Electromagnetic Cityscape

a workshop by Sabrina Basten and Audrey Samson (Genderchangers)

You have things you can’t bare to throw away? Migrate the sentimental value by re-purposing components into a wearable electromagnetic wave sniffer!

Participants are expected to bring an old electronic object (preferably with coils in it) to dismantle. The coils are going to be re-purposed into pick up microphones (mics that pick up electromagnetic frequencies). We will then build an amplifier from components. After that we build the circuit into a wearable device (re-using the old components of the dismatled object). We end the day by a walk through the city and shopping areas discovering the electromagnetic environment.

The ELECTROMAGNETIC CITYSCAPE is about understanding how things work, breaking things open, working with the physical leftovers of planned obsolescence, and re-incarnating old components. It is also about exploring the hidden world of omnipresent electromagnetic waves.

No previous knowledge about electronics is required.

please bring to the workshop: an appliance to dismantle (old radios, TVs, VHS players, mobiles, tape recorders or kitchen appliances) and if you have, a piece of clothing to modify; if you have your own, bring soldering irons, solder and de-solder, tools like plyers, cutters, screw drivers

Participants: 8-10


photos from the workshop
10. and 11. 06. 2011.

Written by selena on April 24th, 2011

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The Use of FLOSS for Composing (LMMS)

a workshop by Helga Hofbauer (Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory)

the use of Free Libre Open Source Software for composing

playing around with sound composing software on open source basis. let’s compose a song

  1. beats
  2. bass
  3. melodies/lead
  4. add fancy freaky soundz
  5. play it and dance the revolution 😉

bring your laptop AND SOME HEADPHONES – install LMMS/Linux Multi Media Studio (linux or windows)


pictures from the workshop
12. 06. 2011.

Written by selena on April 25th, 2011

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