R E C E N T DATA SONIFICATIONW O R K B Y P A U L H I G H A M
" Behold Paul Higham with his data glove performing inverse kinematic neural nets of cellular automata " Future Perfect 98 Curated by Steve Dietz, Craig Harris, Leonardo Electronic AlmanacPaul is a man of rich and eclectic interests, Intellectually he's really following his own path............I only know that it's brilliant."
Philip Blackburn Author of Enclosures The life and work of Harry Partch (1901-1974).
News Flash ... Paul Higham will be researching + making new work as artist-in-residence at the Zeppelin Factory, Friedrichshafen, Germany as part of the Salem2Salem Arts Initiative, Aug 2010.
PALAIS De La De`couverte. PARIS
VENDREDI 12 FEVRIER 2010 / 15H00-17H30 / FRIDAY 12 FEB 2010
Rayonnements et flux: du Soleil à l'oeuvre d'art Intervenants
'BEETHOVEN'S LAST : HIGH DEF MASK' BY PAUL HIGHAM : DRAWN BY CNC : AVAILABLE NOW IN HARDCOPY ON PAPER
NEW PERFORMANCE WORK InterSculpt Paris 2009
A REAL TIME SYNTHETIC COMPUTATIONAL GENERATIVE SCULPTURE
FOR PLAYER PIANO & DATA DRIVEN AUTOMATA
Data harvested from the works of Malthus & James Clerk Maxwell & Futures Markets
“My soul is an entangled knot, "Upon a liquid vortex wrought By Intellect in the Unseen residing. And thine doth like a convict sit, With marlinspike untwisting it, Only to find its knottiness abiding; Since all the tool for its untying In four-dimensional space are lying.” James Clerk Maxwell
A precursor to this new work by Paul Higham was ‘Unhappy Dow Jones; A Real Time Non Veridical Representation Of a Data Stream’ was shown at the Paris 1999 InterSculpt : 'Spectral Autotecture' also harvests grains of data from digital streams mined from population in real time. From this data I generate a repertoire of matrices which I use to dimension all species of data as vectoral coordinates. ”Culled” meshes can be prototyped in the physical realm as sculptures or left in their evolving virtual state. In a performance work such as 'Spectral Autotecture' the Data driven model continually evolves, feeding back, mirroring as a Self-Organizing system thereby showing the flux & dynamics of data and societal transformations over time: fenestrating organicity, hysteresis, turbulence & noise within culture in Real Time.
My works are synthetic computational works that deal with the commodification of information and dynamics of data itself. 'The Algorithms of Life : Form follows Function' Paul Higham
Works are output in formats such as cnc /rapid prototype/projection/maps & Datasonification.
The second largest one-day decline in recorded stock market history.
ALSO data parsed from the economic collapse of 1929 mashed in Real time with genetic algorithms, heuristics : HOG FUTURES & Wall St. now.
commonalities of function & form ,self organisation, entropy found in
artificial and “natural” structures
Paul Higham © 2000
MASS MoCA Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art PART OF THE "VISIONARY DRAWING" PROJECT SPONSORED BY THE JOAN MITCHELL FOUNDATION
SPECTRAL BACILLUS “Spiral of Dissent”
Synthesized Hog Futures, GPS, Genetic Code
'A Self–Organizing domain model of data matrices harvested from local population in real time. The generative model continually evolves, feeding back, mirroring & aligning under a “Social Skin” as a form of Social Architecture.'
RAPID PROTOTYPE : STL / CNC / SCALE CONSTRUCTION /
performance/ WEB / SONIFICATION
2002 contemporary arts center New Orleans real time computational installation
|AUTOTECTURE FUGUE PERFORMANCE / INSTALLATION / DOW JONES /HOG FUTURES SYNTHESIZED WITH GENETIC ALGORITHMS /SALEM ARTWORKS/ New York august 2007|
ABOVE DESCARTES FLY PERFORMANCE / INSTALLATION SANTA FE ART INSTITUTE, SANTA FE NEW MEXICO 2006
" L E S A M B A S S A D E U R S "
NYIT Gallery Manhattan 2007
Anechoic Synthetic Data Sonification
Real- time computational work
built from genetic algorithms,
Sidereal & weather satellite,
pyhsis, gold leaf, wax cnc
copyright paul higham 06
GEODESIC SUITE INSTALLATION at RODEO GALLERY,HEADLANDS,SAN
Aeolian Symphony for Sony Playstations & Mined Data - PERFORMANCE Computational Real-Time Generative Self Organising Works
BIG TOP GALLERY, NEW ORLEANS, 2005 : thanks to SONY Mathengine, Cambridge UK
VPL & "Flock of Birds" resident in house studio at the Human Factors VR Lab 1997-2000
1979 performances with Section 25
Selected Performances Press
"NUMINOUS PLATFORM" 1998
sAMPLED FROM THE "DIFFERENCE ENGINE" SCIENCE MUSEUM LONDON `97 thanks to Doran Swade for his KIND help
VR MUSIC DATA SONIFICATION WORK OF PAUL HIGHAM Mayo research studio at the Human Machine Design Lab Virtual Simulations Team 1997-1999 universim
photos SEAN SMUDA