ExiTrip: Hacked FM Transmitters with Ed Bear and Lea Bertucci: A BENT Workshop
ExiTrip: Hacked FM Transmitters
ExiTrip is a project built around an obsolete iPod accessory which transmits music over the FM radio, the iTrip. As is, iTrip only functions with a single generation of iPod Nano, which is no longer manufactured. Available for $1 each on Ebay, the low price creates unprecedented distribution opportunities for a low power transmitter and encourages end-user experimentation. With the support of free103point9, We have hacked the iTrip to function without needing an iPod, vastly increasing its usefulness as a development platform for artists and designers. We are also creating and organizing open source tools to add wild amounts of functionality to the ExiTrip. How can we, as artists, thinkers, hackers and designers break the cycle of electronic waste that is perpetuated by planned obsolescence and bad design? See www.exitrip.org for more info.
Lea Bertucci is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn NY who works with photography, video and sound. She is a 2007 Tierney fellow, a 2009 Smack Mellon Artist in Residence, and has received a degree in photography from Bard College. The emphasis of her work lies in the creative description of space, whether through light, movement or sound.
Ed Bear is a musician and engineer working with found electronics, video, transmission and collective improvisation. As an educator and artist, he aims to technologically empower everyone as scientists and magicians and investigate the
questionable calibration of human perception. In 2009 and 2010 he received NSF funds to study software defined radio and novel energy harvesting techniques using ionic polymer metal composites.
tech: a video projector, projection surface.
about BENT FESTIVAL 2011
The Bent Festival is an annual art and music festival celebrating circuit bending and its related creative practices: DIY electronics, hardware hacking, glitch, software art, abstract video. Each year artists are welcomed from across the country and around the globe to share their craft through performances, workshops, video screenings, art exhibitions, and installations. The festival, as a whole, showcases the state of the art in DIY electronics and circuit bending culture.
About The Tank
Founded in 2003, The Tank is a non-profit arts presenter whose mission is to provide a welcoming, creative, collaborative, and affordable environment for artists and activists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas. Through a wide range of low-cost, high-concept arts and public affairs programming, The Tank seeks to cultivate a new generation of audience for live performance, civic discourse, and the work of emerging artists. Follow The Tank on Twitter (@thetanknyc)
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