ALGORITHM and RHYTHM
Founded 2008 by Shintaro Miyazaki “Institute for Algorhythmics” is an ongoing project in artistic research, design research and experimental theory. It investigates the algorhythmic structures in our contemporary life, culture and society.
Algorhythm(**) is a quite serious combination of ALGORITHM and RHYTHM. An algorithm is a finite sequence of step-by-step instructions, a procedure for solving a problem, often used in computers as programms or in everyday life as cooking recipes. Rhythm on the otherside is defined since the ancient greek philosopher Plato as a time based order of movement. Algorhythms occur when real matter is controlled by symbolic structures like instructions written as code. Algorhythms show us that our digital culture is not immaterial, but divided in time. Time + music becomes important for understanding media. With little technical effort the invisible electronic or electromagnetic (wireless) signals can be made hearable. Listening to those modulated signals, you can hear the rhythmic character of the signals of most digitally working devices and also of wireless consumer electronic networks like WLAN, GSM, UMTS, Bluetooth, digital TV and Radio et cetera.
As an ongoing project “Institute for Algorhythmics” is hearing and looking mostly to the epistemology of consumer electronics or digital media technology and is open for new collaborators and will come out with its latest research results in diverse forms of expressions like: Text, sound, performance, exhibition, concert or lecture.
** More about Algorhythmics here.