Interactivity has become ambient. Individual people are no longer isolated resulting from the scaling up of networks and the scaling down of the apparatus for transmission and reception. Various communication devices always carried are continuously emitting and receiving information. This continuous data flow is both invisible and often, by the majority of people, unknown. Today’s hand-held devices can be seen as extensions of the human body allow ubiquitous, inescapable network interconnectivity.
‘Sonification of You’ aims to make this data flow ‘visible’ to those people carrying active devices. The equipment will passively scan the various radio spectrum frequencies used by mobile phone devices, Bluetooth, WiFi networks, and others used by mobile devices, within a given place. The data information then represented by assigned audio sounds that will indicate activity, distance, and strength of signals.
Drawing on methods for monitoring large computer networks, the result is to create a background ‘sound’ for a space that is representational of the people, and their devices, present.
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- Martin John Callanan: On Systems and Processes, full article
Article and interview with Pau Waelder in Art.es #53 Download the full article as PDF
- Framing the digital: materialising new media (31 Jan 2013)
Professor Susan Collins gave a UCL Lunch Hour Lecture about SCEMFA and featured several works by Martin. How are artists translating or materialising digital works for gallery and physical situations? Professor Collins shows a snapshot of works coming out of the Slade and the Slade … continue reading
- RTX – Radio Tower Xchange
Sound waves broadcast in space and captured by powerful antennas. A steamy repetition creating an environment open to different contributions, pervaded by the energies of the artists themselves, who were invited to focus their attention on those deceitful mechanisms that are always in play at … continue reading
- Sonification of You at NetAudio ’08 London
Sonification of You was part of Netaudio’08 Festival London, October 2008 Netaudio’08 took place from 22nd to 25th October 2008 at Shunt Lounge, London SE1. It celebrated the creative output of networked musicians and online communities with installations, workshops, showcases and performances. Netaudio’08 plaid host … continue reading
- Netaudio London
Sonification of You will be installed at Netaudio London 2008. Netaudio’08 will take place from 22nd to 25th October 2008 at Shunt Lounge, London SE1. It will celebrate the creative output of networked musicians and online communities with talks, workshops, showcases and performances. Netaudio’08 will … continue reading
- Sonification of You / Sonifikacija tebe / Sonificazione di te at PixxelPoint, Slovenia
Sonification of You was part of 8th Pixxelpoint Festival (Green Desert), Nova Gorcia, Slovenia, December 2007. Curated by Narvika Bovcon and Aleš Vaupotič, organized by the city of Nova Gorica. Interaktivnost je postala ambient. Zaradi povečevanja omrežij in zmanjševanja naprav za sprejemanje in oddajanje posamezniki … continue reading
- Mayor of Nova Gorica
…attended the opening.
- Interviewed for Slovenian TV
Did a couple of interviews for Slovenian TV etc, not yet seen any of the tapes; hope my Slovenian was up to scratch.
- 8th Pixxelpoint, Slovenia
Sonification of You (Sonifikacija tebe / Sonificazione di te) will be at 8th Pixxelpoint Festival, Nova Gorica, Slovenia, in December 2007. I shall also be giving an artist’s talk. [PDF: Festival Program< , includes translation of Sonification of You into both Slovenian and Italian] I’ve … continue reading
- Andrew Huxley Symposium
I shall be attending a one day international symposium in honour of Sir Andrew Huxley (OM FRS Nobel Laureate) on the occasion of his 90th Birthday. [interesting family tree]
- Noise at UCCA
Today I shall be speaking on noise in relation to my research, as a guest lecturer at University College for the Creative Arts at Maidstone to Experimental Artists Film Video and Photography research group.
- Networked Music Review
Helen Thorington writes about Sonification of You on Networked Music Review
- Radio Tower Xchange (RTX)
Adam Hyde writes: Radio Tower Xchange (RTX) is a networked performance event, a DVD, and collaborative installation. At the same time, the RTX is also a closing activity of the “WAVES“ project, and it will be coordinated by the RIXC and co-organisers, and sound artists … continue reading
- TakeAway Festival
Sonification of You live at TakeAway Festival 2007, at London’s Science Museum.
- Sonification of You part of Radio Tower Exchange, RIXC, Latvia
Sonification of You was part of RTX, April 2007, broadcasting live from Europe’s second tallest man-made structure – The Riga TV and Radio Tower – as part of the Radio Tower Xchange, a live event from some of Europe’s radio towers.Listen to archive of live … continue reading
- Radio Tower Xchange (RTX)
Today, my work Sonification of You was active and broadcasting live from Europe’s second tallest man-made structure – The Riga TV and Radio Tower – as part of the Radio Tower Xchange, a live event from some of Europe’s radio towers. more…English text including archived … continue reading
- Sonification of You (Latviskā)
mobilo sakaru frekvenču sonificēšana Rīgas TV tornī…Mūsu tehniskās ierīces pasīvi skenē dažādas radio spektra frekvences, kuras izmanto mobilie telefoni, WIFI bezvadu tīkli un citas mobilās ierīces, kuras tiek pielietotas kādā noteiktā telpā. “Sonification of You” mērķis ir padarīt šos datus redzamus cilvēkiem, kuri šīs ierīces … continue reading
- Centre de Recherche et d’Information Indépendantes sur les Rayonnements ElectroMagnétiques
Center for Research and Independent Information on Radiation ElectroMagnétiques writes: Sonification of You, de Martin John Callanan (UK) a pour objectif lui de “rendre visible et audible les flots continus de données transmises par les objets communicants” : téléphone mobile, bluetooth, wifi… Des flux “à … continue reading
- Sonification of You: Rhizome ArtBase
Sonification of You ascended to Rhizome ArtBase
- Sound:Space 2007
Sonification of You at Sound:Space 2007 Sound:Space – A day of artist talks, demonstrations and performances exploring contemporary artistic use of sound and environment. This event provides an opportunity to absorb a wealth of the latest developments in audio research and the field of Sound … continue reading
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