r a d i o q u a l i a have just finished the first version of a streaming
manual for those wishing to learn how to stream under Linux. Its intended
as a manual to accompany a hands-on self-learning or workshop based
approach. No previous knowledge of Linux is assumed.
Introduction to Streaming
Introduction to Your Soundcard
External Audio Devices
Cables and Connectors
Hardware Set-up for Live Streaming
The Art of Mixing
Introduction to Linux Windowing Systems
Introduction to Linux File Structure
Some Linux Commands you Should Know
Connecting to the Internet with Linux
Installing Software on Linux
Introduction to Linux Sound Architecture
Linux Software - Mixers
Linux Software - XMMS
Linux Software - Test Editors
Linux Software - FTP
Live Streaming with MuSE
Creating Playlist Files
Linking with HTML
The Politics of Streaming (rant)
Streaming with playlists from MuSE
Setting up Icecast2
The manual is released under Creatice Commonds Attributive ShareAlike
NonCommercial License 2.0. Feel free to nuse, ammend, distribute.
It is available as a PDF from:
r a d i o q u a l i a
Free as in 'media'
email : adam(a)xs4all.nl
oioi...the below for anyone interested in doing some interesting radio:
PARTICLE/WAVE workshop and seminar : hybrid radio practices
Helsinki, April 10-14 2005
particle/wave hybrid radio workshop explores the interface between the
creative traditions of terrestrial radio broadcasting and emerging
practices of internet radiomaking. particle/wave rethinks community
radio practices through distributed and participatory networks of sonic
exchange, open content models and new radiomaking tools. particle/wave
examines the dual nature of radio as wave and packet.. network and
sound.. transmission and reception...
http://aura.siba.fi/particlewave :: aaniradio(a)siba.fi
During recent years we have seen erosion of public broadcasting support
for creative radio in several countries around the world, whilst at the
same time we have seen a flourishing of net radio practices and hybrid
wireless projects. particle/wave will foster points of contact between
radiomakers working in traditional and emergent ways. by bringing
together radiomakers from a diverse array of practices to exchange
skills and perspectives on radio art and technologies and cultures of
radiomaking from across public, community and independent net and
��niradio 2k5 :: ��niradio is an experimental radio project based in
helsinki at the centre for music & technology. first broadcast during
august 2004 in conjunction with isea2004. using temporary special event
FM licenses and a variety of recently developed net radio tools,
��niradio explores diverse approaches to participatory public radio and
open content broadcasting. ��niradio has a second temporary FM license
for helsinki during april 2005 which will enable broadcast
experimentation throughout particle/wave and pixelACHE.
dot.org boom :: particle/wave workshop joins pixelACHE 2005 in
exploring the thematics of open tools and open content. particle/wave
will extend the thematic of sound in public space from last year's
signal | process workshop into the arena of public broadcast spaces,
and introduce participants to a variety of approaches to low budget /
d.i.y. open radio making. http://pixelache.ac/2005
CALL for PARTICIPATION...deadline NOV 15 2004
This call is for:
� Presenters and participants of particle/wave workshop and seminar
� Project proposals relating to particle/wave themes and dot.org boom
� Live broadcast events for ��niradio at pixelACHE
particle/wave is inviting expressions of interest from radiomakers of
every persuasion for local and remote participation in a workshop on
hybrid radio practices in april 2005... and collaboration on an
the format of the workshop will be built around practical broadcasting
milieu of ��niradio which will enable workshop participants to
experiment with a variety of hybrid transmission modes during the
we encourage people involved in...
� community radio
� radio art
� public radio
� participatory radio
� internet radio
� independent wireless networks
� telecommunication art
� innovative transmissions...
to propose activities including not limited to...
� leading workshops / sessions
� participating in workshops / sessions
� presenting past projects / current practices
� proposing future projects / collaborations
� developing live broadcast / performance / installations
� producing / curating programmes for ��niradio radiotheque
exploring themes related to hybrid radio practice including but not
� shifting territories of radio art
� tools and practices for combining net and terrestrial broadcast
� audience relationships across different broadcast modes
� participatory broadcasting environments
� approaches to open content radio
� local contexts, global networks
Closes November 15 2004
:: how to apply ::
Send expressions of interest by email to submissions05(a)pixelache.ac
with particle/wave in the subject line and the following details in
text of the email (not as an attachment):
Areas of radio practice: e.g. community radio / radio arts
Affiliation: e.g. radio station (if applicable)
Are you also submitting proposals to PixelACHE? Yes / No
URLs relevant to application / your work:
Explain briefly why you would like to participate.
Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do.
Please describe briefly your interest in hybrid radio practices and
tell us a bit about what you could contribute to discussions and
workshops and/or what you would like to learn from / exchange with
Would you like to participate in the ��niradio broadcast in a specific
Would you need a letter of invitation to help you get to
for production proposals download the form from one of the links
below... fill it in and send it to pixelACHE
submissions...(instructions all on the form)
word doc http://www.pixelache.ac/2005/PixelACHE05_submission_form.doc
rich text http://www.pixelache.ac/2005/PixelACHE05_submission_form.rtf
text only http://www.pixelache.ac/2005/PixelACHE05_submission_form.txt
A small group of us have been looking at the idea of a collaborative
art-science-tech lab with participants from different disciplines including
art, art history and theory, software architecture, computer science -
perhaps over the academic holiday period over summer for a week or two. That
could be a good setting for trading skills?
Digital Arts events in Rotterdam, the Netherlands
D E A F in Rotterdam (Dutch Electronic Arts Festival - a bi-annual event)
in / around the Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek, Rotterdam
9 - 12 nov with some workshops/extras
Wednesday, Nov 17 | 19.00 - 20.30hrs
Public lecture: FLORIAN CRAMER | Executable Code and the Cultural Imagination: A Sketch of a history
MEDIA DESIGN RESEARCH
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION | OPEN HISTORY TIMELINE |
As a core part of the 'Decade of Web Design' project, beginning before and continuing after the forthcoming conference in January we have initiated an 'open research' website/database. The online forum is a visual and textual timeline generated out of a self-customisable questionnaire. Using a custom content management system the site allows for:
_ Users to add images, comments and links to make a collective history of the web as it developed. Such elements might include histories of their own first homepage; the first use of a technology; original html code; reminiscences of key designers, innovators, critics and technologists.
_ Using a question based interface users can write their own questions and respond to those of others. All questions entered will then be available, ensuring that no one set of views or way of writing predominates.
_ Multi-lingual use
A Decade of Web Design: Open timeline in collaboration with Institute for Network Cultures, University / Hogeschool of Amsterdam Saturday &
Sunday, January 21/22, 2005 | Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
more info: http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/mdr/Seminars2/decade1stannounce/view
TRAMJAM - ROTTERDAM RUSHHOUR
Media art students, sound artists, noisy citizens and other interested people are invited to to join a ROTTERDAM TRAMJAM SESSION initiated by Mumbai Streaming Attack, a networked performance study group currently based at SNM/HGKZ in Zurich.
After two tramjam performances in Berlin and Vienna this year, Mumbai Streaming Attack invites each sound artist to choose a tramline and design sound materials that characterize that particular tram routing. The sound materials can be collected or composed sound, pre-recorded for collective replay. TRAMJAM-Rotterdam Rushhour further explores a mobile interface with the Rotterdam tramvibe by inviting on site/on tram live sound upload through mobile devices.
TRAMJAM - ROTTERDAM RUSHHOUR is a networked streaming audio performance
inviting public participation via mobilephones on trams or microphones/walkie talkie on site. The live performance is scheduled as a public event with netstreaming and local radio broadcast for the Dutch Electronic Art Festival, whose theme this year is: "Affective Turbulence: The Art of Open Systems".
Drop-in to take part:
Tuesday - Thursday, November 9 - Nov 11 | 10.00 - 21.00hrs
PZI | Overblaak 85 | Het Kubus gebouw | NS, tram & metro stations, Blaak
Friday, Nov 12 | 15.00 - 19.00hrs | Performance location: to be announced
More info: http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/mdr/Seminars2/tramjam/
Mumbai Streaming Attack: http://www.snm-hgkz.ch/
For participation, please send e-mail to: tramjam-rotterdam(at)www.snm-hgkz.ch
This event is organised by New Media Studies, Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Kunst Zurich, V2_ organisation, institute for the unstable media and MDR and is part of the DEAF04: http://www.deaf04.nl/
FLOSS BOOTcamp | BLENDER and ARDOUR workshop
Many open source and free software projects are developed via collaborative processes, through the active feedback of developers and users. The goal of this workshop is to bring together people from a variety of backgrounds in an informal setting to make contact, have discussions, exchange ideas, give feedback or suggestions for the software and interfaces, to learn new things and to have fun! Experienced users and/or developers will be present to help.
