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July 12, 2005

fALks world news view 05|07|11

Little test that I don´t think needs much explanation. Its the news I read today in headlines and pictures. Little jerky due to beta versions of little nice vj application not behaving as well as expected. I will do more of those if time allows trying different approaches to readability and look in the near future.

News are:
- Comet impact gave 'powder plume'
- Bloggers learn price of loose talk
- Survivors mark Srebrenica massacre
- Londoners Dealing With Bombing Aftermath
- Reid plays down Iraq troop withdrawal report
- Moscow to boost ties with Iran
- Iraq’s main oil refinery set on fire
- MP Ramon: Jerusalem wall to ensure Jewish majority
- http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-07-11-voa22.cfm
- Oil falls after US hurricane passes
- Legendäres Hacker-Magazin "Phrack" wird eingestellt
- Datenschutzbeauftragter warnt vor übereilten Gesetzen
- Bush said he 'preciates folks dyin' for the cause.
- Longhorn following Unix on security?
- Iris Recognition To Take Off
- NASA to Research Antimatter Rocket

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July 11, 2005

Self Replicating Robots

A entry that is ages old and never got finished trying out newly betas of GridPro I decided to give it a whirl. Not the best and end of all but at least a normal loop entry from me again.
The footage underneath shows a robot that is feed body parts and then builds a replica of itself that again is able to build another replica. Far away from anything dangerous it still needs the feeding and its sole purpose on earth is to replicate itself but the AI research is another little step further.
Music is from Meatsock with the song called mcnothing.

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Hunger for Novelty

According to recent studies completed at the Faculty of Arts and Science at Harvard University "Apparently our hunger for novelty begins with the eye itself, as the retina adapts to seek the unexpected, and ignore the commonplace". Japanese researchers have discovered that data can be written into a human fingernail by irradiating it with femtosecond laser pulses. Capacities are said to be up to 5 mega bits and the stored data lasts for 6 months - the length of time it takes a fingernail to be completely replaced. Pretty soon u just wont know who around you is a cyborg, no matter how artificial your eyes are :) Music to this post is appropriately titled "pull" by soplerfo from The Ep For Dogs

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July 09, 2005

Invocation of Light

As a new format on the blog we introduce mixes from time to time. Mixes are longer then the loops and mostly live mixes one of the blog members did on some occasion. They are meant to demonstrate that you can tell stories and transmit meaning inside the vj context.
The first one of these is "Invokation des Lichtes" my second "fictional narrative" dealing with the TV as our main influence of spirituality and the confusion of ones believes and its soul/body split that can result out of it. Little personal feeling and observation.
Technical details is one night shooting with two DV cameras, 2.5 day postproduction with Aftereffects, 5 minute live mixing with VDMX4.2beta2 and VDMX3 on two powerbooks in my living room as test - no postproduction work on the recording (so all live).

Music is part of a mix done by Kraddy.

WARNING: The file is 6 Minutes long and 50 MB in size. To view it you have to have a MPG4 H.264 standard conform player like Quicktime 7 - Normal MPG4 was not an option as the filesize would have ballooned to over 90Mb to still have accapable quality. I hope you can still enjoy this.

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July 08, 2005

the artificial lifeform is back

Hello again. After some absence due to real life interference I will start posting to the vjblog again...
As Michael did an introduction to himself I thought to make such an entry as well - not really my thing really to see me on screen as I like to be behind the camera not in front - but what can you do. You will now see me posting until next tuesday then Michael is taking over again. Hopefully one day there will be the time again where all of us are posting at the same time not distracted by the outside world.
Oh and I almost forgot the song is from Semebasta and is called jajalied

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July 03, 2005

Black Eyed Post

Three things grabbed my attention today:

1. The second paragraph of Declaration of Independence includes the lines, "That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends (Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, sic), it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it"

2. Some enterprising flash programmers have put up an animation of the location and number of american casualties overlayed onto a map of iraq which is updated daily, and

3. The iraqi resistance has a website with daily updates of their activities

fALk has also noted on his normal blog that the americans have killed more iraqi's than Saddam... so it just makes me wonder, how long before the american public awakes from its slumber, and brings the troops home from this ill planned, cynical neo-conservative nightmare?

This mix is a re:vlog of the above elements, along with musical accompaniement from a US marine hendrixing the Star Spangled Banner from atop one of Saddams Palaces, taken from one of the trailers from "gunner palace."

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