Category Archives: work

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#67

Part of the retrospective programmes at the most recent Rotterdam Film festival was the premiere of a new piece, #67. This work was commissioned by LIMA in Amsterdam as part of ‘Unfold‘, a project that investigates re-interpretation as a strategy for the preservation and activation […]

still from the visuals of 'Ursae Minoris'.

ursae minoris

Recently I have been working intensively to finish a new project called ‘Ursae Minoris’, in collaboration with composer Claudio F. Baroni and double bass player Dario Calderone. It is based on a musical score in three parts for double bass and electronics that Claudio Baroni […]

cover of the 1967 edition.

fine distinction

Since I wrote my somewhat longish post on analog computing, many things have happened. For instance, I have become the proud owner of an EAI TR-48 analog computer from 1963, a machine to which I will devote a future longish post with plenty images as […]

a scan with the scanner upside down.

scanning electrometer

At the moment I am working to improve a rather elementary sensor for electrostatic fields, in an attempt to use it to make images. Since I do not really know what these images should look like, that brought me to an interesting and unexpected philosophical […]

Scheme XIV - On the surfaces of Rosemary, and other leaves (from "Micrographia" by Robert Hooke - 1665).

machines and looms of nature

great quote from the preface of the ‘Micrographia’ by Robert Hooke (1665): “For the Members of the Assembly having before their eys so many fatal instances of the errors and falshoods, in which the greatest part of mankind has so long wandred, because they rely’d […]

EAI analog computer installation at the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt.

the analog art

analog computing Analog computers have intrigued me ever since I saw one for the first time and had no clue how to operate it, despite the fact that it looked very familiar with its patchpanel and knobs; superficially not very different from an analog modular […]

xyrecording

xy recording

  As an unexpected side-track of my current interest in analog computing, I found myself today making analog ‘programs’ to be drawn on a XY-recorder I recently bought. XY-recorders are the direct precursors of plotters, which are themselves the direct precursors of the raster printers […]