Field Recorder & RF / EM sniffer
Topology of a Future City at Transmediale
Temporal bandwidth,’ is the width of your present, your now. It is the familiar ‘[delta-] t’ considered as a dependent variable. The more you dwell in the past and in the future, the thicker your bandwidth, the more solid your persona. But the narrower your sense of Now, the more tenuous you are.
[Thomas Pynchon. Gravity's Rainbow]
Topology of a future city proposes a speculative working group or workshop divining, describing and thus constructing a future city in ruins; a series of descriptive urban vectors extrapolated from ghosted electromagnetic, signal and literary traces.
Borrowing techniques from geophysical archaeology (revealing and mapping of geophysical properties), narrative displacements (filmic manipulations of temporality, science fiction), and coded psychogeographics (tracing signs of underground networks), Topology sketches a model for the future city flaneur.
Oswald Berthold: mapping of EM events and intensities, long-term logging of geophysical properties
Martin Howse: elaboration of psychogeophysical methodologies
Verena Kuni: psychogeographic play within a ghosted city
Danja Vassiliev: exploration of city-structured underground networks and messaging systems, data carving
Jaime Forero-Romero: numerical modeling, data massaging, science fiction wrapping
Javier Moreno : math and science fiction
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