Tag: john cage

Wiring John Cage: Silence as a Global Sound System


Sandy Baldwin on music in the new media ecology.

Literal Art


John Cayley dadas up the digital, revealing similarities of type across two normally separate, unequal categories: image and text. “Neither lines nor pixels but letters,” finally, unite.

A Project for a New Consultancy


Joseph Tabbi and Gregory Ulmer discuss what intellectual work will be like in the new electracy.

Positioning Hypertext in Chomsky's Hierarchy of Grammars


Jim Rosenberg sends a shot of grammar straight across the bow of Nick Montfort’s controversial Cybertext review, adding volume to a volley already in progress

The Language of Music and Sound


Against the notion that music is the most abstract of art forms, Olivia Block thinks of music as a language with its own vocabulary of sounds, patterns, rhythms, notes. On the day of a performance in Kyoto, Japan, these reflections alter Block’s sense of her own language, English, deconstructed by Japanese advertisements, tee-shirts, “American” candy-bar wrappers, and text-cell phones.