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2018, Sat, Nov 03

Radiophonic Infrastructures. Mapping Radio Networks in Berlin

Exploration with Viktoria Tkaczyk and Alfredo Thiermann and Carolyn Birdsall, Fanny Gribenski, Roland Wittje

Radio is the medium of placelessness. Nevertheless, it is based on concrete and complex infrastructures. Those places of production and the local and transnational networks of broadcasting always resonate in radiophonic space. The Max Planck research group Epistemes of Modern Acoustics has documented and researched these infrastructures in the database Sound & Science: Digital Histories. Drawing on sound recordings from the 1920s to the 1940s, Viktoria Tkaczyk and her guests present the historic centers of radio art, radio education, the electroacoustic industry, and radio as a political technology in Berlin.