ON2: Test Signals, a festival exploring new forms for radio and software, will bring together software developers and radio practitioners to demonstrate, discuss and develop new ways of applying software to radio on Friday 22 October and Sat 23 October 2010 at Direktorenhaus, Berlin.
Appearing at the festival will be former BBC radio futurologist James Cridland, NATO Information Operations Consultant David Bailey MBE, Lukas Weiss of UNIKOM (Switzerland’s free radios association) and Chris Weaver from Resonance FM. Mozilla Drumbeat, Creative Commons, Liquidsoap, MPD and 64 Studio will also be represented amongst over 30 speakers and organisations.
Audiences will be able to set radio free with Campcaster, map the city with Radio Aporee, stream net-radio with Liquidsoap and hack broadcast technologies with RadioDNS in a series of free workshops. Sign-up is free via www.testsignals.org where the full programme information can be found.
“We’re thrilled to be teaming up with some truly innovative thinkers from across the radio and code spectrums,” said Adam Thomas, the festival organiser. “From practical broadcast solutions in Afghanistan to political activism in the Mekong region, from hybrid digital & web platforms to open source studio software, the festival will look at a wide range of implications for the future of radio through two days of talks and workshops.”
In association with GTZ, Germany’s federal organisation for sustainable development, the festival will also hold a special preview event with politicians and policy makers on Thursday 21 October. On Saturday 23 October, festival partners reboot.fm will hold an Allstars Afterparty in .HBC Berlin featuring some of Berlin’s hottest radio and musical talent.
The festival is organised by Sourcefabric. reboot.fm, Berlin’s free cultural radio station, and user-generated radio pioneers Open Broadcast from Switzerland are official partners of the festival. The festival is also an official satellite event of transmediale, festival for art and digital culture, and is the first in a series of open-source workshop events supported by the Free Culture Incubator. The festival is also partnered by Mute magazine, a magazine dedicated to exploring culture and politics after the net.