vflickr group: www.flickr.com/photos/smoelenboek
This morning I hacked together a single board microcontroller with ethernet interface, a solid-state relay, and a wall socket to form a ethernet controlled power socket. We will use this to switch on the lights of the photobooth when a photo is to be taken.
The microcontroller board implements DHCP and NETBIOS, has a build-in webserver and its I/O ports can be controlled by simple HTTP GET requests. The opto-relay is connected to port F7, and a red LED is connected to port B6. By switching both the LED and the power socket on and off simulaneously, you have a visual indication if the socket is powered on or not.
the main discussion today was about the format of the web application for the library opening. It was decided to make a system that can provide many choices to experiment with the different ideas we had about how to facilitate social networks having a book as the meeting point: photo booth, avatars, comment wall, book club...
Meeting with Library/Archive team
It seems connecting the two-person-book-club to the Concerto library system isn't as easy as we hoped for. Also, we would need Coby and Ruud to help us set up and they're extremely busy with setting up the selfservice stations at Bloemendaal. We discussed some options to do a more low-tech version.
ISBN barcode scanning and webservices
To still get the metadata of a book we could use the ISBN number and a webservice to request the metadata. To get the ISBN number of a book we could scan the barcode (not the library barcode).
Webservices that we could use:
Barcode scanners apparently aren't that expensive. At posdata.nl there is a USB scanner available for 50 euros. It's a HID device that inputs the data as if it were a keyboard.
Clientside & ServersideMarc and I thought it would be best to set the system up as a web application. The server-side logic and the database would run on Marc's server and the client application would be website built with action-/java-script. The client website/app uses the barcode scanner and a webcam. This way the system could be easily tweaker and maintained by us.
Mirella and I will meet at Concordia tomorrow at 10.30. Martijn can't be there and gave me the keys. :)
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can we be as open and transparent as possible and keep the names of who said what in the skype chat
with the shared chat documentation.
in the emails, as among other things as people also then post this to blogs,
-otherwise its already an edit and a perspective
Thanks sorry to be finicky but its best practice models!
Today we met with library and archive team
Carolyt told us about the what the schedule is for the library opening.Lyndsey has typed up the schedule. (add LINK)
We came up with this idea during a chat with Kristina, Lyndsey, Nancy and me. Read the 'transcript'. (add LINK)
The following is more an archiving of random ideas we had. We're moving more into the direction of the pen-pal idea.There are 500 balloons at the library. Have the balloons in an interactive installation. Pulling the strings from the helium balloons floating against ceiling triggers a part of a story. You can choose to go down a certain path in the nonlinear story structure or add another path if you don't like where the story is going.
This could also be a collaborative instrument. Place of the balloon could determine pitch and timbre, very simple and transparent controls that allow a group of children to have a collaborative experience.
RFID, book- title/theme/popularity, geographical placement in the library, mashup. http://www.lkozma.net/wpv/index.html