electromagic

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

http://www.ooooo.be/electromagic/img/studioonboard.jpg

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

 

WHEN                                  
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. 



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


                                   
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.




WHO?

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.

WHERE ?

Fondacion Botin, Santander
http://www.fundacionbotin.org/
Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, 3, Santander

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


ART/
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 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Crystal_World
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Balloon
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fKBhvDjuy0








STEP BY STEP














RADIO STREAM BOX
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Intro on Hertzian space:
https://stuff2233.club/padlife/p/hd_modem

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

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



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

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MODULATION
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Use modulator to convert images into sound







https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1oSfsY2O5D3ERJYdoLxXe2ePtN-tOGh06_P2nMduCRAw/edit#slide=id.p

choreography?
- moving seed top view ?


code
144800Mhz > aprs / 












LOGICTICS

Techlist
- 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

M.
raspberry , sdcard, soundcard,..
network switch


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


TO COMMAND
https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-3-model-b/
https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/camera-module-v2/
camera
wifidongle - sd card
batterij (lichte - 2 5V) mh : lithium

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





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