User:Mxrwho/SI22 Manual for Post-apocalyptic Radio Making

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Manual for Post-apocalyptic Radio Making

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The apocalypse is an editorial space. On the basis of a pending catastrophe we are called to decide upon the relevance of archives in the future and make choices based on our informed judgement and the needs that we imagine a future society will have in order to (re)build itself and in connection to radio making.

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To connect SI22 to the apocalypse narrative I used the transcripts of the interviews we had on 7/11 (rendered by Riviera and Rosa) with prominent Radio WORM radio makers (Lucas, Lieuwe, Ash and Florian) as a radio activation manual and radio community survival guide. Riviera typeset it with ConTeXt and Alessia helped in the printing and binding process. The publication includes photos of WORM as well as an appendix with relevant works of other XPUB1 2023-25 students, a preface, epilogue and introductory texts to its parts. It serves as a manifestation of the post-apocalyptic narrative, as a tribute to Worm RADIO, and as a thank you gift to the makers who opened their arms and studio for us.

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In this post-apocalyptic narrative the sense of community is central as well as the desire to establish practices that can be followed and sustained with the minimum possible resources. The archival elements should be economical but also supporting a positive climate of collaboration between the members of an emerging community. The apocalypse is not seen as a frustrating end of things but as an opportunity for a clean start upon the ruins of what might have been good at parts but was also essentially burdening us with its insufferable weight.

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