Cindy Sherman's photograph is now the most expensive photo ever. And I did an homage to it.

Like Ms. Sherman, my creative process involves being alone, thinking, devising, mentally-sketching, tweaking, re-tweaking, re-thinking; sharing for feedback, and then re-tweaking some more. It’s emblematic of the contemporary, technology-enabled artist, in a way. Creative types have so many resources available: so many mediums to muck around in, so many visual sandboxes (like Adobe CSx–Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier); audio playgrounds (like Reaktor, Ableton, FL Studio) and platforms for interdisciplinary / cross-medium work (like Max/MSP, etc). … When I applied to art colleges, I was so disheartened by the rampant insistence that I choose a medium. I didn’t like the feeling of being forced to create within an established “language” (medium) that could be critically evaluated (by critics who specialized in media). Then I found California Institute of the Arts, was … Read More

Round 2 of the Nudge "evolving remix" project: m50 + Quantazelle

So, following up on the previous idea I had, recruiting Phylum Sinter, Praveen, and I (er, as Quantazelle) to do a rotating remix using the online Monome / Tenori-On / APC-40 / Launchpad (ie matrix / grid-based sequencing, etc) flash clone, Nudge, I invited m50 to play with me. Nudge is a very simple sequencer with preset synths (harp, organ, fx, drum kit), and–as m50 discovered–the ability to create multiple patterns, meaning you’re not restricted to one 16 bar loop–one could actually make a song out of this lil flash app.

Cool stuff you might have missed this week…2010-06-12-2010-06-18

Walking into your kitchen and having 8 people talk about MAX/Msp = Priceless. Thank you everyone who came out last night to Liz's Nerd Fest. 07:57:43, 2010-06-13 I'm broadcasting my live Stickam stream at http://stickam.com/quantazel started: Sun, 14:55 PDT 15:55:35, 2010-06-13 I'm broadcasting my live Stickam stream at http://stickam.com/quantazel started: Sun, 18:30 PDT 19:30:16, 2010-06-13 I'm broadcasting my live Stickam stream at http://stickam.com/quantazel started: Sun, 21:01 PDT 22:01:48, 2010-06-13 wow! epic live set http://youtu.be/pSzP1X7lTWE 07:50:18, 2010-06-14 RT @percussionlab: Well that was quick. We're back. http://percussionlab.com 07:53:00, 2010-06-14 Wow I feel bad for you legal types out there. The system is like anti-digital. I actually had to use a copier today. Retro! 15:16:04, 2010-06-15 I heart rain! Wish it had thunder + lightening tho. That stuff rules. 15:49:22, 2010-06-15 … Read More

Cool stuff you might have missed this week…2010-06-05-2010-06-11

It's Taturday! http://bit.ly/cQIZKV 17:14:58, 2010-06-05 Cool desktop theme competition "Cute Vector" at PixelGirlPresents http://bit.ly/94GaNa win Fractalspin, iTunes, and Shanalogic gift cards! 20:27:32, 2010-06-05 Cool desktop background competition “Cute Vector” at PixelGirlPresents: Win Fractalspin, iTunes, and Shanalogic gi… http://bit.ly/dlHXek 21:46:24, 2010-06-05 June 15 is Keanu Reeves Day. http://bit.ly/ckpnf2 PIC: http://bit.ly/aM3mDp 21:53:29, 2010-06-05 Speaking in Code DVD available now at Fractalspin http://bit.ly/cihEYT 15:10:55, 2010-06-06 "Yo, I got your back. Literally." (Cute turtles) http://youtu.be/Ob-0syU_M9w 17:41:10, 2010-06-08 More science nerdcore hiphop: stem cell research http://bit.ly/bBbj5n 18:00:47, 2010-06-08 Goats with balls ain’t into crackers from crackers! Jus sayin’ http://bit.ly/bog5Uv 01:00:03, 2010-06-09 Awesome Mario Stop Motion Animation http://bit.ly/99KPTU 20:12:55, 2010-06-09 thanks, Blackhawks. Your fireworks-loving fans make my dog cower and shiver under my desk. Good times. 21:19:39, 2010-06-09 My dog hates your sportsfans http://twitpic.com/1vfi5t … Read More

