Something Invisible in the Landscape …

Wireless in the World by Timo Arnall

Wireless in the World by Timo Arnall

Something Invisible in the Landscape is Just Landscape

A talk for Sesi Cultural Festival

Rio de Janeiro, 20 July 2013

Credits and References

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

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

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

Talk Title: Quote from China Miéville (see below)

Title Slide: Screenshot of Wireless in the World by Timo Arnall (2010) – exhibited at Lighthouse this September: http;//is.gd/timoarnall

Artworks/projects referenced in Introduction:

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

- Frequency & Volume by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

- Evolution of Fearlessness by Lynette Wallworth shown at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/lynettewallworth – Laboratory Life (2011): http://is.gd/laboratory_life

- 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

- levelHead by Julian Oliver (2008) shown at Suspending Disbelief, Lighthouse, 2010: http://www.lighthouse.co.uk/programme/suspending-disbelief

- 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/

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 1:

- 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

- 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: Light Painting WiFi by Timo Arnall and collaborators (2011) shown at Invisible Fields, Barcelona 2011-12: 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:

- 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:

- 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)

- They Watch the Moon (2010)

- National Reconnaissance Office Ground Station (ADF-SW) Jornada del Muerto, New Mexico (2012)

- 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

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 3:

- William Gibson quoted in Spook Country (2007): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spook_Country

- 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

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/

- 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/

- Julian Oliver quoted in in Rhizome, September 2012: http://is.gd/juliansaid

Artworks/projects referenced in conclusion:

- “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 Savi?i? (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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