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Dates: 25th April 2013
Time: 14:00 – 19:00

Cost: € 20 (10€ for materials, 10 € for participation fee)

Place: METALAB, Rathausstraße 6 1010 Wien, Austria

Maximum number of participants: 30

Pre registration is required and can be done by sending an email with the subj line ERS Workshop to info_at_fundamental.art.pl Please send me your mobile nr. and name in the email.

ERS is an open collaborative research project, which investigates hidden physical processes occurring permanently in our everyday environment saturated by electromagnetic waves, especially ionic radiation.
The project investigates the effect of electromagnetic waves and ionic radiation on living organisms that is connected with the influence of this radiation on living cells.

Workshops of sound and visual techniques, which consist in detection of invisible phenomena and testing of the properties of physical objects through detection, amplification, sonic and visual analysis.
This practical workshop and series of experimental situations are meant to equip the artist with DIY skills from the range of techniques such as detection and modulation of the amplitude of electromagnetic emissions for audio and video output.

The project consists in detection and transformation of electromagnetic fields through the use of hardware tools like electromagnetic coils, differential detectors, sensors [light, flex etc], amplifiers, modulators, analyzers and more specialized devices for detecting radiation (Geiger, scintillation, gas and semiconductor counters). During the workshop the participants will become acquainted with:

- practical techniques of detecting electromagnetic waves ( ultrasounds, infra sounds, interference, light, electrochemistry) and especially ionic radiation (alpha, beta, gamma)

- revealing, investigation and analysis of information (often invisible) about the structure and properties of images
-translation of electromagnetic waves and radiation into impulses in audio and vide range

- coding, compiling of patches and writing programs for detection, analyzing and modulation of electromagnetic fields using free software [PD, Supercollider, Python, Fluxus, etc]

- generating of complex audio and video using pulse width different math functions and algorithms, modulation, in combination with a programmable oscillators and noise generators Types of electromagnetic waves
The workshops focus on work with the following types of electromagnetic waves:
1. ultra-short waves emissions [alpha, beta, gamma] (using Geiger counters, scintillation counters, and other techniques of Gamma-ray spectroscopy)
2. visible waves, micro-waves, radio waves, infrared waves, frequency emissions (using on-board coil and amplifier)
3. higher signals (e.g. mobile phone signals, wireless networks, Bluetooth)

More info: http://fundamental.art.pl/WORKSHOP_ERS.html

What you should bring:

We encourage the participants to bring a device, which emits electromagnetic waves or some way of recording (tape or digital sound recorder, camera, headphones, computer with PD or Supercollider installed etc).

About the Instructor:

Robert B. Lisek is a mathematician, artist and composer who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social). He is involved in the number of projects focused on radical art strategies, hacktivism and tactical media. Drawing upon conceptual art, software art and meta-media, his work intentionally defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on AI and bioinformatics. Lisek is also a composer of contemporary music, author of many projects and scores on the intersection of spectral, stochatistic, concret music, musica futurista and noise. He explores the relationship between bio-molecular technology, code and issues arising from network technologies by combining his DNA code with codes of viruses and recently by testing influence of radioactive materials on biological entities. Lisek is also a scientist who conducts a research in the area of theory of partially ordered sets in relation with artificial general intelligence and complexity theory. Author of many exhibitions and concerts, among others: TERROR ENGINES - WORM Center Rotterdam, Secure Insecurity - ISEA Istanbul; Manifesto vs. Manifesto - Ujazdowski Castel of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; NGRU - FILE, Sao Paulo; NEST - ARCO Art Fair, Madrid; Float – DMAC Harvestworks and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; WWAI - Siggraph, Los Angeles; Falsecodes - Red Gate Gallery, Beijing; Gengine - National Gallery, Warsaw; Flextex - Byzantine Museum, Athens, FXT– ACA Media Festival, Tokyo and ISEA, Nagoya; Transhuman - Entropy Gallery, SSSpear –17th Meridian, WRO Center, Wroclaw. more: