Month: March 2008

  • America is Very Wide

    America is Very Wide

    chad eby America is Very Wide That was something my host-mother used to say to indicate that anything was possible. She believed in UFOs—not in Japan—but in the U.S., because “America is very wide…” This piece uses ambisonic spatial audio to imagine a room large enough to contain all fifty United States and to place…

  • Memory Maps

    Memory Maps

    chad eby Memory Maps Memory Maps are screen-captures of the ephemeral results of video memory corruption enlarged to nearly 1 pixel= 1 cm and printed on a large format ink-jet printer. The tropical colors and comb- and net-like structures are purely artifacts of the content of the video buffer when things went wrong. This sort…

  • The Oracle at Elsewhere

    The Oracle at Elsewhere

    chad eby The Oracle at Elsewhere The Oracle at Elsewhere was built and shown at Elsewhere as part of a competitive residency. At a public performance, petitioners were asked to pour a libation, choose an avatar, ask a question and then place the avatar on the altar (a disused heater housing—ed.), at which point the heater roared to…

  • Intonarumori 2.0

    Intonarumori 2.0

    chad eby Intonarumori 2.0 Intonarumori 2.0 is a digital reinterpretation of the Italian Fututrist Luigi Russolo’s Intonarumori noise instruments. As in the original, a hand-crank is turned on the back of the boxy device to produce noises from the front. In this updated version, six levers are added, each corresponding to: (one) (two) (three) (four) (five)…