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<nettime-ann> xxxxx_micro_research workshop 3: /Wave-length//xxxxx_temporary_structure at CTM09


A new series of workshops at xxxxx_micro_research [Berlin]; an
independent research centre focusing on the expanded construction and
experience of free software and open hardware.


January 17th 2009: Wave-length with Martin Howse

Januray 23rd+ 2009: xxxxx_temporary_structure at CTM09

Forthcoming matter: 

software radio, hydrogen line, micro-cuisine, kitchen sink chemistry,
Kicad, EEG, fiction generation, thoughtography, Kirlian photography

... contact if you're interested in leading a related workshop or
applying for a micro-residency.


January 17th 2009 2PM+: Wave-length with Martin Howse

The development of human eyes for the reception of radio waves ... is
quite inconceivable... the real difficulty lies in the much longer
wavelengths of the radio spectrum, which make the accommodation of a
directive aerial array, or antenna, a difficult problem. In fact, in
any reasonable sized animal the aerial system would probably determine
the appearance of the animal to the exclusion of all other features.

[Radio Astronomy. F. Graham Smith. 1960]

Wave-length proposes an open exploration of the physical
characteristics of various wave phenomena: sound, light and radio,
with the latter two encompassed under the heading of electromagnetism
[EM]. Wavelength in all instances has a direct relationship to
oscillation and thus frequency, to resonance and to any form of change
in time and in space. In the case of radio waves, wavelength is
translated into a highly physical architecture of antennas, dishes and
arrays approximating patterns of reflection and refraction. Whispering
galleries and sound mirrors provide inspiration in the audio
realm. These domains can also be mapped to the microscopic, with
diminishing wavelengths, microwaves, leading into a light which
literally colours perception. Wave-length acts as a guiding principle
of scale and measure with detection or exploration determined by the
quasi-scientific expansion of sensory apparatus.

The wave-length workshop will explore both sound and EM phenomena from
a spatial perspective: the construction of a wave-table landscape of
antennas, oscillators and detection or measurement devices using
simple materials. Participants are welcome to bring any materials or
objects for wavelength exploration.

Workshop fee: 10 euros.

Please email m@1010.co.uk to reserve a place.



Workshops led by field-expert practitioners extend over realms of code
and embedded code, environmental code, noise, transmission and
reception, and electromysticism. Workshops solely utilise free
software and GNU toolbase.

Practitioners at pickledfeet have included Martin Kuentz
(prd@scrying.org), Julian Oliver (http://selectparks.net/), Derek
Holzer (http://soundtransit.nl), Jeff Mann (http://jeffmann.com),
Martin Howse (http://1010.co.uk), Fredrik Olofsson
(http://www.fredrikolofsson.com/), Florian Cramer
(http://cramer.plaintext.cc:70/), Brendan Howell, jo FRGMNT
grys(http://tob.de.vu/), mikomikona

xxxxx_micro_research, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119

U2, Rosa-Luxemburg-Pl.
U8, Rosenthaler Pl.

Telephone: 3050187482. 

xxxxx_micro_research is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin 2009



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