Niederdorfer Februar

Saturday February 23rd 2019. Early afternoon. Finally a brief respite. jana° and I have spent all day yesterday (and all night) installing our work ‘Telepräsenz Lounge’ in Karl der Grosse (KdG). jana° is a member of the digital rights activist group ‘Digitale Gesellschaft’ whose conference we were invited to ‘decorate’ with our work. The event is called the ‘Winterkongress.’ Karl…

Telepräsenz @ DigiGes

The Digitale Gesellschaft Schweiz held their annual Winter congress for the second time and line_code were the resident artists. The many talks spread out over two buildings, the centre ‘Karl der Grosse’ and the ‘Helferei’ across the street. An ideal opportunity to set up our ‘Telepresence Lounge’ with two instances. The two historic rooms, the romantic ‘Grüne Stube’ and the…

Data Detox in Fotomuseum Winterthur

Come and detox your phone and laptop at the upcoming workshop developed by jana°, with the help of materials provided by tacticaltech.org. 25. November 18, 12-18h Fotomuseum Winterthur There will be several sessions and tutorials, including a couple of Cryptoparties (one about e-mail encryption, one about private web browsing via TOR) and a brief overview to Steganography. Interested? Hope to…

jana° in the WOZ weekly

The activist and part time journalist Donat Kaufmann, known for his “Mir langets”(I’m fed up!) campaign, called jana° to write a portrait of her digital life, as a contribution to the double pager about the Swiss Digital Tag (Swiss digital day). A celebration supposedly of all things digital in Switzerland, – however, famously organised by the largest publishing house, accepting…

Ambi media incubator

The W3rkH0f hosts an annual gathering of media artists,  developers and hackers, acting as an incubator for upcoming collaborations and developments. Of course line_code were part of this. Here a little impression, an ad-hoc light, sound, fabric and air installation by Farmers Manual and jana°, displaying video and music accompaniment by Volker Böhm and Ken Gubler.

Advancement Prize 2018 for line_code

We are very proud to announce that this years advancement prize of the cultural department canton Schaffhausen has been awarded to to line_code, for our upcoming ambi-media surround sound and vision performance “Open Homeland”. We are currently very busy finalising the software to create a truly unique sound and vision experience, both acoustically and visually. All synthesizers are hand coded…

The Buchla400

When Kent arrived in the Santa Clarita valley in 1994, CalArts was only just re-opening after the Northridge Quake.  The electronic music studios were declared a total loss and needed re-building.  David Rosenboom tasked Kent to work closely with Tom Erbe to reconstruct a modern digital recording studio and media arts laboratories.  In the six weeks before the fall semester…

ObjectiveC code poetry

One of our current ventures is making us explore the world of laser cutters.. Kent’s ObjectiveC in the audio editing tool LiveBetterSuite is being given a poetic treatment. Handwritten by jana°,  it is then transferred by laser onto the disused wooden shelves from the 200 year old W3rkH0f where our art is created. Line_code poetry          …

We are line_code

We often get asked what we do, how we explain our media arts made @ the w3rkhof,  aka line_code: Kent is a highly experienced coder, with a distingushed career both in coding for computer music composition for renowned computer media artists as well as commercial tools (such as the Vokator, Spektral Delay, and Reaktor from Native Instruments and many others) See his CV…