Interconnected

I'm going to Wireless Cultures at the Tate Modern today: "Since the invention of radio, artists have used the radio spectrum as a medium for creative intervention and experimentation. In the past year, wireless internet connectivity, using the radio band, has speeded up the emergence of new mobile social networks in cities all over Europe and the United States. Driven by a Brechtian ideal to 'mobilise the user and redraft him/her as a producer', small grass roots groups are connecting neighbourhoods together in local area internet networks. How can these spark new areas of creative practice and what precedents were set by the radio pioneers? This half-day seminar explores the use of wireless communication in artistic and social contexts, through presentations by radio pioneer, Tetsuo Kogawa, cultural theorist Micz Flor, artist and filmmaker Pete Gomes, and Simon Worthington of Mute magazine".