[rohrpost] 5th of September (SUNDAY) at 18:00 (6 p.m.),
oscillation series. sonic theories and practices - NO. 1
miyazaki.shintaro at gmail.com
Mit Sep 1 11:30:58 CEST 2010
oscillation series. sonic theories and practices - NO. 2
date: 5th of September 2010, Sun, 6pm.
title: Sonic Archeology?
with: Shintaro Miyazaki and Martin Howse (moderated by Jan Thoben)
place: General Public, Schönhauser Allee 167c, Berlin.
Talks will be in english language
After the first session the 2nd session will dedicate itself to “Sonic
Abstract Shintaro Miyazaki: [Trans]-Sonic Archeology of Computational
On 27th of Sept. 2007 a secret 1972 paper from the National Security
Agency’s in-house journal Cryptologic Spectrum with the title
“TEMPEST: A Signal Problem” was declassified. “To state the general
problem in brief: Any time a machine is used to process classified
information electrically, the various switches, contacts, relays, and
other components in that machine may emit radio frequency or acoustic
energy.” Trans-sonic archeology as a method of a sonic theory can be
useful for understanding our everyday informational devices, which
store, transmit and manipulate information. Two opposed methods are
suggested by the contributor. Firstly a hardware based and secondly a
software based method for investigating important affective, tactile,
mental and rhythmical effects of those technologies. Both methods will
be explained shortly after introducing to the audience the general
concepts of such a sonic archeology.
Profile of Shintaro Miyazaki: born 1980 in Berlin. Grew up in Basle,
Switzerland and studied Media Theory, Musicology and Philosophy at
University of Basle, Humboldt University Berlin, Technical University
Berlin and Free University of Berlin, M.A. in Basle 2007. Since summer
2007 he is an independent PhD Researcher at the Chair for Media Theory
of Humboldt University Berlin (Wolfgang Ernst).
Description of artistic project “Psychogeophysics: archaeology,
geophysics and psychogeography” by Martin Howse:
“The pick was [then] used to hammer on the surface, and by this means,
the Angle Ditch was discovered. The sound produced by hammering on an
excavated part is much deeper than on an undisturbed surface, a
circumstance worth knowing when exploring a grass-grown
downland,though not applicable to cultivated ground.” [Augustus Pitt
Rivers. Excavations in Cranborne Chase. Volume IV. 1895]
The relation between such techniques of archaeological prospecting and
TEMPEST, the study of compromising emissions (including sound), can
easily be made with both interventions pointing towards a certain
revealing of that which is. In highly paranoiac manner,
psychogeophysics seeks to expand the terms of this simple equation to
embrace psychogeography and urbanism, proposing an exchange between
imaginary realms, the digital and the observed, which allows for
speculative notions such as data sedimentation or for the application
of techniques including those of version control to urban locales.
Martin Howse will present and demonstrate a short series of
psychogeophysical investigations and interventions with particular
attention to the epistemic aspects of sound.
Profile of Martin Howse
is an artist/programmer and theorist, born 1969 in the UK, educated
Goldsmiths College of Fine Art London, 1989 and based in Berlin.
Martin has exhibited, performed and collaborated worldwide using
custom, open source software and hardware modules for data/code
processing and generation.