The Hermit Kingdom allowed international media to watch its largest ever military parade
- part of the campaign to establish Kim Jong-il’s youngest son as the leader-in-waiting.
Video by Dan Chung and Tania Branigan.
Sections taken from the hour version, the soundtrack to which was made as a live performance in collaboration with SounDoenTravel
at the Jeu de Paume in November 2011, mixing live speech with recorded material documenting the interaction of costumed figures
with the general public. The sound was then broadcast in the auditorium of the Jeu de Paume and layered against a silent video projection of visual
footage edited from the wider project. Here the chance interactions of the sound and images aimed to create new perspectives from which to perceive
both the audio and visual components.
Voices: Natasha Rosling, Clement Douala, Pauline Curnier Jardin
Voices by Natasha Rosling, Clément Douala and Pauline Curnier-Jardin. My video Projection in the auditorium was accompanied
by a soundtrack developed as a live radio show aired from the Jeu de Paume, which I worked on with the collective soundoentravel.
The show wove together live voice, improvised sound effects, audio footage from public interventions and live mobile contact with
performers in the public spaces surrounding the Jeu de Paume, Paris.
“nobody has ever returned from the infinitely complex world of
dreams infinitely nested”
Note that the use of the third dimension in computing systems is not either-or choice but a continuum between two and three dimensions.
In terms of biological intelligence, the human cortex is actually rather flat, with only six thin layers that are elaborately folded, and
architecture that greatly increases the surface area. This folding is one way to use the third dimension. In ‘fractal’ systems (systems in
which a drawing replacement or folding rule is iteratively applied), structures that are elaborately folded are considered to constitute a
partial dimension. From that perspective, the convoluted surface of the human cortex represents a number of dimensions in between two
and three. Other brain structures such as the cerebellum, are three dimensional but comprise a repeating structure that is essentially two-
dimensional. It is likely that our future computational systems will also combine systems that are highly folded two-dimensional systems
with fully three-dimensional structures. (Ray Kurzweil, The Singularity is Near, pp.68)
What is Mars ubiquitous dust really like, close-up? Scientists from the Phoenix missions are
finding out with the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), an instrument that is providing the highest
magnification of anything seen from another world. A couple of months ago the Phoenix Mars
Lander used its optical microscope to image small grains of the Martian soil. Read the rest »
Usually, running five minutes late is a bad thing since you might
lose your dinner reservation or miss out on tickets to the latest
show. But when a planet runs five minutes late, astronomers
get excited because it suggests that another world is nearby.
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