The BOOTcamp will be a workshop with presentations, demonstrations, discussions and a hands-on afternoon. The focus will be on two open source projects: Blender (http://www.blender3d.org) and Ardour (http://www.ardour.org). In the morning there will be presentations and demonstrations of both software projects for all participants. In the afternoon there will be parallel hands-on workshops each focusing on one of the projects. At the end there will be drinks and a chance to evaluate and have further discussions.
For more information and detailed registration process:
Friday, November 12 | 9.30 - 19.00hrs
Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek | Van Nelleweg 1, 3044 BC | admission: 8 Euro, lunch included | language: English
This event is organised by MDR and V2_organisation, institute for the unstable media and is part of the DEAF04: http://www.deaf04.nl/
EXECUTABLE CODE AND THE
CULTURAL IMAGINATION: A SKETCH OF A HISTORY
Public lecture: FLORIAN CRAMER
Algorithmic instruction code can be found, centuries before the invention of the computer, in Latin poetry, the Kabbalah, Western composed music and several forms of experimental poetry from the 17th to the 20th century, thus forming an important, but often neglected historical pretext of contemporary computer arts. While these examples are formally simple or even primitive by contemporary standards, they are linked to a rich technological, artistic, philosophical and religious imagination. The lecture tries to sketch its rich and very contradictory history from Pythagorean mathematics to contemporary digital art and culture, showing how the idea and phantasm of the word becoming flesh is both written forth and transformed from kabbalistic spells to computer viruses.
Florian Cramer is a Berlin based writer who has published in the area of code poetry, comparative studies in the literature and the arts, modernism, text theory, literature and computing. One of the group working on the http://www.runme.org/ Software Art repository and an editor of the Unstable Digest of code poetry, he is currently Research Fellow at Media Design Research.
Wednesday, Nov 17 | 19.00 - 20.30hrs
Overblaak 85, Rotterdam | Het Kubus gebouw | NS, tram & metro stations Blaak
Florian Cramer: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~cantsin/homepage/
This event is organised by MDR and is part of the Dutch Electronic Art Festival, organised by V2_organisation, institute for the unstable media. http://www.deaf04.nl/
PUBLICATION: MA MEDIA DESIGN | GRADUATION SHOW GUIDE 2004
- Maria Claudia de Azevedo Borges - Victoria Donkersloot - Ana Gabriela Jiménez - Nick Koning - Todd Matsumoto & Wijbrand Stet
In September 2002 the Piet Zwart Institute launched a two-year full-time Master of Arts course in Media Design. This course encourages an engaged, technically, socially and culturally adept and experimental approach to digital media. In June 2004, the first year of students graduated.
More information: http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/mdma/programme/gradshow04
Download exhibition guide (6.1 MB PDF file) [Requests to have it posted by mail, to Leslie Robbins: l.j.drost-robbins(at)hro.nl]
The Piet Zwart Institute is the postgraduate studies and research programme of the Willem de Kooning Academy Hogeschool Rotterdam
aspologies for cross listing
240457 PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/SENIOR LECTURER
Department of Screen and Media Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
CRITICISM AND CREATIVITY IN 21ST CENTURY MEDIA
We are seeking an innovative teacher-researcher to join a dynamic and growing department, recently named top media and communications research department in New Zealand. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute significantly to the department's research profile and to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Existing specialisms include digital media (including games and mobile telecoms), indigenous media, political economy, creative industries, globalisation, audience and reception studies, media history and theory, media literacy, e-democracy. Applicants with significant research outputs in creative media are also welcome. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the post by June 30th 2005.
A PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent accreditation and professional standing will be required as will an international research reputation. Success in attracting external research funding and grants would be an asset.
Further information regarding the University is available at http://www.waikato.ac.nz and additional information about the Deparment at http://www.waikato.ac.nz/film
Enquiries of an academic nature can be made to Professor Sean Cubitt, Chairperson, Department of Screen and Media Studies, email: seanc(a)waikato.ac.nz
Applications for all positions close on Tuesday, 30 November 2004.
i hope all is good with everyone
I have been contemplating possible to-dos for when I return tp NZ in
November (i come back for 3 months...wohooo!). There seems like there are
lot of festvals and gatherings planned for/by the ada community, and I was
wondering if I could add one more to the list...
