Echo Yang explores the current popularity of generative design processes, where computer software iterates endless variations, by turning old school analog devices like tin windup toys, a Walkman, an alarm clock and other machines into instruments of self-generated output.
novastructura is maintained by Giuseppe Randazzo, a designer from Turin (Italy).
According to him: “This site wants to be an open and evolving place where to share my works and experiments as well interests on several topics, ranging from generative art, new-media art and contemporary art, to architecture, coding, science, tech, and so on. The meaning and the reason of novastructura may be seen as the need to explore the blurred boundary between art and science. The site for this purpose is divided in two parts, the personal works database (generative related) and a blog where I will try to collect – through my personal point of view – the most meaningful suggestions coming from the net about the above topics.”
Icarus’ album, Fake Fish Distribution (FFD), uses generative and parametric software techniques to create 1000 unique records. FFD comes in the form of a vast array of structured variations on the album’s musical content, feeding unique versions to each unique listener.
The album is available as a limited edition, via the normal medium of music distribution — the media file download — with each of the 1000 versions only being sold once and in sequential order. Upon purchase, you become the owner of that unique version.
FFD is encoded as 320 kbps mp3 files, contains no digital rights management software. and will play in any digital music player able to handle mp3 playback.