Saturday, July 30, 2005

Forbidden Planet

Recently I purchased the soundtrack to the scifi movie Forbidden Planet for research in sound design....I used to write music, and most of the stuff I'm happiest with from that period was more based in sound design than pop. Future experiments in music will probably be more like sound design or musique concrete.

Anyway, the liner notes in the Forbidden Planet soundtrack talk about Louis and Bebe Barron and the comparison between circuitry and life forms.

Wikipedia notes:

"The 1948 book Cybernetics: Or, Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine, by mathematician Norbert Wiener from MIT played an important role in the development of the Barrons' composition. The science of cybernetics proposes that certain natural laws of behavior apply to both animals and more complex electronic machines."

Cybernetics might be worth looking into.....At some point I'll post a schematic on how I think the subjects in my previous posts might work together.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Post ComicCon

As I wrote earlier, I'm interested in how focused intent/ritual can possibly affect Synethesia in the arts, maybe as a two-way relationship or circuit.

I'm also interested in Dreamwork, but not sure how that could factor in.

Synethesia seems to be a trait that can't be instigated under normal circumstances.

Maybe an act of focused intent can influence the onset of Synesthesia, or at least help discern how these elements or nodes work together.

I've started experimeting with Electronics and CircuitBending as a comparative study...maybe it will help me put together a schematic of sorts for my current research.

Currently I'm Breadboarding a 6v "Voltage Controlled Oscillator" (VCO) project.

I'm somewhat stuck on how to ground the breadboard and the "Voltage Control In", but this stuff is alot of fun.

The basic oscillator reminds me of OCD, in that it's basically a feedback circuit; the same wave feeds back over & over through the circuit.

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