I lived on 139th street for a time. Harlem is intense. Lives move at incredible speeds, while appearing to go nowhere at all. I later learned that Big L lived his entire life on my block. He died there, six weeks before his 25th birthday. (If the video won’t play, click “Watch on youtube”) In… Read More speed of life
“Sinister Resonance begins with the premise that sound is haunting, a ghost, a presence whose location in space is ambiguous and whose existence in time is transitory. The intangibility of sound is uncanny–a phenomenal presence both in the head, at its point of source and all around–so never entirely distinct from auditory hallucinations. The close… Read More sinister resonance
Imagine this method applied to the vast amounts of visual information about the city, contained on people’s flickr sites, and mobile phones, or blogs and facebook pages. What might we be able to learn about affective experience of the city? This wall of images is a machine for feeling out the resonances between objects.