WILD INFORMATION NETWORK
The Department of Ecology, Art, and Technology
Open Call for Sound Works In Mp3 Format – Deadline April 1, 2006.
If we encountered a pod-cast, or a streaming radio server in the woods, in the ?natural? environment, what kind of information would be distributed? If there was an entity, a life-form, or a ?natural? other that disseminated sonic information, wild-information, how would this information sound? This project encourages artists to create audio sound works that imagine the ?voice? of the ecological other and explore its translation into the language of digital art technologies.
If ?nature? encountered a pod-cast, or a streaming radio server in the woods, in the ?natural? environment, what kind of information would be distributed? This project could take on unpredictable, interactive, and experimental dimensions as it also encourages artists to consider themselves as human animals, beings within ?nature? producing sound works for unknowable others, e.g. ferns, salamanders, flowers, mosquito, beetles, flowers, deer, coyotes, bear, water, etc.
WILD INFORMATION NETWORK is a project initiated by Cary Peppermint and The Department of Ecology Art and Technology, a performative collaborative of artists seeking to create works that explore issues that lie at the intersection between new media technologies and the environment.
The project will establish a sonic field of information produced with renewable energy, digital technologies, and ecological imagination. The information will be a continuous, solar-powered series of audio transmissions located relatively deep in the woods of 940 acres in the upper Catskills of New York State. Visitors and hikers to the back woods location will use 802.11 wireless devices, bluetooth-enabled devices, or transistor radios to receive sonic information through digital downloads, and radio transmissions.