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Peter Crnokrak (M)
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The Luxury of Protest
The Luxury of Protest is the nom de guerre of London based designer and artist, Peter Crnokrak. Projects are concept driven and utilize design language to communicate meaning in complex systems. The practice is a continual crossover between art, design and new technologies with work that addresses culturally relevant themes including geopolitics, generative aesthetics and the integration of science and art.
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    Beauty Is A Restless Entity
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    Visualizing Mathematics
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    "Love Will Tear Us Apart Again" maps all known cover versions of the iconic 1979 song by Joy Division. Spanning the 33 years since the record was released, the graph shows the subsequent 168 cover versions arranged in clockwise chronological space. The original 10 song variants recorded by the band occupy the centre top portion of the graph and are radially flanked by the numerous covers. The central cluster is a comparative waveform analysis of the three studio versions (outer ring) recorded by Joy Division and the two posthumous remixes (inner ring) released in 1995. Interestingly, the visualisation shows the inherent variation in song structure from recording to recording as the band engineered the particular sound they wanted the song to express.

    The remarkable number of cover versions and the enduring popularity of Love Will Tear Us Apart is a resounding testament to what is widely considered to be one of the greatest pop songs ever written.

    Original recordings by Joy Division :

    studio recordings : 3; video recordings : 1; live recordings : 4; posthumous remixes : 2

    Comparative waveform visualisation of studio recordings by Joy Division :

    light line : Peel Sessions recording at BBC Studios, Maida Vale : November 26th 1979
    heavy line : Strawberry Studios recording, Stockport : March 1980
    dotted line : Pennine Sound Studios recording, Oldham : January 1980
    light line negative : Arthur Baker mix by Arthur Baker : 1995
    heavy line negative : Permanent mix by Don Gehman : 1995

    Covers of the song per decade :

    1980s : 19
    1990s : 31
    2000s : 95
    2010-present : 23

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    “Maths Dreamed Universe” is a quantitative visualisation of the manner in which elemental forms in nature order themselves. The graph – created using generative Python code – maps numbers 0 to 100,001 arranged in a logarithmic spiral. The pattern that results is frequently found in nature, as in the arrangement of floral organs and the formation of galaxies. The spiral reveals the visual relationships of elemental numbers and the aesthetic beauty of mathematical equations.

    The project reflects the contemporary interest in the intersection of science and art : in particular the crossover of pure math with graphic aestheticism. The appreciation of aesthetic forms has a long tradition in art and design, but ornamentation is often derided as being little more than a fancy. But what if aesthetic appreciation was functional? – what if beauty communicates and is thus open to analytical investigation? “Maths Dreamed Universe” is the first in a series of projects that investigates meaning in aesthetics.

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