Location: House of World Cultures / Auditorium
Radio affects most intimately, person-to-person, offering a world of unspoken communication between writer-speaker and the listener. That is the immediate aspect of radio. A private experience. The subliminal depths of radio are charged with the resonating echoes of tribal horns and antique drums. This is inherent in the very nature of this medium, with its power to turn the psyche and society into a single echo chamber. (Understanding Media, McLuhan)
Innovative thinkers from across the broadcast and code spectrums form this panel examining the role of radio in contemporary, worldwide politics. From open source media solutions in sub-Saharan Africa to political activism in the former USSR, from hybrid digital & web platforms to open source software, the panel explores the continued importance of radio for independent media organisations, community enterprises and social action.
Eric Kluitenberg NL: Douglas Arellanes US; Diana McCarty US/DE: Jonathan Marks US; Geraldine de Bastion DE;
Location: House of World Cultures Auditorium
Technological development, and in particular the miniaturization of transmitters and the fact that they can be put together by amateurs, ‘encounters’ a collective aspiration for some new means of expression. (Plan for the Planet, Guattari)
Community radio’s collective expression has seen it develop over recent decades into a remarkably suited space for artistic intervention, subversive communication and collaborative action. As a direct result of web technologies and open source software, radio is now reaching a new generation of hands-on thinkers and makers who are taking this space and shaping not only broadcast content, but the platforms and processes that carry it. This global panel of broadcast pioneers and radio artists look at the unique qualities of radiophonic practice and explore the future of experimental transmission.
Sarah Washington UK; Alejo Duque COL; Knut Aufermann DE; Heidi Grundmann AT; Alejandra Perez Nuñez CL;
Radio Tactics and Radio Magic are produced by Source Fabric