ECHOES - PLACE | 29 NOVEMBER- 1 DECEMBER 2013, Lisboa
ECHOES is a program for the city of Lisbon that aims to put together thoughts, experiences and interventions on the relationship between LISTENING and PLACE.
The digital universe keeps expanding, from the desk and the laptop to our mobile screens and beyond. Wired objects, buildings and city streets are part of our daily landscape, a chaotic and noisy electronic environment where fiber optics and radio waves intersect and connect everything to everything else.
While we speak of clouds and are invisibly linked to them, a vast and heavy infrastructure is needed to support the internet: from transoceanic submarine cables to large data centers on the edge of town, from servers and robots to call center and factory workers. Global capitalism makes noise. When so many of the world’s decision processes are hidden from view, or recombined and filtered through the 24-hour news cycle, what is the role of sound in understanding contemporary politics?
How can we decipher, reveal, or keep the world’s secrets by listening to its digital communication system?
Computers talk to each other all the time, in code and in voltage, almost telepathically and at the speed of light. This is a conversation that excludes those of us unable to read between the lines or who are deaf to this soft music. To live in the world today is to be surrounded by a constant humming, the body electric, the senses extended and transformed by all that we own, all that we have built. We live inside the machines.
What does it sound like?
stress.fm — Open Call for radio projects
What does the internet sound like?
Send us up to 20 min. recordings or compositions about your daily experience of/with/in the network.
Let us hear the sounds of your electronic life.
Welcome to the Future Nauseous
The End of the Web, Search, and Computer as We Know It
The Digital Universe and Why Things Appear To Be Speeding Up
Design For The New Normal (Revisited)
Everything visible now
Living inside the Machine
Designed Conflict Territories
The Cloud, the State, and the Stack
AI vs. AI. Two chatbots talking to each other
A superstitious fund
Listen to Bitcoin
Choir.io / Ambient sound for realtime events.
Selected works will be broadcasted by stress.fm between the 29th of November and the 1st of December 2013.
Deadline for submissions is the 22nd of November
Please send your audio file through wetransfer.com to firstname.lastname@example.org
File format: MP3 > 320 kbps
File name: give the same name as the the author plus the title of your piece.
It would be great if you can send us an image, a drawing or a map related with your audio piece.
More information at osso.pt/en/projects/echoes/radio