Topic: digital

Death Before Disko – by Herwig Weiser

Besides being a crazy cool, sexy piece of hardware, this work incorporates some interesting sound technology as well.

Herwig Weiser built a machine which confronts us with its technical elements in a particularly clear and alienating way. ‘Death Before Disko’ uses an online data stream from space observation and translates it into simple yet spectacular sound and light events. With the proliferation of digital technologies, users have become more and more distant from the physical hardware of their laptop or hi-fi units. ‘Death Before Disko’ aims to return to the foundations of the hardware, and shows how our relationship towards technology is more often emotional than rational.

artist & website: Herwig Weiser –