Ralf Homann on 30 Jun 2001 22:45:11 -0000

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[rohrpost] bauhaus radio reader - erstes redaktionstreffen

am rande des diesjaehrigen zweiten festivals
type=radio~border=0  vom 2. bis 8. juli 2001
in weimar findet das erste treffen zum 'bauhaus radio reader' statt,
physisch und via chat, soweit wir das mit den zeitzonen
ausgleichen koennen.

wer dazu texte hat oder vorschlaege, der sei hiermit
herzlich eingeladen, sie einzureichen.

informationen zum festival <type=radio~border=0>
zur bewegungsfreiheit, ping_in_progress, elvis has left the building:
siehe http://pingfm/pip
das abstract zum bauhaus radio reader:


The Bauhaus in Weimar is the first university in Germany which has
founded a Faculty of Media. Visual and auditive media are getting the
same attention and the dispute on media is dealing with art, theory and
technology. The chair for Experimental Radio, which was established in
1999, is the only one in Germany which teaches radio in the context of
fine arts. This artistic practice is understood as an open field which
supports interdisciplinary approaches, in the range from aesthetic
operations, newest technological developments and even political

The request of the Bauhaus Radio Reader is to give the students the
opportunity for a self-determined recess on international discourses.
There is a special emphasis on texts which locate radio in arts, in the
culture of streaming media or which help the students to analyse the
history and development of radio. The Radio Reader is first of all meant

for the Bauhaus radio department and could be turned into a real book if

we all think that it is worth presenting it to a publishing house. Other

schools can of course use the reader too. The collection of essays
should be copy left so that everyone can use it and it works more as an
open source for the dispute which allows additions and inconsistence.

A board of editors who overview by virtue of their outstanding knowledge

and experience in the field of radio, art and media theory will be
adressed to sample the texts. The selection will run by a small
email-list and for further discussion collected at
The Radio Reader should be seen a small, informal (xerox) follow-up
of the Semiotext(e) publication Radiotexte, edited in 1992 by Neil
Strauss. There is no contemporary radio reader available at the moment
reflects what happened to radio in the nineties. It could therefor be
good to discuss together which key texts there are these days which deal
"broad radio", a re-invention of radio in the age of digital
electronic music hype, the Internet, mp3, the further spreading of
micro, free and pirate radios and the rave/club scene and net.radio of
We could also include a few examples such as B92 but also Ruanda
(where radio played a very dubious role). Then there is of course the
section of classic radio texts (which keep on being rediscovered)
and examples how artists deal with radio.

Below-mentioned editors have already agreed:

Josephine Bosma,
Hank Bull,
Ralf Homann
Douglas Kahn
Tetsuo Kogawa
Geert Lovink
Pit Schultz
Dirk Snauweart
Friedrich Tietjen

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