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#LowTechLabLondon2016

#LowTechLabLondon2016 is a project developed by Raúl Marroquín and coordinated by Daniela Medina Poch for the Educational Program of the Saatchi Gallery that will take place on January 15th, 16th and 17th of 2016.

“‘LowTech means technology that is cheap or free.”
James Wallback, LowTech Manifest for The Next 5 Minutes conference in Amsterdam, March 1999.

This experiment is inspired in the role artists have had in the development of technologies and innovation from very early stages. To mention a few, alchemy in the Middle Ages, multidisciplinary advancements throughout the Renaissance and more recently during the second half of the XXth Century and the first decade of this millennium: Video of the 1960’s and 1970’s, cable television of the 1980’s and 1990’s (USA & Canada and later in the Netherlands and Continental Europe) digital communications of the first decade of the 2000’s up to the present with user information and communication platforms, internet, streaming mobile, social media, augmented reality, etc.

As Klaus Fruchtnis mentions: “LowTech applied to communications has given the possibility of having a more exhaustive control in the management of information.”

Today artists continue to play a crucial role in the development of hardware, software and applications. The last four decades are full of examples; to mention a few: “Music Video” is based in the progress and achievements of video artists in the 1960 – 1980’s, video and media art have also influenced audio visuals in education, news gathering and journalism, activism and, last but not least, the advertisement industry.

#LowTechLabLondon2016 is a three day lab that makes use of LowTech, user and discarded technologies coupled with the repurposing of existing hardware and other facilities. It involves those present at the Educational Space of the Saatchi Gallery taking part from tabletop stations devised to interact in one-to-one and one-to-few engagements, as well as remote contributors from abroad, via social media: WhatsApp, Illustrated Twitter, SnapChat, video conferencing and live streams.

The aim of #LowTechLabLondon2016 is to generate a brief, concise and powerful event, that will include artists, students (PCA, Paris and Universidad Nacional, Bogotá, and others) musicians, writers, stage actors and directors, academics, researchers, journalists, politicians and designers realising artworks, workshops, tutorials, experiments: successes and failures, processes, interviews and discussions, presentations, discussions, performances and recitals, as well as urban bootcamps, klutges, scale models and prototypes either live or transmitted from other locations in London, the continent and the Americas.

One of the goals of the lab is to monitor the developments of LowTech throughout the last 50 years and how it has been redefined through the beginning of the second half of the XXth century. From low quality and low resolution, evolving into current user technologies were, for instance, average phone cameras are better than a betacam of 30 years ago, the LowTech have expanded and transformed into user technology.

Additional to the activities taking place at the Educational Space and taking into account the historical past of the area: Kings Road, the Punk Movement, etc, the lab includes works realised outdoors on locations such as streets, parks, shops, bars and terraces near the location of the gallery.

Social Media plays an important role in the daily coverage of the experiment: Everything will be streamed via Periscope, LiveStream, YouTube Live and ephemeral platforms like SnapChat.
A final publication will round up the event.

This event is produced in collaboration with PCA Master’s students in Transdisicplinary New Media.

FREE ENTRANCE.

LIVESTREAM: http://livestream.com/hoeksteenlive

The #LowTech Blog: DeHoeksteen.live.nu
Facebook Event: LowTechLab London2016
LinkedIn:  hoeksteencornerstone
Recordings in YouTube:  StudioMarroquin
Instagram:  StudioRaulMarroquin
Google+:  StudioMarroquin.
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Participants LowTech Lab London2016 Saatchi
  • Muu Blanco
  • Operating in Miami
  • C C Brown
  • Operating in New York
  • Nicolás Canal
  • Operating in Ubaté, Colombia
  • Elena Corchero
  • Operating in London
  • Catalina Correa
  • Operating in Chile
  • Melissa Cruz
  • Operating in The Hague
  • Yolanda Duarte
  • Operating in Bogotá
  • Alejo Duque
  • Operating in London
  • Jackie Fei Yongqing
  • Operating in London
  • Max Franklin
  • Operating in London
  • Klaus Fruchtnis
  • Operating in London
  • Cheryl Gallaway
  • David García
  • Operating in London
  • Jakobson Helga
  • Operating in London
  • Johanna Ibañéz y David Motos
  • Operating in Bogotá
  • Claire Leggett
  • Operating in London
  • Carlos Llávata
  • Operating in Valencia
  • Filippo Lorenzin
  • Operating in Düsseldorf
  • Raúl Marroquín
  • Operating in London
  • MauzZ
  • Operating in Amsterdam
  • Svetlana Mircheva
  • Operating in Sophia
  • Michael O’Connell
  • Operating in London
  • Catalina Rodriguez
  • Operating in Bogotá
  • Basma Seif
  • Operating in London
  • Sanet Stegmann
  • Operating in London
  • Iván Tovar
  • Operating in London
  • Alberto Vejarano
  • Operating in Paris
  • Andrew Voxakis
  • Operating in London
  • Carlos Zatizabal
  • Operating in Bogotá

