Something Invisible in the Landscape is Just Landscape
A talk for the Athena Network
2 July 2014

Credits and References

Sincere thanks to: Timo Arnall, Julian Oliver, Adam Rutherford, Trevor Paglen, José Luis de Vicente, and all the other artists, scientists and technologists cited.

Title Slide: Screenshot of Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen (2011) (see below)

Artworks/projects referenced in Introduction:

- from one to many by Yvette Mattern (2010), shown at transmediale.10, Berlin
- data.tron by Ryoji Ikeda (2010) exhibited at transmediale.10, Berlin
- Swell by Anthony McCall (2006), exhibited at the Reg Vardy Gallery in Sunderland, as part of AV Festival 2006
- Invisible Fields (2011), co-curated by José Luis de Vicente and Honor Harger and at Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/invisible-fields
- Geographies of Seeing (2012) by Trevor Paglen: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/trevor-paglen-geographies-of-seeing
- Mesopotamian Dramatugies (Su & Mayhem) by Kutlug Ataman (2011), exhibited at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/kutlugataman
– Happenstance (2012) – residencies for creative technologists: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/happenstance-residencies-for-technologists
- Frequency & Volume by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, as seen at Invisible Fields (2011): http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/invisible-fields
- levelHead by Julian Oliver (2008) shown at Suspending Disbelief, Lighthouse, 2010: http://www.lighthouse.co.uk/programme/suspending-disbelief
- Laboratory Life produced at Lighthouse, 2011: http://is.gd/laboratory_life
- Evolution of Fearlessness by Lynette Wallworth shown at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/lynettewallworth – Laboratory Life (2011): http://is.gd/laboratory_life
– Particle Decelerator: http://decelerator.blogspot.co.uk/
- data.tron [8K enhanced version] by Ryoji Ikeda (2008-09): http://www.ryojiikeda.com/project/datamatics/#datatron_8k_enhanced_version
- Genesis by Eduardo Kac (1999): http://www.ekac.org/transgenicindex.html
– Media art prequels website by Golan Levin: http://www.flong.com/blog/2009/new-media-artworks-prequels-to-everyday-life/

Projects referenced in Part 1:

- The Boston Shuffler- stock-trading algorithm, courtesy of Kevin Slavin: http://videos.liftconference.com/video/1177435/
– Cloud computing survey commissioned by Citrix, August 2012: http://www.citrix.com/lang/English/lp/lp_2328330.asp
– The proposed Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation, New Mexico: http://www.forumforthefuture.org/greenfutures/articles/worlds-first-city-robots
– China Miéville quoted from “Alien Evasion” by China Miéville, published in Arc 1.1, February 2012: The Future Always Wins: http://is.gd/chinam

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 2:

- Invisible Fields (2011), co-curated by José Luis de Vicente and Honor Harger and at Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/invisible-fields
- 20Hz by Semiconductor (2011): http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/semiconductor-20-hz
- Immaterials by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, Jack Schulze and Matt Jones, Lighthouse, 2013: http://is.gd/immaterials
- Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, and Jørn Knutsen (2011): http://vimeo.com/20412632
– Timo Arnall quoted in No to NoUI by Timo Arnall, March 2013: http://www.elasticspace.com/2013/03/no-to-no-ui
- Geographies of Seeing (2012) by Trevor Paglen, co-curated by Honor Harger and Celia Davies, at Lighthouse: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/trevor-paglen-geographies-of-seeing
Paglen works shown:
- They Watch the Moon (2010)
– Artifacts (Spacecraft in Perpetual Geosynchronous Orbit, 35,786 km Above Equator) (2010)
- KEYHOLE 12-3 (IMPROVED CRYSTAL) Optical Reconnaissance Satellite Near
Scorpio (USA 129) (2007)
- PAN (Unknown; USA-207) (2010)
- KEYHOLE IMPROVED CRYSTAL from Glacier Point (Optical Reconnaissance
Satellite; USA 1860) (2008)
- After Galileo (Jupiter and Moons)
– Trevor Paglen quoted in “Secret Moons and Black Worlds”, An Interview with Trevor Paglen by Timothy Moore, Volume #25: http://roryhyde.com/blog/?p=697
– Trevor Paglen quoted in, “Limit Telephotography”, Under Fire research forum, 2006: http://underfire.eyebeam.org/?q=node/469

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 3:

- “Multi-Input RNAi-Based Logic Circuit for Identification of Specific Cancer Cells” by Xie, Wroblewska, Prochazka, Weiss & Benenson, Science, 2 September 2011, Vol. 333: http://www.sciencemag.org/content/333/6047/1307.abstract
– Adam Rutherford, speaking at Lighthouse 7 February 2013: http://is.gd/adamrutherford & http://is.gd/adamrutherfordtalk (discusses RNAi-Based Logic Circuit 50:00 minutes in)
- SolarSinter by Markus Kayser (2012): http://www.markuskayser.com/work/solarsinter/
- Hostage pt.1 by Frederik de Wilde (2010): http://frederik-de-wilde.com/projects/nano-painting
- Bacterial Radio by Joe Davis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Davis_(artist)
- Protei by Cesar Harada (2012): http://protei.org/
- Environmental Health Clinic by Natalie Jeremijenko:
http://www.environmentalhealthclinic.net/
- City CPU by Gordan Savicic (2011): http://www.yugo.at/processing/index.php?what=citycpu
- New Mumbai by Tobias Revell (2012): http://www.tobiasrevell.com/New-Mumbai

 

ArtScience Museum, Singapore

I am delighted to announce that this month I am beginning a new chapter in my career, as the incoming Executive Director of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. After four amazing and rewarding years at Lighthouse in Brighton in the UK, and more than a decade in Europe, I will be relocating to Singapore to explore how we articulate the resonances and dissonances between art and science, within the context of the museum.

