Yeep!Eep!Eep!Program (or YEEP) by Daniel Temkin aka rottytooth creates images reminiscent of computer error using the unique retro pseudographics of the Commodore 64. By manipulating the VIC registers, YEEP generates images based on data that happens to be in RAM at the time, and what was on the screen just before the program ran. This information is mediated through character sets controlled by the user. It also has controls to alter the color and add additional data to be drawn. The entire palette available on the C64 is in use (all 16 colors!).
What inspired your piece?
I’m interested in the irrationality of logical systems and the conflict between human thought and computer logic. I love simple programs that take us to weird places. Everything YEEP does is contained in two lines of code, the rest is there for usability and color changes. I wrote it in BASIC and released under Creative Commons to allow others to experiment with what is essentially a bizarre feature built into the Commodore.
Working with the C64 was especially gratifying — this is the machine I learned to code on, sneaking into my older brother’s room to use it. The work is also influenced by the aesthetics of hardware hacks such as Jeff Donaldson’s noteNdo project.
What music are you currently listening to?
I just saw Guided By Voices last month at Irving Plaza – that’s the music I code to.
Are you excited to see anyone in particular at lWlVl?
Raquel Meyers and Rosa Menkman
What do you recommend seeing or doing for those traveling to NYC ?
I have a duo show up at Transfer Gallery with A Bill Miller right now called Language and Code, which deals with similar themes. Would be great to see you there!
Yeep!Eep!Eep!Program will be on view throughout lWlVl Festival and during our $5 gallery hours on 8/23 from 11:00AM to 4:30PM.
Looking forward to installing YEEP (for the first time in about four years) and projecting it much larger than I ever have before. For a low-fi piece it means pixels as big as your head!
lWlVl Festival is proud to present musical performances by
PAZA RAHM (SE)BIT SHIFTER (US)IAYD (US)MEISHI SMILE (US)
live visuals by
DANIEL TEMKIN (US)
For full line-up and more announcements, check out lWlVl.com
All the links from my talk at BHQFU
- Performative utterance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaWords that do something in the world vs those that communicate
- Microcodes - Pall ThayerCode Art: two audiences, the machine and the human reader
- pallthayer.dyndns.org/microcodes/MCprimer.pdfPall’s description of his Microcodes
- cross.ova.ing ][4rm.blog.2.log][Code Poetry. A different style of mixing human and computer messages
- wheres_the_art.png (960×720)Where is the art happening?
- Brainfuck - EsolangHas the list of BF commands
- Brainfuck | NMC Media-N RebuildBrainfuck as concept art
- VerboseFuck!One of the more interesting BF knock-offs; offers the illusion of options we don’t really have. See also: Ook! (generally considered the first)
- U B U W E B :: Sol Lewitt - Sentences on Conceptual Art (1968)LeWitt as touchstone for digital art
- sol lewitt incomplete open cubes - Google SearchThe LeWitt style of carrying out a concept in what appears to be a neutral way, to expose the irrationality of the idea itself
- MANIFESTOEsolangs have more in common with Fluxus: anti-commercial, non-art, messier and crazier, emphasizing the experience over dead objects we’re not allowed to touch
- Concept ArtGreat discussion of concept art, Fluxus, Conceptual art
- www.deluxxe.com/beat/fluxusworkbook.pdfDiscussed: Yoko Ono’s Fly, George Brecht’s Exit, scores that one needs to perform oneself to understand, scores that cannot be performed at all
- CABINET // TechnomasochismINTERCAL: the compiler as dominatrix
- Whitespace ExamplesWhitespace: perhaps the most minimalist language
- DM’s Esoteric Programming Languages - Piet SamplesSome amazing Piet programs, especially check out Pi
- Piet Interpreter - wonderfl build flash onlineAn interpreter to try the Piet examples
- Καλλ?στ? - EsolangA compiler that refuses to reject any code, no matter what format or content
- Unnecessary - EsolangThe only valid Unnecessary programs are the ones that don’t exist
- Oou: The Insane LanguageA spoken language to promote miscommunication and insanity
- Entropy - EsolangA language that works against the compulsiveness of programming
- Drunk ElizaOne way to make esolangs accessible to non-programmers: write code in it that exposes the nature of the language
- Drunk Eliza | MetaFilterPrograms take on sometimes unexpected cultural contexts when you put them out in the world
- Little Lisp interpreter - Blog - Hacker SchoolHow to write an interpreter in JS
- FrozenInTime on VimeoOutput from Light Pattern program
- Artist’s Notebook: Ramsey Nasser - ANIMALA language that exposes Western biases in development tools
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