Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: August Black

Jun 19, 2015 - Jun 28, 2015
Wave Farm + WGXC Acra Studio


The Wave Farm Residency Program is pleased to welcome August Black (Oakland, CA). His Hearhere My Fellow Peer is a user-centric radio application that allows multiple users to input short segments of sound to an FM station live from their browsers or cell phones. An evocation of Bertolt Brecht’s utopian two-way radio, Black’s application is an experiment in building a democratic and interactive environment where users can connect to all participants, as well as the main FM radio output. The app makes use of new HTML5 capabilities such as WebRTC and web sockets, and will provide each user with visual feedback so that they can "see" and hear the other participants in the experiment.