2014 - current

collaborative open source hardware research project

The neuromime is an electronic model of an organic nerve cell that can be interconnected in chains and loops. It is released here on github as an open-source hardware project in a collaborative effort by artists Norman White (original concept and design) and Peter Flemming (revision, expansion). Neuromimes are intended for (but not limited to) use in the creation of electro-physical artworks. Neuromimes can also function as the modular core of laboratory-style workshops where participants collectively generate an artwork for exhibition. Neuromimes are extensible building blocks, ideally suited to a collective making setting and/or generative, interactive artworks. Reminiscent of an exquisite corpse, they provide a framework that, while structured, is not scripted.

The video is of Norman White speaking on the Neuromime at Interaccess.

video, sound feedback loop

video, fiber optic synapse test

project files, reference




2007  · modular open source hardware research project

The modular core of each device on a Lazymode network is the Modified Miller Montréal-Saskatoon Miller Engine (MMSMSE) circuit, released as an open source hardware project.

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Irrational Orchestration (spiderlogic)

Rouyn-Noranda version
2016  · in-situ improvised kinetic and sound installation

This iteration of the Irrational Orchestration series is a room-scale kinetic sound installation with visual, structural and/or sonic activation of all gallery surfaces gallery surfaces (wall, ceiling, floor). Undulating suspended objects interact with mechanically modulated light to generate a soundtrack of arhythmic/rhythmic tension.

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Irrational Orchestration

2014  · experiment / prototype / rehearsal

First publicly presented working prototype in Rhizope exhibition, Tallinn, Estonia, May 2014.

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Irrational Orchestration

demonstration: electromagnetic oscillator
2013  · experiment / prototype / rehearsal

Prototype for axon/vibrational strutcural element.

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Irrational Orchestration

studio rehearsals, research images, materials tests
2013 - current  · experiment / prototype / rehearsal

Documentation of studio rehearsals, research images, materials tests for Irrational Orchestration.

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Irrational Orchestration

demonstrations: experiments with vibrating bars + resonators
2014 - current  · experiment / prototype / rehearsal

Testing material and acoustic qualities of various objects.

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Barracks Bricollage / Casernes couper-coller

Headlands research: sound / building studies for new work
2014  · residency research, prototypes, maquettes

Documentation of studies and experiments in sound/acoustics and architecture/building using materials found mostly on site as an artist in residence at the Headlands Center, California, summer 2014.

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Oroboros of Alternating Current

Headlands research: Convolutions series, experiment no. 1
2014  · residency research, prototypes, maquettes

Objects dance erratically in an intense, fluctuating electromagnetic field of a coiled extension cord, the head and tail of which are plugged into a three-headed oroboros connector. Research from a summer residency at the Headlands Centre in California.

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