Category Archives: Network



Series of satellite TV and Journal publications. A networked telematic comic.

The intent of ‘MEDIASPACE’, whether in its ‘dead’ paper-based form, or the ‘live’ digital forms of satellite and internet, is to explore the implications of new media forms and emergent fields of digital practice in art and design. ‘MEDIASPACEÍ is an experimental publishing project that explores the integration of print (‘MEDIASPACE’ is published as part of the CADE (Computers in Art and Design Education) journal Digital Creativity by SWETS & ZEITLINGER.), WWW and interactive satellite transmissions (‘MEDIASPACE’ interactive satellite transmissions were funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), the British National Space Centre (BNSC), and WIRE (Why ISDN Resources in Education) and use Olympus, EUTELSAT and INTELSAT satellites via a TDS-4b satellite uplink. (incorporating live studio broadcasts, ISDN based video conferencing, and asynchronous email/ISDN tutorials). The convergence of these technologies generates a distributed digital ‘space’ (satellite footprint, studio space, screen space, WWW space, location/reception space, and the printed page). There is also a novel and dynamic set of relationships established between the presenters (studio based), the participant/audience (located across Europe), and the reader. As an electronic publishing experiment in real time (‘live’ media) delivery, combined with a backbone of pre-packaged information (‘dead’ media content), the ‘MEDIASPACE’ transmissions provide a provocative model for the convergence of ‘publishing’, ‘networked’, and ‘broadcast’ forms and technologies. read more




The “Humming of Strings” uses the distance (23000 mile) between the satellite UpLink (ESA TDS 4 based @ Plymouth University) and the Satellite, and back again, (INTELSAT or EUTELSAT) to generate a quarter of a second delay in the transmission and reception of the video signal. In effect this creates a 46,000 mile echo chamber. This is the basic principal of the performances. The processed signals can be received live using domestic satellite reception equipment in a footprint that spans western Europe and over 1000 established institutional reception sites. The performance lasts for 46 minutes, and can be repeated as often as transponder time (cost) allows. The number of performances defines the number of time measures used in the composition. read more


Joe Phillips transmitted through cyberspace as part of the Roy Ascott’s Aspects of Gaia, Ars Electronica 1989.