Publications

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Towards a Species Songbook By Hollis Taylor

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2008-2009 Towards a Species Songbook: Illuminating the Vocalisations of the Australian Pied Butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis) Is musicality a capacity Homo sapiens shares with birds? The pied butcherbird (Cracticus nigrogularis) is suggested for a zoömusicological case study on how birdsong might be like the human animal’s music (whether homologous or analogous). The thesis includes a critical reflection […]

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by / on November 16, 2009 at 5:03 pm / in LABS

Creating Order in the Ceaseless Flow By Zita Joyce

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2008-2009 Creating Order in the Ceaseless Flow: The Discursive Constitution of the Radio Spectrum The concept of ‘radio spectrum’ was created to organize the electromagnetic waves used by communicative technologies. It signifies an ordered sequence of radio frequencies and the delineation of blocks of those frequencies for allocation to uses and users. This thesis examines the […]

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by / on November 16, 2009 at 5:02 pm / in LABS

The Experience of Interactive Art By Elizabeth Muller

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2008-2009 The Experience of Interactive Art: A Curatorial Study Interactive art exists through the participation of its audience. There is an increasing awareness amongst artists, critics and curators that the audience’s experience is of central importance to the understanding, creation and exhibition of interactive art. Because of its emphasis on experience and participation, as well as […]

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by / on November 16, 2009 at 5:02 pm / in LABS

On the Couch – Capturing Audience Experience By Rolf Wolfensberger

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2008-2009 On the Couch – Capturing Audience Experience. A Case Study on Paul Sermon’s ‘Telematic Vision’ The thesis is a contribution to current debates on preservation strategies for electronic media artworks and is based on a case study on Paul Sermon’s interactive networked installation Telematic Vision (1993 – ). It thematises a shift from object-centered and […]

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by / on November 16, 2009 at 5:01 pm / in LABS

Transparency, Cognition and Interactivity By Brigitta Zics

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2008-2009 Transparency, Cognition and Interactivity: Toward a New Aesthetic for Media Art This practice-based thesis undertakes research into the contemporary aesthetic of interactive media art, in order to propose a useful practical model of interactivity founded on a critical approach to both existing theory and practice. It proceeds from the identification of a primary lack in […]

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by / on November 16, 2009 at 5:00 pm / in LABS

Synthetics by Stephen Jones

Leonardo Abstract Services (LABS) 2008-2009 Synthetics: an Archaeology of the Electronic Image in Australia, 1955-1975 This thesis primarily traces the development and use of electronic technologies in Australian visual art, and to a lesser extent dance and electronic music. The thesis examines the cultural and technological layers of the arts in Australia, building up an understanding of the local context […]

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by / on November 16, 2009 at 3:36 pm / in Reviews

XLIIIrd AICA CONGRESS Leonardo Review

XLIIIrd AICA CONGRESS The Relations between Art and Science:  Complicity, Criticality, Knowledge AICA 1949 – 2009 Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland 26-31 October, 2009 Congress website: Aica Congress Reviewed by Ellen K. Levy Artist and Visiting Scholar NYU levy@nyc.rr.com Many would challenge the premise of AICA’s 2009 Congress that “Art and Science has become firmly rooted across artistic disciplines.” The visibility […]

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by / on September 28, 2009 at 3:37 pm / in Reviews

Unitxt Leonardo Review

Unitxt by Alva Noto Rasta Noton, Chemnitz, Germany, 2008 CD, RASTER095CD, 19.00 euros Distributor’s website: Raster-Norton Reviewed by Hannah Drayson University of Plymouth, UK hannah.drayson@plymouth.ac.uk Unitxt is made from sonic artefacts harvested from digital files: buzzes, pops, all frequencies of digital noise that converge to sketch a tortured anatomy of a sound card. The album at first seems noteworthy because […]

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