About the Book
The live visual performances utilized various image making techniques including custom circuit-bent video equipment univac built, video feedback systems, analog video manipulation, and Apple's Quartz Composer visual programming environment.
Features & Details
Consummate TechDweeb, visual artist and NovaTone “musician,” univac continuously re-purposes the detritus of trickle-down technology toys and off-the-shelf electronics in order to create circuit-bent audioVisual hybrids—causing the engineers of the original items to shudder in disbelief. univac also constructs audioVisualizations utilizing Apple's Quartz Composer, making short experimental films and live real-time audio-reactive visuals. He holds a degree in cinematography and sound-designed for film/video, games, software and the early web in the 90’s for such diverse clients as SIGGRAPH, AOL, Microsoft (Paul Allen), Silicon Graphics, NTT, Thomas Dolby, and science fiction writers Alan Dean Foster & Neal Stephenson. He has written articles on the art of circuit bending for low-brow, high-shelf art mag Hi-Fructose; sound engineered for cutup culture-jammers Negativland and is a co-conspirator of: Big City Orchestra, Daevid Allen, Wobbly, Thomas DiMuzio, ECC, & The Legendary Pink Dots.