 

#LowTechLab London2016

#LowTechLab London2016

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SOCIAL MEDIA HUB

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Orad’s Social Media Hub (SMH) enables broadcasters to engage and interact  with viewers  via popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. During this webinar, Ms. Anna Tourkevich will demonstrate how to query, retrieve, review, filter and aggregate data into carrousels of messages that can be visualized thanks to the seamless integration with Orad graphic controllers such as Maestro, 3DPlay and Morpho. In addition, Anna will demonstrate how content created to be broadcasted on air can also be published to the social media.

Anna Tourkevich, SMH’s Product Specialist will be presenting:

The SMH workflow, including retrieving and publishing data

Personalized projects, profiles and rules creation

How to create aggregation from multiple profiles

Connecting SMH data source to a Maestro controller

Publishing events, explanation of all possible publishing options

Publishing broadcast content to specific social media account

Maestro configurations for publishing to social media

January 28th, 2015

First Show

09:00 GMT

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Second Show:

15:00 GMT

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To receive your personal access code and link to the webinar, please fill out our short registration form on our website.

(No installation is needed; access via mobile is also possible by downloading

free app here).

Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions.

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Orad’s Training Department

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Runa Khan jailed for Facebook Syria terror posts

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Runa Khan admitted promoting terrorism and has been jailed for more than five years

A mother-of-six has been jailed for five years and three months for promoting terrorism on Facebook.

Runa Khan, from Luton, had previously admitted inciting terrorism in Syria.

Khan, 35, of Maple Road West, had posted a picture of a suicide vest and unwittingly passed details of a route into the country to an undercover police officer.

During sentencing, Kingston Crown Court heard police had found photos of Khan’s children holding guns and swords.
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Mohammed Nahin Ahmed sent details of a route into Syria to Khan, the court heard

Mohammed Nahin Ahmed sent details of a route into Syria to Khan, the court heard

Judge Peter Birts QC said the “only fair interpretation” of those pictures was that Khan had intended to radicalise others.

In an interview with BBC Newsnight, she said: “I was posting up my belief.”

She said the UK was “the last place I would want to live in… the majority of people with my mindset are actually behind bars because they don’t want to stay in Britain”.

Khan added when she talked about jihad she was not suggesting killing innocent people.

She told the programme: “I have always said I don’t believe in going and blowing myself up in a shopping centre where there are going to be innocent children.

“And when I spoke about suicide missions, I only spoke about it because it’s a much feared war tactic, which should only be used in a battlefield, not anywhere else.”

‘Extreme Islamist views’

In September 2013, Khan had re-posted an article entitled “Raising Mujahid Children”, intended for Islamist mothers, the court heard.

The judge said the article amounted to “a manual in encouraging women to carry out jihad”.

Khan had also posted a message on an extremist website, saying she wished her son would one day become a jihadi.

“I pictured the future while I was zipping up his jacket, in sha Allah i’ll be tying the shahada bandana round his forehead and hand him his rifle and send him out to play the big boys game,” she wrote.

Prosecutor Paul Jarvis said Khan held “extreme Islamist views”.

Her actions were uncovered when she started speaking to an undercover police officer, with whom she had a private conversation on Facebook.

In that message, she sent him details of a route into Syria which had been passed to her by Mohammed Nahin Ahmed, a British man who wasjailed for terrorism offences last Friday.

When police raided her home in October 2013, they found images on her phone of her two-year-old son wearing a turban and holding a toy assault rifle.

_76660528_tv023360889Runa Khan pleaded guilty at Kingston Crown Court in July

Other pictures showed small children in Syria holding guns, and in one case a hand grenade.

Khan’s barrister, Jo Sidhu QC, described his client as “inflexible” in her religious beliefs.

He said she was “extremely insecure, unsophisticated, binary in her thought processes… devoid of any proper… reasonable Islamic teaching.”

Commander Richard Walton, head of the Metropolitan Police’s counter terrorism unit, said Khan had used social media as a “tool for terrorism”.

“Khan used it to spread extremism, radicalise others and justify children being used for terrorism,” he said.

“We aim to make the internet a more hostile environment for terrorists; today’s sentence supports that aim.”

 

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Instagram hits 300M users, announces verified badges

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Instagram has announced that the photo-sharing app’s user base has exceeded 300 million, overtaking Twitter’s 284 million users, with 70 million photos and videos being shared on it each day.

