| NET.RADIO EVENTS - connecting net and physical spaces|
NET.RADIO EVENTS - connecting net and physical spaces
One of the first net.radio meetings and attempts to do live broadcasting
inthe internet from the event was the "Xchange On-air session" festival
in Riga, November of 1997.
Rachel Baker/London, internet artist, who didnt menage to come to Riga
to participate was following the conference via the net. In the response
she later wrote Rachel was pointing out to the feedback mechanism what
'cybers' brings for experiencing the acoustic cyberspace.
<-- for some more info go to the previous lecture 06>
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 18:17:40 +0000
From: Rachel Baker <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: net.radio
LISTENING IN TO LIVE XCHANGE, RIGA FESTIVAL, 15/11/97
Listening from one 'cybercafe' (Backspace, London) to another (E.cafe,
Riga) - some cursory conclusions:
* Net.radio days Berlin'98
First of bigger international net.radio meetings happened in Berlin, June 6-10, 1998. It was organised by newly established Mikro initiative in Berlin and due to Xchange mailinglist that was used for information exchange and co-ordination.
Mikro is a Berlin initiative for the advancement of media cultures,
a catalyst and an open and independent platform for projects, discussions
and events. http://www.mikro.org
One of the most significant focuses of the Berlin Net.Radio Days was
about connecting net, radio and physical space. Everyday and any event
was taking place in an other location in Berlin Mitte.
For example - if one day was held in Mediacube, the high-tech building with good equipment and good internet connectivity, the next day took place in the club WMF with its 'club' atmosphere and djs, mixing incoming net.radio streams.
Really important part of this event - as of many other net.radio events - is not only the presentations and workshops, but also the parties and socialising with people. Only in such less formal and more open atmosphere - where the sound and screened images are determinant for environment - one better can experience the meaning of the acoustic space.
* Art Servers Unlimited inLondon
ASU - was the conference and net.radio event by and about initiatives
and organisations in Europe, which focus on supporting the artistic use
of the internet. London, 1st to 4th of July 1998, ICA New Media Centre
- net.radio panel
Speakers were: Daniel Molnar/Pararadio/Budapest, Borut Savski/MZX/Ljubljana, Gio D'Angelo/Backspace/London, Rasa Smite/OZOne/Riga, William Rowe/ProteinTV, Pit Schultz/Mikro,Nettime/Berlin was moderator of the net.radio panel:
"Let's start to talk about radio on the net. The question is, if the
notion of radio is the right one for the praxis of what is called net.radio.
We have a range of participants here, who have different approaches to
practically define what net.radio is.
text (transcript) --> http://asu.sil.at/conf4.html
- Net.Radio night at ICA
* Net.radio workshops (Artgenda, Tornio, Banff)
- ArtGenda98, May 1998 in Stockholm
- Net.radio workshop at Polar Circuit II, July 1998 in Tornio
- net.radio workshop - part 1 (coordin. by Peteris Kimelis)
- radio AURA and 24h live net.broadcasting project initiated by PK - as conclusion of workshop part 1
- net.radio workshop - part 2 (c. by Rasa Smite and Raitis Smits)
- net.radio panel at "Interactive Screen", August 1998 in Banff
* 56h live - Xchange at Ars Electronica Festival, September 98
<-- for more info go to lecture 06)
* Net.radio live at Comm_X_Change'98, October 17-18 in Basel
Live net.radio event took place in the former Stockmarket building in Basel, October 17-18 1998, during the new media culture and art conference and exhibition "Comm_X_Change'98", organised by Barbara Strebel.
Net.radio studio with 4 iMacs and 1 PC for encoding was placed in the
big hall together with other locations where happened presentations, conferencing,
dinner, parties, everything.
* Xchange Unlimited in Riga, November 1998
Third international new media conference "Art + Communication III" with
the title "XCHANGE UNLIMITED" (organised by E-LAB) took place in November
25-29, 1998 Riga.
* Streaming Media at N5M, March 1999
[net.art] '5 min before lunch'
screening of most interesting net.art projects:
3. [workshop] mp3 encoding and streaming
- Install Shoutcast Server and encoder for live mp3 streaming
- if you are Mac user, read:
* other streeming tools - to explore
Free Expression project, a project to develop a copylefted suite of streaming media tools (server, client, encoders, and codec(s)) running on linux platforms
(Very) short story about it (and QT4 and its streaming facilities) on CNET
(with the reference to message sent to Xchange by <Sandra.Fauconnier@rug.ac.be> http://xchange.re-lab.net/a/msg01201.html)
- Ftp Mp3 Project "dBONANZAh"
The idea: "Sola_P., our South American contact person, calculated that
one cd (650Mb) can contain 11 hours (ELEVEN hours) of mp3-compressed music.
So we've installed this ftp server with lots of disk space, we've given
accounts to all interested sound artists, and wow, the result = a wonderful
collection of the widest variety of experimental audio. All these tracks
are available for free, so please go ahead and browse, download, and listen.
- Listen Mp3 stream Live
some interesting and useful links:
(with the reference to message sent to Xchange by Pit Schultz <firstname.lastname@example.org>)