In addition to presentations from over 25 speakers, festival attendees have the opportunity to sign up for one of four hands-on radio workshops. On Friday 22 October, the ‘Liquidsoap workshop’ will introduce participants to the open source audio stream generator of the Savonet project, notably used for generating the stream of netradios. The Savonet project has developed tools for multimedia streaming since 2003, with a specific focus on netradios.
Also on Friday 22 October , Nick Piggot & the RadioDNS team will be ‘Hacking IP and Broadcast Technologies. RadioDNS is a collaborative project to enable the convergence of radio broadcasting and IP-delivered services. It aims to significantly enhance the experience of radio listening using broadcast technology in tandem with additional information via the internet.
Saturday 23 October will see Daniel James lead Making Waves, with a chance to learn the first steps of operating a radio station, including scheduling, live studio broadcast, play-out and even remote automation and networking via the web using Free Software. This is the first in a 12 month series of workshops made possible by Berlin’s Free Culture Incubator.
On the same day, “radio aporee” founder Udo Noll will show participants how to connect sound, space and narration with his collaborative sound mapping project and new experimental radio app in the ‘Miniatures for Mobiles’ workshop.
All workshops take place at Direktorenhaus, Am Krögel 2 in Berlin and run from 1100 - 1400. Participation is free but numbers are limited. Interested people can register by visiting www.testsignals.org and following the ‘Registration’ link.