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Hackspace 2 @Hovedøya


Currently Hackspace 2 took place on Hovedøya Island Oslo on 8th & 9th October 2013.

We had inspiring talks from Elisabeth Weihe on her research trip between Oslo and Inverness and Fair Isle, Orkney Islands, Jana Winderen on underwater choral reef recording, Etienne Gernez and his visions for marine research and Hans-Jorgen Weihe walkthrough his book Den Norske Iseksporten (The Frozen Water Trade)

We finished with building a prototype GhostNet Synthesiser led by Steve Symons and Ross Dalziel that passed live accelerometer data from a floating net over USB (after some radio module compatibility problems) to some synthesiser patterns in Supercollider.

Look out for GhostNet design details on GitHub

Finally here’s a photo book (pdf) with some snapshots of the meeting.

Launch video

Video from the last day of the first Currently hackspace meeting, Static, Liverpool, 21-23.03.2013

TIP: If you watch the start of the movie carefully you can see the water lillypad radio-receiver SerialBuoy being launched from the back of Grace, the swan pedalo.

It worked! Sent asci weather info to SerialBuoy

Hackspace 1. Last day


Notes from the last day of the first Currently hackspace meeting, Static, Liverpool, 21-23.03.2013

Plotting a course / ghostnet / trawling for data & law

Trade of resources / new trade routes / developing alternative territorial law.

Network of canal pop up port activiy / Marine Science in Pubs / Bothy network / across the caledonian canal / Viking invasions / trade / Crew as artwork / development platforms.


How to start currently

Notes from the first hackspace meeting, Static, Liverpool, 21-23.03.2013

How to start currently?


“Its just too wide…like the ocean we need anchor Points” Elisabeth Weihe (second left in photo)

What is it we want to make? Sea platforms / production onboard / seaweed factories / biomedical prospecting / socials / connections / hackspaces in ports

The Journey; across the sea or along the coast and across the canals? We began to think of the coast and its network of ports as important as the major crossing

Reflecting on spaces at sea and the coast where data overlaps and changes and shifts, different senses of time and space: old technology (viking crystals) to downloading weather data and sailing without compasses / Discussed the social side of sailing #socialsea from port to port how everybody shares information and helping environment

What is Ship AIS and how does it work : paths to server; ship to ship to shore to satellite/AIS water rescue suits; do they really work is there enough data being broadcast at the right rate

Checked out the weather and talked about getting data over AIS downloading every 4 days over the atlantic
Active and passive radar reflector shapes

Discussed Marine Accident investigation

the body learning the sea / The sea as a space for new life / territory / the law and the sea