The ArtScience Museum opened in February 2011, and has since established itself as a major venue for exhibitions by iconic artists such as Andy Warhol, Salvador Dalí, Vincent Van Gogh and Charles and Ray Eames, as well as thematic exhibitions exploring aspects of scientific history. I am looking forward to working with the brilliant team at the museum, and their advisory board, on taking the museum into the future.

I am also extremely excited about building new networks and collaborations with colleagues in Singapore and in Asia, so if you’re based in the region, please drop me a line. I’m @honorharger on Twitter.

It has been an extraordinary four years at Lighthouse, and I am tremendously proud of my team and what they have achieved in the time we’ve worked together. I am thrilled we were able to stage exhibitions by groundbreaking artists such as Trevor Paglen and David Blandy; commission new work from the likes of Semiconductor, Hide&SeekThe Otolith Group and co-found Brighton Digital Festival, which is helping make Brighton one of the fastest growing and most successful digital hubs in the country. It am plead to see the 17 short films we commissioned with the British Film Institute through the BFI Shorts programme starting to find their way into the world, with SLR, the first of the films to be released online, reaching an audience of over 200,000 since it’s launch month.

Immaterials by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, Jack Schulze and Matt Jones. Exhibited at Lighthouse, September-October 2013.

Immaterials by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, Jack Schulze and Matt Jones. Exhibited at Lighthouse, September-October 2013.

I am particularly pleased we have been able to create space for creative practitioners who occupy a space between art, technology, architecture, and design, such as James Bridle, Timo Arnall, Liam Young, Tobias Revell, Anab Jain and Tom Armitage, to show their work in a receptive and critically engaged context. I believe there has never been a more important time to illustrate how technology is changing society, and these are the practitioners who are making the most cogent, insightful and urgent work which gives us glimpses how this process is evolving. I very much hope to be able to engage with these areas of practice in my new role in Singapore.

The ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

The ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Looking ahead, it is an extremely exciting time to working in an institution which operates at the intersection between art and science. I have a deep, sincere passion for art and science, and for those of us for those of us who follow both fields, the lines between them tend to become blurry. More than ever, now science is at the heart of everyday life and there’s an urgent need to engage society more widely and deeply with what that means. Increasingly to me, it has become clear that science is culture. I look forward to articulating that through our work at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore.

I’m around in the UK for another week or so, so if you’d like to say hi, drop me a line. And from the end of the month, I’ll be in Singapore, so if that’s where you are, please do get in touch.

Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS

A Very Dark Matter
A talk for Connections, Clearleft, Brighton,, UK
https://ti.to/clearleft/connections-1-weak-signals
by Honor Harger, 4 February 2014

Credits and References

Thank you to all the artists and scientists who inspired this talk.

Lighthouse: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/

Particle Decelerator: http://decelerator.blogspot.co.uk/

Title slide: Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryogenic_Dark_Matter_Search

Artworks/projects/quotations referenced in introduction:

- data.tron by Ryoji Ikeda (2010) exhibited at transmediale.10, Berlin
- Swell by Anthony McCall (2006), exhibited at the Reg Vardy Gallery in Sudnerland, as part of AV Festival 2006
- from one to many by Yvette Mattern (2010), shown at transmediale.10, Berlin
- Evolution of Fearlessness by Lynette Wallworth shown at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/lynettewallworth
- They Watch the Moon (2010) in Geographies of Seeing by Trevor Paglen (2012) at Lighthouse, October-November 2012: http://is.gd/paglen
– Adam Rutherford, speaking at Lighthouse, February 2013: http://is.gd/adamrutherford
- Mesopotamian Dramatugies (Su & Mayhem) by Kutlug Ataman (2011), exhibited at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/kutlugataman
- Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi by Timo Arnall (2011) shown at Invisible Fields, Barcelona 2011-12: http://is.gd/invisible
- Frequency & Volume by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, shown at Invisible Fields: http://is.gd/invisible
- Radio Astronomy by r a d i o q u a l i a (2004-2008): http://www.radio-astronomy.net

Projects/quotations referenced in Dark Matter section:
– CERN: http://home.web.cern.ch
– Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryogenic_Dark_Matter_Search
– Dark Matter: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_matter
– Dark Energy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_energy
– Post-Planck dark matter graph: http://sciexplorer.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/dark-matter.html
– Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS)
– Large Underground Xenon dark matter experiment (LUX): http://lux.brown.edu/LUX_dark_matter/Home.html
– Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02): http://www.ams02.org/
– Trojan Horses and Dark Matter: A strategic design vocabulary’, by Dan Hill:
http://www.cityofsound.com/blog/2012/08/dark-matter-trojan-horses-strategic-design-vocabulary.html

