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Associative Memory

While working on the image material in the digital archive, we listened to an audio recording of a lecture where Kurenniemi described the “associative memory” model of some of his early instruments where, in contrast with more conventional addressable memory, … Continue reading

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Computer Palette

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Unpacking the hard drive

We began by unpacking the hard drive of Kurenniem’s materials as prepared by Perttu Rastas of the Finnish National Gallery. The file contained snapshots from various home computers of Kurenniemi (sometimes the result of his own migrations between computers), as … Continue reading

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Visiting the Kurenniemi Archive

Finnish National Gallery Archivist Perttu Rastas takes us on a guided tour of the Kurenniemi Archive

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Practical Futurism

On a visit to the University department of music that now conserves some of the DIMI instruments; we were told by Kai Lassfolk (who will be one of the musicians performing Kurenniemi’s instruments at Documenta) about how even though Kurenniemi’s … Continue reading

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Creating a montage (resizing images first)

mkdir 640 cp *.JPG 640 cd 640 mogrify -resize 640×480 * montage * index.png   import os for root, dirs, files in os.walk(“.”): for d in dirs: path = os.path.join(root, d) os.system(‘montage “‘ + path + ‘”‘)

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