May 31-June 1. Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast
Sept 14-15. Sussex Humanities Lab, University of Sussex, Brighton
Sept 14th 20:00 as part of the 2017 Brighton Digital Festival
Inspired by the work of Lois Weaver, this Long Table discussion is a theatrical open-ended, non-hierarchical format for participatory debate. Speakers and audience switch places around a dinner table. In place of cutlery, coloured pens are provided to document discussions in drawing and/or writing on the table. Debate, dinner and theatre merge.
Oct 12th 14:00 and 18:30 as part of the Brighton Digital Festival “Technology is not neutral. We’re inside of what we make, and it’s inside of us. We’re living in a world of connections — and it matters which ones get made and unmade.” Donna Haraway - 1991
Haraway was, as ever, prophetic: Our lives are now lived out in webs of technology. And we are beginning to appreciate both the promise and perils of our technologically mediated existences. By learning to make our own listening technologies, we can choose which connections are made, how, when, with who and why.
Run by Soundcamp, a group of artist-makers interested in the potential for DIY technologies to connect different locations, spanning rural, urban and hybrid environments, this two hour workshop will centre around making a rugged Raspberry Pi based netradio — or streambox — and DIY microphones. Participants will learn how to download and install open source software, assemble the equipment, and ins and outs of live audio streaming. The workshop will also cover streaming with a mobile phone or laptop.