ARTIST NOTES: This body of digital reworks is based upon; Enclosure Fathom Part 1: Limited Edition – Transmutation HOLOGRAPHIC Highway: (5519). Like you may have read before the original picture exemplifies a satellite which resembles the International Space Station, which picks up and relays signals and is at the center of a lot of interaction. The different layers of the work span many areas, not least of all the controversial ‘’mouse’’ in the drawing. The digital rendition of this work, poses many questions: how do we receive messages, auditory and otherwise? How do we process these waves into dots flying our way and how do we know which ones are organic in origin, spiritual in origin, artificial intelligence in origin – just signals passing us by – as they journey to their actual destination somewhere? How do they affect us? What measures do we have for selecting the right tags, to file away all the information in our minds, so that we can form the right associations?
(The picture was taken after Enclosure Fathom – Part 1 exhibition. This work has such an aura, it resisted any good photographs. It was mounted on a wall in the ”pink room” without a frame so that visitors could touch the work, and touch it, they did. The picture was taken in my study on the table I draw on.)
As televisions and speakers and go through their own process of technical evolution, are we also upgraded along with them organically – or is it absent and therefore – that men create machines and artificial intelligence that are able to do much more complex tasks than themselves?
If we think of how our televisions on earth pick up signals, let’s just rewind to what the process entails again:
How a cathode – ray tube(CRT) TV works from the guys at www.explainstuff.com
An antenna (aerial) on your roof picks up radio waves from the transmitter.
- With satellite TV, the signals come from a satellite dish mounted on your wall or roof.
- With cable TV, the signal comes to you via an underground fiber-optic cable.
- The incoming signal feeds into the antenna socket on the back of the TV.
- The incoming signal is carrying picture and sound for more than one station (program).
- An electronic circuit inside the TV selects only the station you want to watch and splits the signal for this station into separate audio (sound) and video (picture) information, passing each to a separate circuit for further processing.
- The electron gun circuit splits the video part of the signal into separate red, blue, and green signals to drive the three electron guns.
- The circuit fires three electron guns (one red, one blue, and one green) down a cathode-ray tube, like a fat glass bottle from which the air has been removed.
- The electron beams pass through a ring of electromagnets.
- Electrons can be steered by magnets because they have a negative electrical charge. The electromagnets steer the electron beams so they sweep back and forth across the screen, line by line.
- The electron beams pass through a grid of holes called a mask, which directs them so they hit exact places on the TV screen.
- Where the beams hit the phosphors (colored chemicals) on the screen, they make red, blue, or green dots.
- The pattern of red, blue, and green dots builds up a colored picture very quickly.
Meanwhile, audio (sound) information from the incoming signal passes to a separate audio circuit.
- The audio circuit drives the loudspeaker (or loudspeakers, since there are at least two in a stereo TV) so they recreate the sound exactly in time with the moving picture.
- It’s quite hard to find cathode-ray tube televisions today. Since they’re based on analog technology and most countries are now switching to digital,
- CRTs are essentially obsolete (unless you use an adapter, called a set-top box, that allows your CRT to pick up digital broadcasts).
- Most people have flatscreens instead, using one of three different technologies: LCD, plasma, or OLED.
- LCD (liquid-crystal display) televisions have millions of tiny picture elements called pixels that can be switched on or off electronically to make a picture.
- Each pixel is made up of three smaller red, green, and blue sub-pixels. These can be individually turned on and off by liquid crystals—effectively microscopic light switches that turn the sub-pixels on or off by twisting or untwisting.
Since there is no cumbersome cathode-ray tube and phosphor screen, LCDs screens are much more compact and energy efficient than older TV receivers.
- A plasma screen is similar to an LCD, but each pixel is effectively a microscopic fluorescent lamp glowing with plasma.
- A plasma is a very hot form of gas in which the atoms have blown apart to make negatively charged electrons and positively charged ions (atoms minus their electrons). These move about freely, producing a fuzzy glow of light whenever they collide.
If you want a really flat TV, you’ll probably opt for one that uses OLED (organic LED) technology.
- As the name suggests, OLEDs work a bit like normal LEDs, but they’re made from organic (carbon-based) plastics instead of conventional semiconductors.
- An OLED display is very thin (just a few millimeters thick), very bright, and uses much less power than an equivalent LCD.
Now think a little about us, humans, walking around with our eyes as the receiver/ decoder and the inner screen so to speak and what our wiring looks like inside? Let’s have a look at ears.
Hearing and Hair Cells
- Hearing allows us to be conscious of what is going on around us, without actually paying attention to it.
- It is always working, day and night, to warn us of danger
- Most importantly, hearing allows communication.
- The basic principles of how hearing works is fairly simple to understand.
Essentially, sound waves are detected by the ear, converted into neural signals, and then sent to the brain. The purpose of this article is to briefly describe this process. The ear has three divisions: the external ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear.
- The external ear collects sound waves and funnels them down the ear canal, where they vibrate the eardrum.
- Within the middle ear, the eardrum is connected to the middle ear bones. These are the smallest bones in the body, and they mechanically carry the sound waves to the inner ear.
- The eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the upper part of the throat, equalizing the air pressure within the middle ear to that of the surrounding environment.
- The inner ear contains the cochlea. This is the organ that converts sound waves into neural signals. These signals are passed to the brain via the auditory nerve.
- Coiling around the inside of the cochlea, the organ of Corti contains the cells responsible for hearing, the hair cells.
Without further ado – enjoy this body of work – which is layered and my attempt at sharing what I hear, see and experience.
Xenagogue Cochlea – Ray – It Measures Stair – Disc To Time: 5519 A
Multiverses According to Cochleas: 5519 B
Place Where Blind Men Can See: 5519 C
Illusory Message Matrix: 5519 D
Vanitas -Teacher’s Bag Bursting With Knowledge – Gesiggies: 5519 E
The original Vanitas with this work. The gift bag was accompanied by a birthday tea party set, with nobody present and a vase inside a mirror earned as an award for the ”best teacher” once, by the artist somewhere in a country.
Vanitas – Hearers Heard: 5519 F
- Some seeds were between rocks, plants and trees.
Two Pillars – Ornaments: 5519 G
Rainbow Entrance to House Masks: Gate 5- 5519 H i
Rainbow Entrance to House Masks: Gate 4- 5519 H ii
Rainbow Entrance to House Masks: Gate 3- 5519 H iii
Cochlea Shielding Reality; 5519 I
Gates of Time Watchers: 5519 J
Dogs Trained to Enter: 5519 K
Inner Wheel Work: 5519 L i
Inner Wheel Work: 5519 L ii
Cochleas The Listeners: Oprah Has its Own Balcony-5519 M
Absurd Beauty – Ice Age Unmasked: 5519 N i
Absurd Beauty – Ice Age Unmasked: 5519 N ii
Absurd Beauty – Ice Age Unmasked: 5519 N iii
Absurd Beauty – Ice Age Unmasked: 5519 N iv
Absurd Beauty – Ice Age Unmasked: 5519 N v
Absurd Beauty – Ice Age Unmasked: 5519 N vi
Heat Signature: 5519 O
- John S. Oghalai, M.D:Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences; Baylor College of Medicine: ‘’Hearing and Hair Cells’’.
- Illustrations of the ear by Carl Clingman.
- www. explainthatstuff.com
Listen with me to’ Arms Wide Open’ by Thomas Pedersen, original song by Creed.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T5YX1OBCjc
- Licensed to YouTube by Thomas Pedersen.