January 29th 2013 11:00-18:00 uhr


ERS is an open collaborative research project, which investigates hidden physical processes occurring permanently in our everyday environment saturated by electromagnetic waves, especially ionic radiation.
The project investigates the effect of electromagnetic waves and ionic radiation on living organisms that is connected with the influence of this radiation on living cells.

Workshops of sound and visual techniques, which consist in detection of invisible phenomena and testing of the properties of physical objects through detection, amplification, sonic and visual analysis.
This practical workshop and series of experimental situations are meant to equip the artist with DIY skills from the range of techniques such as detection and modulation of the amplitude of electromagnetic emissions for audio and video output.

The project consists in detection and transformation of electromagnetic fields through the use of hardware tools like electromagnetic coils, differential detectors, sensors [light, flex etc], amplifiers, modulators, analyzers and more specialized devices for detecting radiation (Geiger, scintillation, gas and semiconductor counters).

During the workshop the participants will become acquainted with:
-practical techniques of detecting electromagnetic waves ( ultrasounds, infra sounds, interference, light, electrochemistry) and especially ionic radiation (alpha, beta, gamma),
-revealing, investigation and analysis of information (often invisible) about the structure and properties of images
-translation of electromagnetic waves and radiation into impulses in audio and vide range
-coding, compiling of patches and writing programs for detection, analyzing and modulation of electromagnetic fields using free software [PD, Supercollider, Python, Fluxus, etc] -generating of complex audio and video using pulse width different math functions and algorithms, modulation, in combination with a programmable oscillators and noise generators

Types of electromagnetic waves

The workshops focus on work with the following types of electromagnetic waves:
1.ultra-short waves emissions [alpha, beta, gamma] (using Geiger counters, scintillation counters, and other techniques of Gamma-ray spectroscopy)
2.visible waves, micro-waves, radio waves, infrared waves, frequency emissions (using on-board coil and amplifier)
3.higher signals (e.g. mobile phone signals, wireless networks, Bluetooth)


Dates: 29th January 2013
Time: 11:00 โ€“ 18:00
Place: NK Elsenstr. 52 2HH 2Etage 12059 Berlin
Maximum number of participants: 15

Pre registration is required and can be done by sending an email with the subj line ERS Workshop to info@nkprojekt.de Please send me your mobile nr. and name in the email.

What you should bring:

We encourage the participants to bring a device, which emits electromagnetic waves or some way of recording (tape or digital sound recorder, camera, headphones, computer with PD or Supercollider installed etc).

About the Instructor:
Robert B. LISEK is a mathematician and artist who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social).
Lisek is a scientist who conducts a research in the area of foundations of science (mathematics and computer science). His research interests are theory of ordered sets in relation with logic, algebra and combinatorics. Lisek is also a researcher in the domain of artificial general intelligence and complexity theory. He examines, among others: problem of self-reference, mathematical induction, probabilistic techniques and recurrent AI self-improvement.
Lisek is also an artist and practitioner. He is involved in the number of projects focused on radical art strategies, hacktivism and tactical media. Drawing upon post-conceptual art, software art, critical art, meta-media, and introducing numerous additional influences from mathematic, his work intentionally defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on AI and bioinformatics. He explores the relationship between bio-molecular technology, code and issues arising from network technologies. Lisek is also researching problems of security and privacy in networked societies. He is also working on human enhancement: extensions through the use of radical transgressive methods that arise at the intersection of disciplines such as AGI, bioengineering, and political and social sciences. He has prepared an short anthology entitled TRANSHUMAN.

Lisek is a founder of Institute for Research in Science and Art, Fundamental Research Lab and ACCESS Art Symposium. Author of many exhibitions and concerts, among others: Secure Insecurity โ€“ ISEA Istanbul; Manifesto vs. Manifesto โ€“ Ujazdowski Castel of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; NGRU โ€“ FILE, Sao Paulo; NEST โ€“ ARCO Art Fair, Madrid; Float โ€“ DMAC Harvestworks and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; WWAI โ€“ Siggraph, Los Angeles; Falsecodes โ€“ Red Gate Gallery, Beijing; Gengine โ€“ National Gallery, Warsaw; Flextex โ€“ Byzantine Museum, Athens, FXTโ€“ ACA Media Festival, Tokyo and ISEA, Nagoya; Transhuman โ€“ Entropy Gallery, SSSpear โ€“17th Meridian, WRO Center, Wroclaw.