Hz #12 Hz www.hz-journal.org #12 presents: [ARTICLES] Spectral Memories: the Aesthetics of the Phonographic Recording by Dugal McKinnon Sonic artist/Composer Dugal McKinnon examines the aesthetics of the phonographic recording: “how is the record, as a technology with a well-documented history, also a signifying medium that has generated certain meanings, and modes of aesthetic production and reception?” _Augmentology Extracts_ by Mez Breeze Futurist and cyber poet Mez Breeze explores concepts that shape and are shaped by an extensive range of online/synthetic encounters through the phenomena Reality Mixing, Game Addiction and Avatar Formation. Three extracts from augmentology.com Sound Art and Public Auditory Awareness by Ariel Bustamante Ariel Bustamante explores the connection between Sound Art and public auditory sensibilities by reviewing works by Max Neuhaus, Sam Auinger and Bruce Odland, Christina Kubisch, and Scout Arford and Randy Yau. Second Lives, Virtual Identities and Fragging by Matthew Board “The use of the virtual identity, whether through Second Life, the persona of the hacker or an online identity gives the digital artist the freedom to explore creative strategies that would otherwise be much more difficult to realize. ” Matthew Board investigates online art practice. YMYI – You Move You Interact by João Martinho Moura and Jorge Sousa “YMYI (You Move You Interact) is an interactive installation, where one is supposed to build up a body language dialogue with an artificial system so as to effectively achieve a synchronized performance between the real user’s body and the virtual object itself.” Pixelgrain by John Grande Writer John Grande’s essay on “Pixelgrain” project by the artists Michael Alstad and Leah Lazariuk, an online repository of documents and ideas linked to the fading symbol of the Canadian prairie grain elevator. [NET ART] Spamology by Irad Lee Self-Portrait by Ethan Ham All The News by Jody Zellen MyNovel.org by Alan Bigelow Nothing At All (Here) by Jeremy Hight ———– Hz is an on-line journal published by the non-profit art organization Fylkingen in Stockholm. Established in 1933, Fylkingen is the oldest forum for experimental music and intermedia art in Sweden. Throughout its history Fylkingen has been known to be a driving force in the Swedish art scene to introduce and promote yet-to-be-established art forms, the examples of which include Bartok, John Cage, Nam June Paik, Electro-Acoustic music during the ’50s as well as Stelarc in recent years. Our members are leading composers, musicians, dancers, performance artists and visual artists in Sweden. For more information on Fylkingen, please visit www.hz-journal.org/n4/hultberg.html.