Soundwaves Art is the brainchild and handiwork of Austin-based visual artist Tim Wakefield, who creates digital prints based on the visualized waveforms of popular songs.
For example, here's one made from "Hungry Like the Wolf" by Duran Duran that's signed by the band themselves:
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Created from audio of @duranduran's "Hungry Like the Wolf." Limited edition prints signed by the band to support @warchilduk. Link in bio. #duranduran #hungrylikethewolf #art #modernart #music #charity
"Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd:
"I'm Amazed" by My Morning Jacket
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Thank you to @mymorningjacket for introducing us to the amazing work of @sweetreliefmusiciansfund and their emergency Covid-19 fund for musicians. To help out, we’re releasing the final 40 Soundwaves prints of "I'm Amazed" signed by MMJ in 2018 and sending 100% of profits to Sweet Relief. If you have the resources, help us support this cause and grab yourself some limited edition art! https://soundwavesartfoundation.com/product/mmj/ or link in bio
It's a pretty cool project overall, and Wakefield has also registered it as a 501(c)(3) non-profit:
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Soundwaves Art Foundation's (501c3) mission is to find and collaborate with organizations that make a lasting impact on society's greatest challenges.
Artist and scholar on DIY culture and technology, Garnet Hertz, has a new piece opening up at York University, Gales Gallery, Toronto tonight. The piece, entitled "Experiments in Surveillance Capitalism: Device for Calling the Department of Homeland Security" is part of the exhibition "Disruptive Design & Digital Fabrication."
This system uses custom electronics to programmatically speak search terms into a seance-like ring of a dozen Google Home smart speakers. The system searches for controversial search terms that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security are reported to monitor. The idea is that these "red flag" keyword Google searches will attract the attention of the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, or CSIS. This system plays with the fear that individuals have about privacy with contemporary smart devices. Related to this, in Canada there have been recent concerns about Huawei's ties to the Chinese government in regard to 5G network infrastructure — but it is worth also considering how companies like Google collect, synthesize, and sell our private information.
Here is the concept art for a larger version of the piece. The image above is of the scaled-down version which is part of the Gales Gallery show opening tonight.
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Fifty years ago, Véra Molnar decided to experiment with computers for generating art printed on continuous plotter paper with the pin strips on the edge. To honor that anniversary, a number of galleries are showing her early work (protip: slow the video playback to 0.25 for longer looks at the work). Read the rest