hypermedia

Works:

“Tireless Sediment” an algorithmic dadaist cutup, rewrite & revision of Franz Kafka’s “An Imperial Message” a literary media installation & hard cover art/poetry book — 72 pages — commissioned by the Evergreen Cultural Centre   — 2013


  • Workshop On the Processing Language At VIVO Media Arts 2012

  • Complete build and design of a unique working Thermin — 2012


Kozmikonic Electronica

A media piece utilizing Poincaré’s recurrence theorem via an imperfectly realized Arnold’s Cat Map.

57 minute film and 12 minute loop/installation. 2011

Premiered at the Seoul International New Media Festival | presented at the Portland Art Museum/Northwest Film & Video Festival USA  | Son & Vue, Montreal | Stocka International FF & Media Gallery, Sweden | Vancouver International Film Centre | Opening—Festival Internacional de Arte Experimental, Bilbao, Spain

http://www.shinynewfilms.com/nu/shot_on_blood.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poincar%C3%A9_recurrence_theorem

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold%27s_cat_map


  • A NEO-FLUXUS QUANTUM-INDETERMINATE EVENT 2007

We have installed a REG, - a random event generator - that uses quantum-indeterminate electronic noise in the form of low-amplitude voltage fluctuations to generate a constant stream of apparently random numbers. This REG is installed atop a standard white museum plinth.  It is wifi'd to a computer.

The resulting information is combed by a series of statistical benchmarks and translated to provide parameters for a further algorithm that edits a collection of video and sound clips.

Conceived/Directed/Edited and Basic Jitter/Max Programming by Oliver Hockenhull

Statistical Wizardry, C+ programming and Technical Assistance: Peter Courtemanche/Western Front — 2007


Other

  • Currently: the photophone project— utilizing A.G. Bell’s patent of 1880 to transmit sonic vibrations (in his case speech) via redirected and modulated sunbeams.

  • E V O, documentary film essay on evolution (with the eminent evolutionist — Richard Dawkins ) — as a DVD-R, multi-versioned, stochastically defined edit.

  • VRML Art — Site included a functioning ‘reconstruction' of Tatlin's Monument to the Third International, Boulleé's Cenotaph to Newton, innovations in Java Scripting and experimental constructions using mutations in L-SYSTEMS, (morphogenetic programming).

  • Founding Co-Director (with Thecla Schiphorst) of "Digital Earth — Centre for Telecommunications, Interactivity & Art", a non-profit cultural society. Numerous online early internet art projects with “Digital Earth”.

  • Lecture Presentation @ Hypernation Video Conference — between McGill University, Montreal, Western Front Gallery, Vancouver.

  • Early Hypertext Novella | Experimental Writing | 1998 | » “conceived” a multinode hypertext novella profiled for study by The Cyberculture Working Group,The Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies and the Department of American Studies, The University of Maryland, Baltimore | The University of California, Santa Barbara | HyperLiterature, Washington University | +

  • Contributing Writer, voice over, "Restless Machine", CD-ROM on Industrial Music.

  • Researcher, hyper-text writer, on contract with the Multimedia, Art and Telecommunication Project of the Centre For Image and Sound Research, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Founding member of Webweavers, a group of computer specialists and art researchers who constructed ANIMA, Arts Network for Integrated Media Arts. This was the first (1994) cultural web site in Canada and the second site on line in (WWW/Mosaic Browser) in British Columbia - ANIMA: Home - Created Jan 15-94, Modified May 18-95, Version 1.98/5 - Visit Via The Way Back Machine - http://web.archive.org/web/19961028072819/www.anima.wis.net/ANIMAhome.html


CRITICAL TEXTS AS IT RELATES TO TECHNOLOGY AND ART 

  • THE BINARY AS ANIMATE ART essay published in THE SHARPEST POINT: ANIMATION AT THE END OF CINEMA - YYZ     BOOKS, 2005, Toronto

  • SYNTACTICAL AND AESTHETIC ANSWERS TO INFORMATION ACCESS PROBLEMS IN HYPERMEDIA NAVIGATION: A MONTAGE BASED APPROACH 199O. Hockenhull

  • URL links very early cyber philosophy texts / selected for John Hopkins PostModern site and many others

http://www.shinynewfilms.com/diss/one.html

 http://www.shinynewfilms.com/diss/blacksquare.html

These pages were early experimental hypertext essays. The original essays were commissioned by CISR – centre for sound and image research – a once upon time CDN “centre for excellence” based in Vancouver. (The pages have had different URL’s over time)

Used by educators from: The University of Virginia Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, Tech-SciCulture- University of California, Santa Barbara, The University of Iowa, Victoria University (NZ), Rensselaer Tech. Institute, New York State, McGill, Montréal, U.B.C. Foundation, John Hopkins University – post modern site, The University of East London, U.K., The Institute for Social Theory at Keele University, U.K., Texas State University, Dept. of Writing, The University of Vermont, University of Illinois, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, (critical approaches to culture, communications, and hypermedia), The University of Southern California, and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.  

Some of the more technical parts of the hypertext document work have been cited and discussed in the following journals and articles: Information Sciences Institute and The Journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers/Computer Society - Using Adaptive Hypermedia to Support Organizational Memory and Learning — David Croasdell, David Paradice & James Courtney, Department of Business Analysis and Design, Texas A&M University, Virtue-Nets: Toward a Model for Expanding Knowledge Networks, proceedings of the 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences