Harvard Graduate School of Design students post relevant imagery, text, film, and other formats of relevant stimulants as a documentation of research for our Fall studio: The Catalytic Landscape [ with Martha Schwartz | Andrea Hansen | Andrew Zientek ]
Emotional Cartography is a collection of essays from artists, designers, psychogeographers, cultural researchers, futurologists and neuroscientists, brought together by Christian Nold, to explore the political, social and cultural implications of visualising intimate biometric data and emotional experiences using technology.
Metastasis (“dialectic transformations”) is an orchestral work by Iannis Xenakis, a Greek composer-architect and a major figure in the postwar development of musical modernism worldwide. He is particularly remembered for the pioneering use of stochastic mathematical techniques in his compositions. The preliminary sketch for Metastasis was in graphic notation looking more like a blueprint than a musical score, showing graphs of mass motion and glissandi like structural beams of the piece, with sound frequencies on one axis and time on the other. This video tries to represent the frequency spectrum (0-20.000Hz) of the piece and how Xenakis actually “drew” music.