Author Archives: Jenn Karson

Connectivity Lab Live at Malmö University, Sweden

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In December 2012 IBM Chief Scientist John Cohn and I participated remotely in Connectivity Lab Live at Malmö University in Sweden. It was a great opportunity to introduce Vermont Makers, swap stories about the maker movement and share our explorations arts, science and technology. To learn more see the links and video documentation below.   [...]

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SparkFun Electronics Interviews Jenn

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This interview was originally posted on the SparkFun website: by Chelsea the Destroyer | January 17, 2013 Photo of Jenn by Matt Thorsen for Seven Days SparkFun’s Department of Education engages in educational outreach all over the country, and we’re always impressed and excited when we run into people and organizations as enthusiastic about electronics [...]

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Connectivity Lab Live at Malmö University, Sweden

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In December 2012 IBM Chief Scientist John Cohn and I participated remotely in Connectivity Lab Live at Malmö University in Sweden. It was a great opportunity to introduce Vermont Makers, swap stories about the maker movement and share our explorations arts, science and technology. To learn more see the links and video documentation below.   [...]

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RELEASED.

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An office intercom still works, its switches clearly labeled North Corr., Bubble Office, Dining Room, Kitchen, Ground Activity, etc. We flick its switches and listen to the rooms, each one echoes a unique memory and its own sound, each room sounding a distinctive blend of overtones and textures. The slow damp decay of the building’s structure holds all this. This sound piece begins to imagine the release.

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SOUNDS OF A STONE HOME

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SOUNDS OF A STONE HOME is a shimmer of sound that explores the comings and goings of the creatures, people and things who inhabit the stonequarries at Millstone Hill in Barre Town, Vermont.

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SOUND AND COLOR: EXPLORING TIME AND PLACE ON THE LAKE CHAMPLAIN WATERFRONT

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In April 2010 CiTu labs of the University of Paris held the first synchronized international event for The Art Collider. In Vermont, sound artist Jenn Karson and photographer Matt Larson participated from ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington, Vermont. They contributed live sound and video streams from the Burlington Waterfront using max/MSP.

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SCORING THE STREETS OF NEW ORLEANS

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Fragments of song float from street corners and weave throughout the open-air bars and restaurants that line Bourbon Street. For the passerby, pieces of numerous songs are threaded into one melody. Time signature is determined by the walker’s gate, notes by the chance encounters with the sound events of the place, points on a map.

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NAVIGATING THE BAY

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Navigating the Bay is a sound and projection installation that explores the complex systems of humans, animals and machines that rely and reside on the San Francisco Bay. A response to the 2007 Cosco Busan Oil Spill that was partly the fault of malfunctioning radar, the installation uses sound, projection, sensors, micro controllers and Max/MSP. The piece explores the progression of navigational technologies, channeling current sounds of the bay through historic San Francisco fog horn patterns.

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Navigating the Bay Score

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This is an example of an installation score. It gives visual clues to the patterns, timing and concepts of the sound and projection installation “Navigating the Bay.”  

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