We introduce the email bulletin "New-Method" No. 63 with our works and guest contributions. This issue features artist Shun Owada for the contributor.
Recently I went to a dentist. Due to some damage in nerves after a dental treatment I had before, my tooth got hypersensitive. It amplified small stimulus and kept causing harsh pain straight down through my lower jaw, so I decided to take treatment though reluctantly. The doctor said it is best to remove nerves although it weakens the teeth at issue as the removal blocks the circulation of blood and nutrition. Therefore, it requires to physically reinforce the teeth after removing nerves. Under local anesthesia, the nerves were removed in such a way that reminds me of land engineering, while they must have felt heat and pressure without being known. In the end, the teeth became insensitive and disabled to feel pain any longer.
Although medical treatment causes another pain, which is different from the symptom, anaesthesia can inactivate senses and make my intra-oral system into a set of things to be treated mechanically as such. After treatment, the effect of anaesthesia starts decaying and gives way to elastic recovery toward ordinary perception.
This reminds me of software synthesizers in the early 2000s. Due to the relatively weaker processing power of personal computers in those days, synthesizing had delays resulting from processing time, causing a noticeable gap between commands and actual sound production. Within the gap, which is heard simply as a delay, processing takes place as simultaneously embedded in the very sound being produced, which, while decaying, reaches to our auditory system. We can only wait passively during the space of time. This delay is unavoidable in theory, but today's computing power is strong enough to make it unperceivable as if not existing. This is a welcoming change in practice (which partly contributed to the introduction of synthesized sound into acoustic ensembles), but I think we must consider this moment where active listening and passive anticipation overlap, as a specific area as if being under the effect of local anaesthesia.
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Arrow Symbols No. 6
In many countries, the arrow symbol is commonly used as a symbol to indicate directions. With its capability of indicating directions, the symbol creates spatiality in the digital realm. This series arrange arrow symbols according to certain rules and visually create spatiality.
Encounter of Nan and Pizza
Nan is a type of bread eaten in India, Pakistan, Central Asia etc. Pizza is a cuisine originated in Italy, baked with tomato sauce, salami, cheese etc placed on round and thin dough made of flour. Nanpizza is a pizza using Nan for its dough. An Indian restaurant in Japan has since the last year offered it a new menu.
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Bulletin "New-Method" No. 63 English Version
Published on Aug. 4, 2018