On Friday the 14th of March 2008 ten 'street radio' nodes went live in Southampton narrowcasting Hidden Histories -- stories from Southamptons Oral History Archive selected and arranged to correspond with the location of the 10 nodes. Participants started to meet at around 11 am at the gallery cafe in Southampton's Civic Centre. There they received maps of the Hidden Histories trail and those who needed them could borrow little FM radio receivers. Here you can get a digital version of the Hidden Histories map http://www.solentcentre.org.uk/files/A4_download_map.pdf and here you get a Hidden Histories Guide http://www.solentcentre.org.uk/files/A4_download_info.pdf
This image shows the network topology of the mesh network created by Hivenetworks in Southampton for the Hidden Histories project. Interestingly, it is not really congruent with the physical topology. You can clearly identify the gateway and from there it goes to node 1 but then it gets all meshy, and this is exactly what you want. Each node 'sees' more than just one other node, some have 4 or more connections. Well, lets see what will happen when the trees grow leaves.
Knowledge Transfer Scotland: Policy and Practice 2008 aims to address research-KT
questions by bringing together early stage researchers, academic staff,
university managers, research and enterprise experts, outreach
specialists, funding bodies and policy makers for a unique, one-day
conference at the University of St Andrews on Friday 4th April 2008.
This is an image of a youthful Billy Reid, well known in the 1930ies as bandleader of Billy Reid and his piano accordion orchestra. Billy started out as a boiler maker apprentice in the Southampton docks.
Anyone who can bung me some tunes from Billy is very welcome.
As part of the AV Festival Broadcast in Tyneside this week, Isis Arts are hosting Radio Craft Lab, which comprises of five days of intensive workshops for engaging, using and making radio tools. Invited artists and practitioners run the workshops where each day sees a different topic. The facilitator for the event is Sneha Solanki.