Fwd: Radio Territories

Subject: Fwd: Radio Territories
From: Christof Migone (cm341@nyu.edu)
Date: Tue Jul 05 2005 - 10:05:03 EDT

Radio Territories

Where does radio leave us, and what future does it point to?
The legacy of radio and the arts has spawned forms of radical culture, from
early Modernist notions of the ³Wireless Imagination² and its subsequent
vernacular tongues to Acoustic Ecology¹s call for ³Radical Radio² based on
removing the DJ, transmission and broadcast media upsets and redistributes
understandings of place, corporeality, social exchange, and the politics of
information. Such instances of radicality find their counter-balance within
public broadcasting, whose support of public services and cultural
programming generates other forms of unique broadcasting. The relationship
between sub-cultural radio and public broadcasting is at the heart of Radio
Territories, as questions of culture, politics, and technology are brought
to the fore. While literature and theories on and about radio have appeared
intermittently, the current initiatives around digital streaming, web-radio,
and podcasting demands a contemporary measuring of the radiophonic and
subsequent burgeoning of new cultural forms. To address radio in the
present, Radio Territories seeks to open the book on its historical, medial,
and aesthetical status.

We invite proposals by theorists, artists, engineers, Djs, and historians,
which pursue a critical assessment and activation of the contemporary radio
dial. Critical and creative essays will be coupled with artistic and audio
projects so as to locate the territories of radio and its ever-expanding and
deepening reach. While radio through the Modern period stitched together an
electronic network by expanding outward, digital radio finally fulfils
Marshal McLuhan¹s global idea of the ³extended nervous system² by networking
individual lives on a cellular level. Radio is no longer out there, in the
ether, but totally inside, as individual transmissions that nonetheless
speak from within a crowded room. An abstract of 300 words should be
submitted no later than August 15 th . Final articles are due November 15
th. We also encourage the submission of art and audio projects that expose
the performative nature of radio. Radio Territories will contain an
accompanying CD.

Abstracts and correspondence should be directed to the editors at:
Erik Granly Jensen ­ granly@hum.ku.dk
Brandon LaBelle ­ blabelle@earthlink.net

Radio Territories
Edited by Erik Granly Jensen and Brandon LaBelle
Published by Errant Bodies press (www.errantbodies.org)
Release date: Spring 2006

Erik Granly Jensen is a post.doc. in the Department of Comparative
Literature and Modern Culture at the University of Copenhagen. He is
currently working on a project concerned with the relationship between
technology and the arts in early European radio.

Brandon LaBelle is an artist, writer, and editor of Errant Bodies press. He
recently completed his PhD, ³Background Noise: Sound Art and the Resonance
of Place², at the London Consortium. He currently is a visiting lecturer at
the University of Copenhagen.

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