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<nettime-ann> Pixel Lab #6 | BENGT SJÃLÃN, "TEMPEST AURA" | Paris, 8 & 9 Nov 2014


in: Laboratoire Ouvert @ la GaÃtà lyrique, Paris.
Sat. 8 November, 5PM-7PM: talk/discussion
Sun. 9 November, 2PM-6PM: public workshop


TEMPEST aura is a device for mapping the electromagnetic emanations of any electronic device. Any transition of an electric signal between on and off, between current and no current, will also transmit a burst of electromagnetic energy that can be intercepted by a receiver and in this way all of our information processing devices also leaks the information they process for anyone to eavesdrop. TEMPEST aura takes images, much like a scanner, of an electronic device you put on it's surface showing the aura of information and energy emanating from the device.


Though the talk and the workshop, participants will
. discuss the tempest program, and electric /magnetic fields
. listen to tempest emanations from devices
. produce tempest emanations (e.g. arduino, eliza)
. experiment tempest attacks - eavesdropping old pc keyboards e.g.
. take pictures of tempest phenomena

Participants are invited to bring their computer and any electronic devices they want to scan.


Bengt SjÃlÃn is an independent software and hardware designer, hacker and artist based in Stockholm and Berlin, and with roots in the home computer demo scene. He is not part of one single group, but rather collaborates within multiple networks like Weise7 in Berlin, Teenage Engineering in Stockholm and aether architecture in Budapest.

Current and continuous experimentation spans programmatic generation of design, function, hardware and code, electromagnetic investigations, networking technologies, reverse engineering, molecular life sciences, architecture, visualizations and visuals, sound and self modifying code. 

His work has been exhibited internationally at many museums, festivals and exhibitions including Synthetic Times Exhibition (Beijing), NTT ICC (Tokyo), Biennale of Architecture (Venice), ISEA (San Jose, US and Helsinki), Kulturhuset (Stockholm), Pixelache (Helsinki), Ars Electronica (Linz), World Expo 2010 (Shanghai), Transmediale (Berlin), Ludwig Muzeum (Budapest) and arte.mov (Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte, Brazil).



Within the residency program "Laboratoire Ouvert" of la GaÃtà lyrique, Mal au Pixel and the Pixelache network propose a series of monthly meetings in Paris, until April 2015, consisting in a public talk and a hands-on workshop. 

Since 2006, Mal au Pixel festival is looking at connecting technology, urban electronics and social transformation issues, and to investigate our contemporary beliefs. The  festival brings together young digital artists and unconventional electronics : unexpected technologies, open
source tools, prototypes and open ended events.



8-9 November
Bengt SjÃlÃn, Tempest Aura/Tempest Radio

13-14 December
Mari Keski-Korsu & Erich Berger, DIY Geiger Counter
w/ Pixelache, Helsinki

10-11 January
(tbc) Piksel 'Carte Blanche'


Talk On Saturday 8 Nov, 
plateau Media 5PM-7PM,
Free access;

Workshop On Sunday 9 Nov, 
Salle Accueil Groupe, 2PM-6PM, 5â,
limited to 12 participants,
Reservations = billetterie@gaite-lyrique.net;


In partnership with Pixelache Network.

With the support of the Grundtvig Foundation for Life Long Learning.

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