[rohrpost] xxxxx_micro_research workshops: 7_Amplitude modulation with Antony Hall//8_Audiovisuals with SuperCollider

m m at 1010.co.uk
Mon Feb 23 13:47:58 CET 2009

A new series of workshops at xxxxx_micro_research [Berlin]; an

independent research centre focusing on the expanded construction and
experience of free software and open hardware.


February 28th 2009: Amplitude modulation with Antony Hall

March 7th 2009: Audiovisuals with SuperCollider and with Fredrik Olofsson

Forthcoming matter: 

software radio, hydrogen line, micro-cuisine, kitchen
sink chemistry, Kicad, EEG, fiction generation, thoughtography,
Kirlian photography

... contact if you're interested in leading [un]-related workshops or
applying for a micro-residency.


February 28th 2009 2PM: Amplitude modulation with Antony Hall

This project is based on an early experiment in sound recording, where
a water jet was used to amplify and record sound onto a wax
cylinder. A laser (rather than a water jet) can be used to amplify and
transmit minute inaudible sounds. With this technique it is possible
to hear the sound of light through modulation and reflection.  For
example it can be used as an instrument able to detect the high
frequency modulations from electronic light, or to create techno beats
from a bicycle light. By using a modified laser projected through a
droplet of fluid - or 'Fluid lens' - it is possible to create a
sensitive microphone. If this lens also contains microscopic
creatures, their movements will generate sound by creating distortions
with the movement of their body and antennas. The lens also responds
to subsonic architectural 'sound’.

During the workshop participants will investigate the use of solar
cells and other light sensitive components to generate sound from
light, use lasers and LEDs to transmit sounds, use liquid
droplets to create sensitive microphones and use liquids dynamic
physical oscillators [chemical oscillation and cymatics]. Antony will
also demonstrate the muio interface, biofeedback experiments and both
mlog and ilogs from the owl project.

Please bring laptops or sound recording equipment if you
can. It will be useful to bring sonic material or patches that
could be used for generating sound for transmission. Sound cards,
mixers, mic-preamps will be useful for experiments but not

About Antony Hall:

Antony Hall is a multimedia artist with an interest in freshwater
biology, biophysics, electronics, and the physicality of
sound. Working within contexts such as universities and museums, often
in collaboration with scientists. He is interested in how we interface
with science & technology; visually, physically and ideologically; and
how these interactions effect us creatively and socially. Exemplified
by an ongoing collaborative work with the owl project producing a hand
crafted wooden laptop computer (the Log1K & iLog) among other

He has also worked with electrogenic fish, harnessing their ability to
communicate and navigate with electric fields, creating an artwork
controlled by the live fish (ENKI).



Workshop fee: 10 euros [all parts and food]

Please email m at 1010.co.uk to reserve a place (strictly limited)



Workshops led by field-expert practitioners extend over realms of code
and embedded code, environmental code, noise, transmission and
reception, and electromysticism. Workshops solely utilise free
software and GNU toolbase.

Practitioners at pickledfeet have included Martin Kuentz
(prd at scrying.org), Julian Oliver (http://selectparks.net/), Derek
Holzer (http://soundtransit.nl), Jeff Mann (http://jeffmann.com),
Martin Howse (http://1010.co.uk), Fredrik Olofsson
(http://www.fredrikolofsson.com/), Florian Cramer
(http://cramer.plaintext.cc:70/), Brendan Howell, jo FRGMNT
grys(http://tob.de.vu/), mikomikona

xxxxx_micro_research, pickledfeet, Linienstrasse 54, Berlin 10119

U2, Rosa-Luxemburg-Pl.
U8, Rosenthaler Pl.

Telephone: 3050187482. 

xxxxx_micro_research is supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Berlin 2009