by institute for algorhythmics, radio X
“algoRHYTHMIC noise of our everyday gadgets” consists of a study with short snippets of audio examples about audificated processes of our everyday gadgets like our cell phones, cameras, smart phones and laptops.
ausculations no. 1 to 16 are made by using a electromagnetic coil, no. 17 to 19 are made by audification processes of assembly code on software side (formal materiality) and ausculations no. 20 to 23 are produced with a HF-detector.
“algoRHYTHMIC noise of our everyday gadgets” is also a preliminary work for a more elaborated project about a “sonic archeology of advanced everyday technologies”.
archeology is meant following michel foucault’s notion of thinking that we – when looking for meanings of things, but also their history – need to look not only for documents, but also for monuments. this means that the materiality of things and their physical effects should be investigated not only on the surface, but by “digging deeper into” things or processes and by revealing and explaining the inner structures of black boxes. therefore we think that archeology is a more sophisticated term for hacking.
the institute for algorghythmics/michael chinen & shintaro miyazaki
michael chinen (*1982) is a programmer and musician. He studied composition & computer science at university of washington, seattle/washinton state, electro-acoustic music at dartmouth college and was research student at tokyo denki university. lately he moved to berlin with the Fulbright research grant for wavefield synthesis at technische universit‰t berlin.
shintaro miyazaki (*1980) is a theorist, artist and curator. he studied media studies, philosophy and musicology in basel, switzerland and is currently a PhD researcher at humboldt university berlin under prof. wolfgang ernst, holding a scholarship of the “cogito foundation”. in 2008 he founded the ìinstitute for algorhythmicsî.
find more info at www.algorhythmics.com