Why DIY Music? Reflections from STEIM’s Patterns and Pleasure Fest, Handmade Music Amsterdam

Casper Industries’ Peter Edwards performs live at Handmade Music in Manhattan, at Culturefix. Why DIY, anyway? As we prepare for a special Handmade Music afternoon hosted by Amsterdam’s STEIM research center, my co-curator Takuro Mizuta Lippit (dj sniff) asked me to answer that question. Here’s what I wrote for STEIM’s international Patterns and Pleasure festival. […]

Exploring File Formats, Glitch with Rosa Menkman; Reading, Resources, Downloads

lofi Rosa Menkman – A Vernacular of File Formats View more documents from Rosa Menkman Can hacking the innards of a file give you insight into how the underlying data works – and how to unlock the aesthetic of a digital file? Here’s one way to look at that question. Rosa Menkman, presenting at the […]

Peter Kirn - September 27, 2011

ProRes Support, Now in Open Source ffmpeg Video Library and Converter

ProRes encoding. Photo (CC-BY-SA) Satoshi Tomiyama. Big news for codec nerds – the major free video tool is adding support for Apple’s ProRes format. Spotted on the ffmpeg news feed: FFmpeg now has a ProRes decoder in master git. We want to support more raw or 10bit or broadcast codecs. We need samples of the […]

Peter Kirn - September 27, 2011

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