Vector Synthesis audiovisuals book

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Vector Synthesis audiovisuals book

Post by macumbista » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:07 am

Dear Muffs,

I'm in the last 48 hours of my Kickstarter for a book on the history and practice of audiovisual vector synthesis (aka oscilloscope music, etc). Please check the link below for more details and thank you for your kind attention!

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PUBLICATION FUNDRAISER: 48 HOURS LEFT!

The VECTOR SYNTHESIS: a MEDIA ARCHAEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION into SOUND-MODULATED LIGHT book describes my research into the military and techno-scientific legacies at the birth of modern computing, and how early computer, electronic media, and video artists of the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s attempted to decouple these tools from their destructive origins.

It also presents my Pure Data software library and live performance project which employs audio synthesis and vector graphics techniques to investigate direct relationships between sound and image using analog CRT displays. The conclusion of the book reflects on how the project and the research surrounding it has contributed to the larger experimental audiovisual arts community through events such as the Vector Hack Festival.

Artists discussed include Mary Ellen Bute, Ben Laposky, Len Lye, Norman McLaren, Desmond Paul Henry, James Whitney, John Whitney Sr., Dan Sandin, Steina Vasulka, Woody Vasulka, Larry Cuba, Bill Etra, Mitchell Waite, Rosa Menkman, Cracked Ray Tube, Andrew Duff, Benton C. Bainbridge, Philip Baljeu, Jonas Bers, Robin Fox, Robert Henke, Ivan Marušić Klif, Jerobeam Fenderson, Hansi Raber, Ted Davis, Roland Lioni, Bernhard Rasinger, and the Kikimore group.

The book is 122 pages long, has 21 illustrations, links to several video examples online, and was fabulously designed by Claire Matthews.

I’ve launched this Kickstarter to print and distribute the book to people who have expressed interest, to get them to people who have assisted in its creation, and just as importantly to send them to organizations and schools who deserve one. Your support of this publishing project will help make that possible.

Details can be found here:



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Post by Soy Sos » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:57 pm

Looks amazing. Congrats on crushing it with your kickstarter campaign too.
Such a tricky thing to get right, I was so happy when Pittsburgh's kept
rising and bypassing their goals. Best wishes!

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Post by macumbista » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:31 pm

Soy Sos wrote:Looks amazing. Congrats on crushing it with your kickstarter campaign too.
Such a tricky thing to get right, I was so happy when Pittsburgh's kept
rising and bypassing their goals. Best wishes!
Thanks for the kind words. I'm totally amazed with the response! I meant it as a small press run for some people who expressed interest in my thesis project and maybe some libraries. This has gone far beyond my expectations!
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Post by macumbista » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:12 am

Only twenty-twenty-twenty-four hours to go on the Vector Synthesis book Kickstarter. Thanks again to all the supporters, this has really surpassed any of my expectations. Final print run will be 500 copies!

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Post by macumbista » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:02 am

:bananallama: 90 minutes to go. Thank you for your kind attention.
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Re: Vector Synthesis audiovisuals book

Post by acgenerator » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:51 pm

For anyone that missed out....

Copies can be ordered at the following URL:

http://www.lulu.com/shop/derek-holzer/v ... 79956.html

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Re: Vector Synthesis audiovisuals book

Post by Be Sandy? » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:56 pm

Thank you!
I missed this when the Kickstarter was live and have been trying to find a copy since.

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