Artworks/projects/quotations referenced in Heliocentrics section:

- Quotations by Douglas Kahn from “Radio was discovered before it was invented” (2006): http://rixc.lv/06/en/1.html & http://is.gd/kahnquote
- Aeriology by Joyce Hinterding, exhibited at the Reg Vardy Gallery in Sunderland, as part of AV Festival 2008: http://is.gd/aeriology
- 20Hz by Semiconductor, co-commissioned by Lighthouse for Invisible Fields: http://is.gd/20_hz
– Kepler-37b story via “NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Tiny Planet System”, 20 February 2013: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2013-066
- 5 Minute Oscillations of the Sun by Caroline Devine (2012): http://is.gd/5_minute
– BiSON, the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham: http://bison.ph.bham.ac.uk/index.php?page=bison

My thanks to Douglas Kahn, who’s work inspired the first part of this section, including the anecdote about Thomas Watson.

Artworks/projects/quotations referenced in Beyond the Pale Blue Dot section:

- Harnessing Wild Electricities from Outer Space by Thomas Ashcraft 2011-12, produced for Invisible Fields: http://is.gd/invisible
- Time Dilation Experiments by Thomas Ashcraft: http://is.gd/timedilation
– Quotations by Thomas Ashcraft from an interview on National Public Radio, quoted in “Thomas Ashcraft: Artist as Electro-receptor” (2009): http://www.improvisedlife.com/2009/11/17/thomas-ashcraft-artist-as-electroreceptor/
– Radio and Plasma Wave Group at The University of Iowa: http://www-pw.physics.uiowa.edu/
– Image of Galileo spacecraft drifting in space after deployment from the Space Shuttle Atlantis, October 1989: http://is.gd/galileodrifting
– Quotation from Donald Gurnett from the NASA Solar System Explorer website: http://galileo.jpl.nasa.gov/sounds.cfm
– Image of the RWPS antenna, on-board Cassini: http://cassini.physics.uiowa.edu/cassini/hardware.html
- sideralia #01 ionosphere by TeZ and Honor Harger, released on leerraum, 2010: http://is.gd/sideralia

Thank you to Thomas Ashcraft, Don Gurnett and his team the University of Iowa and TeZ.

Artworks/projects referenced in The Outer Limits section:

- Projects by Katie Paterson: http://www.katiepaterson.org/
Works referenced:
- Ancient Darkness TV (2009)
- 100 Billion Suns (2011)
- Light bulb to Simulate Moonlight (2008)
- All the Dead Stars (2009)
– Quotation by Katie Paterson from “Interview with Katie Paterson on Rhizome” (2010): http://rhizome.org/editorial/2010/jun/16/interview-with-katie-paterson/

Works/projects/quotations referenced in Quantum Leap section:

- Images of simulations of the Higgs boson, ATLAS group, CERN: https://twiki.cern.ch/twiki/bin/view/AtlasPublic/HiggsPublicResults
– Quotation by Neil Turok from “The Cyclic Universe: A Talk With Neil Turok” on Edge (2007): http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/turok07/turok07_index.html
– Images of the Large Hadron Collider, from CERN: http://home.web.cern.ch/about/accelerators/large-hadron-collider
– The LHC Sound Project: http://lhcsound.hep.ucl.ac.uk/
– Quotation by Lily Asquith from “Particle Pings: Sounds Of The Large Hadron Collider” by Andrew Prince, NPR (2011): http://is.gd/asquith
– LHC Sound Project interpretation of how an emerging and decaying Higgs Boson may sound: http://is.gd/lhcsound

 

Unmanned Aerial Ecologies
Proto-drones, airspace and canaries in the mine

At talk for Goldsmiths, London, 16 January 2014

Credits and References

Sincere thanks also to: Marko Peljhan, Kate Rich, Natalie Jeremijenko, Usman Haque, Trevor Paglen, James Bridle and all the artists & technologists cited.

Lighthouse: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/
Particle Decelerator: http://decelerator.blogspot.co.uk/
Title Slide: Time study (Predator; Indian Springs, NV) by Trevor Paglen (2010)
Closing image (and above): C-Astral UAV (courtesy of Marko Peljhan)

