JAMES.H.CONNOLLY


VGA HARDWARE HACKING TUTORIALS

I began working with VGA cables after seeing a Dorkbot Chicago talk by Arcanebolt (Mark Beasley and Tamas Kemenzcy) in 2008. My first VGA hack was made for Die Computer, and the hack was further developed in my VGA Audio Video Synthesizer and in Cracked Ray Tube. The tutorials below are designed for people with little to no experience with electronics; a basic understanding of soldering is all that's needed.

Tutorial: Hacking a VGA cable to bend audio into video

This tutorial shows how to build a DIY VGA cable that is modified to bend audio into video with a shorted signal to enable vivid, erratic imagery. This this hack is the basis of the instrument.


Tutorial: Hacking a VGA cable to bend video into audio

This tutorial shows how to modifier another VGA cable to bend video back into audio to sonify your signal with all elements of your a/v output.



I'm a video/new media artist, educator, writer, and curator living in Chicago, IL. My work undermines the interfaces of consumer electronics and digital structures to liberate their latent audio and video materialities in videos, performances, and installations.

I teach in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and work as the Assistant curator of the Roger Brown Study Collection.


NEWS/EVENTS

2019

April 2019 essay on Rolling Ryot's Rainforest Reverb published in exhibition catalog for 2019 Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX

February 28, 2019 RGB.VGA.VOLT performance for the Performing Media Festival at Indiana University South Bend

February 18 - March 9, 2019 2019 Romp Through the Sandin Image Processor exhibited in the Performing Media Exhibition at Indiana University South Bend

January 25, 2019 Aesthetic Catharsis in the Era of American Fascists screens at Collective Misnomer's "the way things are. the way they are going to be." at the Dikeou Pop-Up, Denver, CO

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