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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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Drone Shadow (2012) by James Bridle

Invisibility in the Post-PRISM Age
A talk for the Dread Symposium
Amsterdam, 26 October 2013

Credits and References

Sincere thanks to: James Bridle, Julian Oliver, Trevor Paglen, Adam Rutherford, Timo Arnall, José Luis de Vicente, 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 Immaterials: Light Painting WiFi by Timo Arnall, Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen (2011) (see below)

Artworks/projects referenced in Introduction:

In the Air by Nerea Calvillo & collaborators: http://intheair.es/info/project-credits.html
– C-Astral UAV, courtesy of Marko Peljhan
Here Be Dragons: the Unstable Landscapes of GPS by Will Gowland (2011): http://vimeo.com/44446581
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
Evolution of Fearlessness by Lynette Wallworth shown at Brighton Festival 2011: http://is.gd/lynettewallworth – Laboratory Life (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
– 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

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

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
Frequency & Volume by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
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:
– 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)
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)
– 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
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/
– 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/
– 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