Monday, December 18, 2017

ArtsLab The Opera: I, Leviathan Part 2

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 51: ArtsLab The Opera: I, Leviathan Part 2
Broadcast Monday 18 December 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Lavinia Murray, Thronodythru
Steven Goodwin, Moondog's Revenge
Stephen Pennell, Sinking
Deborah Edgeley, Thalassa
Mark Sheeky, The Saucer
Mark Sheeky, The Leviathan King
Andrew Williams, Time To Fight
Simon Ross, A Maze I Cannot Understand
Rebecca Cherrington, The Nature Of Pirates
Andrew Williams, Harmony Of The Ocean
Lavinia Murray, Brine
Mark Sheeky, Finale
Lavinia Murray, Therapy

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

You can listen live during the broadcast on:
www.redshiftradio.co.uk

Monday, December 11, 2017

ArtsLab The Opera: I, Leviathan Part 1

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 50: ArtsLab The Opera: I, Leviathan Part 1
Broadcast Monday 11 December 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Mark Sheeky, The Eternal Quest
Lavinia Murray, The Dreamer Awakes
Andrew Williams, We, Leviathan
Steven Goodwin, Captain Robert Threnody
Mark Sheeky, Rhapsody Of The Sirens
Lavinia Murray, The Dreamer Is Born
Deborah Edgeley, Moondog's Curse
Stephen Pennell, Poseidon's Anger
Rebecca Cherrington, The Storm
Simon Ross, Song Of The Sirens
Andrew Williams, I, Leviathan
Mark Sheeky, The City Of Sleep

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

You can listen live during the broadcast on:
www.redshiftradio.co.uk

Monday, December 04, 2017

ArtsLab S2 Ep.49: Police

ArtsLab produced and presented by Mark Sheeky
Series 2 Episode 49: Police
Broadcast Monday 4 December 2017, 2pm to 3pm GMT.

ArtsLab content is typically original, created by artists and poets for each episode.

Andrew Williams, Another Day On The Force
Lavinia Murray, Arrestable Offences
Robert Burgess, Blue Beat Cop
Mark Sheeky, Elementary My Dear David Holmes
Stephen Pennell, To Their Fellow Man
Mark Sheeky & Sinead O'Connor, Homage to 7 O'Clock News/Silent Night
Mark Sheeky, Rhapsody on Hill Street
Lavinia Murray, Arrested Development
Rebecca Cherrington, Police
Mike Fuller, A Policeman's Lot/Policeman Drew
Lavinia Murray, Custody Suite Diva

All past ArtsLab programmes can be listened to here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/RedShiftRadio/playlists/artslab/

You can listen live during the broadcast on:
www.redshiftradio.co.uk

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Grey Technology

I had a dream about a Lego space probe, heading for Mars as part of a school science project. It was dependent on all of its systems, and if one should fail (I imagined the failure of one of the axis aligned gyros) the whole probe would fail. I named this effect as black redundancy, a slight fault incapacitating the rest of the object when most of it was functional, and related it to computer programming where a tiny error or mutation in the machine code would be fatal to the integrity of the program.

I spoke to a dream character that biology was different, analogue in this respect, that it never truly breaks or is truly fully functional. I termed this white redundancy. I envisaged grey technology; machines with semi-redundancy, where the working parts of a machine would keep working when the broken parts were broken, that breakages would be detected and worked around automatically.

Essentially this was machinery that was much more tolerant of errors, particularly relating this to digital ones in computer code that might cause a crash. That the machines would behave biologically, and the wounded probe would do its best using the working functions. I called this grey technology and defined it as semi-redundancy of independent systems. I rushed home to publish this online.

In the dream I could not share the idea, prevented from working by children in my room, then a larger bullying child who I eventually threw out of the room, but he returned with a gang, and vicious animals to hammer down at my door and prevent me from typing. I felt that the dream was about the prevention of achievement of good work and good ideas by social commitments, or trivial things, but what ever that meant, at least now, I can publish the grey technology concept.

Errors and omissions frankly probable. This is one of several musings on life the universe and everything listed in the Writing and Essays section of www.marksheeky.com