Haitian poet, singer and song-writer Roosevelt Saillant, better known as “B.I.C.” for “Brain. Intelligence. Creativity,” is one of the best known and most creative and prolific artists in Haiti.
Illuminating the distinct claims that sound and software hold on one another as creative domains, open mediational music invites listeners to rehearse a conscientious engagement with the sites and conditions of computationally mediated cultural encounter.
“If we want to make sense of new algorithmic industries, we’ll need to understand how they make sense of themselves.”
Drawing on years of fieldwork with the developers of algorithmic music recommenders, Seaver describes how people make sense of new kinds of jobs.
L. Shane Greene presents a theoretical overview of various situations – particularly their political, aesthetic, and media dimensions – that arose in the production of a book about the history of anarchism and punk rock during Peru’s war with the Maoist-inspired armed group known as the Shining Path.
McGill’s Jonathan Sterne gives a cultural history of auto-tune as a form of signal processing, drawing on patent documents, interviews, operational protocols, tuning standards and competing acoustemologies.
The “cultural feedback” of noise music through its recorded forms, technologies of live performance, and creative practices of musicians and listeners.