Artworks/projects referenced in Introduction:
– Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk: http://is.gd/globalhawk
– A drone pilot at the base at Hancock Field. Image: Heather Ainsworth for The New York Times: http://is.gd/droneoperator
- In the Air by Nerea Calvillo & collaborators: http://intheair.es/info/project-credits.html
- New Zealand Wireless Map by Mark Hansen: http://markhansen.co.nz/nz-wireless-map/
- oval.maschine by r a d i o q u a l i a (1999). Photographed at CACSA, Adelaide, Australia: http://is.gd/rqateq
– Honor Harger and Adam Willets, photographed at the Acoustic Space Lab, Latvia, 2001: http://acoustic.space.re-lab.net/lab/
- Frequency Clock – tactical radio system by r a d i o q u a l i a (1998-2002): http://v2.nl/archive/works/the-frequency-clock.
- Frequency Clock being used to create thing.fm, New York, 2002: http://fm.thing.net/
- Polar Radio by r a d i o q u a l i a and I-TASC, Antarctica, 2007: http://is.gd/polar_radio
- Atlas of Electromagnetic Space by Jose Luis de Vicente & Bestario (2008). Co-commissioned by AV Festival: http://spectrumatlas.org/
- Aeriology by Joyce Hinterding (2008), exhibited at the Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland, as part of AV Festival: http://is.gd/aeriology
- 20Hz by Semiconductor (2011), co-commissioned by Lighthouse: http://is.gd/20_hz
- Mesopotamian Dramatugies (Su & Mayhem) by Kutlug Ataman (2011), exhibited at Brighton Festival, 2011: http://is.gd/kutlugataman
- Laboratory Life at Lighthouse, 2011: http://is.gd/laboratory_life
- levelHead by Julian Oliver (2008) shown at Suspending Disbelief, Lighthouse, 2010: http://www.lighthouse.co.uk/programme/suspending-disbelief
- Frequency & Volume by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, shown at Invisible Fields: http://is.gd/invisible
- Evolution of Fearlessness by Lynette Wallworth shown at Brighton Festival, 2011: http://is.gd/lynettewallworth
- Happenstance (2012) – residencies for creative technologists: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/happenstance-residencies-for-technologists
- data.tron [8K enhanced version] by Ryoji Ikeda (2008-09): http://www.ryojiikeda.com/project/datamatics/#datatron_8k_enhanced_version
- bitplane by Bureau of Inverse Technology (1997-98): http://bureauit.org/plane
- Situational Awareness by Marko Peljhan (2007) at Ars Electronica, Austria, 2007: http://is.gd/situational
– C-Astral UAV: http://c-astral.com/ – Image courtesy of Marko Peljhan.
– William Gibson quoted in Spooky Country (2007): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spook_Country
– Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk: http://is.gd/globalhawk
– RT32, VIRAC, Latvia. Photograph courtesy of Raitis Smits, RIXC, 2002.
– Trevor Paglen with telescope. Photograph from MIT: http://arts.mit.edu/va/artist/paglen/
– Marko Peljhan at the World-C4U exhibition, Brussels, 2000: http://is.gd/WorldC4U

Images referenced in Part 1:

- The Knife – stock-trading algorithm. Image courtesy of Kevin Slavin: http://is.gd/kevinslavin
- The Boston Shuffler – stock-trading algorithm. Image courtesy of Kevin Slavin: http://is.gd/kevinslavin
– The proposed Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation, New Mexico: http://www.forumforthefuture.org/greenfutures/articles/worlds-first-city-robots
– Google Data Centre, Dulles: http://www.google.co.uk/about/datacenters/
- Accelerate to the Cloud billboard, photographed at Auckland Airport, New Zealand, August, 2011. Photograph by Honor Harger.
– Microsoft Data Centre, Dublin: http://is.gd/3TMFkA
– Facebook Data Centre, Prineville, Oregon: http://is.gd/gGk6fE
– Cloud computing survey commissioned by Citrix, August 2012: http://www.citrix.com/lang/English/lp/lp_2328330.asp

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 2:

- bitplane by Bureau of Inverse Technology (1997-98): http://bureauit.org/plane
– Bureau of Inverse Technology quotations come from the Decade Project: http://bureauit.org/decade/
– Photograph of Marko Peljhan: http://www.ladomir.net/bio-summary
- Makrolab, Rottnest Island, Australia (2000): http://makrolab.ljudmila.org/mark2.html Photograph from: http://www.ladomir.net/peljhan-territories
- Makrolab, Blair Atholl Estate, Scotland (2002). Photograph by r a d i o q u a l i a: http://radioqualia.va.com.au/documentation/makrolab/index.html
– Fixing satellite dish, Blair Atholl Estate, Scotland, 2002. Photograph by r a d i o q u a l i a
- SCATTER! by Marko Peljhan and colleagues (2008), AV Festival, BALTIC, Gateshead, UK: http://www.ladomir.net/Scatter-2008
– Marko Peljhan quoted in Invisible Territory, a documentary by Zemira Alajbegovic, RTV Slovenia, 2007: http://vimeo.com/44982545
- TRUST 15 [Tactical Radio Unified System Transport] by Marko Peljhan (1999), at PS1 Gallery in New York. Images courtesy of Peljhan.
- TRUST-SYSTEM 22: http://is.gd/TRUST22
– Marko Peljhan quoted in Situational Awareness catalogue (2007), Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria: http://is.gd/situational
- Territory 1995 by Marko Peljhan (2009), Istanbul Biennale, Turkey: http://www.ladomir.net/territory-1995-istanbul-biennale-2009
INSULAR technologies by Marko Peljhan (1999): http://www.n5m.org/n5m3/pages/insular3.html & original concept (1997): http://is.gd/insular_nettime
– Marko Peljhan quoted in transcript of Strategies of Minimal Resistance, lecture given at SCCA, Ljubljana, 1999. English translation: http://is.gd/ljSTBg
- System-77-CCR (SYSTEM-77 / CIVIL COUNTER-RECONNAISSANCE) by Marko Peljhan (2004): http://s-77ccr.org/
- Makrolab, Isola di Campalto, Venice Biennale (2003): http://makeworlds.net/node/12
– Marko Peljhan quoted in Invisible Territory – see above.
– Transmission from Iranian television allegedly showing footage of captured U.S drone RQ-170, December 2011:
– Nejc Trost, pictured with C-Astral UAV. Photograph: http://is.gd/5VbKJE
– C-ASTRAL UAV systems, Slovenia: http://c-astral.com/
– Documentation of Bramor gEO UAV from C-ASTRAL: http://c-astral.com/. Additional photographs courtesy of Marko Peljhan.
– Bramor gEO UAV flying over Gijon, Spain in 2009:

