[artinfo] Satellite Voyeurism - Workshop Call 20-22 July

Francis Hunger francis.hunger at hmkv.de
Sat Jun 9 18:12:13 CEST 2007

/// Satellite Voyeurism - Workshop Call, July 20 - 22, 2007

The Workshop “Satellite Voyeurism" addresses 
questions of production and reception of 
satellite images. In addition to public lectures 
by international media artists, committed 
scientists and commercial companies' 
representatives of the regions' geo-data 
industry, a two day workshop program with up to 
12 participants takes place. Within the hands-on 
part the participants learn how to use a simple 
antenna, computer, soundcard combination to 
retrieve satellite images of NOAA satellites, and 
share own ideas and projects with the other 
participants. Both lectures and workshop discuss 
the image quality of satellite images but of 
course the subject will also touch upon the field 
of locative media, as GPS, GIS.
Through the workshop the basis for a publication 
shall be created, which includes documentation 
about recent media art projects in the field of 
mapping, satellite images and satellite 
The workshop is open to 12 participants. 
Participants will get free accommodation and 
depending on the distance we can partly support 
the travel costs. There is no workshop fee. With 
the participation in the workshop the 
participants agree to actively support the 
production of a documentation (deadline for texts 
October 15). In order to apply for the workshop, 
please let us know, why would you like to like to 
participate, what's your field of interest, and 
what exactly you would present to the other 
participants. Please also send a short CV. All 
material to info at hmkv.de. Application Deadline 
June 29.

/// Program
Fri July 20 - from 4 pm on
Arrival of participants,
Internal workshop presentations

Sat July 21 - 11 am - 4 pm
Public lectures with Regine Debatty (WMMNA), Dr. 
Tristan Thielmann (University Siegen), Frank 
Warmelink (Free Consultant for geo-data 
appliance) Francis Hunger (HMKV, Dortmund)
Internal workshop presentations by participants (until 9 pm.)

Sun July 22 - 11 am - 4 pm
Internal Hands-On Workshop with Thilo Elsner 
(Observatories Bochum/ Amsat-DL) “Receiving 
satellite images from NOAA satellites with just 
an antenna and a PC"
Internal workshop presentations and BBQ

Mon July 23

/// About Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund
HMKV serves as a platform for the production, 
presentation, education on and contextualisation 
of contemporary and experimental media art. The 
activities of HMKV deal, in different formats, 
with the theme “Augmented Space": in exhibitions, 
workshops, performances, symposia, publications, 
Internet applications and in European research 
projects. The success of last year's “How I 
learned to love RFID" workshop at HMKV and the 
emergence of popular geographic mapping tools led 
to the development of the “Satellite Voyeurism" 
workshop in 2007, directed by Francis Hunger.

Contact details

Hartware MedienKunstVerein
Guentherstrasse 65
44143 Dortmund

Exhibition and Workshop Venue:
Hochofenstrasse/ corner Rombergstrasse
44263 Dortmund-Hoerde

info at hmkv.de
Tel: ++49+231+823106

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