About a year ago, Rob Seward created the Four Letter Wordspiece. The original video now counts about 111k views on vimeo and has been blogged by numerous sites out of which I think Pieter and Rhizome were the first. Earlier today, I got an email from Rob about the latest video he made, that was projected on a screen hung between two trees, with several other sound and video installations in the woods nearby. It was made using After Effects with sound in Ableton Live and using the FLW installation as source material (see bottom of this post). I thought the project needed a re-visit, looking at ins and out of how it actually works, what makes is tick as they say. After few emails back and forth with Rob, here are the details:
Low cost and open source, Rob Seward’s Z1FFER is Hardware Random Number Generator that harnesses thermal noise to provide a high quality random bitstream for research and experimentation. Available at the CAN shop now!