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8    <h2>Pianola, Art and others</h2>
9
10    <h3>Pianola</h3>
11    <p>The technikum29 is quite versatile &ndash; beside all the communication
12       and computer technology we also show very special exhibits: This is
13       a fully executable pianola, year of manufacture about 1910-1915.</p>
14
15    <p>
16       It's a great experience see and hear such old jukeboxes, typically made
17       only of natural materials like leather, gum, wood, bone glue, felt, metal, paper,
18       ivory and glas.
19       <br/>By assembling these elements on an intelligent way, one could
20       build a simple mechanical machine which is especially impressive
21       for today's people. Here at the technikum29, we will show you how
22       this device works, we will explain the basic functionality and
23       play challenging compositions. While having covers removed, you can
24       even see the fascinating mechanics working.<br>
25           <br><a class="go" href="/en/devices/functional-explanation-pianola.php/"><b>Functional explanation of the pianola</b></a></p>
26    </p>
27
28     <div class="box center">
29       <img src="/shared/photos/kommunikationstechnik/pianola.jpg"
30         alt="Picture of the Pianola" width="700" height="618" class="nomargin-bottom" />
31     </div>
32
33        <h3 id="music">PUNCHCARD-MUSIC</h3><br>
34       
35        <p>What an unusual sight: Our IBM 26 card punch as a rhythm machine next to a grand
36piano and other instruments. The sound of the IBM 26, carefully embedded into a
37concerto, yields to a never-heard-of listening experience. <br>
38
39The premiere of this setup was in May 2013 in Cologne. The pianist exchanged
40the piano's keyboard with that of the card punch - a new and strange sensation.
41More details about this performance, including pictures, additional information
42as well as a video clip, may be found at <a class="go" href="http://www.punchcardmusic.de/press.html"><b> punchcard-music</b> </a></p><br>
43       
44        <div "box clear-after">
45        <img src="/shared/photos/rechnertechnik/ross-moll.jpg" width="848" height="555" class="nomargin-bottom" />
46        <div class="bildtext">
47        <b>Punchcard-Music</b> Photo by Florian Ross</p>
48        </div class="bildtext">
49        </div>
50       
51        <p>We actively support artists who need original (computing) equipment from days
52long gone for their creative endeavors. The machines in our collection are
53extremely well suited for a symbiosis of art and technology which yields new
54experiences in viewing and listening.
55       
56        </p>
57         
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61         
62        <h3 id="leander">Art in the Museum</h3>
63
64<p>The technikum29 motivates activities that get awards and prices. The latest
65example is that of the young artist Leander A. Schwarzer who transforms
66everyday things into pieces of art. He has developed pictures made from zippers
67that can be opened thus giving the viewer the opportunity to modify the picture
68itself.<br>
69 His latest visit to the technikum29 has inspired him to make art from
70and with punch cards which were the basis of industrialization in the 20th
71century. First the "Terzett" (Trio) was created which consists of three punched
72cards with these irreversible sentences:</p>
73
74<div class="box left">
75        <img src="/shared/photos/start/lk.jpg"  width="250" height="350" class="nomargin-bottom" />
76                <p class="Bildtext small">Picture 1: 3 punch cards with text</p></div>
77               
78        ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE<br>
79        IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING<br>
80        IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE<br>
81        <div class="box right">
82        <img src="/shared/photos/start/leander.jpg" alt="Leander Schwarzer" width="313" height="239" class="nomargin-bottom" />
83                <p class="Bildtext small">Picture 2: Leander A. Schwarzer punching cards on an IBM key punch</p>
84               
85                </div>
86
87<p>These cards were hanged on a wall at a distance of 1-2 cm. During the day sun
88rays create shadows of the punched and coded text on the wall behind the cards.
89This work of art was awarded a price at the 32th grafics competition in Austria
90(Innsbruck, 2011). This in turn motivated Mr. Schwarzer to continue his work
91with punched cards. He spent several days at the technikum29 punching excerpts
92from Marx' "Capital" thereby creating a pile of several hundred cards. These
93were shown in the exhibition "A Symbol of Freedom" in Piacenza (Italy). Punched
94cards transform contemporary slogans into visual paradoxes when they create
95their unique shadows.</p>
96<div class="box left">
97        <img src="/shared/photos/start/lk-musik.jpg" alt="Musik aus Lochkarten" width="336" height="188" class="nomargin-bottom" />
98                <p class="Bildtext small">Picture 3: Punched cards running through a "musical clock"</p>
99                </div>
100
101<p>Another work, "Fetish Character of commodities", concatenates the cards
102containing Marx' text fragments. This string of cards is then pulled through a
103mechanism like a musical clock that generates sounds controlled by the holes in
104the cards. So, finally, the "Capital" is transformed into atmospheric sounds.</p><br>
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108         
109    <h3>Movie projector  "Dresden 1"</h3>
110
111     <div class="box left clear-after">
112        <img src="/shared/photos/kommunikationstechnik/kinomaschine.dresden1.jpg"
113           alt="Photography of the movie projector Dresden 1" width="350" height="630" />
114
115                <div class="bildtext">
116          <p>The technikum29 has a movie projector from 1951 (there are
117             more and even older projectors from the 1930s that are stored in the
118             archive for lack of space).</p>
119          <p>
120             Movie projectors have always been very complex devices. At that time,
121             the bright picture projection was archived with an arc light which was
122             generated between two carbon pencils. The waste heat was deflected via a
123             chimney pipe! <!-- stupid mode... -->
124             Since the pencils got shorter and shorter while the movie went on, they
125             had to be moved continously closer together for producing a constant
126             luminosity. Otherwise the light goes out.
127             <br/>We will repair this device to show an original newsreel from the 1960s.
128         </p>
129           </div>
130        </div>
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