Category Archives: alchemy

Adventures at the edge of culture

Here’s video of the talk I gave in May at The Odditorium, about ideaspace and algo-culture, alongside Alan Moore, John Higgs and others. I talk about @factbot1, @theresamaybot, MachineImaginedArt and Algo-incantations amongst other things. It’s 23 minutes long, of course. Here’s a video of Alan Moore in conversation with John Higgs, later on in the […]

Algo Incantations

I recently had the pleasure at speaking at ‘Adventures on the edge of culture‘ with John Higgs, Melinda Gebbie, Alan Moore and others. I wanted to create a new algorithmic work which could be distributed to the audience, and knowing they would be of an magickal bent, I entered Chapel Perilous and took a look […]

New Year’s Switch

Both David Cameron and Ed Miliband recently released their ‘New Year’s messages’ full of platitude and hollow promise. I could see little to discern them, (though Cameron’s straight to camera style lends itself more to audiovisual abuse), and though I’ve covered the interchangeability of contemporary politicians before, I still wanted to see their words tumble […]

AlgoCameron

Last week it was revealed that The Conservative Party have attempted to erase their historical speeches from the internet. Understandably, this has caused much scorn, prompting a Streisand effect of drawing more attention to this misdeed. But the internet never forgets, and the speeches are still available, if you know where to look. Whilst the […]

@klfbook

How do you model the mind of a book? This was the question John Higgs and I were discussing in the pub one night. John’s excellent book The KLF: Chaos, Magic, and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds was due to be released in paperback, and we wanted to see if we could make […]