Category Archives: Art

6-Colour Block Cellular Automata

Here are some results of recent tests with 6-colour cellular automata. These are 6-state relations of the simple 2-state block cellular automaton that I use a lot, rule 39 in Wolfram’s notation which translates the output states of the rule … Continue reading

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Critical Reading and Listening

Political and economic turbulence in the UK since the EU referendum. A lot of news and uncertainty. Amongst all this, some things offer orientation, clarity and hope – critical analyses for times of crisis. And there’s been lots of good … Continue reading

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BCA#39 GIF 2

256 block cellular automaton patterns, 8×8 cells, generated from all possible initial conditions sorted in Gray code sequence. Initial row of cells is at the top. Gray code sorting means this row changes by only one cell at a time.

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TM9f4 blotch video

For the Share Ideas channel, Serge Goldwicht made this paint blotch video to go with my track Tintinnabuli Mathematica 9f4:

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Hardly Itself (ALKU 139)

I’m very happy to announce the publication of a conversation between myself and Roc Jiménez de Cisneros. Our discussion starts with Hanne Darboven’s Opus 17a, a generative piece of music that I translated for EVOL. I’ve written about the technical … Continue reading

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Lab Doodle

A friend who I went to art college with found some of my old artwork recently, which I didn’t even know she had. It’s no work of art, just a photocopy of some doodles that I did during quiet periods … Continue reading

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Opus 17a + EVOL

I recently had the honour of working on something for EVOL, the computer music project by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and Stephen Sharp. This particular project involved a re-creation of Opus 17a by Hanne Darboven, and my task was to … Continue reading

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Computer Fatigue and the Rise of Sonic Complexity

Last month sound artist Kate Carr wrote an article called Computer fatigue and the rise of the human which examines how and why some electronic musicians are turning away from the computer and digital recording/processing in favour of using analogue … Continue reading

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Railways and Reading

Since starting a job in Leicester six months ago, I’ve been travelling to work by rail. On the return journey, the railway follows the river Soar going North out of Leicester all the way up to Ratcliffe, then takes a … Continue reading

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Experiment in Synchresis

An animation of mine is to be screened this week at the Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, 15-19 October 2012. The exhibition, Chromista (named after photosynthetic aquatic microorganisms), is curated by Geoff Litherland and Jim Boxall, and focuses on video works that … Continue reading

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