[Humanist] 26.531 exhibited: a Babble Machine; history of the Sydney Opera House

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Thu Nov 29 11:05:27 CET 2012


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 531.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    katy price <k.price at QMUL.AC.UK>                           (29)
        Subject: babble machine

  [2]   From:    Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>          (27)
        Subject: Fwd: A remarkable digital documentary of an Australian icon.


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        Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:49:44 +0000
        From: katy price <k.price at QMUL.AC.UK>
        Subject: babble machine

Babble Machine : a sound installation made from technology and texts  
of early radio in britain

By Aleksander Kolkowski, Alison Hess and Katy Price

In conjuction with the Science Museum exhibition 'The Voice of the  
BBC' curated by Alison Hess

An array of vintage radio horns, receivers, a séance trumpet and  
suspended objects.

Babble Machines were foreseen by H.G. Wells in The Sleeper Awakes  
(1899) ? radio speakers diffusing propaganda to the workers. The voice  
of the Babble Machine is interfused with excerpts from the Radio Times  
and from 1920s domestic drama, thriller and uncanny stories about  
radio in the home.

Babble Machine debuts at Science Museum Lates, London UK, 28 November 2012
and is open:

29 Nov to 2 Dec 2012
12:30 to 5:30pm

free admission

in association with Queen Mary, University of London

Babble Machine would like to thank: Science Museum, South Kensington;  
Steve Long and
Workshop; John Liffen; Sarah Harvey; Tim Boon; George Tiffin.
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katy price
lecturer in modern + contemporary literature
queen mary, university of london

office hours: tues 4-5pm / thurs 2.30-3.30pm
arts 1, room 3.32a
0207 890 8500 ext 8537



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        Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2012 09:49:02 +0000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Fwd: A remarkable digital documentary of an Australian icon.

The following seems to me a rather good example of an online 
picture-book for those who do not have an empty coffee-table and who 
appreciate more than simply good photographs.

I am reminded of what the architect Louis Kahn wrote: "The sun did not 
know how beautiful its light was, until it was reflected off this building."

Yours,
WM

-------- Original Message --------
 > Subject: 	A remarkable digital documentary of an Australian icon.
 > Date: 	28 Nov 2012 16:30:15 -0800
 > From: 	Sydney Opera House <enews at sydneyoperahouse.com>
 > To: 	willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk

Opera House Project

A partnership between ABC and Sydney Opera House has produced a unique
and exquisite digital documentary, which shares emotive stories around
the inception, design, construction and performances at Sydney Opera House.

You can see over 24 hours of content including more than 70 original
interviews, archival video footage, audio written and 3D documentation.

The project, for the first time, lets people journey through the
exceptional, intricate and emotive stories of one of the most celebrated
buildings of the Twentieth Century. The documentary comprises archives
to date not held in any single place, through to never-before-released
content.

EXPLORE NOW
 http://tracking.wordfly.com/click?sid=OTlfNjU2MF8yNDk4NzBfNjcyMw&l=d04a14b0-b939-e211-a9f0-e41f1345a46a&utm_source=wordfly&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SydneyOperaHouseProject29Nov&utm_content=version_A 

[...]									

Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000.





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