Author Archives | laragheintz

NOISE CITY

Since the 1930s New York City has been fighting noise. From Mayor Fiorello La Guardia’s “War on Noise” to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s “Operation Silent Night”, an attempt to “protect the sensitive and the infirm from the ravages of urban din” has today become the systematic identification and decimation of quality of life compromising noise. In […]

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Materiality of Sound

In Kaffe Matthews, “Sonic Bed Laboratory Furniture, Music by Christopher Cox”- And since the scientific discoveries of Hemholtz, Hertz, Edison and Tesla we have been taught to think of sound and music no longer as immaterial forces but as vibrating matter carried along on electromagnetic currents. The body and music then, are one. All is energy and […]

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A Street With a View and the parade as a Currency of Interruption

As I was reading John Bell’s piece on the Bread and Puppet Theatre, I remembered a project that was shared earlier this week in another class which seems strikingly applicable to the idea of street performance as intervention. The Project, called “A Street With a View” seeks to organize people in public places for rallies […]

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The People’s Mic, People’s Skype….. next comes Contact Skype? (Eyebeam)

At the Eyebeam activist on Saturday I ended up chatting for quite awhile with Jonathan Baldwin, a student over at Parsons A+T and the guy who developed “People’s Skype”. The project was based in calling a phone number, and then sharing your pin with people who you wanted to communicate with. What struck me about this project […]

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A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design

This isn’t necessarily “in the news”, although I suppose technically it is. in the news. i came across this article by a guy named Bret Victor who used to be a Human- Interface Inventor at Apple. While I can’t say I totally agree with his complete dismissal of the screen touch interface, I found his […]

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Bio Blog: Lara Heintz

I ended up in Media Studies as parts of a bizarre arrangement of intersections of interests and last minute half circle decisions. I grew up in Ohio to a Colombian mother and American father. I resisted the digital for a very long time, preferring typewriters and film and paper to the internet and digital media. […]

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