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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.


Particle Decelerator:

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;//

Artworks/projects referenced in Introduction:

Mesopotamian Dramatugies (Su & Mayhem) by Kutlug Ataman (2011), exhibited at Brighton Festival 2011:

Frequency & Volume by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Evolution of Fearlessness by Lynette Wallworth shown at Brighton Festival 2011: – Laboratory Life (2011):

– Happenstance (2012) – residencies for creative technologists:

data.tron [8K enhanced version] by Ryoji Ikeda (2008-09):

levelHead by Julian Oliver (2008) shown at Suspending Disbelief, Lighthouse, 2010:

Genesis by Eduardo Kac (1999):

– Media art prequels website by Golan Levin:

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 1:

– Cloud computing survey commissioned by Citrix, August 2012:

– The proposed Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation, New Mexico:

– China Miéville quoted from “Alien Evasion” by China Miéville, published in Arc 1.1, February 2012: The Future Always Wins:

Invisible Fields (2011), co-curated by José Luis de Vicente and Honor Harger and at Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona:

20Hz by Semiconductor (2011):

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

– Timo Arnall quoted in No to NoUI by Timo Arnall, March 2013:

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 2:

Geographies of Seeing (2012) by Trevor Paglen, co-curated by Honor Harger and Celia Davies, at Lighthouse:

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:

Artworks/projects referenced in Part 3:

– William Gibson quoted in Spook Country (2007):

Hercules Missile Landscape by Mariele Neudecker (2010), being shown at Lighthouse for Brighton Festival 2013:

Drone images:

– Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk:

– A drone pilot at the base at Hancock Field. Image: Heather Ainsworth for The New York Times:

Untitled (Predators; Indian Springs, NV) by Trevor Paglen (2010)

– Cameras and imaging devices aboard drone aircraft. Image:

Dronestagram (2012-12) by James Bridle:

Under the Shadow of the Drone (2013) by James Bridle:

– James Bridle quoted in Drone Shadows, 2012:

– Julian Oliver quoted in in Rhizome, September 2012:

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:

– Adam Rutherford, speaking at Lighthouse 7 February 2013: & (discusses RNAi-Based Logic Circuit 50:00 minutes in)

SolarSinter by Markus Kayser (2012):

Hostage pt.1 by Frederik de Wilde (2010):

Bacterial Radio by Joe Davis:

Protei by Cesar Harada (2012):

Environmental Health Clinic by Natalie Jeremijenko:

City CPU by Gordan Savi?i? (2011):

New Mumbai by Tobias Revell (2012):