Scavengers

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY Joseph Bennett & Charles Huettner
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Matt Harrigan & Dave Newberg
ANIMATION: Joseph Bennett, Charles Huettner, Caleb Wood, Nelson Boles, Jonathan Djob Nkondo & Sean Buckelew
BACKGROUND ART: Charles Huettner & Joseph Bennett
SOUND DESIGN: Mike Jansson
MUSIC: Joe Wong & Didier Leplae

btw great work Mike Jansson!

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▶Ryoji Ikeda :: the radar [kyoto], Kyoto Experiment, 1-6 NOV 2016

 

▶ the exponential view

 

▶ the ultimate sound designers message hidden in a movie?
deciphering what was typed based only on the sound

 

▶ “My religion is the imagination. Human imagination is the strongest thing we have, whether we’re scientists or artists or whatever…” – guess the director?

 

▶ Tactics for dealing with difficult directors?

 

Kodak reintroduces EKTACHROME!!

 


▶ Bansky interview c1995 ex VHS!

 

▶ useful for locals, but no doubt something similar exists for where you live:
what to plant & when in NZ
ps ate my first raspberries of the season last night – oishi!!!

 


▶ CRT TV at 1000 fps

 

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▶ Nebula from new Subset EP Dub Forms on Dubmission via bandcamp

 


▶ Travis Scott – Antidote

 


▶ Flucht – Komplex LP

 


▶ A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Iris just released

 

Cable labels

I started re-organising my studio a month or two ago, with the clarity of vision that comes from being away from it for a few months…. One aspect of my modular synth that changed form was to move away from trying to mix within the modular. My Toft ATB 24/8 desk was too big to be at the front of my studio, especially with a sit/stand desk so I moved it to the rear of my studio, right alongside my modular synth and I have since found a way to install a rack of outboard kind-of floating above it… I still have mixers in my modular synth, but they are now destined for use as sub mixers – for audio and/or cv…. So the next step was to cable from the modular to the Toft desk, in a way that I could easily keep track when re-patching, without having to revert to a clean slate… Basically I wanted to be able to glance at a module output and see a number on the cable that relates to the channel on the Toft desk, so I began hunting for cable labels…

If I was making my own cables, or commissioning them, I would request numbered labels were used on the cable, maybe printed & sealed in place by clear heat shrink. But I instead bought a big bag of 1/4″ to 1/8″ readymade cables and had to stop & think about how I could retroactively label them. After searching online I came up with these options:

I’m not convinced the white cable ties with the plastic labels are the best idea, although I’ll give some a try with a permanent sharpy pen. The numbers were what I was really after, and I found these two options locally:

Network Cable Number Label 10Set(0-9) (100pcs), RJ45/11/12 Cable management
NZ$6 each pack from PBTech

JLP Clip On Cable Markers PLIO®-CLIP, 3.6 → 6mm, 512 Markers
NZ$64.65 for pack from RS Online

Will be interesting to see if they last… I’ll post some photos in a few days when I have it all configured…

Brian Eno 2016/2017

“The consensus among most of my friends seems to be that 2016 was a terrible year, and the beginning of a long decline into something we don’t even want to imagine.

2016 was indeed a pretty rough year, but I wonder if it’s the end – not the beginning – of a long decline. Or at least the beginning of the end….for I think we’ve been in decline for about 40 years, enduring a slow process of de-civilisation, but not really quite noticing it until now. I’m reminded of that thing about the frog placed in a pan of slowly heating water…

This decline includes the transition from secure employment to precarious employment, the destruction of unions and the shrinkage of workers’ rights, zero hour contracts, the dismantling of local government, a health service falling apart, an underfunded education system ruled by meaningless exam results and league tables, the increasingly acceptable stigmatisation of immigrants, knee-jerk nationalism, and the concentration of prejudice enabled by social media and the internet.

This process of decivilisation grew out of an ideology which sneered at social generosity and championed a sort of righteous selfishness. (Thatcher: “Poverty is a personality defect”. Ayn Rand: “Altruism is evil”). The emphasis on unrestrained individualism has had two effects: the creation of a huge amount of wealth, and the funnelling of it into fewer and fewer hands. Right now the 62 richest people in the world are as wealthy as the bottom half of its population combined. The Thatcher/Reagan fantasy that all this wealth would ‘trickle down’ and enrich everybody else simply hasn’t transpired. In fact the reverse has happened: the real wages of most people have been in decline for at least two decades, while at the same time their prospects – and the prospects for their children – look dimmer and dimmer. No wonder people are angry, and turning away from business-as-usual government for solutions. When governments pay most attention to whoever has most money, the huge wealth inequalities we now see make a mockery of the idea of democracy. As George Monbiot said: “The pen may be mightier than the sword, but the purse is mightier than the pen”.

Last year people started waking up to this. A lot of them, in their anger, grabbed the nearest Trump-like object and hit the Establishment over the head with it. But those were just the most conspicuous, media-tasty awakenings. Meanwhile there’s been a quieter but equally powerful stirring: people are rethinking what democracy means, what society means and what we need to do to make them work again. People are thinking hard, and, most importantly, thinking out loud, together. I think we underwent a mass disillusionment in 2016, and finally realised it’s time to jump out of the saucepan.

This is the start of something big. It will involve engagement: not just tweets and likes and swipes, but thoughtful and creative social and political action too. It will involve realising that some things we’ve taken for granted – some semblance of truth in reporting, for example – can no longer be expected for free. If we want good reporting and good analysis, we’ll have to pay for it. That means MONEY: direct financial support for the publications and websites struggling to tell the non-corporate, non-establishment side of the story. In the same way if we want happy and creative children we need to take charge of education, not leave it to ideologues and bottom-liners. If we want social generosity, then we must pay our taxes and get rid of our tax havens. And if we want thoughtful politicians, we should stop supporting merely charismatic ones.

Inequality eats away at the heart of a society, breeding disdain, resentment, envy, suspicion, bullying, arrogance and callousness. If we want any decent kind of future we have to push away from that, and I think we’re starting to.

There’s so much to do, so many possibilities. 2017 should be a surprising year.”

– Brian

https://www.facebook.com/brianenomusic/posts/1543156529031866

Faster Horses

Thanks Curtis – such a great tune!
That awesome rhythm section could rock on for another half hour
If in doubt skip straight past the 23 million listens & multitude of hooks
& drop the virtual stylus @3.58 #oh #yes!! #OMG_that_break!!!

 

 

So whats 2017 hold for you? Whats 2017 hold for me?

We simply do not know – we all have aspirations
but no doubt each of our goals will find themselves infinitely tweaked
as reality has its say…

Some changes are incremental – they take their time
they arrive at their own pace, often in the form of slow evolution.
And due to that slow rate of change, it can be hard to see *any* change
until we look back further and see how far we’ve come….

 

 

 

 

Profound change arrives at all speeds,
but I suspect rarely as single moments of insight.

“The electric light did not come from
the continuous improvement of candles”

Oren Harari

I’m mixing my metaphors, but while sudden insight – ‘light bulb moments’
might appear as so in hindsight, it was all that time thinking and researching
that made a unique new solution – a paradigm shift – possible.

No doubt its source originates in need, want, and desire for change…
followed by thorough research, development and evolution…
which equates to a million insights and a million incremental changes

 

 

“If I had asked people what they wanted,
they would have said faster horses.

Henry Ford

 

 

So here’s to a 2017 full of hope & wonder, insight & hard work,
incremental AND & r/evolutionary change
fast & slow, slow & fast

Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

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shot with Canon 5D3 and EF100L macro lens