Radio Free Culture, a weekly radio program on WFMU that explores digital culture, net neutrality, piracy, the broadcast spectrum, digital rights & archives in the internet age, highlights Radius in their October 17, 2014 program.
Radius presents Do-It-Yourself, Micro-Power FM Transmitter Building Workshop led by Artist and Instructor Brett Ian Balogh at the Radius Space.
Balogh will lead participants through the process of making their own micro-power FM transmitters in this 2-3 hour, hands-on workshop. Participants will solder together a circuit designed by performance artist Tetsuo Kogawa while being introduced to basic electronics theory and the use of the electromagnetic spectrum as an artistic medium. Each participant should bring a source of audio such as a phone or media player with a standard 1/8” headphone jack.
The workshop is limited to 12 participants on a first-come first-served basis. Tools and materials will be provided for a cost of $15 per person. Register by email with the subject line “FM Transmitter Workshop” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday October 29, 2014
6:00pm - 9:00pm CST
Radius Space, Room 420
2233 S. Throop St.
Chicago, IL, USA
PATCH is an ongoing, bi-monthly series of curated playlists selected from the Radius episode archive. The series is produced for the Free Music Archive, an interactive library of high-quality, legal audio downloads directed by WFMU.
Radius highlights Episode 22: Public Domain in the next episode re-broadcast on NUMBERS.FM. NUMBERS.FM is a new (media) online radio station for experimental musics, snd, audio arts, and other uncategorizable sonic events.
The program broadcasts Monday, October 016 at 8:03pm CST on NUMBERS.FM.
Carrier/Container/Detektor aims to break open the closed ecological circuit of material broadcast media by focusing attention on the means of reception and environmental conditions that affect both analogue and digital transmission, rather than on any extracted content within the broadcast message itself. Howse presents a series of test or measurement signals broadcast at predicted times of higher geophysical interference which could reasonably affect the reception of such signals. This allows for a listening in, a decoding and a potential measurement of interference quanta such as solar flares, sunspots, magnetic storms, auroral activity, and meteorological change.
Riding a ghost carrier, and thus acknowledging links with EVP phenomena within this dark ecological listening action, Carrier/Container/Detektor intentionally and arbitrarily bridges the so-called digital/analogue divide, inserting manipulated reception data of unknown origins within the stock expressive toolkit of chirps, beacons, additive white gaussian noise (AWGN), and echo/pings.
Radius Episode 56 hosts Martin Howse. Martin Howse is occupied with an artistic investigation of the links between the earth (geophysical phenomena), software, and the human psyche (psychogeophysics), proposing a return to animism within a critical misuse of scientific technology. Through the construction of experimental situations (within process-driven performance, laboratories, walks, and workshops), material art works, and texts, Howse explores the rich links between substance or materials and execution or protocol, excavating issues of visibility and of hiding within the world.
For the last ten years he has collaborated on numerous open-laboratory style projects and performed, published, lectured, and exhibited diversely. He is equally the creator of the skin-driven audio divination module, aka The Dark Interpreter.