The Lavender Spray: Performance with Kinect

It happened. Some people got hurt, bad. Some may have even wandered home afterwards and hung themselves from silk stockings or rough rope they bought at Home Depot, despondent over the current state of the arts . . . .

(of course, I jest . . . . )

meme™ —media experimental ensemble™—provided a momentary distraction from that state at the FAU Faculty Biennial exhibition last Friday (September 20, 2013) on the Boca campus. It was a well attended event, and much curiosity was aroused by a certain crazed mad scientist in black conducting his torso-controlled remix of  Strauss’s Also Sprach Zarathustra ( seen in video above the final scrolling credits).

Additional Quartz compositions, videojam sets, and film remixes of the work of Ariel Baron-Robbins were provided by Anna Torlen, James Ko, David Wichinsky, Rosena Francois, and August DeWinkler.

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Dorkotronix™ Presents Guitar-iPad-iPod Hybrid

Oh no! That  obscure Canadian kick-acid or suck-acid (depending on your preference) band Dorkotronix Industries™ has shamelessly ripped off SkyRon™’s dream hybrid-guitar-iPad-iPod instrument mentioned last year. Named the iTar(model)D™, the instrument is made up of an iPod and an iPad mounted on a guitar-form-factor frame. More information at http://dorkotronix.skyron.org. Oh, wait, I guess they must’ve collaborated on this.

Anyway, the post-internet-marketing band’s frontman, Industry, recently talked about DI’s innovative (non) business model:

We don’t rehearse, perform, or even write a song until we get the money upfront. Why waste time? If you want to hear a song, you pay for it, and then we’ll make it for you. Otherwise, you know, whatever. And we don’t even have a site, or a fan-base. Just this one video for now. Not even a Facebook page. We’re outsourcing all that stuff to those who are more industrious than we are.