Noah Gunther and I, founders of the art collective Scientists Against Time (info coming soon), decided to combine efforts in the spirit of Digitalism (info coming soon) and create a collaborative video, noise, and performance piece. We took Marshall McLuhan's ideas about the growing age of digital technology, specifically Allatonceness (the globalization and interconnectivity of the world thereby ceasing previous notions of linear time and space), but spun it in more of a metaphorical way. The performance, entitled Pepperoni Beer Donuts, intended to represent this onslaught of information and connection between all time and space in the form of rapidly changing video (neo-Dada random- and meaningless-ness, if you will), computer generated noise, and human made noise. Thanks to the computer-level brains of Noah, much of the most interesting parts of the audio came from importing raw data from computer programs, templates, pictures, and other files into Audacity, a free audio-editing software, and exporting it as an audio file. This produces sounds such as this. It is very fun and we can teach you how to do it if you just ask!
Here's the video and noise piece we created:
(Higher quality: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGrNecoP6lk)
And here's a clip from the performance on 3/16/15 (full video coming soon):
Final remarks: I very much enjoyed this term in New Media in Art. I experimented with a lot of things and felt like I could express myself more than any other art class I've taken at Lawrence and use media I'm most interested in. I also learned a lot from John and the other students in the class. I'm excited to be in the intermediate course next term!