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Book release: Home Made Electronic Arts



Friday August 7, 2009


home made electronic arts

Ok, I’m a bit late with this post. The book, I’m writing about, was released already more than a month ago. But this shows that the internet is not always fast, because people which put stuff in the internet are not always fast. And I like that.

However, Dominik Landwehr has published this very nice diy electronics book, which features simple electronic artworks by many different artists. And I received a copy, because there’s also an instruction for my 1PXDIGICAM in it. It is really a nice book. Very enjoyable. But I have to say that I liked the essays at the beginning of the book most. I’ll copy the one of Nicolas Collins from Chicago, as I can 100% agree to what he writes:

Socioligist Richard Sennet observed that after computers became ubiquitous in the 1980s “we tend to forget the importance of physical senses.” A lot of people get lost in the world of computer simulation. But you can’t simulate everything: there’s a world before and beyond simulation, and that material world is now making a comeback. A new wave of hackers moves with grace from hardware to software [sic], from soldering to sawing, from adaptive re-use to spontaneaous creation, from happenstance to intent, from idiocy to genius – but their unifying trait is the desire to disrupt technology’s seemingly perfect inviolability, to master the material world by penetrating it.

You can order the book directly at the publisher or at amazon

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