Pixelsumo is a blog about interaction, with an emphasis on play, installation, video game culture, playgrounds and toys. Written by Chris O'Shea.
I have been a longtime fan of Soundtoys.net, from watching the tour starting in Bristol (photos), to talking at the symposium at Cybermusic last year (photos) and now contributing some new work to the community.
Now there is a new soundtoys website, with a popular tagging method for artists and works, plus a back-end API that allows other artists access to the content.
Stanza has commissioned artists to interpret and utilize the database of artworks thus creating unique new interfaces from which you can interact and browse the soundtoys online collection.
“Soundtoys.net is an artwork by Stanza. The aim of the project is to allow open access of the artworks that exist within the site, while at the same time treating these artworks as ‘assets’, as data, for re-experiencing the internet. Soundtoys.net now exists so others can take live feeds and link directly to the works. The new API allows the artworks to be re categorized depending on how one wants to relate to them. The idea was to make online interfaces that would create unique ways to access or interpret the Soundtoys artists, artworks and journal data. To do this I decided to start the whole project again and with the help of Gill Haworth at The Watershed we got some Arts Council England funding to allow this vision to take place. Using the new TAG system implemented by Toxi, its is possible to quickly re-arrange and ‘re-curate’ the content within the site into specific themes. Many thanks to Toxi rebuilt the soundtoys.net database and produced the API and tags allowing for live feeds and open framework.”