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Vertimus – An Art and Science Project

Abstract : I was in the shop tuning up a Khan-Arachnid orchid with the UV lamp. It was a difficult bloom, with a normal full range of twenty-four octaves, but unless it got a lot of exercise it tended to relapse into neurotic minor key transpositions which were the devil to break. And as the senior bloom in the shop it naturally affected all the others. Invariably when I opened the shop in the mornings, it sounded like a madhouse, but as soon as I’d fed the Arachnid and straightened out one or two pH gradients the rest promptly took their cues from it and dimmed down quietly in their control tanks, two-time, three-four, the multi-tones, all in perfect harmony. – JG Ballard, “Prima Belladonna”, Vermilion Sands1
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Karine Bonneval, Eric Badel. Vertimus – An Art and Science Project. 2020, pp.18-33. ⟨hal-03117834⟩



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