[-empyre-] Introducing Angeliki Diakrousi and Cristina Cochior

Daniel Lichtman danielp73 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 15:54:38 AEDT 2020

Dear Cristina and Angeliki,

Thank you so much again for sharing Temporary Riparian Zone with the empyre
community! Here is the link to the TRZ project page:

I've just been listening to some of the recordings in the bottom half of
the Temporary Riparian Zone interface, which is embedded on the
Accumulations page. I find it thrilling (to be blunt!) to trace the
connections between these recordings, streamed among the group of
geographically remote workshop participants. The meandering connections
between these audio fragments link, however abstractly, the diversity of
cultural, political and environmental contexts in which each participant
made their contribution, not to mention each participants'
creative interests and mood at the particular moment of recording.

This reminds me of the way several parts of the View Recent Changes project
(http://accumulations.online/recentchanges.html), presented earlier this
month, associated groups of images, text fragments, graphics and categories
of information with one another -- sometimes by large numbers of
participants contributing fragments of narrative or poetry, sometimes by
machine intelligence and sometimes by other, distributed means. It also
reminds me of Agustina Woodgate, Stephanie Sherman and Hernan Woodgate's
project RadioEE (https://radioee.net), which was also presented at Hackers
and Designers 2020. Radio EE is a nomadic radio station that presents 24
hour long audio broadcasts from locations around the world. For
each project, networks of local cultural producers contribute content using
a variety of analog and digital streaming technologies, which is then
broadcast to an international listening community.

Each of these projects create an interface for connecting and associating
disparate elements together into an (at least sort of) cohesive narrative,
though not one authored by any individual.

Can you guys tell us a little bit about the process of participants
streaming to one another? How did discussion on Etherpad lead to this group
of recordings? And, most interesting to me, how were the connections traced
between recordings, so nicely presented in graphic form on the interface?

Feel free to respond to any / all parts of this email!

Looking forward.

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