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 3:

- Invisible Fields (2011), co-curated by Honor Harger and José Luis de Vicente at Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona 2011-12: http://is.gd/invisible
– Wireless in the World by Timo Arnall (2010): http://is.gd/wirelessworld – shown at Invisible Fields.
– Timo Arnall quoted in No to NoUI by Timo Arnall, March 2013: http://www.elasticspace.com/2013/03/no-to-no-ui
– Geographies of Seeing by Trevor Paglen (2012), co-curated by Honor Harger and Celia Davies, at Lighthouse: http://is.gd/paglen
Paglen artworks shown:
- Artifacts (Spacecraft in Perpetual Geosynchronous Orbit, 35,786 km Above Equator) (2010)
- PAN (Unknown; USA-207) (2010)
- KEYHOLE IMPROVED CRYSTAL from Glacier Point (Optical Reconnaissance Satellite; USA 1860) (2008)
- After Galileo (Jupiter and Moons)
- They Watch the Moon (2010)
- National Reconnaissance Office Ground Station (ADF-SW) Jornada del Muerto, New Mexico (2012)
- N5177C at Gold Coast Terminal Las Vegas, NV; Distance ~ 1 mile (2007)
- Detachment 3, Air Force Flight Test Center #2, Groom Lake, NV, Distance ~26 Miles (2008)
- Reaper Drone, Indian Springs, NV Distance ~ 2 miles (2010)
- Untitled (Predators; Indian Springs, NV) (2010)
- Time study (Predator; Indian Springs, NV) (2010)
– Trevor Paglen quoted in, “Limit Telephotography”, Under Fire research forum, 2006: http://underfire.eyebeam.org/?q=node/469

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 4:
– Under the Shadow of the Drone (2013) by James Bridle: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/james-bridle-under-the-shadow-of-the-drone
– James Bridle quoted in Drone Shadows, 2012: http://booktwo.org/notebook/drone-shadows/
– James Bridle quoted in Ring of Steel, 2013: https://www.readmatter.com/a/ring-of-steel/
- Hercules Missile Landscape by Mariele Neudecker (2010), being shown at Lighthouse for Brighton Festival 2013: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/lighthouse-at-brighton-festival – Nike Historic Missile Site, Golden Gate National Park, USA: http://www.nps.gov/goga/nike-missile-site.htm
- Psychopomp by Mariele Neudecker (2010) – Hercules Missile rubbings: http://www.marieleneudecker.co.uk/marieleneudeckej.html – to be exhibited at Lighthouse, May 2013
- The Air Itself is One Vast Library by Mariele Neudecker (2010): http://www.marieleneudecker.co.uk/marieleneudeckei.html
– Charles Babbage quoted in The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise (1837): http://is.gd/babbage
- Electronic Countermeasures by Liam Young, Tomorrows Thoughts Today (2011): http://vimeo.com/36267881

Artworks/projects referenced in Conclusion:

- Here Be Dragons: the Unstable Landscapes of GPS by Will Gowland (2011): http://vimeo.com/44446581
– C-Astral UAV in sunset, courtesy of Marko Peljhan.

 

Frequency and Volume by Rafael Lozano Hemmer. As seen Invisible Fields (2011), co-curated by José Luis de Vicente and Honor Harger and at Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona

New Narratives, New Territories

A talk for the ICT Art Connect Workshop
Brussels, 10 November 2013
http://www.ict-art-connect.eu/event/ictart-connect-2013/

Credits and References

Sincere thanks to: Jose Luis de Vicente, James Bridle, Natalia Buckley, Timo Arnall, and all the artists and technologists cited.

