Investigations of Hertzian space. continuation of work done in Project Development Studio.
In the end wound up producing Electronic Copy (Infrared Detector Cloud) with the great Rory Nugent. Interestingly, everyone immediately tried to use their cellphones on Electronic Copy (Infrared Detector Cloud). Once people heard infrared, they also would try using their body heat, thinking infrared means heat.
had wanted to use just a single candle in the center, but this didn't work for a few reasons: 1) it needs to be very very dark. ambient infrared from incandescent bulbs is enough to light up the circuits, so the contrast of the candle isn't enough. an infrared filter cuts down the light from the candle even further. 2) the flickering from the candle isn't very noticeable, so there isn't that movement which makes the effect exciting. I would love to do this however so I want to keep trying things.
In Live Image Processing, produced a performance using telephone pickups from Radioshack. Called this Statik. The pickup allows EM to be converted into sound. You get a very exciting signature noise to each electronic device, even every part of an electronic device (e.g. laptop's harddrive vs. screen, etc.).
I have tried an amplified magnetic pickup from Red Lion, but the cheap telephone pickup from Radioshack turned out to work better. Unless I'm not using it right. Need to investigate this.
Also experimented with cellphone flashing charms... this seems like a great way to detect phones. Was used to great effect in cellphone disco. There should be a way to make the output vibration instead of flashing, so I was thinking of creating a wearable device to detect cellphone use.