We’re happy to reveal that Floppy Totaal has received funding from @StimuleerFonds
for our first publication: ‘Floppy Disk Fever: The Curious Afterlife Of A Flexible Medium’, slated for a 2021 release through @onomatopeenet
. For more info, check: http://floppydiskfever.org.
We've almost reached the end of the first phase of our research. Time to look back nostalgically at "Double Density", our second event. We just posted a report on our website, summarizing all the highlights. Check it out at: http://floppytotaal.org/report.html
Exciting news! Thomas Karlberg Walskaar and Niek Hilkmann will be doing a limited expansion / maximum compression workshop as Floppy Totaal at the Design Department of the Sandberg Instituut as part of their Pub ePub Program. The event is open to everyone and takes place between 5 and 8pm. For more information, check: https://www.facebook.com/events/461749018031633/
Floppy Totaal is visiting Zine Camp 2019 next Sunday to talk about "THE FUTURE OF FLOPPY DISK PUBLISHING". Join us at 15:00 to find out what the future has in store! https://zinecamp2019.hotglue.me/talks
Happy International Floppy Disk Day! 💾
To commemorate, why not join us tomorrow at Floppy Totaal: Double Density? We will be starting at 14h with a workshop and conversation by Floppy Kick Records, an Hungarian not-for-profit, floppy-only label. During their workshop you can contribute to Floppy Kick by helping out with the recording and publishing of a brand new floppy release!
Great news for those who missed out on Floppy Totaal: Magnetic Flux. We just added a +/- 2250 word report of the day to our website. Check it out over here: http://www.floppytotaal.org/report.html
Still quite some time to go till Floppy Totaal goes Double Density, but it's never too early to get the hype train rolling! One of the highlights of Floppy Totaal 2017 was the talk by Jason Scott. We can't wait to catch up with him in October!
pictures of #FloppyTotaal - Magnetic Flux festival
...all taken on floppy disk with Sony Mavica cameras,
with organizers Niek Hilkmann, Lidia Pereira & Thomas Walskaar, Adam Frankiewicz (Pionierska Records/Floppy Not New(s)), Sascha Müller, Remute, underbelly shop (Mariëtte Groot) & diverse workshop participants and visitors.
We are delighted to reveal that a second Floppy Totaal event will take place in 2019! Join us on the 19th of October at Varia in Rotterdam for "Floppy Totaal: Double Density". For a full program, check: https://varia.zone/en/floppy-totaal-DD.html
Not sure what to listen to while you wait for Floppy Totaal: Magnetic Flux to start? In anticipation of his performance next Saturday Floppy Not New(s) made an electrifying podcast that includes floppy releases from 2007 through 2014 to 2019. Check it out! https://soundcloud.com/pionierska/floppy-not-news-podcast-2-magnetic-flux-approach?fbclid=IwAR2Typ6JN_VjRyh2bhC8xIhoOYpm9cBQ3KdgWadzXwk1N9LBS4Q5ff3pJKs
Time to get things rolling! On Saturday, the 31st of August Floppy Totaal will visit WORM in Rotterdam for an event entirely devoted to floppy disk music. We call it 'Floppy Totaal: Magnetic Flux'. Adam Frankiewicz, Sascha Müller and Remute are part of a two part program that consists of workshops, talks and performances. For more information and tickets check: https://worm.org/production/floppy-totaal-magnetic-flux-workshop/ & https://worm.org/production/floppy-totaal-magnetic-flux/
This doesn't have much new compared to my posts from this weekend, but here they are ordered and coherent.
I also posted some audio samples: http://ajroach42.com/floppycast-examples/
Keep in mind that both samples will sound pretty much horrific, but also that each sample is around 100kb for more than a minute of audio.
I prefer the Opus file to the mp3 file, as it's a little less muddy during speech (but ruins music.)
Well, what do you know! Some video's of Floppy Totaal's past are still floating around the web. Here's a very exclusive one from 2015 by the incomparable Kai Nabuko aka. Toxic Chicken: https://t.co/5nzWkueYZ6 Good times!
Floppy Totaal is a Rotterdam based research project that investigates the reuse and re-purposing of 'outdated' technology as a cultural phenomenon.
We are an instance for discussions around cultural freedom, experimental, new media art, net and computational culture, and things like that.