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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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Satellite Communications Systems from Paradise Datacom

Supplier of satellite communications products and subsystems, Paradise Datacom provides satellite modem and RF products to a variety of satcom technology users located around the world.

Modems & Protection Switches

Evolution modems and switch

Quantum Series

With the advent of the PD155i Satellite Modem/IP Router, Paradise Datacom expands on its repertoir of paired-carrier ready modems. These units, in addition to the PD20, PD20L, PD60 and PD60L modems, allow all the standard features and options of the Evolution Series modems with the addition of the bandwidth savings of DVB-S2 and the ability to overlay the transmit and receive carriers utilizing Paired Carrier1 technology to reduce bandwidth by up to 50 percent.

Vision Series

Paradise Datacom’s 80Mbps Digital Video Broadcast Vision Series Modems are available in IF and L-Band versions. Featuring the best TCP/IP feature set in any DVB modem, these robust 1RU chassis include TCP Acceleration, HTTP Acceleration, Header Compression, Ethernet Bridge, QoS, VLAN Support, IP Diagnostics for all network topologies.

Evolution Series

The Paradise Datacom Evolution Series modem is offered in a 10 Mbps, 25Mbps and 55Mbps configuration, for both IF and L-Band operation. An Open Network/Closed Network Modem, it is fully compliant with IESS-308, 309, 310, 314, 315, offering a range of data interfaces including Ethernet, HSSI and serial LVDS, plus a range of modulation schemes including 16QAM. The Evolution Series Satellite Modem embodies a new concept in modem design. The core of the Modem is implemented with programmable logic, which allows easy reconfiguration to the needs of the user, and provides futureproof flexibility.

The Evolution Modem Redundancy Switch system offers a revolutionary approach to Modem Redundancy Protection by integrating the Backup Modem and 1:N Redundancy Controller into a single unit. The Backup Modem / Controller becomes a 3RU high 19 inch chassis, which incorporates the traffic and overhead interface connectors necessary to support the online Modem group. This low cost and compact 1:N scheme employs proven integrated 1:1 Redundancy technology pioneered by Paradise Datacom.

Simple, Flexible, Powerful

The Modem firmware and software for each modem series is easily upgraded through an Ethernet management port, plus an innovative new menu structure makes configuration a simple procedure. Advanced user interfaces support the display of text in different languages for universal appeal, and a unique Web User Interface offers full remote control and in-depth performance analysis tools using Internet Explorer without special Monitor & Control software.

The Web User Interface available via an embedded web server includes a Receive Spectrum Analyser, a Receive Constellation Monitor, a BER Tester and graphing of Eb/No, Rx Power, BER plus other parameters, using Internet Explorer.

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