The London Psychogeophysics Summit proposes an intense week-long, city-wide series of walks, fieldtrips, river drifts, open workshops and discussions exploring the novel interdisciplinary frame of psychogeophysics, colliding psychogeographics with earth science measurements and study (fictions of forensics and geophysical archaeology).
Open events include practical workshops in building simple geophysical measurement devices from scrap materials, fieldtrips for study and long-term use of such devices in the city, measurement and mapping of physical and geophysical data during city-wide walks, deployment of strategic underground networks, fusion of fiction, derive and signal excursion, studies of river signal ecologies alongside short lectures and discussions of broad, interdisciplinary psychogeophysical themes.
Partners include SPACE Media Arts, openmute.org and HTTP gallery/Furtherfield.
Participants include BITNIK, Alejo Duque, Kathrin Guenter, Graham Harwood, Martin Howse, Ryan Jordan, Petr Kazil, Jonathan Kemp, Martin Kuentz, Tom McCarthy (tbc), Christian Nold, Eleonora Oreggia, Nick Papadimitriou (tbc), John Rogers (tbc), Karen Russo, Gordan Savicic, Suzanne Treister, Danja Vasiliev, Wilfried HJB Bourdin.
The Summit will take place from 2nd August to the 7th of August with daily/evening events at SPACE and walks and river drifts scattered across London. An evening of presentations and lectures will happen at HTTP at 7PM, Thursday 5th and a large open air event will take place on Saturday 7th August.
Politics here is death, by Anthony Iles: http://www.metamute.org/en/content/politics_here_is_death (and video)
A tentative report: http://www.1010.co.uk/org/summit.html
Mon 2 11:30+ SPACE open workshop, meeting and lunch.
Wed 4, Thu 5, Fri 6: walks, and individual workshops meeting at SPACE 11.00 including and evening informal presentation/interchange/barbeque SPACE 19.00 including:
Wed 4: BITNIK derive (Outside Liverpool Street station (Broadgate)) 14:30
Wed 4: remote viewing presentation, discussion and experiment (SPACE) 18:00
Thurs 5: camera obscura construction and walk (SPACE) 11:00
Thurs 5: Tyburn Brook self-execution (Marble Arch) 15:00
Thurs 5: lectures and presentations at HTTP 19:00
Fri 6: build hydrophones workshop as preparation for river drift (SPACE 11:00)
Fri 6: river drift and scientific observation walk (SPACE 14:00)
Fri 6: psychGPS walk hide/embrace from GPS satellites (SPACE 14:00)
Sat 7: open air event meeting Tate Modern crypto-forest (Bankside - between the River Thames and the Tate Modern) 15:00: sites of execution and memory
please join the mailing list: http://mail.wintermute.org/mailman/listinfo/psych
or on IRC: irc.freenode.net: #psychogeophysics
contacts for organisers: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 02088060226 07943373574
resources needed/supplied: resource
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SPACE, 129 - 131 Mare St, Hackney, E8 3RH http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/index.php 020 8525 4330
HTTP, Unit A2, Arena Business Centre, 71 Ashfield Rd, London N4 1NY http://www.http.uk.net/
Getting to SPACE:
Probably easiest to get to Bethnal Green tube station - exit on Bethnal Green Rd _East_. If you want to walk (15 minutes) then just head North up the road and you'll find SPACE (white building on the left) at a peculier triangular intersection. If by bus (10 minutes!) walk up or down the road to the next bus-stop. I think you can take any bus heading North (253, 254, 55, 48) and get off at hackney triangle just before the intersection.
Transport between Space and HTTP is best via bus 254 which runs along Mare Street (Space) up to Manor House and then its a 15min walk to HTTP.
Using pay-as-you-go Oyster Card (card costs £3 + £1 per bus trip)
For more details and activities: workshops and activities
Isle of Dogs: The Isle of Dogs plays a central role in two Jacobean plays, with which Ben Jonson was associated. The Isle of Dogs (1597) was reported to the authorities as a “lewd plaie” full of seditious and “slanderous matter”. The authors and cast were quickly arrested and the play suppressed. This play was the root of the argument in which Johnson killed Gabriel Spencer in 1598, at Hoxton fields.
Whitechapel Park: Altab Ali park (opposite Whitechapel more or less)
[Altab Ali Park is a small park on Adler Street, White Church Lane and Whitechapel High Street, London E1 formerly known as St. Mary's Park it is the site of the old 14th Century white chapel, St. Mary Matfelon, from which the area of Whitechapel gets its name]
Trinity Wharf lighthouse: http://www.trinitybuoywharf.com/
'Carfax Abbey' (Purfleet)
Horse Drawn Tram Depot and environs, Clapton
Fleet river and other underground rivers