It was also announced that verified badges, like Twitter and Facebook, will be rolled out over the coming days to the accounts of celebrities, athletes and brands, so that users can “connect with the authentic accounts they are looking for”.

The company, which was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion in April 2012, plans to permanently delete any accounts it believes are ‘spammy’, which may result in the follower count for some users being reduced.

Last month, it launched a ‘people’ tab on its explore page, which highlights interesting accounts to follow, and it also launched improvements to its search feature.

In October, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said there are no plans to monetise products like Instagram aggressively in the next couple of years as the company believes the best approach to fully realise the potential of the products is to initially focus on connecting more people.

However, he added that Instagram made “a lot of progress” during the third quarter, with strong international growth over the past year — exceeding 100 per cent in some countries.

Instagram said in September it will introduce advertising to its photo sharing app in the UK (after previously doing so in the US), with brands such as Cadbury, Channel 4, Rimmel, Sony Music, Starbucks among those to feature.

It also launched Hyperlapse, a standalone time lapse video app on iOS, in August, while there has been heavy investment to improve the speed and performance of the core app on Android.

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Kogeto’s Lucy

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Lucy is a professional-level panoramic capture solution, designed to be tripod-mounted or simply set on a table. Providing almost twice the resolution of Dot (fullinsight.com/2011/05/dot-360º-video-capture-for-iphone-4), Lucy is a great solution for video & web production professionals.

The Lucy S production kit includes the Lucy camera and an imaged PC laptop with LucyCapture software, so you can start shooting videos right away.

http://www.kogeto.com/meet-lucy

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The Move to Full SCPC-TDMA Convergence

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Shaped by the vision of an all-IP future, satellite markets served by TDMA and SCPC solutions have blurred over the past several years. Products and feature enhancements introduced by manufacturers at either camp have consistently reinforced this notion that, despite conceptually different ways of accessing satellite spectrum, there is increasing overlap among the market segments that TDMA and SCPC equipment vendors target.

One clear example of SCPC-TDMA convergence can be perceived in iDirect´s recent release of performance measurements on the Evolution X7 Remote. On October, 17th iDirect announced reaching 100 Mbps of aggregate IP throughput using the new X7 Evolution modem, operating with either TDMA or SCPC return access. Triple digits in Mbps of aggregate throughput flowing through a single site has, until recently, been only possible using SCPC modems.

For years, SCPC technology has been associated with dedicated point-to-point links and TDMA with shared multipoint applications. Peak data rates as well as network topologies and end-to-end latency requirements were also considered aspects defining which technology to use. However, these associations are gradually disappearing. The iDirect announcement follows a number of product launches and moves by other key players, reinforcing this notion of convergence. Sample developments include:

  • Gilat´s launch of the SkyEdge II Accent Dual Waveform VSAT, featuring a dual SCPC/TDMA return
  • Comtech´s development of the Advanced VSAT system, combining outbound DVB-S2 ACM with SCPC returns to better serve multipoint networks
  • Newtec´s diversification from broadcast and multipoint products towards TDMA and SCPC
  • Romantis´ release of a satellite router supporting various modes of operation and topologies including SCPC, TDM/SCPC, TDMA/TDMA and partial / full mesh

Beside the benefits of operating in both TDMA and SCPC modes at high speeds, one key aspect that NSR envisions will become the norm (when technology vendors introduce high-performing edge systems) is the ability to gradually incorporate software-definable enhancements that augment a platform´s future value. It is expected that iDirect will utilize the X7 Remote as a springboard to port process-intensive edge enhancements in future releases of its iDX management software.

Such an ability to simultaneously provide flexibility and performance is key in high data rate applications. Towards high-speed links, the CAPEX/OPEX value proposition shifts the attention to OPEX-saving considerations.  With most systems closely approaching the limits of efficiencies at the transport layer, future efficiencies will need to come from the use of sophisticated application-aware compression and bandwidth optimization.

The introduction of a high-speed modem by iDirect could also position the company as a flexible alternative to SCPC modems for high-speed links over specific high-throughput satellite (HTS) networks, such as O3b. Given the low-OPEX, high(er)-CAPEX characteristics of O3b (relative to traditional FSS) their value proposition will tend to make economic sense towards high data rates. For a long time, there have been questions of whether O3b would embrace SCPC solutions, TDMA or both. The iDirect X7 lowers the perceived risk by offering both TDMA and SCPC returns with high aggregate IP throughputs.

Bottom Line

Just like other aspects of the industry, satellite ground networks are being reshaped by the globalization of high-throughput satellites and technology evolution, enabling higher processing power at the network edge. Looking forward, NSR envisions interesting innovations like the X7 that will equip service providers and operators with new levels of flexibility, speed and operational enhancements.

