We come in peace.
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our next overhaul
We’ll soon port most of our sound libraries to other sites, dump unused platform features, and get back to field exploration.
Bay Bridge Assay 1
2015-11-05: Bay Bridge Assay 1, our first visit to the new span with mic and camera. My friend Martin and I conducted wikiGong’s first recording of the new eastern span of the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge in November 2015. I’d wondered about the Bay Bridge for a while: after the Golden Gate, it seemed like […]
back in the saddle
…and riding through the ruins… The good news is that Studio One has risen again, fully functional, minus the expansion channels sacrificed to Wanderlust. Shakedown testing presented an opportunity to record a couple of “etudes”: nothing ambitious, just a bit of fun to post. The bad news? Cameras are dropping like flies! Etude #1: Back […]
WordPress…civilization…where will it end?
…in which we consider our third—or is it our fourth?—makeover…. Some time last year the various web and cultural planets I follow—perfunctorily, even lazily, I have to admit—came into alignment. I had an epiphany about the work we’re doing here at wikiGong.com. That is, an epiphany about our web page, not about the various things […]
…in which we continue the search for our lost tribe…. Dave’s been cross-posting wikiGong.com material to ccMixter.org for the past week or so and is planning to push out a bit more. Presenting our compiled efforts here, at our Sounds site, is great—we reuse the ccHost technology, demonstrate its power, get our own stuff out […]
…in which we prepare our statement for posterity. The following was cross-posted to the SoundWalk 2011 artists’ pages. WIKIGONG wikiGong is a collective dedicated to cataloging the sounds of large public structures for creative purposes such as assembling virtual instruments. Our guiding metaphor is the large Indonesian gamelan ensemble—the gong gede—each of which is tuned […]
…in which we contemplate our second birthday. The wikiGong website will be two years old tomorrow, July 26, 2011. You can read about the trepidation leading up to the launch on our first blog entry—wikiGong countdown—or by following the countdown tag. The site is eight months younger than the domain name registration, but it’s the […]
and yet another audio experiment
…in which we attempt to revert to Martin Laine’s “Audio” plug-in thanks to Safari’s behavior. [Update 2020-04-23: Invalid wpAudioPlayer domain link removed.] Let’s repeat the experiment with the variant syntax: Brooklyn Bridge handrail [audio:http://wikigong.com/cchost/content/Mr_Yesterday/Mr_Yesterday_-_BB_handrail_01.mp3] Golden Gate Bridge handrail [audio:http://wikigong.com/cchost/content/Mr_Yesterday/Mr_Yesterday_-_GGB_handrail_SEW.mp3] And the result is…. [Update 2020-04-23: Plug-in syntax became invalid when HTML5 support was introduced to […]
confessions of a project junkie
…in which I admit to beating around the bush. To the end, I will insist all this hemming and hawing may lead to meaningful accomplishment. Over the course of two weekends, I’ve managed to hammer the wikiGong site into a slightly more approachable—or at least more familiar?—form. A few things are starting to work as […]