Robert Carter


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I’m Robert Carter, an artist from Auckland, New Zealand. This blog follows my research interests and documents my work.

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A cheap system of Autonomous Objects

In the 70s, after your had purchased your home computer and assembled it from a kit, the next thing to do was to build a video card for it. Using Don Lancaster’s book you could do this yourself, with a kit of… Continue Reading →

BEGIN GIVEN that I have chosen this path through life THEN I should be satisfied with the consequences AND nothing can change the decisions of the past SO some kind of just reward has been served WHEN experience teaches us… Continue Reading →

A Transitional Imaginary

A Transitional Imaginary – Space, Network and Memory in Christchurch. In November 2015, the Aotearoa Digital Arts Network (ADA) brought together eight artists and writers in post-quake Ōtautahi Christchurch for a ‘book sprint’, the collaborative writing of a book over the… Continue Reading →

The False Demographic

The call to “design your own flag” aligns with a proud DIY culture, modern democracy and a wry antipodean humour. What does the referendum mean to Aotearoa’s largely apolitical and globalised youth? How does it affect the current nature of… Continue Reading →

Used Parts

Indulge your imagination. Bring some change. Relax, take your shoes off, fall into an armchair. Are you ready? Join us for a personal journey, an introspective liaison. A collaboration with George Hajian at Elam School of Fine Arts, ProjectSpace Gallery,… Continue Reading →

The Party Line

In a darkened room, a network of transmission and reception struggles to operate, enabled by an overly engineered set of modular components. An array of speakers coupled with tiny amplifiers forms a system of distribution; micro-controllers drive electro-magnetic switches in… Continue Reading →

Blowing up different kinds of speakers

Teenagers crowding around a Holden Camira, bourbon and cola in hand, watching for the moment when their Warehouse 6x9s will finally disintegrate to the Skrillex; our field of research is so unfortunately overshadowed by this image. In the name of… Continue Reading →

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