SpreadKOM is built on sound communication without radio waves or any kind of central system of communications such as telephone networks, the internet or GPS. It is conceived as an alternative form for propagating information and linking together people without any additional equipment. The way it is designed makes it possible to adapt it to a variety of environments. It uses different sounds to convey useful information about the environment and the people who inhabit it, revealing the location and the topography of the site as well as the presence of other people there. In the natural environment it helps us find our way and glean useful information such as the proximity of water sources or wind speed, offering an alternative to existing navigation systems.
Similar systems of communication have been around for ages and are still found among some African tribes, which communicate over long distances with sound telegraphy using specially designed drums. This type of communication requires of the user to apply their own senses, which revives forgotten natural capabilities that have an immense potential to form a safer and more stable information system with decentralised communication units.
Credits and more information about this event HERE.
25 November – 12 December 2015
Aksioma | Project Space
Curated by Aksioma
BridA/Tom Kerševan, Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica