The University of Trash presents:
    Right to the Airwaves

    Sat, Jun 6, 2009, 1–9pm

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    Curated/Organized by free103point9, The Right to the Airwaves is a daylong workshop exploring the radical potential of analog airwaves.

    free103point9 is a non-profit arts organization focused on establishing and cultivating the genre Transmission Arts. This genre encompasses a diversity of practices and media working with the idea of transmission or the physical properties of the electromagnetic spectrum. Transmission art is generally a participatory live-art or time-based art, and often manifests as radio art, video art, light sculpture, installation, and performance. free103point9 activities support and promote artists exploring transmission mediums for creative expression. free103point9's programs include public performances and exhibitions, online radio stations, the free103point9 Transmission Artists, an artist fellowship program, facilitation of a NYSCA regrant for individual artists, a distribution label, an education initiative, an online study center and archive, and a forthcoming full-power FM radio station WGXC-FM serving Greene and Columbia Counties in New York.

    Founded in 1997 as an artist collective in Brooklyn, NY, free103point9's mobile operations made airtime available to community voices, local bands, and most significantly to a group of under-served artists shaping conceptual works specifically for radio transmission. free103point9 established itself as a non-profit in 2002.

    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Radio Lab Workshop
    Pre-registration required, $25 materials fee

    free103point9 Radio Labs provides workshop participants with technical skills and contextual background to consider and utilize the transmission spectrum for creative expression. This workshop will address four main topics: the history of broadcasting; how transmitters work; online transmission tools; and transmission arts as a creative medium. Participants will join Max Goldfarb (free103point9), Andy Gunn (free103point9 & Prometheus Radio Project), and Tom Roe (free103point9) for a transmitter building workshop. Each participant will complete the workshop with a low-power FM radio transmitter of their own. This workshop is limited to 12 participants. Please contact to secure your spot.

    4:00 PM -5:00 PM
    Dinner break

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Join transmission artists neuroTransmitter, Tom Roe; engineer Andy Gunn and others for an informal discussion about their work and issues of free speech, free space, and the right to the airwaves.

    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Angel Nevarez (neuroTransmitter), Radio Ruido, and Tom Roe broadcast DJ sets from Max Goldfarb's M49 radio transmission truck to boomboxes setup around the university. Beer will be available.