1. Big Ideas (don't get any)


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    Video by James Houston jim@1030.co.uk www.1030.co.uk www.twitter.com/1030 -------- Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Guitars (rhythm & lead) Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer - Drums HP Scanjet 3c - Bass Guitar Hard Drive array - Act as a collection of bad speakers - Vocals & FX

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    • Hello Little Printer, available 2012


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      Little Printer lives in your home, bringing you news, puzzles and gossip from your friends. Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and Little Printer will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper. For more see: http://www.bergcloud.com/littleprinter/ The announcement: http://bergcloud.com/2011/11/29/announcing-little-printer-and-berg-cloud/

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      • Canon Pixma: Bringing colour to life


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        Music by Keith Kenniff http://www.unseen-music.com/

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        • "Eye of the tiger" on dot matrix printer


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          "Eye of the tiger" played on a modified dot matrix printer. MIDI file from unknown creator. More information here https://vimeo.com/57960146

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          • Vernes - Taste The Future


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            Shenkar College of Design - My 2014 graduation project - This is a Futuristic Promotional Video for a 3d molecular food printer. I believe that this is the shape of things to come: Arising curiosity levels, but scary too… The product & the branding are inspired by Erotics, Cosmetics, Molecular gastronomy & Technology/ - Tools (Animation): Adobe After Effects & Maxon Cinema4D Tools (Design): Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator - Original music & sound design by Oded Kovach Narration by Michelle Ruben Model: Katrin Zotchev

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            • Mistabishi - Printer Jam


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              Music Video for 'Printer Jam' by Mistabishi on Hospital Records. Video by Tin Spider.

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              • SWYP: See What You Print


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                Artefact created a radically simple printer concept called SWYP. See What You Print. To learn more: http://www.artefactgroup.com/#/content/swyp

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                • Benny Hill theme & how it's done


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                  MIDI file by Don Carroll. This old 24-pin dot matrix printer has been converted into a MIDI compatible sound generator. Up to 21 notes can be played simultaneously. It features up to 16 MIDI channels with individual volume and pitch. Key velocity for every note played is also implemented. An Atmega8 and an FPGA are connected to various parts of the original printer main board. The Atmega handles the incoming MIDI messages, communicates with the FPGA and drives the stepper motors for the print head and paper feed. The FPGA is configured to generate lots of pulse-width modulation signals with independent frequency and duty cycle to drive the individual printer pins. The external electronics and the printer main board are connected using a normal centronics printer cable and an additional 9-pin connector (the printer cable did not have enough wires). The electronics features a standard MIDI DIN connector which is connected to a USB-MIDI converter. It's possible to connect a MIDI keyboard instead of the PC and play live. The Atmega firmware responds to all 16 MIDI channels, but this can be reduced to certain channels if the printer is supposed to play together with other sound generators. The FPGA is a Xilinx Spartan-3E on a development board ("Spartan-3E Starter Kit"). It is pretty much oversized for the application of generating 21 PWM signals but it's what I had available. The original printing frequency was approx. 1kHz with a pulse width of 300µs. So every pin hit the paper at maximum 1000 times per second when printing stuff. The MIDI electronics drives this from a few Hz up to 2kHz. When the pulse width is reduced the sound gets quieter because the pin hits the paper with less force. This way "channel volume" and "key velocity" are implemented.

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                  • A Thousand Eyes


                    from Ryan Nethery / Added

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                    "A Thousand Eyes" was created in conjunction with the Abecedarium: NYC project through the New York Public Library. "Abecedarium:NYC is an interactive online exhibition that reflects on the history, geography, and culture - both above and below ground - of New York City through 26 unusual words. Using original video, animation, photography and sound, Abecedarium:NYC constructs visual relationships between these select words and specific locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn , Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island." (Abecedarium: NYC Blog) Of the 26 words I chose BIBLIOMANCY. My initial attraction to the word bibliomancy derives from my fascination with the absurd. I sometimes find that the most complex implications can be gleaned from absurdist expression in any form. Be it through performance, human interaction, film, literature, art, etc... Bibliomancy is the art or practice that seeks to foresee or foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge usually by the interpretation of omens or by the aid of supernatural powers using a book, sometimes a bible or other sacred text is used. The book will be opened at a random page and while keeping your eyes closed you will point at a line or passage in the book. My passage was selected from Siddhartha by Herman Hesse. Siddhartha is one of my favorite books sitting on the shelf and also one that has had a significant impact on my attitude towards existence. Thus, I deemed it significant enough in my life to warrant such a divination. The inspiration for the film was the following passage: PAGE 64 “Tenderly, he looked into the rushing water, into the transparent green, into the crystal lines of its drawing, so rich in secrets. Bright pearls he saw rising from the deep, quiet bubbles of air floating on the reflecting surface, the blue of the sky being depicted in it. With a thousand eyes, the river looked at him, with green ones, with white ones, with crystal ones, with sky-blue ones. How did he love this water, how did it delight him, how grateful was he to it! In his heart he heard the voice talking, which was newly awaking, and it told him: Love this water! Stay near it! Learn from it! Oh yes, he wanted to learn from it, he wanted to listen to it. He who would understand this water and its secrets, so it seemed to him, would also understand many other things, many secrets, all secrets.” I really wanted to represent my own view of New York through a lens. So I went out to the Brooklyn Bridge with my camera and shot this footage. "A Thousand Eyes" is essentially my own exploration of the possibilities of the apparatus of the cinema. I really wanted to exploit the camera and force it to do the opposite of what is expected. The result: Beauty. It was edited to my own mix of hauntingly beautiful and reminiscent sounds from the Epson Stylus 600 printer, as recorded originally by melack from The Free Sound Project Organization. blah. ©Ryan P. Nethery 2009

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                    • Canon Pixma Sound Sculptures


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                      Music by Keith Kenniff unseen-music.com/​

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