Test Signals, Sourcefabric’s series of events exploring new forms for radio and software will return in February 2011 as part of the transmediale.11 festival at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin. Two panels on February 2nd and a special workshop on February 3rd will look at continuing developments in radio.
“Our event in October 2010 was a real success with over 30 speakers in three days from four continents,” said event organiser Adam Thomas. “Test Signals at transmediale will focus on looking at radio’s significance and potential in the digital age, whilst investigating new ways of hacking, augmenting and open-sourcing its technology.
Radio Tactics will see innovative thinkers from across the broadcast and code spectrums, including acclaimed media theorist Eric Kluitenberg, Jonathan Marks (Critical Distance Media Lab) and Douglas Arellanes of Sourcefabric, examine the role of radio in contemporary, worldwide politics. A global panel of broadcast pioneers and radio artists look at the unique qualities of radiophonic practice in Radio Magic.
Among those Investigating the future of experimental transmission will be Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington (Resonance FM & Mobile Radio) and Heidi Grundmann of Kunstradio fame. For Open Digital Radio on February 3rd, Mathias Coinchon of the European Broadcasting Union and opendigitalradio.org will take workshop participants through a variety of techniques, tricks and tools for opening up radio and developing entirely new systems of broadcasting based on open, shared principles.
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