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Major Businesses AT&T, Verizon see double-digit IPTV growth in Q3 2012

Michelle Clancy | 28-10-2012

IPTV continues to be a growth area for video in the United States, with the two biggest purveyors of the service, AT&T and Verizon Communications, both keeping up their records of subscriber additions in the third quarter of 2012.

AT&T saw a net addition of 198,000 U-verse TV subscribers and 613,000 high-speed Internet subscribers for the quarter—strengths that drove a 2% increase in wireline consumer revenue growth year-over-year—the telco’s best show in more than four years. U-verse TV customers totaled 4.3 million out of 7.4 million U-verse subscribers in the third quarter.

Third-quarter wireline revenue totaled $14.8 billion, a 1.6% decrease from last year’s figures, but its expenses, $12.9 billion, also decreased 2.1% year-over-year.

The news could be even better for the fourth quarter, as carrier is looking to convert at least three million of its 18 million DSL customers to its U-verse TV offerings. DSL broadband connections decreased by 42,000 in the third quarter, but the broadband average revenue per user (ARPU) increased almost 10% year-over-year as online video use has pushed users to convert to higher tiers of service.

“[Our] strong performance allows us to increase our free cash flow guidance to $18 billion or higher this year, exceeding our previous outlook by $2 billion,” said Randall Stephenson, AT&T chairman and CEO, offering full-year guidance heading into Q4.

Verizon meanwhile saw a 4.6% year-over-year increase in consumer wireline revenues, the highest in a decade; and consumer ARPU was up 10.3% year over year, to $103.86.

The company added 119,000 new subscribers for FiOS TV, ending the quarter with 4.6 million video connections. That was less than the 150,000 that the telco was expecting, but still a year-over-year increase of 15.4%. The FiOS network now claims 17.4 million households. Verizon said that it expects to add 150,000 new TV additions in the fourth quarter as well.

Together, AT&T and Verizon claim 8.9 IPTV customers, accounting for the lion’s share of the U.S. customer base. Overall in the U.S., IPTV subscribers will more than double to 18.6 million in 2017, according to Parks Associates. Parks also said that satellite’s share of the pay-TV market will drop to 30% by 2017, while cable’s share will fall to 52%, even as IPTV’s will rise to 18%.The resulting competitive shift will drive cable in particular to roll out innovative service bundles in order to retain customers.

The firm said that IPTV will thus lead the next stage in pay-TV service growth as telcos leverage their fibre-based broadband offerings to attract new customers with advanced IP-based features and higher speeds to accommodate connected set-tops and TVs. A new, big player on the scene will impact the market as well: Google is rolling out fiber-based, 1Gbps Google Fiber+TV in Kansas City.

“Cable TV providers are losing subscribers to IPTV services from AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink,” said Jim O’Neill, Research Analyst, Parks Associates.. Satellite providers also will experience subscriber loss as telcos continue to expand fiber footprints, leverage pricing on triple- and quad-play bundles, and offer advanced TV Everywhere products. Going forward, subscriber retention will become the focus for cable and satellite providers.”

Read more: AT&T, Verizon see double-digit IPTV growth in Q3 2012 | Rapid TV News http://www.rapidtvnews.com/index.php/at-t-verizon-see-double-digit-iptv-growth-in-q3-2012.html?utm_source=newsletter_843&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rapid-tv-news-current-edition-2810#ixzz2Ad4SzIOv

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Te pienso (I think of you) Combi Streams

Te pienso (I think of you) Combi Streams

Combinations for live streams “Te pienso” (I think of you) by Jessica Lasso, Live performance for Sunday Matinees Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Bogota Case Study for Streaming Media West, Los Angeles October 30-31.

Combi Streams: Mobile/laptop, live real time: Qik cast (Bogota) Syndicated Livestream (Amsterdam) parallel webcasting.

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by | 2012/10/05 · 17:23

Reflections observations of crossmedia from live stream

Reflections, observations of cross media from live stream

Using “Las huellas de Wuaneetunail” (The tracks of Wuaneetunail) performance real time animation by Yolanda Duarte for Sunday Matinees at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Bogota, as a case study for Streaming Media Europe, London October 15-17, via: http://www.livestream.com/hoeksteenlive

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by | 2012/10/05 · 16:26

Steve Hawley interviews Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou,IBC 2012.

Steve Hawley interviews Ibrahima Guimba-Saidou, Commercial, Africa, SES, during press conference and reception for IBC, at Blakes Hotel Amsterdam September 6, 2012.

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by | 2012/10/03 · 14:04