electromagic Title: Electromagic Commons
with bolwerK hosted by Marthe Van Dessel, Bert Balcaen, ptr_here (online)
Constellation, BE


Format: Performative event + Open lab
Language – English 
Hour(s) of day: 
Date(s):  Friday May 18 + Saturday  May 20
Max # of participants: 12 


Thursday May 18: 16:00 – 20:00                      
Setting up the Lab + Demonstration of the navi-logger: a navigational route tracking device synchronized with Open Street Map. 

*A Raspberry Pi
*An Ultimate GPS Breakout : https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-ultimate-gps-on-the-raspberry-pi/introduction
*A USB to TTL Adapter Cable (or something compatible)

Friday May 19: 10:00 – 20:00
Open Lab Pirate radio transmission station + performative event Install and configure workshop of an anonymous and completely open offline local wireless network for filesharing and chat, which transmits uploaded soundfiles in a loop and broadcast them  on an FM frequency of choice, on a very local scale. Instead of our favourite tunes, we will use audio as communication mode for images, text/data, morse ~ 

Online _ptr: Challenge: convert to AIS beacon on 161 mhz

*Raspberry Pi, learn about the different models. 
*SD Card, Class 10 SDHC  8GB Card 
*USB Wi-Fi Adapter (compatible devices)
*5V micro USB power supply _ battery pack 
*Software slowrx, pysstv ( data transmission - modulator - demodulator)
* https://github.com/SchoolofArtsGent/Pirate-Radius

Saturday May 20: 10:00 – 14:00                           
Performative event : Balloon mapping of the area
Grassroots mapping, using maps as a mode of communication and as evidence for an alternative, community-owned definition of a land and frequencies.

*balloon kit, or buy/make a kite.
*a good camera.
*pet bottle


bolwerK is a transuniversal constellation that has been initiating, mediating, facilitating, curating and appropriating local and international projects since 1998. Social environments are created, not for streamlining ideas, but in order to formulate common questions, shared praxis and hence feed a sense of communality.

Marthe Van Dessel
Artist, Activist Antwerp, Belgium
Marthe is an activist and performer who creates interfaces, devices & protocols to instigate our urban and institutional hardware. She engages in the administrative, cultural, political dimension of personal and collective identities. By triggering intersubjective alliances she confronts the 'self & other' to the commons, co-authorship and the redistribution into the public domain.

Bert Balcaen
(Web)Developer, teacher, Belgium 
Bert is a co-founder of rekall.be, where he has been making websites since 2001. Bert was also a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy and has a Master in Advanced Interaction (IAAC, Barcelona) and postgraduate in User Centered Design (KULeuven). 
Currently, he is also a guest professor at KASK, School of Arts, Ghent, where he works with data-visualisation. 
Pieter Heremans
Excavator of digital artefacts, Brussels, Belgium
Pieter Heremans is civil engineer and technical advisor for new media artists. He is currently affiliated with the Experimental Media Research Group (EMRG, St Lucas School of Arts, Antwerp, Belgium) as researcher.


Fondacion Botin, Santander
Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, 3, Santander

Site Specifity :
- inside 
- good spot outside ( perferably beach or soft under ground) : 

lobby/politcs: http://gpaworldports.org/
offgrid social network: https://staltz.com/an-off-grid-social-network.html
ad hoc wireless-enabled computers and mobile devices network: http://qaul.net/text_en.html
gps plotter: http://quadrature.co/work/satelliten/
gpsdrawing: http://www.gpsdrawing.com/workshops/extra/sideways.html
antenna knitting: https://xxxclairewilliamsxxx.wordpress.com/electronic-textiles/
a ship adrift: http://jamesbridle.com/works/a-ship-adrift
Iiterature, films, music, hybrid, social science, art 


*$ traceroute
*previous project doc: http://pad.constantvzw.org/public_pad/navilocator
*gps flora / ultimate gps breakout v3: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-ultimate-gps-on-the-raspberry-pi/setting-everything-up
*> copy data: 
*pi > 'local computer' > csv file
*(date, time, (iso 8601-timezone independent- UTC), latitude, longitude) (> city refer)
*(... add link to csv file) scp .
*> static map: 
*matplotlib :http://matplotlib.org/
*(python, pandas,...)
*> dynamic map 
*openstreetmap: http://www.openstreetmap.org/
*library leaflet: http://leafletjs.com/
*web integration - javascript / stamen maps : http://maps.stamen.com/#watercolor/12/37.7706/-122.3782
*CODE: https://gitlab.bertbalcaen.info/electromagic/navilog


*Pretty fly for a wifi: http://roelof.info/projects/%282014%29Pretty_Fly_For_A_Wifi/


Intro on Hertzian space:

history: **** > Electromagnetic Spectrum as critical resource:  > Declaracion de Bogota ****

radio hardware setup & install http://p-node.org/doc/index.php/V-2


implement raspberrypi camera https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-time-lapse/
Automate script: ?shutter? take picture:

*mkdir camer
*cd camera/
*nano camera.sh
*# add this in  /camera.sh
*DATE=$(date +"%Y-%m-%d_%H%M")
*raspistill -vf -hf -w 320 -h 256 -e png -o /home/pi/camera/images/latest.png
*cp /home/pi/camera/images/latest.png /home/pi/camera/images/$DATE.png
*chmod +x camera.sh
*mkdir images
*crontab -e
*/5 * * * * /home/pi/camera/camera.sh
*sudo nano /etc/rc.local
*# add this in  /etc/rc.local
*cd /home/pi/camera/images/ && python -m SimpleHTTPServer 8080 &
*git clone https://github.com/AgriVision/pisstv
*cd pisstv
*sudo apt-get install libgd2-xpm-dev
*sudo apt-get install libmagic-dev
*gcc -lm -lgd -lmagic -o pisstv pisstv.c



Use modulator to convert images into sound

*pysstv convert into *.wav : $ python -m pysstv -h
*add to folder: scp pi@
*rsync: rsync -ah --progress /media/ooooo/FFE2-57A6/martinpersonalstuff/ /media/ooooo/memes/
*[reboot] script 


- moving seed top view ?

144800Mhz > aprs / 


- beamer (vga input)
- flat screen hdmi input
- 4 channel mixer
- 2 (active) speakers 
- 2 headphones
- ethernet cable + internet access (ssh port 22 open)
- extra ethernet cables for workshop participants
- power plugs (5*5) + extension cords
- FM radio 
- tables + chairs
- Helium : http://www.projectaether.org/main/education/balloon-inflation.html
- Scissors
- kite

B. :
-  ballon kit ! yeah
- GPS module: https://www.adafruit.com/product/746

raspberry , sdcard, soundcard,..
network switch

kite club  ? santander - 
hamradio-amateurs- http://www.ballonvossenjacht.nl/
hackers/developer/makers  - hackerslist
guests ?
extra people: http://roelof.info/

wifidongle - sd card
batterij (lichte - 2 5V) mh : lithium

Bert :137 + Ballonkit - Transport 230
Marthe ( 60 -): Hardware - 169 -


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