Lighthouse: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/

Title Slide: data.tron [8K enhanced version] by Ryoji Ikeda (see below)

Artworks/projects referenced in Introduction:
- Mesopotamian Dramatugies (Su & Mayhem) by Kutlug Ataman (2011), exhibited at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/kutlugataman
- levelHead by Julian Oliver (2008) shown at Suspending Disbelief, Lighthouse, 2010: http://www.lighthouse.co.uk/programme/suspending-disbelief
- Evolution of Fearlessness by Lynette Wallworth shown at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/lynettewallworth – Laboratory Life (2011): http://is.gd/laboratory_life
- Frequency & Volume by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, as seen at Invisible Fields (2011): http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/invisible-fields
– Particle Decelerator: http://decelerator.blogspot.co.uk/
– Luke Jerram, Improving Reality 2012, Brighton Digital Festival 2012: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/improving-reality-2012
- Laboratory Life produced at Lighthouse, 2011: http://is.gd/laboratory_life
– Hannu Rajaniemi quoted in “The Future Always Wins”, Arc 1.1, February 2012: http://www.amazon.com/Arc-1-1-Future-Always-ebook/dp/B0079X5E2U
- data.tron [8K enhanced version] by Ryoji Ikeda (2008-09): http://www.ryojiikeda.com/project/datamatics/#datatron_8k_enhanced_version

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 1:

- The Boston Shuffler- stock-trading algorithm, courtesy of Kevin Slavin: http://videos.liftconference.com/video/1177435/
– Cloud computing survey commissioned by Citrix, August 2012: http://www.citrix.com/lang/English/lp/lp_2328330.asp
– The proposed Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation, New Mexico: http://www.forumforthefuture.org/greenfutures/articles/worlds-first-city-robots
- Invisible Fields (2011), co-curated by José Luis de Vicente and Honor Harger and at Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/invisible-fields
- 20Hz by Semiconductor (2011): http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/semiconductor-20-hz
- Immaterials by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, Jack Schulze and Matt Jones, Lighthouse, 2013: http://is.gd/immaterials
- Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, and Jørn Knutsen (2011): http://vimeo.com/20412632
– Timo Arnall quoted in No to NoUI by Timo Arnall, March 2013: http://www.elasticspace.com/2013/03/no-to-no-ui

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 2:
– Happenstance (2012) – residencies for creative technologists: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/happenstance-residencies-for-technologists
– Offbott by James Bridle and Natalia Buckley: http://offbott.com/

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 3:

- William Gibson quoted in Spooky Country (2007): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spook_Country
Drone images:
– Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk: http://is.gd/globalhawk
– A drone pilot at the base at Hancock Field. Image: Heather Ainsworth for The New York Times: http://is.gd/droneoperator
– Untitled (Predators; Indian Springs, NV) by Trevor Paglen (2010)
– Cameras and imaging devices aboard drone aircraft. Image: http://is.gd/dronecamera
– Dronestagram (2012-12) by James Bridle: http://dronestagram.tumblr.com/
– Drone Shadow (2012) by James Bridle: http://shorttermmemoryloss.com/portfolio/project/drone-shadows/
– Under the Shadow of the Drone (2013) by James Bridle: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/james-bridle-under-the-shadow-of-the-drone
– James Bridle quoted in Drone Shadows, 2012: http://booktwo.org/notebook/drone-shadows/
– James Bridle quoted in Ring of Steel, 2013: https://www.readmatter.com/a/ring-of-steel/

Artworks/projects referenced in conclusion:
- SolarSinter by Markus Kayser (2012): http://www.markuskayser.com/work/solarsinter/
- Hostage pt.1 by Frederik de Wilde (2010): http://frederik-de-wilde.com/projects/nano-painting
- Bacterial Radio by Joe Davis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Davis_(artist)
- Protei by Cesar Harada (2012): http://protei.org/
- Environmental Health Clinic by Natalie Jeremijenko:
http://www.environmentalhealthclinic.net/
- City CPU by Gordan Savi?i? (2011): http://www.yugo.at/processing/index.php?what=citycpu
- New Mumbai by Tobias Revell (2012): http://www.tobiasrevell.com/New-Mumbai

 

Here Be Dragons: the Unstable Landscapes of GPS by Will Gowland (2011)

Seeing in the Dark
Lenses for a Post-PRISM Landscape

A talk for the Meaning Conference
Brighton, 8 November 2013
http://2013.meaningconference.co.uk/

Credits and References

Sincere thanks to: Julian Oliver, James Bridle, Trevor Paglen, Timo Arnall, José Luis de Vicente, and all the other artists, scientists and technologists cited.

Lighthouse: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/

Title Slide: Screenshot of Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen (2011) (see below)

Artworks/projects referenced in Introduction:
- Mesopotamian Dramatugies (Su & Mayhem) by Kutlug Ataman (2011), exhibited at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/kutlugataman

- Happenstance (2012) – residencies for creative technologists: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/happenstance-residencies-for-technologists

- levelHead by Julian Oliver (2008) shown at Suspending Disbelief, Lighthouse, 2010: http://www.lighthouse.co.uk/programme/suspending-disbelief
- Evolution of Fearlessness by Lynette Wallworth shown at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/lynettewallworth – Laboratory Life (2011): http://is.gd/laboratory_life
- Frequency & Volume by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, as seen at Invisible Fields (2011): http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/invisible-fields
– Particle Decelerator: http://decelerator.blogspot.co.uk/
– Luke Jerram, Improving Reality 2012, Brighton Digital Festival 2012: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/improving-reality-2012
- Laboratory Life produced at Lighthouse, 2011: http://is.gd/laboratory_life
- Here Be Dragons: the Unstable Landscapes of GPS by Will Gowland (2011): http://vimeo.com/44446581
– C-Astral UAV, courtesy of Marko Peljhan
- N5177C at Gold Coast Terminal Las Vegas, NV; Distance ~ 1 mile (2007) by Trevor Paglen, as seen in Geographies of Seeing (2012) by Trevor Paglen: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/trevor-paglen-geographies-of-seeing
- data.tron [8K enhanced version] by Ryoji Ikeda (2008-09): http://www.ryojiikeda.com/project/datamatics/#datatron_8k_enhanced_version

