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.
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.
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.