Monday, May 21, 2007

dorbot in melbs

the suspect backpack at melbourne's dorkbot

4pm, Sunday 27th May, 2007
Level 1, 124a Johnston St Fitzroy 3065 (just east of Brunswick St).

The Suspect Backpack is a wearable mobile sonic media art experience,
providing a user with the opportunity for first-person interaction and
engagement. The work is intended for use in public space, and at the same
time as it creates a personalised intimate environment for the user, members
of the public become the unwitting audience. This [prototype] work utilises
proximity sensors, a laptop, a pair of speakers and a set of headphones to
navigate two spoken-word sound environments.

Somaya Langley is a sound and new media artist who has presented works in
festivals and conferences throughout Australia. Her work has been
commissioned by Experimenta and the National Film and Sound Archive. She was
a member of the sensor-trio HyperSense Complex, is one part of the duo
MetaSense and performs live electroacoustics under the pseudonym of ID-i/o.
For the past decade she hosted a radio program, SubSequence, on Community
Radio 2XX FM. In recent years she has been the National Library of
Australia's Digital Preservation Officer and in 2006 was the recipient of the Inaugural Friends of the National Library of Australia Travelling Fellowship to
research models for archiving complex born-digital objects, in California

loud is (limited edition)

loud is boring - limited edition
loud is boring (limited edition)

metasense - farewell to canberra gig

thursday 24th may 2007 at the front gallery/café in lyneham.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

rediscovered [re-blog]

metasense at electrofringe 2005 (excerpt)

flame tank

pistachio tree - autumn


"With cutting-edge digital animation, video and electronic music, SUPER VISION makes the invisible “datasphere” visible, using the language and technologies of surveillance itself." (

While researching visas for overseas travel, I could vividly recall moments from the Builder's Association and d-Box's interactive [new media] performance work, Supervision. I witnessed the performance at ISEA 2006 and it was truly engaging.

The only thing I would have wanted, was to strip away the theatre venue stage/audience paradigm - and immerse the audience right within the unfolding story... But then, we've got real life for that.