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 1:

- The Boston Shuffler- stock-trading algorithm, courtesy of Kevin Slavin: http://videos.liftconference.com/video/1177435/
– Cloud computing survey commissioned by Citrix, August 2012: http://www.citrix.com/lang/English/lp/lp_2328330.asp
– The proposed Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation, New Mexico: http://www.forumforthefuture.org/greenfutures/articles/worlds-first-city-robots
Men in Grey by Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev: http://julianoliver.com/output/category/projects & http://meningrey.net/
Newstweek by Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev: http://julianoliver.com/output/newstweek
– Critical Engineering Manifesto: http://criticalengineering.org/
– Julian Oliver quoted in in Rhizome, September 2012: http://is.gd/juliansaid

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 2:

- Invisible Fields (2011), co-curated by José Luis de Vicente and Honor Harger and at Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/invisible-fields
- 20Hz by Semiconductor (2011): http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/semiconductor-20-hz
- Immaterials by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, Jack Schulze and Matt Jones, Lighthouse, 2013: http://is.gd/immaterials
- Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, and Jørn Knutsen (2011): http://vimeo.com/20412632
– Timo Arnall quoted in No to NoUI by Timo Arnall, March 2013: http://www.elasticspace.com/2013/03/no-to-no-ui
- Geographies of Seeing (2012) by Trevor Paglen, co-curated by Honor Harger and Celia Davies, at Lighthouse: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/trevor-paglen-geographies-of-seeing
Paglen works shown:
- They Watch the Moon (2010)
– Artifacts (Spacecraft in Perpetual Geosynchronous Orbit, 35,786 km Above Equator) (2010)
- KEYHOLE 12-3 (IMPROVED CRYSTAL) Optical Reconnaissance Satellite Near
Scorpio (USA 129) (2007)
- PAN (Unknown; USA-207) (2010)
- KEYHOLE IMPROVED CRYSTAL from Glacier Point (Optical Reconnaissance
Satellite; USA 1860) (2008)
- After Galileo (Jupiter and Moons)
– Trevor Paglen quoted in “Secret Moons and Black Worlds”, An Interview with Trevor Paglen by Timothy Moore, Volume #25: http://roryhyde.com/blog/?p=697
– Trevor Paglen quoted in, “Limit Telephotography”, Under Fire research forum, 2006: http://underfire.eyebeam.org/?q=node/469

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 3:

- William Gibson quoted in Spooky Country (2007): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spook_Country
Drone images:
– Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk: http://is.gd/globalhawk
– A drone pilot at the base at Hancock Field. Image: Heather Ainsworth for The New York Times: http://is.gd/droneoperator
– Untitled (Predators; Indian Springs, NV) by Trevor Paglen (2010)
– Cameras and imaging devices aboard drone aircraft. Image: http://is.gd/dronecamera
Dronestagram (2012-12) by James Bridle: http://dronestagram.tumblr.com/
– Drone Shadow (2012) by James Bridle: http://shorttermmemoryloss.com/portfolio/project/drone-shadows/
Under the Shadow of the Drone (2013) by James Bridle: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/james-bridle-under-the-shadow-of-the-drone
– James Bridle quoted in Drone Shadows, 2012: http://booktwo.org/notebook/drone-shadows/
– James Bridle quoted in Ring of Steel, 2013: https://www.readmatter.com/a/ring-of-steel/

Artworks/projects referenced in conclusion:

- The Transparency Grenade by Julian Oliver: http://julianoliver.com/output/transparency-grenade
– Sergei Brin wearing Google Glass, as seen in The Guardian (2013): http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/mar/06/google-glass-threat-to-our-privacy
– Artist Steve Mann wearing his specially created AR headset, as seen in Onliny Augmented: http://www.onlyaugmented.com/meeting-professor-steve-mann/
- Environmental Health Clinic by Natalie Jeremijenko:
http://www.environmentalhealthclinic.net/
- City CPU by Gordan Savi?i? (2011): http://www.yugo.at/processing/index.php?what=citycpu
- New Mumbai by Tobias Revell (2012): http://www.tobiasrevell.com/New-Mumbai
The Lightning Field (1977) by Walter De Maria
http://www.diacenter.org/sites/main/lightningfield

 

Visualizing Amsterdam’s SMS Messages by Aaron Koblin

Shaping the Landscape of Brighton’s Near Future

A talk for the debate: Is Cambridge a smart city? The potential for creative collaboration between Silicon Fen and the arts

At the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, 30 October 2013
https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/is-cambridge-a-smart-city-the-potential-for-creative-collaboration-betwen-silicon-fen-and-the-arts

Credits and References

Thanks to: Arts Council England, Brighton & Hove City Council, Wired Sussex, plus all the artists & technologists cited.

