Tulpendiebe is the companion tumblr for my novel Kino, dedicated to Weimar Republic art, people, music, and events -- especially German silent film, along with anything related to the world of the book (which I mentioned here before.) And because copyright, piracy, and remixing are among the themes of Kino, I am inviting anyone to participate and send their own artwork, music, photos, and writing inspired by the tumblr. You can see submissions so far here.
My novel Kino will be published by Atticus Books on Tuesday. It's about a German silent film director whose movies are believed lost during World War II -- until his granddaughter receives a print of his 1927 debut The Tulip Thief under mysterious circumstances... [more inside]
A comprehensive database of nearly 200 "supercuts" -- those rapid-fire video remixes that edit a million of the same thing together in one video. (Think every single "dude" from the Big Lebowski, or a hundred clips of people saying "We've got company!" in movies.) Add any I missed!
365 Days of Print: Artists Remix the News is year long online kick-starter funded art project. Each month, 6-10 different artists around the world are provided with daily subscriptions to the printed version of a newspaper of their choice. During their month-long residencies they commit to read the paper every morning and then create work in response to their experience of the day's news. They then upload their daily results at either 10:00 a.m. or 10 p.m. EST. I've a little over a week left, but my work to date can be viewed here.
I had always been interested in the power and intersection of propaganda and graphic design. And World War II was a fertile era for both. So I started to remix old propaganda posters from the era with contemporary messages about the rancor that is prevalent in American political discourse. I have now published 19 of these posters under the moniker of The Chamomile Tea Party. The two most recent posters: Our Latest No Fly Zone and America's 4th Front: War on the Middle Class. Comments always welcomed.
I got an idea a while back to try and automatically "monotonize" music using the Echo Nest Remix library. This is a presentation and explanation of my initial process and some of the more interesting examples I've produced using the script I wrote. See for example Comfortably Numb as a one-chord song or Suzanne Vega's favorite note. [more inside]
A bizarre auto-mashup album I made today using Echo Nest Remix: it's a frankensteinien reconstruction of The Downward Spiral using only a few minutes of audio from the show Frasier.