Screen-capture of "A More Subtle Perplex": A More Subtle Perplex is an experiment in quasi-linguistic formalism, in gibberish. Borrowing and inverting techniques from computer science and analytic linguistics, it blindly strives to produce the outer appearance of language – to be all form and no content. The Perplex produces synthetic languages, or at least their syntactic forms, by writing letters to you. The production of the text and the production of a given language are interdependent. Like most of Dean's work, this is a serious joke. A lonely robot, desperately seeking to communicate in an endless series of idiolects, or a play on the abstract aesthetics of non-representational painting for a conceptual artist. And, like most of his work, it is a point on a line, or a member of a set -- these examples are not the first, nor will they be the last iterations of the project to make excellent gibberish. https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B6j8YZcIj7zNQ3hEYk9Md3o4bW8&usp=sharing The Perplex is an open source project: you can contribute to it here. https://github.com/bd/perplex+ More details
Hammer Museum Public Engagement Artist-in-Residence Program Machine Project September 1, 2010 Intervening with the Museum's architecture an informational sign points visitors to stairways, elevators, galleries, other points of interest, and finally themselves. Concept: Maria Mortati and Mark Allen Design: Maria Mortati Fabrication: Matt Jones Programming: Ben Dean+ More details
The acoustic version of a track we recorded for our LP "From Soil To Shale" - edited together our of stock footage from NASA and the Prelinger Archives. This song and many more are available as a free, high-quality MP3 download at lapdanceacademy.com. Guitars/vocals - Brian Grosz and Ryan Dowd. Viola/Violin - Ben Dean. Cello - Chris Jones.+ More details
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