online scrap book notes


San Francisco

Yerba buena center, 19/07/2018 - 5-8pm / open lab

research in the framework of Seed Journey - Futurefarmers with bolwerK
and support of the Flemish Community


Antwerp: Extra City

Performative event - open lab

hosted by Azahara ubera Biedma, Bert Balcaen, Ptr_, Marthe Van Dessel

Pirate radio transmission + Balloon mapping

During a performative event we develop strategies to commonize the electromagnetic field as evidence for an alternative, community-owned definition of land, air and frequencies. Antenna's and voicing on different frequencies (fm, wifi,...), signals the electromagnetic spectrum as a critical natural resource. Tune in your radio on 108FM, download a SSTV demodulator and follow the radio balloon live from the rooftop of ExtraCity. Open hardware and devices co-opted from Public Lab, a grassroots citizen projects and research group, collectively embodied in a social choreography.

10 September, 5pm

via local radio 108 FM + streamed on Radio Ruelles

more info Extra City

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Santander: Fondacion Botin

Open lab – Demonstration - Performative event - Workshop

Navilogger, Pirate radio transmission, Balloon mapping

During an open Lab and performative event, we 'try_out' different devices which can be co-opted by grassroots citizen projects and research. We will initiate how to program microprocessors, and execute scripts via command line. Learning by making and doing, we develop tactics and strategies to commonize the electromagnetic spectrum. We retrace our route, map the area (port) and make pirate radio transmission on a very local scale (images, text, audio, data, morse,..). Bring your Computer (linux, mac) with ethernet port AND/ORphoto camera, AND/OR other devices .

Step by step, context, code and more references in the collaborative work document:

18>20 May

via local radio 108 FM + streamed on Radio Ramona

hosted by Marthe Van Dessel, Bert Balcaen, (online) ptr_here, … + Constellation with Diego, heyli, seila.fernandezar, Isabel garcia, Audrey Snyder, Carl Emiel & friends and the captains! Martin Lundberg, ...

De/modulator: Slow Scan television: image to sound, builds up line by line, 320*256. One image takes 3 minutes to appear

Inspired and with tools of
  • Grassroot mappingPubliclab
  • Radio hardware- online + Loacl FM streamer p-node
  • Code and soft bash tricksRekall

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Jersey: Morning Boat


collaborative work document:

21>30 April

Telegraph Bay, Channel Islands, UK