Reincarnation 2014

wordpress-logo-stacked-rgbWelcome to the latest reincarnation of digitalsouls.com — as a WordPress site.

Previous incarnations of digitalsouls.com included early html only versions (1997-2000), followed by an incarnation as a PHP reactor (2001-3), followed in turn by a very successful life as a PHP Nuke in which digitalsouls.com evolved and grew through multiple versions of that publishing platform (2004-2013). Now, after a rather brief incarnation as a Joomla site (2013-14), digitalsouls.com emerges once more in its latest reincarnation, this time as a WordPress site.

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Dr. Hugo: Body Language Sequences

An intriguing mixture of urban anthropology and behavioral psychology, Dr. Hugo Heyrman’s online selection of short video loops offers a glimpse on the complexities of human behaviour and interactions. The work combines the elements of a virtual siteseeing tour exploring the streets of Antwerp, Netherlands, with the aesthetics of choppy motion loops – micro shorts, as Dr. Hugo calls them. The online work is part of Dr. Hugo’s Museums of the Mind.

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Dr. Hugo’s body language video loops continue a tradition going back to the earliest photographic motion studies of Eadweard Muybridge and Etienne-Jules Marey in the second half of the 19th century. The aesthetic and cognitive effect of their work is strongly shaped and informed by the analytic vision of Frederick Taylor’s motion studies at the onset of the 20th century.

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The Big Here and the Long Now

It was 1978. I was new to New York. A rich acquaintance had invited me to a housewarming party, and, as my cabdriver wound his way down increasingly potholed and dingy streets, I began wondering whether he’d got the address right. Finally he stopped at the doorway of a gloomy, unwelcoming industrial building. Two winos were crumpled on the steps, oblivious. There was no other sign of life in the whole street.

“I think you may have made a mistake”, I ventured.

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10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); :GOTO 10

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This installment of MIT Press series Software Studies has an unusual title, at least for the non-coding population. It is a single line of BASIC that, if the code is executed, prints an infinite string of consisting of two characters, selected at random. The last instruction at the end of the program line (GOTO 10) instructs the computer to go back to the beginning of line 10 of the program, execute its instructions, and generate and print out another character based on the algorithm.

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Mindbending Software, Inc.

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Mindbending Software Inc. specializes on psychological conditioning software packages for children.

change your baby nowWhen it’s in the game, it’s in the brain!

With the newest technologies our products infiltrate the computer games of your kids and mingle various subconscious or concious conditiong messages and images in the game contents.

The technology can be compared with the subconscious pictures in the TV program, and if you don’t know about them, ask yourself why are you buying all those things you don’t need. You see it works! Our software uses the same and some other patented methods to condition your kids.

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湧声 ”Yusei” – a sound creation made up of myriads of voices

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The microscopic particles were developed by myriads of voices. They make you feel the vitality as if lives are flowing over,
and after a while, you will realize you are being covered by them, as if sinking into the deep psyche.
Then, as if they correlate with the millions of flowing lives and nature in this world, reflecting and blending,
we will eventually be touching the shared particles which connect all of us.

tmymtur’s peculiar voice texture includes many territories of ultra-high frequencies (super sonic waves), developing many sounds from ultra-high frequencies, marking over 20kHz – that human ears are incapable of catching.These ultra-high frequency waves are often included in sounds of nature such as the flow of the river, the forest, waterfalls, and the wind blowing through the trees. Most of these which we consider as comfortable nature sound include these ultra-high frequencies, and it is also said that these ultra- high frequencies have the effect to make the human brain relaxed.

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Virtually Van Gogh

“I acknowledge that a man cannot perceive an object that does not exist; nor can he remember an object that does not exist; but there appears to me to be no contradiction in his conceiving an object that neither does nor ever did exist” (Thomas Reid, Essay 4 in Essays on the intellectual Powers of Man, 1785).

Lithuanian photographer and artist, Tadao Cern, created an interesting substitute for those who would like to see an actual, historical photograph of Vincent Van Gogh. Based on one of Van Gogh’s last self-portraits, Cern produced an intriguing digital simulation of a photograph of Van Gogh, a kind of digital Ersatz photograph, if you like.

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