Electromagic Commons

research in the framework of Seed Journey - Futurefarmers
with bolwerK
hosted by Marthe Van Dessel, Bert Balcaen, (online) ptr_here, … / Constellation, BE

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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 .

More Info: collaborative work document:
http://pad.constantvzw.org/public_pad/electromagic

18>20 May

Inspired and with instruments of Publiclab

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Jersey: Morning Boat

Residency

collaborative work document:
http://pad.constantvzw.org/public_pad/morningboat

21>30 April


Telegraph Bay, Channel Islands, UK

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.