Hi. I’m Tim Place and 74 Objects LLC is my small company focusing on design and architecture for interactive systems in music and the arts.  This largely means the design and architecture of software and hardware that constitutes such systems.

I’ve created interactive installations leveraging electronics with custom-built sensors, actuators, micro-controllers, networking, spatialized sound, and custom-made cabinetry.  I’ve taught full semester courses on these subjects at both the graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and the Kansas City Art Institute.  Besides co-founding Electrotap, I’m also an active Cycling ’74 insider.  At 74Objects.com you’ll find my thoughts, reflections, and insights on these topics and how these topics intermingle with the general software development and business worlds.

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  1. I wonder if you can help with a soundflower problem I have. I’ve left a message on the forum but no bites as yet. Basically soundflower will neither install nor uninstall. I’m on a new iMac (Mountain Lion) and I simply get a failure to install message when I install and the following fail message when I try to uninstall – (thinking that a clean install would work) – : “sudo: /private/etc/sudoers is mode 0644, should be 0440
    sudo: no valid sudoers sources found, quitting”
    I think my problem might be that the original soundflower I had on the system was not properly installed (though it worked fine) as it was imported from my Snow Leopard Macbook via migration assistant, but I’m only guessing. I’ve tried everything on issue 67 on the forum with no luck. Any help would be greatly appreciated. At the moment I’m just plain stuck.

    Many thanks


  2. Have tried several versions of Soundflower with uninstalls in between and
    lots of computer restarts and still, every time I Install I get no flower
    icon in the finder bar. Soundflower shows up in the System audio prefs as
    an in/out device, but won’t output any sound. Also, I noticed that on all
    1.6 versions, the installer doesn’t install any application file – just
    read me’s and uninstaller in the Soundflower application folder. If I
    install 1.5 versions, the applications shows up, but quits on launch. Icon
    appears for a few seconds in finder bar then goes away. Please help!! Have
    been depending on this application to custom route my system audio outputs
    for surround sound at a broadcast facility and this has been broken ever
    since my upgrade to Lion. Thanks!!


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