The thing is I would like to learn a bit of C++, I have tried but I am a
bit impatient and I would like to start with learning something that is a
bit more specific to my needs than the usual 'hello world' application ;)
Then I thought, perhaps it might be interesting to trade some
skills....maybe a small group of people that are interested in 'trading
skills' could met for a day or two to swap some knowledge? I am, for
example, quite happy to do a one-on-one or larger session on streaming
media,...can I convince someone to join me and spend a little time also
teaching me some C++?
Anyone else interested in being part of the mix? It could just be a
gathering of us geeky artists at a cafe, I don't think it needs a venue or
anything...just a date and time...also it doesnt need to be real geeky,
when can talk to teach other about the real world too ;)
r a d i o q u a l i a
Free as in 'media'
email : adam(a)xs4all.nl
phone : + 358 40876 1932 (finnish mobile)
#phone : + 371 938 6752 (latvian mobile)
Hi all ---
A friend and former work colleague, Joe Slag, is interested in pursuing
a Fulbright grant to work for a year. As a highly adept web/mobile
media programmer who worked on several of the databased collection &
archive sites developed at the Walker (see below), it seems to me he
could be of great help with some of the archive and/or
community-building online resources that have been talked about within
ada. Joe will though i am sure be open and interested in any thoughts
or leads you might have for him.
From what I understand, he really just needs some interesting proposal
for the Fulbright board (as alot of people apply to come to NZ), and it
helps to have a faculty member at a university or other respected
learning institution as a sponsor. This 'sponsorship' entails being
able to vouch that the proposal makes good sense as a project, and that
the person can ask you a few questions over the year.
If we don't get him, Zeljko Blace in Zagreb probably will.. so it would
be good to act fast.. ;)
So.. without further ado... heres joe...
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I'm pursuing a U.S. grant to do research abroad for the 2005-2006 year,
and I'm looking for leads and contacts. I'd like to research an ongoing
new media-related project or institution. It would be helpful if there
was a university in the area. I plan to learn by doing as much as
possible; I'm a web programmer and would like to collaborate on work
related to my research. I'm particularly interested in participatory and
tactical media, such as Indymedia, blogs, and wikis.
My recent professional work has been on content management for a media
company. Previously, I did web and database programming in the Walker
Art Center's new media department.
I'd greatly appreciate any leads or ideas; please write to joe at sl4g
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Joe Slag - Resume
22 Cranston St. #2
Boston, MA 02130
Programming Languages: perl (4 years), python, PHP, Java.
Database Design, Administration, and Programming: PostgreSQL (3
Server Administration: GNU/Linux (4 years), OpenBSD (3 years),
Solaris, Apache (4 years), mod_perl (4 years), HTML::Mason, Apache
AxKit, Tomcat, Postfix, pf firewalls.
Develop news feed processing programs, extend and enhance content
management system driving online presence of major regional
Web Developer and Administrator
Walker Art Center, New Media Department
February 2001-September 2003
Web programmer, database administrator, technical representative for
collaboration with other institutions and artists, and technical
manager of outside consultants. Responsible for over a dozen
production, development, and jointly-managed servers.
* How Latitudes Become Forms (latitudes.walkerart.org): Designed and
implemented database, application architecture, administrative
interface, and back-end web programming for this companion site to
a major Walker show. Coded first implementation of in-house
content management system.
* 5 Minutes of Fame (www.mnartists.org): Built end user and
administrator data upload and management tools for 24-hour
streaming media webcast that combined work from hundreds of
Minnesota artists. Worked with author of open source project
www.frequencyclock.net to integrate existing tool with
mnartists.org user system.
* ArtsConnected (www.artsconnected.org): Collaborated with
Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA) to convert data source of this
heavily used educational website from a proprietary text-searching
tool to a combination of MIA's SQL Server and Walker's PostgreSQL
* Collections and Resources (collections.walkerart.org): Worked with
Walker and MIA staff to design and implement PostgreSQL database
containing extensive information on Walker's art collection and
resources. Designed and implemented back end of public web
interface, including user comment and categorization tools.
* Installed and maintained tools for internal information
management, including CVS and cvsweb for source code control,
Bugzilla, and a wiki for project and process documentation.
Senior Developer Wagpaw, Inc. March 2000-February 2001
Startup focused on the wireless data industry. Main responsibilities
were database design and management, external integration, and
* Dain Rauscher: Designed and developed a palm clipping
application that allowed customers to access summary account
information. Implemented a Java backend using JSPs and servlets
that transformed XML messages from Dain Rauscher's application
servers into format usable by wireless PDAs.