Cool stuff you might have missed this week…2010-05-29-2010-06-04

http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Innovative-Electronic-Music/calendar/13598517/ http://bit.ly/ci7wdJ 13:36:58, 2010-05-29 Up early reading biz books. wtf. 07:09:12, 2010-05-30 I made a new Quantazelle t-shirt. What do you think? http://bit.ly/dy46sS 12:22:39, 2010-05-30 http://www.quantazelle.com/new-quantazelle-t-shirt/ http://bit.ly/cUZmgt 12:27:24, 2010-05-30 http://bit.ly/cfJNhV 12:27:44, 2010-05-30 New T-Shirt for Quantazelle http://bit.ly/b4sLYW 13:11:40, 2010-05-30 G-STAR SALE! Woot http://bit.ly/duMB74 13:11:41, 2010-05-30 Whoa giant sinkhole in Guatemala eats a 3 story building http://bit.ly/ceIIiP 14:42:48, 2010-06-01 Awesome movie http://imdb.to/b4LknB 18:59:33, 2010-06-01 Steven Hawking in zero gravity. No, really: http://youtu.be/JXQeQD0CJzY 15:05:02, 2010-06-02 I'm broadcasting my live Stickam stream at http://stickam.com/quantazel started: Thu, 03:41 PDT 04:41:25, 2010-06-03 I'm at Martini Ranch (311 W Chicago Ave, Chicago). http://4sq.com/5QgzjG 23:13:41, 2010-06-03

Cool stuff you might have missed this week…2010-05-22-2010-05-28

Cruising down the highway with the windows down with this on was awesome http://bit.ly/1QgFU4 11:50:22, 2010-05-23 Chilled on the couch with reading material…and woke up an hour+ later. Summer! 15:48:11, 2010-05-23 LOL never thought I would get so happy about METAL. Cool documentary from an anthropologist. http://bit.ly/b0IZB6 Skip to 1:31:30 17:56:52, 2010-05-23 Check out Open Channel: Chicago Electronic "Open Mic" on Meetup – http://meetup.com/u/5f0 Thursday June 10 23:37:30, 2010-05-25 Diaspora–Facebook alternative with a focus on privacy–gets 1,892% funded on Kickstarter http://bit.ly/93vAwa 12:28:41, 2010-05-26 RT @bpglobalpr A bird just stole my sandwich! You deserve everything you get, nature! Buy a Tshirt & help out http://bit.ly/dayJzx #bpcares 12:40:31, 2010-05-26 “Where’s Rob?” Brilliant IRL prank that shows kind souls at work http://bit.ly/dtkySj 15:52:49, 2010-05-26 NOT going to Detroit this year. Yeah, … Read More

Cool stuff you might have missed this week…2010-05-15-2010-05-21

Zelle launches the 1337 collection of sophisticated jewelry made from electronic components http://bit.ly/dmdX3X 10:11:42, 2010-05-15 Nice writeup from CrunchGear on my Zelle 1337 line http://bit.ly/9gZCLw 13:30:46, 2010-05-15 Tracks are starting to come in from my contest! http://bit.ly/az79Op This is soooo cool! 10:49:57, 2010-05-16 totally dot com: K'NEX anyone? RT @candice: Orrrrr… why I quit playing with girl toys and moved on to computers. – http://bit.ly/d6uuaT 10:55:44, 2010-05-16 One of my fav toys when I was mini-Liz http://bit.ly/8Zl5sK Playschool Pipeworks Deluxe Set FTW 11:00:09, 2010-05-16 Win some limited edition Zelle gear! http://bit.ly/bwWf9H 19:08:32, 2010-05-16 FRAK what was the name of the toy in the 80s / 90s that had interconnecting clear balls with gears / motors / awesome inside??? <3! 20:13:18, 2010-05-16 YESSS!!!!! ftw RT @jsetlak: @quantazelle Capsela. I … Read More

Cool stuff you might have missed this week…2010-05-08-2010-05-14

Gary Busey on "Buseyisms" http://bit.ly/5yeiI 12:27:51, 2010-05-11 Hipster to HIppie in 6 Steps: A Cautionary Tale http://bit.ly/9BxN9F 12:34:12, 2010-05-11 RT @xcopy: Sleeper Wakes Jeff Mills Futuristic DJ Jump Suit – http://bit.ly/am9Rmw 12:35:26, 2010-05-11 Music Gear Nerds: Robotspeak is closing so everything must go http://bit.ly/bONwRv 16:23:13, 2010-05-11 SIMCard Notebook & Address Book http://bit.ly/9dDMAa 20:15:34, 2010-05-11 The story of Nikola Tesla, told drunk and sober http://bit.ly/cHf2Ho 23:56:33, 2010-05-11 rendering audio to disk 12:56:27, 2010-05-12 yay! RT @MstrPrgrmmr: Remixin some @quantazelle samples 13:02:47, 2010-05-12 Cover of "Little Lies" by Fleetwood Mac done electropop style that i'm workin on http://bit.ly/d1IDTy 13:48:52, 2010-05-12 Zelle (my) line launches 1337, a sophisticated collection of special occasion jewelry made from electronic components http://bit.ly/cbgmv3 18:19:50, 2010-05-12 Timelapse video of the making of one of the pieces in … Read More