August 08, 2011

The GhostCoder is an encryption utility, design for the Sonic Weapons Research Collective AUDiNT used to embed sound files or spoken text files within flac music files using spectral analysis to encode the research beyond the listeners hearing range. This information piggybacks on top of popular music files and torrents without being noticed, thus creating a networked distribution as an archival method of important information. The information or the torrent stream can then be decoded with the GhostCoder to yield the embedded information. The GhostCoder is intended to use viral dynamics as an archiving tool to ensure important data stays within the public domain.

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Dead Record Office

June 19, 2011

The Dead Record Office by AUDiNT is a 2011 Art in General commission. AUDiNT, short for “Audio Intelligence” is a collaborative, research team comprised of artists and scholars Steve Goodman, Toby Heys and myself, Jon Cohrs.

text from Courtenay Finn.

Since 1945, AUDiNT has been conducting research, rituals, and experiments into the opening of the 3rd ear, a dimension that materializes when sound, ultrasound, and infrasound are simultaneously deployed in a precise schema of sequencing, duration, and amplification. The 3rd ear forms a conduit for the channelling of voices and frequencies, allowing communication between the living and the dead, sanity and insanity and between disparate locations in space and time.

Adapting to, and capitalizing on the viral dynamics and tactical battlefields of 21st century digital networks, we are systematically uploading the AUDiNT research archive that has been compiled throughout the past 60 years. Our research concerns the hauntological power of sonic weaponry). This ritualized uploading of the spectral archive aims to create a prospective archive of wave-formed affect that is propagated throughout the living dead networks of our communication systems. This tactical shift – to open up our archive to the public – relates to our new mandate of arming the mass populace with the efficacy of sonic weaponry so that it does not become the sole preserve of the military-entertainment complex. With its dark science and sonically dissonant content, Dead Record Office is the enshrined location from which this viral transfer begins. continue…

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AUDiNT : The Dead Record Office

June 16, 2011

AUDiNT: Dead Record Office
June 17–July 23, 2011

Opening this Friday , June 17th, at Art In General.
79 Walker Street | New York, NY 10013

Art in General is pleased to present Dead Record Office, a New Commission project by AUDiNT. The researchers currently active within the AUDiNT research cell are Jon Cohrs(, Toby Heys( and Steve Goodman(, whose combined practices include music production and performance, sonic installation, academic research, and writing. For their first exhibition in New York, AUDiNT have produced a multi-sensory installation which brings together a number of their research techniques, softwares, sound systems, and archives for the first time; a culmination of decades worth of investigative analysis into the trans-historical orchestration of the soundscape.

In short, it’s a show about sonic warfare with several custom built tools that explores theories surrounding hauntology and the history of sound used as a tool for deceit.

We’ve written our own software that you can download to embed research and other sound files onto of bittorrents to use viral dynamics as an archive. GhostCoder

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The Martial Arts of Sonic Hauntology.

June 12, 2011

Monday June 13th, at Eyebeam Art + Tech Center, 540 West 21st, NY NY

This panel consisting of individual presentations and a group discussion will explore the intersection of sonic culture and the military-entertainment complex through the disembodied voices of secret communication devices, battlefield sonic deception and propaganda, acoustic weaponry, the physiology of inaudible vibration (unsound systems) and the encrypted, viral transmission channels of both analog and digital culture.
Presenters and organizers
Toby Heys (AUDiNT), Jon Cohrs (AUDiNT), Steve Goodman (AUDiNT), Dave Tompkins, Andy Battaglia.

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May 18, 2011

The De-Berlusconizer has launched a show removing further references of the Italian media hog.

From Domenico Quaranta :
“The DEberlusconiZER is proud to announce DE_ZER Vol. 3, the third of a series of exhibitions in which some contemporary artists are invited to give a new meaning to the informational space “liberated” from the unwieldy presence of the Italian Prime Minister. Every show includes three works by three different artists and lasts ten days, in an unprecedented adaptation of the codes of street art and public art to the online environment.
From May 16 to May 25, 2011, three works will alternate randomly into this public space: Offresi piazze italiane per aspiranti rivoluzionari, by Maddalena Fragnito; Your Face Here, by Les Liens Invisibles; and The bigger a man’s gun the smaller his doodlewick, by Jon Cohrs.”

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Screening of Spice Trade Expedition

March 29, 2011

There will be a 10 minute screening of a rough cut of the film at the Index Art Center in Newark, NJ
this Saturday, April 2nd, from 7-11pm for the opening of Video Village: New Media Expeditions
I’ll give an introductory presentation followed by a Q+A.

It’s a great group of artists including:
Orland Nutt (
Paula Pfoser (
Petra Cortright (
Stacia Yeapanis (
Alan Resnick (
Brenna Murphy (
Eva Engelbert(
Jon Rafman (
Lillian Gerson (h

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Article + Interview in We Make Money Not Art

There’s an interesting and thorough interview and article about the spice trade expedition in
we make money not art.

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Spice Trade Rough Videos.

March 20, 2011


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New site

March 16, 2011

I just finally updated my personal site, Its really nothing more then a list of links, but for once you can see my projects, and mastering work I do, a long with other things

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Presenting at FEAST

November 12, 2010

I’m presenting my new upcoming project at FEAST.
“FEAST is a recurring public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers.” But really it’s a fun party, where interesting projects are presented, and the most voted project will walk away with 1k or so. Come out for a great meal and to support my project, the spice trade expedition

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Press on Alviso’s Medicinal All-Salt

October 13, 2010

There have a been several nice articles written on our recent project, Alviso’s Medicinal All-Salt:
> TreeHugger
> BoingBoing
> Grist
> Good Magazine
> Make
> Miskeptics
and featured on Instructables with a lively debate;.)

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Presentation at Open Video Conference

October 02, 2010

Jacob Ciocci, Jeff Crouse and I are presenting our video based work, followed by a good discussion on open culture at the Open Video Conference on Saturday October 2nd at 4:45. Stop by if you’re interested.

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