Sometimes I'm wondering what all these "modern artists" are thinking about their audience or if there is actually any real audience for their art. When I visited Transmediale – festival for art and digital culture in Berlin last week I had this strange feeling about artists and their relationship with the audience quite often.
Tuns and tuns of so-called artists everywhere. Intellectuals talking about bullshit and even professors of famous universities (e.g. Friedrich Kittler of Humboldt Universität Berlin) giving talks about topics they don't understand at all. But diamonds are usually found in piles of waste rock and I have been lucky enough to find some wonderful stuff.
At the first glance reactable may look as another piece of "art" but in fact it's mainly beautiful example of science showing us how future computer systems could be controlled. It employs bunch of advanced techniques such as pattern recognition, real-time audio and video processing, multitouch interface etc. It's been developed by scientists so the musical part is a bit "underdeveloped" but as soon as some real musician gets involved in…
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