The apc.au document wiki contains papers, articles, reports, lectures and presentations by Andrew Garton representing over a decade of new media arts practice and information communication technologies for cultural development in Australasia.
'Date': August 2009
'Abstract': Lecture for film-makers and new screen producers to assist in a more collective, less competitive approach to the availability of their content to audiences world-wide and the extent to which it may be possible to support one self through these means. Prepared for Open & Portable, curated highlights from the Portable Film Festival, Alliance Francaise, Cape Town, 5 August 2009.
LOG - On-road April - June 1994
Type: Journal, stories, articles
Date: 11 April - 21 June 1994
Abstract: On-road impressions, confessions and observations whilst working on the PAN Asia Networking report for the International Development and Research Network (IDRC). LOG entries were emailed via Pegasus Networks, published on the web by Toy Satellite. LOG was an early blog, published frequently by the author.
Web as Generative Art
Type: Paper / lecture
Abstract: With the Internet fast becoming ubiquitous in the developed world artists are finding new ways to not only express themselves, but to communicate with each other across geographically remote, and often politically volatile regions of the World to collaborate with like-minds. "OMA - Ausländer und Staatenlose - a W3 Opera" is an overview of creative processes evolving through computer networks, the interactions and simulated communities that spawn from them and more significantly, the art that is the process of remote interaction itself. More specifically, OMA is about generative art, whereby computers, within a networked environment such as the World Wide Web, are used as enhancer, as generator of new media content in concert with communities of collaborating artists.
Lost Time Accidents
Type: Paper / lecture
Abstract: Lost Time Accident is a series of compositions exploring the creation of interactive real-time soundscapes and compositions for the new media opera, Ausländer und Staatenlose. This paper explores the background to these compositions including the systems they are based on and the possibilities for a generative sensorium for multimedia and virtual reality content.
Artists in Cyberspace
Type: Paper / lecture – published
Abstract: This paper is a brief introduction to artists activities on the Internet, in particular the Web, and their general view to copyright within the context of net connected media. It includes a profile of web sites exploring the possibilities Cyberspace holds for artists including the copyright approaches adopted by them. This paper, it should be noted, is largely a product of the sampling culture that prevails within Cyberspace.
Introduction to Networking
Type: paper / tutorial - published
Abstract: A network is firstly about people, secondly about content, and lastly the means by which connections between people and content are made. An introduction to the Internet prepared originally in 1995 for a community media workshop held in Melbourne by Pegasus Networks.
Networking for Broadcasters
Type: Conference paper
Abstract: This paper outlines potential uses of Pegasus Networks and global networking to community broadcasters such as KissFM. It also provides an introduction to networking keeping in mind the benefits of the medium to a broadcasting environment. It is based on a briefing paper prepared for the Public Radio News Service. Networking for Broadcasters was presented at the Community Broadcasters Association of Australia (CBAA) in Melbourne, October 1996.
Multimedia Imaging and Sound
Type: paper – published
Abstract: Throughout its history, the science of digital imaging has seen several successful collaborations with the aural sciences, in particular that of interactive sound and music. This paper identifies specific projects where the development of multimedia imaging is occurring in concert with state-of-the-art interactive music technologies - collaborative environments where computer scientists, engineers and sound artists are meeting. It offers a brief insight into the contribution being made to multimedia research by these artistic endeavors within the context of the authors Masters research project.
The Politics of Dissonance
Type: paper – published
Abstract: The Politics of Dissonance or How to be Forgotten as the Least Known Composer in the World. This "article", for want for a better term, is to be laid out much like an abstract composition interspersed with different fonts and sizes, arrows going this way and that, drawings of body parts, bones, muscle tissue, fossils. Use your discretion, or look for inspiration in the scores by John Cage, scores which are more like cubist or futurist art than they do musical compositions. The idea is to create a collage of phrases, concepts and quotes that can be read like a composition, but individually, according to the discretion of the reader. It can also be read from right to left, top to bottom, on one’s head, over the rim of a garden trowel, cut out and rearranged on a fridge or along the edge of a toothpick. It's a generative article, it may be possible to never have it read the same twice.
Type: lecture / paper - published
Abstract: This paper outlines the background to theatre as a suspended space, the need for exploration into alternate means of theatrical production and the use of the Internet and World Wide Web to realise this pursuit. The section titled, Theatre Commodified, provides a premise for the Theatre as Suspended Space from an historical perspective. In the section titled Make them Forget, make then Believe, and Silence them we look into the power of traditional structures within theatre and the promise of the deconstruction of them. Strategic Collapse and finally, The Space of Change takes into various strategies towards Theatre as Suspended Space.
Through The Looking Glass
Type: article - published (Real Time, 1997)
Abstract: Catalogued, packaged and displayed, through glass our history. Corridors of locked cabinets within which are stored a phantasmagoria of human inquiry… screens we dare not touch, through which we can only but gaze... An article about Austria's Ars Electronica Centre.
Type: paper /performance / lecture
Location: Recycling the Future Seminar, ORF Funk House, Vienna
Published: Satellite Dispatch, Issue 2.01, 19 August, 1998
Abstract: The record industry maintains its status in the global economy and its income streams by way of repetition. Music that is played over and over again so much that it creates its own audience that in turn purchase its representation to listen to it over and over again in their homes, their cars, walkmans, bathrooms... anywhere one can think to place a speaker.
Imagine for a moment music that doesn't repeat, that is never heard the same twice, that is somehow fresh every time it is performed. A new genre of music, self-evolving and at present, difficult to commodify, is emerging.
Breaking the Loop is a spoken word / performance lecture based on the Internet/radio installation, Sensorium Connect, conceived by composer Andrew Garton and commissioned by The Listening Room (Australian Broadcasting Corporation).
Masters Research Tour
Summary of Masters Research Tour
Summary of Masters Research Tour
Abstract: Commissioned by the ABC/Radio Arts, The Listening Room (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Sensorium Connect is a generative composition comprising of sounds sampled from performances by Stelarc.
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Lost in sound
Abstract: A personal journey through a generative compositional and sound design process utilising shareware, freeware, low-cost software and off-the-shelf hardware. Compositions and collaborative soundscapes that will be demonstrated. include: Sensorium Connect; the first generative and Internet based composition to be commissioned by ABC/The Listening Room (Sydney, 1997); Auslander und Staatenlose; libretto and generative score for this original opera (Melbourne, 1996); Koanoasis, collaborative online composition with various composers including Brian Eno (Internet, 1998); Tat Fat Size Temple, 9 day generative sound installation and netcast based on sounds recorded on-site in Sarawak, Malaysia (Sound Drifting, Ars Electronica 99, Internet, 1999); Future Schwitters, composed live for MerzBARN, KunstRadio, Internet, 1999); and, Movatar, sound design for Stelarc performance with avatar and algorithmic driven interactions.
Type: Netcast and article
Abstract: On March 21 2000, I participated in ‘GATEways’, a 24-hour netcast commissioned by Alien Productions and organised by Poly College in Vienna, Austria. GATEways dealt with the space inhabited by cultures in transition: participants sent live audio streams from Belgrade (Yugoslavia), Erfurt (Germany) and Vancouver (Canada). For my contribution, ‘street (e)scape’, I spent two days collecting photos and sound recordings assisted by Toy Satellite designer, Andrew Thomas. The text that follows accompanied the recorded version of the sound piece and was published in Sleepy Brain, 2002.