Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Back on the Satellite Coast - Sputnik's 50th Birthday

October 4, 1957 is the 50th anniversary of Sputnik's launch. Francis Hunger, creator of the Sputnik Gazetteer,Germany has helped to organize a variety of international events. You can find information about them here: http://www.hgb-leipzig.de/~francis/irmielin/works/sputnik/_externalmaterial/issue6.pdf

I will be giving a lecture on Sputnik in my Satellite Media class at UC Santa Barbara from 4-5:20pm in Buchanan Hall 1920, which is open to the public. For anyone who wants to celebrate, come to Tupelo Junction restaurant in SB at 6:30pm.

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Around the Antenna Tree: The Politics of Infrastructural Visibility

Around the Antenna Tree: The Politics of Infrastructural Visibility
see my Flow column by clicking on the image

New Book

New Book
This book has just been published. An expanded version of my essay "Obscure Objects of Media Studies" is in it

"When Satellites Fall"

"When Satellites Fall"
Click on this photo of orbital debris to read my essay posted on Flow

Goodbye Rabbit Ears: Thoughts about the Digital TV Transition

Goodbye Rabbit Ears: Thoughts about the Digital TV Transition
see my Flow column by clicking on the image

Max Greuter's catalogue

Transmediale Opening - Roaming

Transmediale Opening - Roaming

Participants in CEU Seminar

Naran Satellite Station, Mongolia

Naran Satellite Station, Mongolia
Intersputnik dish

Former herder now a white phone worker

Inside Choijin Lama Temple

Inside Choijin Lama Temple

Naran's Grandma and the rug she made

Naran's Grandma and the rug she made

Satellite Dishes and Solar Panels for Sale at Black Market in Ulaanbatar

Satellite Dishes and Solar Panels for Sale at Black Market in Ulaanbatar

Ponjee and his Nokia phone

walking phone = yavdag utas

Wireless Phone Workers

Wireless Phone Worker

Wireless Phone Worker

Satellite Dish and Tool Seller at Black Market