Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: August Black

Jul 30, 2021 - Aug 09, 2021

At the heart of August Black's residency period is a prototypical web application that aims to catalyze new forms of live interactive radio for the purpose of growing communities, making speculative acoustic situations, and enabling grassroots initiatives. The software allows multiple constituents to fluidly participate in broadcast-like scenarios through their mobile devices at the flick of their thumbs. It works in a browser, requires no downloads, and is meant to be frictionless, quick, and easy. Black will host workshops on-site (COVID-19 permitting) with the software, solicit ideas and interaction from the local community, and conduct daily radio experiments outside the studio with various local and remote participants (TBD).

August Black is a hybrid practitioner of art, design, and engineering. He builds instruments in hardware and software for the sake of enabling expressive spaces of potential acoustic and interactive outcomes. august.black