* Audio Demand Capture Service: Application developer for Wagpaw's
primary application. Fully responsible for database design and
development, performance testing, and integration with Real
Networks' internet radio service.
Web Developer Multilogic, Inc. September 1999-February 2000
Startup focused on building expert system-based web applications for
the financial services industry.
* Developer for web application that integrated Multilogic's
proprietary expert system technology with a Sybase backend and a
mod_perl-based application server. Fully responsible for
architecture design, coding, and configuration of development and
Software Developer EDS June 1998-September 1999
Multinational IT services company.
* Maintained and enhanced client/server reporting and analysis tool
for General Motors' financial division. Determined requirements
and developed interface prototypes. Designed, implemented, and
tested Powerbuilder objects, Unix shell scripts, and Oracle stored
procedures. Customer contact for support issues.
B.A. in Philosophy (minor in Cognitive Science). Magna cum laude
Carleton College, Northfield, MN
FBI Shutdown of Indymedia Threatens Free Speech
October 15, 2004
In a chilling attack on free speech, U.S. authorities on October 7
seized two internet servers in London belonging to the independent media
network Indymedia. More than 20 Indymedia sites around the world were
taken down as a result of the raid. The servers were returned on October
14, but no formal charges have been announced and no explanation has
been given for the raid.
FBI spokesperson Joe Parris told Agence France Presse that the raid was
"not an FBI operation" but that the FBI issued the subpoena on behalf of
Italy and Switzerland (10/8/04). U.S. authorities have refused to
Rackspace, the U.S.-based company that hosts the Indymedia servers at
its London offices, revealed in a press release that the subpoena was
issued "pursuant to a Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT), which
establishes procedures for countries to assist each other in
investigations such as international terrorism, kidnapping and money
laundering." Rackspace told Indymedia that they could not reveal any
information about the subpoena—apparently the result of a gag order
Swiss authorities said they have opened an investigation into Indymedia
coverage of the 2003 G8 Summit in Evian and that they had asked the FBI
to help remove photos of Swiss undercover police from a French Indymedia
site (AFP, 10/9/04). The FBI visited both a Seattle-based Indymedia
lawyer and Rackspace about the photos, and Indymedia believed the issue
had been resolved (Indymedia, 10/9/04). The site was among those housed
on the seized servers; Swiss authorities, however, have not indicated
that they asked the FBI to seize the servers.
An Italian prosecutor investigating an anarchist group reportedly also
requested assistance from the U.S. to obtain information about posts on
Italian Indymedia, but she apparently also did not request the seizure
of the servers (italy.indymedia.org, 10/14/04). While the details of the
subpoena remain undisclosed, the FBI's aggressive action against
Indymedia is troubling.
Indymedia, which provides grassroots reporting on social justice issues
and protests, is a decentralized network that allows anyone to post news
on its websites. If there is reason to suspect that participants on
these websites are involved with criminal activities, shutting down the
servers is rather like shutting down the phone system because people
have been using the telephone to plot crimes.
To silence over 20 media sites around the world with no charges and no
explanation strikes a severe blow against freedom of expression and
should trouble media outlets worldwide. European media have been
covering the story, but in this country, the media have been virtually
silent. Aside from two AP articles (10/8/04, 10/14/04), one by UPI
(10/11/04) and one in the Hartford Courant (10/13/04), FAIR found no
mainstream news outlets reporting on the Indymedia story.
This is not the first time Indymedia has been targeted by U.S.
authorities. During the Republican National Convention in August, the
Secret Service attempted to obtain private records from NYC Indymedia's
Internet Service Provider; the ISP refused. The FBI attempted to obtain
similar records from Indymedia servers during the massive protests
against the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas in Quebec City but lost
the legal battle (Indymedia, 8/31/04).
If there is credible evidence of actual crimes that involve Indymedia
websites, then an investigation that respects Indymedia's rights as a
media outlet may be warranted. But FBI action that intimidates or
silences media around the world under a shroud of secrecy is an
extraordinary and grave threat to free speech.
ACTION: Please sign the Indymedia solidarity declaration
(http://solidarity.indymedia.org.uk/) denouncing the hard drive seizure
and demanding a full disclosure of who is involved in the seizure, a
copy of the court order, and an independent investigation into any
violations of due process.
For more information and updates, see: http://www.indymedia.org
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