univac (aka Tom Koch): “The Shadows of the Original Object”

univac (aka Tom Koch): “The Shadows of the Original Object”

This is my interview with univac, conducted via FaceTime on 6 August 2018.

This program is sponsored by J Jean Portraits, & Peggy’s Vegan Hot Sauce. For more information about our sponsors, follow the link. We are also now a part of the They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Network!  This week’s TMBG DAS is, “Lake Monsters.”


Topics Include:

Working in Radio & Big City
 on dfm.nu,
 Omnimedia, film school background, guesting on Negativland’s Over The Edge & No Other Radio at KPFA, working with Don Joyce on the air vs. dAs on the air, Omnimedia Cell Space & Peter Conheim, running the sound on the True False TourIt’s All In Your Head, getting into circuit bending, techdweeb.comTiny Flaccid Tubby Boxes, univac’s music, synthlab, the univac index (Peter Washburn), glitch video art, web & sound design in the ’90s and the appeal of the early web, collaborating with WobblyOvenguard MusicBran Flakes & Survival Research Laboratories, San Francisco & Sacramento scenes, the diminishing art spaces, the problems of gentrification, writing about circuit bendingThe Death of Circuit Bending on Over The Edge, Don as an artist, and the first audio net-stream working with Real Player in 1995 with Paul Godwin and  Miguel Noya, and the impact of live streaming video on our lives today. univac is also featured in the upcoming circuit bending documentary The Benders Circuit (http://benderscircuit.com).

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