Lighthouse: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/

Brighton Digital Festival: http://www.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk

Title Slide: Screenshot of Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen (2011): http://vimeo.com/20412632

Artworks/projects referenced in Introduction:

- Mesopotamian Dramatugies (Su & Mayhem) by Kutlug Ataman (2011), exhibited at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/kutlugataman
- levelHead by Julian Oliver (2008) shown at Suspending Disbelief, Lighthouse, 2010: http://www.lighthouse.co.uk/programme/suspending-disbelief
- Evolution of Fearlessness by Lynette Wallworth shown at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/lynettewallworth
- Frequency & Volume by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer as seen in Invisible Fields (2011), co-curated by José Luis de Vicente and Honor Harger, at Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/invisible-fields
- Laboratory Life produced at Lighthouse, 2011: http://is.gd/laboratory_life
- Intuition and Ingenuity, exhibition of artwork inspired by Alan Turing, at Lighthouse, 2012: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/intuition-and-ingenuity
– Happenstance (2012) – residencies for creative technologists: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/happenstance-residencies-for-technologists
- Helix by David Blandy, Daniel Locke and Adam Rutherford, commissioned by Lighthouse, 2013

Projects/images referenced in Part 1:

Report and statistics:
– Brighton Fuse: a major report on Brighton’s Creative & Digital sectors (October 2013): http://www.brightonfuse.com/

Images
- Wireless in the World by Timo Arnall, as seen in Immaterials at Lighthouse, 2013: http://is.gd/immaterials
– Attendees of the dConstruct conference, Brighton 2011. Image courtesy of Clearleft.
– Photographs of Brighton by Honor Harger
– Attendees of Laboratory Life produced at Lighthouse, 2011: http://is.gd/laboratory_life
– Attendees at Odysseys, an exhibition by David Blandy at Brighton Digital Festival 2012: http://is.gd/odysseys

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 2:

- Brighton Digital Festival 2012 film, produced by Tom Bailey: http://www.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk

Images of Brighton Digital Festival projects 2011 – 2013

- Immaterials by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen, Jack Schulze and Matt Jones, Lighthouse, 2013: http://is.gd/immaterials

- PixelPyros by Seb Lee Delise. The opening event of Brighton Digital Festival 2012: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/pixelpyros-by-seb-lee-delisle – FAR by Wayne McGregor and Random Dance, presented at Brighton Digital Festival 2011: http://2011.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/2011/06/far-by-random-dance/ – Natalia Buckley teaching workshops in schools, Brighton Digital Festival 2012: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/schools-workshop-with-natalia-buckley
- Tiny Games by Hide&Seek, Brighton Digital Festival 2013: http://is.gd/tinygames
– Kayle Brandon & Kate Rich making open source cola at Brighton Digital Festival, September 2013: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/cube-cola-trading-post
– Sarah Angliss, at Brighton Digital Festival Closing Performances 2012: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/brighton-digital-festival-closing-performances
– A dalek outside the Mini Maker Faire, Brighton Digital Festival 2012: http://www.makerfairebrighton.com/
– Brighton SEO conference, Brighton Digital Festival 2012: http://2012.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/event/brightonseo/
– Alice Taylor, Improving Reality 2011, Brighton Digital Festival 2011: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/improving-reality-films
– Kevin Slavin, at dConstruct, Brighton Digital Festival 2011: http://2011.dconstruct.org/conference/kevin-slavin
- Odysseys by David Blandy, Brighton Digital Festival 2012: http://is.gd/odysseys
– Luke Jerram, Improving Reality 2012, Brighton Digital Festival 2012: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/improving-reality-2012
– James Burke, at dConstruct 2012, Brighton Digital Festival 2012: http://2012.dconstruct.org/conference/burke/transcript/
– The Literary Operator by Tom Armitage and Jeff Noon, Brighton Digital Festival 2013: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/jeff-noon-and-tom-armitage – Anab Jain, Improving Reality 2012, Brighton Digital Festival 2012: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/improving-reality-2012
– Timo Arnall, speaking at Improving Reality 2013, Brighton Digital Festival 2013: http://is.gd/ireality2013
– Mini Maker Faire, Brighton Digital Festival 2012: http://www.makerfairebrighton.com/

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 3:

- Artsworkers working with technologists, the Happenstance residency programme, Lighthouse, 2012: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk/programme/happenstance-residencies-for-technologists
- Short Circuit – disabled artists working with technologists – Brighton Digital Festival 2013: http://www.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk/events/short-circuit-when-disability-and-digital-collide/
- SolarSinter by Markus Kayser (2012): http://www.markuskayser.com/work/solarsinter/
- Hostage pt.1 by Frederik de Wilde (2010): http://frederik-de-wilde.com/projects/nano-painting
- Bacterial Radio by Joe Davis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Davis_(artist)
- Protei by Cesar Harada (2012): http://protei.org/
- Environmental Health Clinic by Natalie Jeremijenko:
http://www.environmentalhealthclinic.net/
- City CPU by Gordan Savicic (2011): http://www.yugo.at/processing/index.php?what=citycpu
- New Mumbai by Tobias Revell (2012): http://www.tobiasrevell.com/New-Mumbai

 

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