xxxxx/PLENUM at Limehouse Town Hall Boxing Club London March 25 7pm to 7am. Admission by a piece of raw (meat, fish, veggie ++++++++++). 17:41 (xxxxx_plenum#1)

Totally expanded software exercise bike supreme workout.

Call for remote and local participation of Pders and all speculative coders no/any SC3, OSC (bitte RSVP) with five software patches or modules being all extensible, expandable, open to any further interpretation. All code strategies, such as the neural, audience simulation, timeslicing, and rabbit holing welcome.

a KOP + xxxxx collaboration in association with Open Congress and Boxing Club

With an aim at developing a working module for agenda setting and self-organization, PLENUM further explores the tension between the individual and the group voice, the human material and machine factor, the coming together and the falling apart, ultimately, the potential escalation of arguments leading to the (un)avoidable crash of self-made social units. Hopefully, a final walk out to River Thames at sunrise would revive the drained codes and souls.

Totally Expanded Software Exercise Bike Supreme Work Out

PLENUM/xxxxx Five (expanded?) software acts

Software is concerned with an interface which operates in two directions - from the realm of speculative or expanded software (aka. the social) to the reduced yet equally effective realm of codified software and (as output, as interference, as noise) the entry of executed results back. A repetitive return trip. A two way street.

The code here is concerned with that which can be exchanged (or mapped over) on this interface. On the machine side that which is knowable for the patch - time, sound as data (amplitude and thus frequency which then opens up to statistical analysis across various domains), and, as we will have 8 microphones distributed in the room, space. Simulation, and code herrings push things further.

On the other side, the human, and within a narrow context the meta, the xxxxx/PLENUM experiment attempts a simultaneous overmapping of both realms using operatic, logical and holographic technique dressed up in the emperor's new clothes; the expanded software script (human) translated into machine and meta-human-machine operation.

Software is substance. Software is script; a switch comprising one element of the meta-CPU of the world on a wire.

http://kop.kein.org/plenum http://1010.co.uk/plenum_patches3.tar.gz



xxxxx23 at Limehouse Town Hall Boxing Club, London 17:22 (xxxxx23#1)

March 23 2006 12.00pm

xxxxx23 introduces a fascinating sphere of active discourse rarely encountered in the UK, engaging with the rich consequences of expanded software. Key thinkers include Otto Roessler, pioneering a view of the world as interface, provide a solid conceptual background. Code art gurus Florian Cramer and Olga Goriunova magnify contemporary unleashed software. Art prankster Stewart Home, Graham Harwood from Mongrel and various ap and socialfiction.org protagonists assess an original interface, a particular world view informed by expansive life software. Bruno Marchal, interrogating artificial intelligence concerns, further opens the terms of code to embrace consciousness and the universe, as the switched entry into noise is processed with input from exploratory artist Shu Lea Cheang [PLENUM insertion with Ilze Black and Armin Medosch]. Spectacular interruptions from renowned mystical sound artist Leif Elggren and Yves Degoyon's self-destructive commandline further a data driven collision of theory and practice.


Graham Harwood

xxxxx on a wire at SPACE, London 17:17 (xxxxx_on_a_wire#1)

March 22 2006 8.00pm

#N canvas 0 0 323 172 10;
#X text 202 123;
#X msg 120 31 node.l ->;
#X obj 175 139 print;
#X msg 279 153 world_on_a_wire ->;
#X msg 222 108 ap ->;
#X msg 167 104 pd ->;
#X msg 148 82 osc ->;
#X msg 126 55 xxxxx ->;
#X connect 1 0 2 0;
#X connect 3 0 2 0;
#X connect 4 0 2 0;
#X connect 5 0 2 0;
#X connect 6 0 2 0;
#X connect 7 0 2 0;

open call for no fee/free play OSC/Pd/ap on a wire participants for collaborative open air performance Mare Street 22nd March

welt am draht projection

7pm setup 8pm opening

SPACE, The Triangle, 129-131 Mare Street, E8 3RH London RSVP/submit protocols/working plans to xxxxx@1010.co.uk

participants: ap, Aymeric Mansoux, Chun Lee, Yves Degoyon, Alejandra Perez Nunez, Marloes de Valk



Holographic xxxxx at SPACE, London 17:10 (xxxxx_holographic#1)

March 20 2006 7.30pm

Neurophysiologist Karl Pribram investigates the Spectral Holographic Domain: in Brain, Navigation and the Universe.

Karl Pribram is the leading exponent of a holonomic theory of the human brain backed up by hefty experimental research. All parts contain the story of the whole, with the term holonomic referring to a dynamic or changing hologram.

A hologram is a total writing of a scene, a completely realistic three-dimensional representation. Every part of the hologram contains information about the whole; cut up a hologram into small pieces and the original image remains visible, all of the information is intact; the window on the world is solely reduced.

Holography presents a transformation from the spatial into the frequency domain such as is enacted by the Fourier transform formula; holocaustic mathematics enabled by Leibniz' prime transformational tool, the discretising integral of Gravity's Rainbow.

In the reverse direction, Light is in the frequency or holographic domain. An inverse Fourier transform is enacted by a lens which can focus a beam of light, converting the frequency nature of the information into a spatial image:

Remove the converging lens in a slide projector that forms the image. Place a slide in the projector and project the light onto a screen. No image will form. Technically, the light incident on the screen is in a holographic form. Each point on the screen is receiving information from every point from the slide. If a converging lens is placed at a location between the screen and the slide projector an image can be formed on the screen. The lens can now be moved to new locations in a plane cutting through the light path to the screen and in each case a complete image is formed (Taylor, 1978).

The consequences of such domain transforms within the context of consciousness are extreme. xxxxx pairs Karl Pribram's lecture with a rare screening of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's sci-fi magnum opus Welt am Draht.

A world where one is able to make projections of people with a computer. And of course that leads to the uncertainty of whether someone is himself a projection, since in this virtual world the projections resemble reality. Perhaps another larger world made us a virtual one? In this sense it deals with an old philosophical model, which here takes on a certain horror (RWF)

Transformations enacted by both the lens of Pribram and of Fassbinder open up the total consequences of the universe as hologram under a rereading of the instantaneous communication of totally distant subatomic particles. Holographic theory presents a radical view of reality which well connects with monadology and computation, with a stress on the framing of perception, the question of which abstraction or domain we inter information within.



From Ripper to Stripper. A Psychogeographical walk around the City and East End. 17:06 (xxxxx_ripper_to_stripper#1)

March 16 2006 6pm

Stewart Home remaps the 1960s London 'nude murders' attributed to the uncaught Jack The Stripper, onto an earlier series of sex killings of prostitutes, the Victorian Jack The Ripper murders. Since the locations at which the bodies were found (and these are not in all instances the actual murder sites) have change dramatically since the killings, it seems reasonable to treat the sites of one series of murders as belonging to the other. This is about historical resonance and the difficulties of physically revisiting the past, rather than historical accuracy.