(above is a video is documentation of a section of I <3 Presets website, an aspect of their ongoing project. The I <3 Presets website is itself a work of experimental New Media Art, Web Art, digitalPunk, Dirty New Media, glitchery && Noise. This site is also a part of the ongoing I <3 Presets project, a project that is most often articulated as a realtime audio video + noise project. I <3 Presets is a Chicago-based Noise band + an experimental Media Art project:
"As I LOVE PRESETS, Chicago-based sound and new media artists Rob Ray, Jon Satrom, and Jason Soliday do everything wrong the right way. The trio manipulates found sounds and animated GIFs on home-brewed equipment in spectacular live audio/video performances, breaking down, complicating, and glorifying instrument settings, tool presets, and art-making interfaces normally accepted as fixed and stable. From Excel spreadsheets and video games to hacked Casios and discarded drum machines, any and everything electronic is fair game. Tonight, the trio will play several new pieces and demo their latest instruments and a video game."
(Film, Video and New Media department at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago; New Media Art Histories; Art Games + Independent Gaming Cultures; Open Source, Artware + early Video Art; Computer Witchcraft + Majikal Media Art)