Filter Magazine

Issue 66


July 2nd, 2009

Welcome to summer – here comes the sun. Its time to seek out some shade, pop in some earbuds and enjoy Synchresis – our latest Filter with accompanying DVD, guest edited and curated by Mitchell Whitelaw. (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

Sound and video are, on the face of it, the most unremarkable ingredients in the new media arts. (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

Synaesthesia, the neurological condition of cross-modal association between the senses, has recently re-emerged as a central concern in the audio-visual arts. (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

Photosonicneurokinaesthography means ‘to write the movement of neurons through the use of sound and light’, a practice that blurs the boundaries between science, art and philosophy to the point where they become meaningless.  Originally developed in a primitive form by Dr Arkady Botborger. (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

Widespread enabling technologies and a few decades of community infiltration by VJs1 has bred small armies of garage laptoppers, artschoolers and youtubers all adept at manipulating video in real-time. A few subcategories can help surveying such an amorphous field. (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

When asked to write about Audio/Visual (A/V) production, I am faced with a dilemma of definition. For me, as for W. J. T. Mitchell, there is no such thing as purely visual media, as I believe that all media comes with the other senses, especially sound (media without sound in fact draws our attention back to sound through the very lack of it). (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

Sound art has a long history, going at least as far back as the Italian Futurist Luigi Russolo’s 1913 manifesto The Art of Noises, and his compositions for intonorumori, or noise machines. (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

Building on the success of the Synapse Residency model, ANAT entered a partnership with Arts Victoria to deliver opportunities for artists to collaborate with scientists in Victorian science and research institutions. The following art/science partnerships were selected to participate in the three-month residencies:


July 2nd, 2009

Wandering into the bright Brisbane sunlight, we enjoyed a moment of mental refreshment that the open air brings. A diverse group, equal parts ‘arty’ and ‘techy’, all keenly focused on the task at hand and infused with a vague sense of anticipation. (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

ANAT’s still/open emerging technology labs recently travelled across Australia in pursuit of open access to knowledge. The thinkers driving the quest were Alessandro Ludovico (Italy), Beatriz da Costa (USA), Andy Nicholson and Elliot Bledsoe (Aust). (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

Digital worlds, existing both in lived (pocket inhabiting mobile phones) and virtual (amorphous and online) spaces, prompt new ways of thinking about community and connection, cultural memory and individual voice. (more…)

July 2nd, 2009

Goodbye Privacy, Ars Electronica, Linz…Entering the ivy shrouded “Aktienkeller”, a series of abandoned, dark, damp caverns cut into the Linz hillside, I agree to sign a disclaimer saying I have never been anxious or had a headache, so that the orange coated security staff will allow me to view Kurt Hentslarger’s FEED. (more…)

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