Eric Filion (NOKAMI)

Is an Canadian designer, technologist and artist in new media.

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Valley of the moon

Valley of the Moon
Wadi Rum (Arabic: وادي رم‎ Wādī Ramm), known also as the Valley of the Moon (Arabic: وادي القمر‎ Wādī al-Qamar), is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan 60 km (37 mi) to the east of Aqaba; it is the largest wadi in Jordan. Wadi Rum Protected Area was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.

Wadi Rum has been inhabited by many human cultures since prehistoric times, with many cultures–including the Nabataeans–leaving their mark in the form of petroglyphs, inscriptions, and temple. In the West, Wadi Rum may be best known for its connection with British officer T. E. Lawrence, who passed through several times during the Arab Revolt of 1917–18. In the 1980s one of the rock formations in Wadi Rum, originally known as Jabal al-Mazmar (The Mountain of (the) Plague), was named "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom," after Lawrence's book penned in the aftermath of the war, though the 'Seven Pillars' referred to in the book have no connection with Rum.

Wadi Rum (en arabe: وادي رم Wādī Ramm), également connue sous le nom de Vallée de la Lune (en arabe: وادي القمر Wādī al-Qamar), est une vallée creusée dans le grès et la roche granitique du sud de la Jordanie à 60 km (37 mi ) à l'est d'Aqaba; c'est le plus grand oued de Jordanie. La zone protégée du Wadi Rum a été nommée site du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO en 2011.

Le Wadi Rum est habité par de nombreuses cultures humaines depuis la préhistoire, avec de nombreuses cultures - y compris les Nabatéens - laissant leur marque sous la forme de pétroglyphes, d'inscriptions et de temples. En Occident, le Wadi Rum peut être surtout connu pour sa connexion avec l'officier britannique T. E. Lawrence, qui est passé à plusieurs reprises pendant la révolte arabe de 1917–18. Dans les années 1980, l'une des formations rocheuses du Wadi Rum, connue à l'origine sous le nom de Jabal al-Mazmar (La Montagne de (la) peste), a été nommée "Les Sept Piliers de la Sagesse", d'après le livre de Lawrence écrit au lendemain de la guerre, bien que les «sept piliers» mentionnés dans le livre n'aient aucun lien avec le rhum.

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Michael Trommer is a Toronto-based producer, sound designer and sound artist; his experimental work has been focused primarily on psychogeographical and acoustemological explorations via the use of field recordings, infra- and ultrasound, as well as multi-channel installation and expanded video techniques.

He has released material on an unusually diverse roster of labels, both under his own name as well as 'sans soleil'. These include Transmat, Wave, Ultra-red, and/OAR, Audiobulb, Audio Gourmet, Gruenrekorder, Impulsive Habitat, Stasisfield, Serein, Flaming Pines, 3leaves, Unfathomless and con-v. His audio-visual installation work has been exhibited at Australia’s ‘Liquid Architecture’ festival, Kunsthalle Schirn in Frankfurt, Cordoba’s art:tech and Köln’s soundLAB, among others.

Michael has performed extensively in North America, Europe and Asia, including events with members of Berlin's raster-noton collective, as well as the 2008 and 2013 editions of Mutek's acclaimed a/visions series. He also regularly improvises with Toronto-based AI audio-visual collective 'i/o media'.

His sound design work encompasses composition, audio branding, installation and VR audio for clients such as Moment Factory, Intel and Yahoo, as well as soundtrack and production development for a variety of international cinema, dance and installation artists.

In addition to teaching sound design and Think Tank at OCAD University, he is currently a PhD candidate in Cinema and Media Arts at York University.