Dr Emit Snake-Beings
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Intersections between art & science:
Research archive of Dr. Emit Snake-Beings

Faces of Dr. Emit Snake-beings

Emit Snake-Beings has been making stuff from recycled materials since 1982, when he built a spring reverb machine from a loud speaker, a couch spring and a record pickup cartridge. As well as musical instruments and sound boxes he started a collection of coin operated electrical (interactive) Shrines in 1990 after failing to destroy the final shrine in a series of destructive artworks documented in the ritual-performance super 8mm film 'The Shrine' (see the 'Ethnographic Archive' link above). Extensive sound archives of Snake-Beings can be heard on this website, in addition to many of the visual archives which have been collected on the way, some of which are created under the pseudonym 'Edward Godsmyth', and collaborative works under the name Karen Karnak, Bingodisiac and Circuit47. In 2016 Dr. Emit Snake-Beings was awarded a doctorate for his thesis exploring DiY [Do-it-Yourself] technologies and techno-animist approaches to material agency - Publications and research can also be viewed and read here, documented in the form of journal articles and posters for performance events (click on the link to 'Research Portfolio' above)

Interactive devices

Working currently on a series of sensors for a DiY analogue synthersizer. Using Arduino sensors to create a nine channel theromin-type unit. Various other interactive devices made by Dr Emit Snake-Beings are archived on this site, including the collection of over 30 coin-operated electrical shrines made between 1990 & 2001 and later devices using Arduino, Axoloti and Raspberry Pi technologies. There is also a collection of Flash interactive devices, such as the various cut-up and linguistic Masticators burried within the deeper realms of the archive. For a start you could try looking at the 'Interactive Diy Electronics page' or the 'Electrical shrines' page both under the 'Electrickery'tab above.

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