nocinema

Presented in an initial version at the Walker Art Centre in Minneapolis at the end of the 90’s, “nocinema.org” is an ever-evolving streaming online application developed by Jérôme Joy, French artist and composer, and continuously & collectively developed by the nocinema team. This project, between documentary and fiction and developed for the web, generates infinite audio-visual sequences and “interludes”. “Nocinema.org” is a kind of improbable cinema and a film having no beginning and no end, no actors or scene and no scenario, except for the stories we can construct while following the combinations of images and sound : web interludes. “nocinema.org” is an automatized system based on a process of selection of live webcams worldwide located, which capture fortuitous “shots” on different locations. These shots are lightly modified by panning and temporization programmings, and sequenced with aleatoric black insert screens. The “soundtrack” process is completely separated from the images sequence, even if we recognize temporary or persistent correspondences made from the surimposition and combination of the two “diegeses” (stories) and processes.

via nocinema.

Texts for Nothing #4 by Samuel Beckett

Where would I go, if I could go, who would I be, if I could be, what would I say, if I had a voice, who says this, saying it’s me? Answer simply, someone answer simply. It’s the same old stranger as ever, for whom alone accusative I exist, in the pit of my inexistence, of his, of ours, there’s a simple answer. It’s not with thinking he’ll find me, but what is he to do, living and bewildered, yes, living, say what he may. Forget me, know me not, yes, that would be the wisest, none better able than he. Why this sudden affability after such desertion, it’s easy to understand, that’s what he says, but he doesn’t understand. I’m not in his head, nowhere in his old body, and yet I’m there, for him I’m there, with him, hence all the confusion. …

via Texts for Nothing #4 by Samuel Beckett.

REW – Room EQ Wizard Home Page

REW - Room EQ Wizard Home Page

Acoustic Measurement and AnalysisREW is a Java application for measuring room acoustics and analysing room and loudspeaker responses. It includes tools for generating test signals; measuring SPL and impedance; measuring frequency and impulse responses; generating phase, group delay and spectral decay plots, waterfalls, spectrograms and energy-time curves; generating real time analyser RTA plots; calculating reverberation times; calculating Thiele-Small parameters; determining the frequencies and decay times of modal resonances; displaying equaliser responses and automatically adjusting the settings of parametric equalisers to counter the effects of room modes and adjust responses to match a target curve.

via REW – Room EQ Wizard Home Page.

Suspense

Suspense is a feeling of uncertainty and anxiety about the outcome of certain actions, most often referring to an audience’s perceptions in a dramatic work. Suspense is not exclusive to fiction, though. Suspense may operate in any situation where there is a lead-up to a big event or dramatic moment, with tension being a primary emotion felt as part of the situation. In the kind of suspense described by film director Alfred Hitchcock, an audience experiences suspense when they expect something bad to happen and have or believe they have a superior perspective on events in the drama’s hierarchy of knowledge, yet they are powerless to intervene to prevent it from happening. In broader definitions of suspense, this emotion arises when someone is aware of his lack of knowledge about the development of a meaningful event; thus, suspense is a combination of anticipation and uncertainty dealing with the obscurity of the future. In terms of narrative expectations, it may be contrasted with mystery or curiosity and surprise. Suspense could however be some small event in a person’s life, such as a child anticipating an answer to a request they’ve made, e.g., “May I get the kitty?”. Therefore, suspense comes in many different sizes, big and small.

via Suspense – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.