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08.13.14 Sophie Weiner

ANIMAL’s Radicals Of Retrofuturism uncovers stories by the technological rebels of the past in vintage media and looks at their predictions in the context of today’s digital world. This week, we look at Wendy Carlos’ letter to the Whole Earth Catalog. In 1971, Grammy Award winning composer and electronic music vanguard Wendy Carlos wrote a humorous and convoluted […]

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12.27.12 Andy Cush

German sound artist Derek Holzer has created the Christmas gift I wish I’d asked for: a beautiful, wooden analog synthesizer that’s controlled by light and a hand-cranked wheel. Holzer’s Tonewheels Hurdy-Gurdy (the name is a reference to this equally magical medieval folk instrument) uses no digital technology of any kind, relying exclusively on electronic oscillators […]

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