{sunday} Damian De Souza ~ Untitled

Lord, make me a channel of thy peace;
that where there is hatred, I may bring love;
that where there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness;
that where there is discord, I may bring harmony;
that where there is error, I may bring truth;
that where there is doubt, I may bring faith;
that where there is despair, I may bring hope;
that where there are shadows, I may bring light;
that where there is sadness, I may bring joy.
Lord, grant that I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted;
to understand, than to be understood;
to love, than to be loved.
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds.
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven.
It is by dying that one awakens to eternal life.

Happy Sunday.

Estas TonneInternal Flight (@ 432 Hz)

On the importance of lowering the tuning to 432hz (from the YouTube page)

You are important ;) Audio materials on this channel are slide time scaled & pitch shifted to 432 Hz (Audacity) then remastered. Douglas Adams almost got it right, but the meaning of life is “432”, not “42” haha :D

432 Hz is said to be mathematically consistent with the patterns of the universe. Studies reveal that 432 Hz tuning vibrates with the universe’s golden mean PHI and unifies the properties of light, time, space, matter, gravity and magnetism with biology, the DNA code and consciousness. When our atoms and DNA start to resonate in harmony with the spiraling pattern of nature, our sense of connection to nature is said to be magnified. Another interesting factor to consider is that the A=432 Hz tuning correlates with the color spectrum while the A=440 Hz is off. Audiophiles have also stated that A = 432 Hz music seems to be non-local and can fill an entire room, whereas A=440 Hz can be perceived as directional or linear in sound propagation.

Once you adopt the idea that sound (or vibration in general) can have an equalizing and harmonizing effect (as well as a disturbing effect), the science of harmony can be applied to bring greater harmony into ones life or a tune to specific energies. There is a form of absolute and of relative harmony. Absolute harmony can for example be determined by the tuning of an instrument. The ancients tuned their instruments at an A of 432 Hz instead of 440 Hz – and for a good reason. There are plenty of music examples on the internet that you can listen to in order to establish the difference for yourself. Attuning the instrument to 432 Hz results in a more relaxing sound, while 440 Hz slightly tenses up to body. This is because 440 Hz is out of tune with both macro and micro cosmos. On the contrary, 432 Hz is in tune. To give an example of how this is manifested micro cosmically: our breath (0,3 Hz) and our pulse (1,2 Hz) relate to the frequency of the lower octave of an A of 432 Hz (108 Hz) as 1:360 and 1:90. It is interesting to note that 432 Hz was the standard pitch of many old instruments, and that it was only recently (19th and 20th century) the standard pitch was increased. This was done in order to be able to play for bigger audiences.

Bigger audiences (more bodies) absorb more of the lower frequencies, so the higher pitch was more likely to “cut through”. One of the oldest instruments of the world is the bell ensemble of Yi Zeng (dated 423 BC), tuned to a standard F4 of 345 Hz which gives an A= 432 Hz. The frequency of 345 Hz is that of the platonic year! Similarly many old organs are tuned in an A=432 as well; for example: St. Peter’s Capella Gregoriana, St. Peter’s Capella Giulia, S. Maria Maggiore in Rome. Maria Renold’s book “Intervals Scales Tones and the Concert Pitch C=128 Hz” claims conclusive evidence that 440 Hz and raising concert pitch above scientific “C” Prime=128 Hz (Concert A=432 Hz) disassociates the connection of consciousness to the body and creates anti-social conditions in humanity. The difference between concert pitch A=440 Hz and Concert A=432 Hz is only 8 cycles per second, but it is a perceptible difference of awareness in the human consciousness experience of the dream we share called existence.

On a personal level, I “feel” the music between me & the person I am talking to plus sound is NOT not coming direct from the speakers, it’s just “there”. Also, I do not need to shout in clubs and pubs for other person to hear me properly – when I’m lucky enough to be blessed enough to be in that kind of environment, that is.

{en vedette} The Los Angeles Center For Digital Art “Mobile P1xels” 2012 Gallery Show Retrospective

I added captions identifying each picture, but they are not appearing in this gallery. For individual image artist information, CLICK HERE.

I had an email exchange with a developer yesterday. I was curious about an idea I had for an app for Pixels, to augment the social network aspect of the site with a simplified UI and perhaps add in a monthly photo contest to attract engagement. He mentioned selling prints and I said that wasn’t what I was after for Pixels, instead Pixels was a curated gallery. He responded, “Curated by whom? Everybody’s a curator on Pinterest now.” And I replied, “You obviously have no knowledge of iPhone photography history or my place in it. Not bragging, just stating a fact. You should go to the press section of the site and watch my Macworld talk from 2013.

“But your question brought a smile to my face.”

He then complimented Pixels, which was nice. But we aren’t going to be doing anything in terms of building something.

The day before I had been at the the Apple Store, getting a phone fixed. The woman asked me what I did. I mention music and art. She asked what kind of art and I mentioned Pixels & iphoneography. She wanted to see some images so I showed her some on my phone. Some of the ones she liked the best were ones from 2010 and 2011, shot on an iPhone 2 or a 3GS, apped with apps like ToyCamera and LoFi that are sadly now long gone.

It got me thinking, to say the least. Kind of put me in a funk. That’s what happens whenever I think about doing something with Pixels. Combined with going on Facebook and seeing a discussion about alternatives to Facebook for the community via the Dayflash app (an instagram imitator) and Vero, a photo-sharing app.

I need to remember to just enjoy having Pixels up and running. I am grateful for the artists who contribute. Of course I wish more of the old Pixels artists would take part, but people seem to be so used to the user interfaces of FB and IG, anything more complex is problematic for them. And they don’t care about image resolution, censorship, or searchable archives. They say they do, but they don’t.

Pixels will remain the archive of the early history of the iPhone art movement. I have a couple things in the works which may or may not pan out. The building of my Pixilation Studio + Gallery is part of one of them.

The discussion with the woman at the Apple Store reminded me of this amazing show we did at LACDA in 2012.

This article and gallery is the 29,278th post on Pixels.

I am ready for my close-up now.

{video} Withnail & I Review

It’s the best movie ever made, I promise. I think it’s only available in the Criterion collection online.

Knox Bronson ~ Music

I made the mistake of going on Facebook again, today. It never fails to depress, agitate, and disappoint me.

It is clear to me that if one doesn’t have a super-simple (with attendant limitations) user-interface, people complain. That’s how serious dumbed-down Instagram and Facebook have made us.

As always, there is the censorship problem.

And, lastly, try finding a picture you saw on Facebook or Instagram yesterday or last week. Fuggetaboutit.

I still have a couple ideas. My mission to promote the iphoneographic medium and its artists (including me!) to the world has never changed.

The Art of the iPhone

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