The binary in the case of Kastle rather than source (sorry for being pedantic, I’m writing about Mark Marino, Wendy Chun, Adrian Mackenzie &c this weekend ) but yes. I think this idea of using memory as sound was discussed also in Composing with Process serie on RWM by MACBA but i cannot figure out right now which episode. The Von Neumann architecture also is about memory as data. I can access a random memory (pun intended) of being baffled by someone using a mouse driver as a sample with Amiga tracker in the 1990s. All fantastic avenues!
What would this mean for norns shield? I made a symlink in dust/audio to / to be able to select arbitrary files as samples (on Unix everything is a stream), also stuff in /proc and /dev but that was a half-assed idea. Could one establish a hybrid feedback which wasn’t audio-only, but would run though the ADC→kernel(→maybe upper layers of the software stack)→DAC machinery?
Computer brain noises, I love this concept! Thank you for flipping my brain around – strange noises seem to emanate from my brain right now!
I have no idea what comes out of the RasPi jack with a half-plugged cable, and whether processing affects it. Isn’t it the right channel being grounded? Maybe flickering the norns shield to produce onboard noises; from what I’ve understood from the monome folks and other users the shield is subject to it?
I will apply granular synthesis to it later today to investigate these ideas!