I guess I'm a lucky man. I earn a crust making things and helping people make things.
And I enjoy doing that. My first job was in a film library and I went to college to learn about electricity.
Most people that own a modern computer or telephone are familiar with the idea that such devices are full of billions of transistors. Most people, quite rightly, never consider the function of billions or individual transistors. Why would you? Today anyone can search and retrieve transistor specifications directly from manufacturers. However, internet browsing does not adequately convey the optical aura and pattern serendipity of the gaze on a page of data in a physical book. The poet Paul Valéry declared that "a book is a machine for reading". In the case of Towers' International Transistor Selector it is a machine that is made of transistors unlike any other.Appearing at: Access Space
OPEN PLATFORM/RAP(s)-TwT. is a micro event series that explores the digital with physical means by asking performers to present digital work without using anything digital. Five performers/presenters take up the challenge of re-thinking the digital with free interpretations that are 1 to 10 minutes in duration, about or related to digital technology and happening on some sort of platform. 'Technology without Technology' (TwT) performances are a creative, playfully serious strategy to negotiate the 'unknowable' of digital technology and the constant information overload in our contemporary world. OPEN PLATFORM/RAP(s)-TwT. originated at Access Space in 2012 and is curated by Susanne Palzer. @Open_Platform_