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Open Source Vostok

Open Source Vostok

Installation Open Source Vostok unveils the materiality of the surface of our planet as it was 400 000 years ago via series of hologram shots of ice samples taken from the bottom of the frozen Vostok lake, about four kilometers under its surface.

What Dust Remember

What Dust Remember

Snaps of conversations, whiffs of perfume left by her scarf, melted snow, bright sweater, beautiful posters, dust of information, pieces of words, traces of thoughts, we are always emitting dust, dust of something and everything ... Traces of events, history itself, - also dust? Does the world stores the moments? Is it possible to weave the fabric of history with the moments? Can seconds fold into something significant and noticeable ?

Imedance

Impedance

The Tesla Hairpin circuit also known as "Stout Copper Bars" was a device that Tesla utilized in the study of Radiant Energy phenomenon. The device creates standing waves which separates the magnetic component and the dielectric component of electricity from each other by creating nodes of isolated dielectric lines of force and magnetic. It's the dielectric nodes I believe that are the source of radiant/etheric energy.

Hidden Histories

Hidden Histories

Hidden Histories uses the revolutionary new concept of Street Radio developed by Hive Networks to make the treasures of Southampton's Oral History Archive available in the public realm of the city. Street Radio is a totally new way of experiencing the city. The system utilises wireless communication technologies such as WIFI and Bluetooth in combination with FM radio to create captive ‘puddles’ -- specific places where particular stories and themes can be heard. By 'narrowcasting' audio files (broadcasting using very weak radio transmitters with a range of about 10 meters) a selection of stories from the OHU can be heard along 10 nodal points from where byte-sized stories are transmitted. These nodes link together to form a media rich walk that transports people through the changing life of the city.

Street Radio

Street Radio

Four nodes, relativly close together, each node is broadcasting FM and bluetooth broadcasting to announce the programm for all nodes together. One box allows reception of two types of files: a text file (which is then synthizised via text to speech) or a sound recording from the telephone. The files will be included in the broadcasted programm, also all messages will be collected in a media pool for further programming.

Porta2030

Porta2030

During the week of April 24 to May 1, 2006, 10 porta-porters, each assigned a mobile network unit, traverse Broadway Market's PORTA wifi zone. The porta-pack, a compact pack carrying a flashcard drive, a webcam, an LCD terminal with 4 click buttons and a speaker, is a DIY wifi network unit. The porta-pack documents, transmits and archives the community in transition with porta-porters on the go. An inter-communication module is developed with porta-porters. 3 urgency sensors triggered by real life events on Broadway Market further command collective action among the porta-porters. On view at Broadway market's are PORTA2030 documents and livecast of porta-porter's performative exercise.

Take2030

Take2030

Take2030 is a roaming wifi performance with an "after the net crash" fictional scenario set in year 2030. By year 2030, the great wireless hope that promises mobility and connectivity has bubbled. The GPS satellite signals have lost track of its urbanites when cutting through the Ozone layers. The ocean-apart digital divide has eventually sabotaged the Net we surf in. What remains of the feeble bandwidth is held out and safeguarded by the wireless freenetworkers, a striving public wireless DIY network movement sprouted worldwidein the early 21st century.

MirrorSpace

MirrorSpace

MirrorSpace is a multi-user interactive installation that engages the user in manipulations of their own image. The prototype of MirrorSpace was exhibited at Extreme Computing in June 2002. Currently Raylab are developing this project to incorporate midi soundscapes, generated by users within the space.

Radiospace

Radiospace

Radioscape is an immersive environment that redefines the radio medium, establishing a new bodily relationship to the medium and adding a new layer to a region of a city. Fifteen custom developed radio transmitters are distributed over a part of a city. Each transmitter is transmitting one layer of a 'meta-composition'. The audience uses a custom developed receiver that is able to mix the (received) signals from the individual transmitters and receive multiple signals simultaneously. The participants explore and interact with the composition by navigating through the urban environment. By navigating the city the audience generates their own sonic order, combinations and timing of the composition. By interacting with the environment the visitors become 'inhabitants' of the organized transmitted signals. The visitors reorganize the area and assign new meanings to places.

ThereminTime

ThereminTime

A theremin is embedded into a projection screen and is used to detect the presence of a user who is then able to control the speed of video clips projected onto the screen. When a user enters the theremins field of view the video plays faster. As the user moves towards he screen the clips slow until they eventually stop and then begin to play in reverse. This project was exhibited at Cyber Salon in the ICA, London. For more information on past projects using theremins and how it works click here.

HTH2

LaserWorks

Raylab have an established track record in providing high quality laser projections for a variety of events including club/bars nights, exhibition openings, festivals and urban initiatives. We have a range of different strength lasers suitable for confined spaces as well as large outdoor public events. We have successfully collaborated with Jamie Reid on a number of occasions at events such as Peace is Tough in Dublin and Jump Ship Rat at Cream in Liverpool. We are also able to twin our interests in interactive technologies and lasers to provide unique user driven performances.

Antenna

Antenna

Raylab are currently heavily involved in running workshops and developing antenna for consume.net and free2air.. The antenna are designed to increase the range of WiFi cards using the 802.11b standard, and are a key part of consume.net's and free2air.org's strategies to provide free wireless access to London.


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