Four hand-wound electromagnets receive low-frequency audio waveforms that are 25% out of phase with one another, using harmonics of 60 Hz (the refresh rate of CRTs in the US) to provoke the most potent electromagnetic fluctuation. [...]
Inspired by Nam June Paik's Wobbulator, the CRT Flux Phaser can subvert any CRT monitor into a powerful synesthetic video synthesizer. The project was developed as part of my ongoing examination of the cathode ray tube as an open system and critical alternative to restrictive contemporary consumer electronics that favor proprietary production tools, restrictive interfaces, and data-mining surveilling algorithms over user control and freedom.
James H. Connolly: