L. M. RAMSEY



Laura Margaret Ramsey (she/her) is a Toronto-based scholar, imaging specialist and artist. Ramsey is known for her use of data visualisation & sonification to explore the natural world, imaging processes and computational awareness. Her work is heavily influenced by the structure of the archive, the preservation of obsolete technology, science fiction, speciesism and the algorithmic approaches in data management.


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KARAWANE / 2019







The computer generated synthetic voice, modelled after my own; recites the famous 'Karawane' by Hugo Ball, the founder of Dada, author of the Dada Manifesto. At no point did I recite any of these words into the algorithm. The pronunciation, tempo, and rhythm are all up to the computer.

"It’s a question of connections,
and of loosening them up a bit to start with. I don’t want words that other people have invented. All the words are other people’s inventions. I want my own stuff, my own rhythm, and vowels and consonants too, matching the rhythm and all my own. If this pulsation is seven yards long, I want words for it that are seven yards long."
- Hugo Ball, 1916.