Exhibition

INVISIBLE FIELDS

14 Oct 2011 – 4 Mar 2012

Event times

1100 — 2100, Tuesday — Sunday

Lighthouse Brighton

Brighton, United Kingdom

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THE RADIO SPECTRUM COMES TO LIFE IN THIS DYNAMIC EXHIBITION IN BARCELONA

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Invisible Fields explores how our understanding of our world and our cosmos has been transformed by the study of radio waves. With the invention of telecommunication technology at the end of the 19th century, the radio spectrum became a tool for rethinking the world we live in. Radio collapsed geographical distance, crossed borders and cultures, became a powerful catalyst for commerce and enabled scientists to study the cosmos in entirely new ways. Yet whilst the radio spectrum is the invisible infrastructure that enables the technologies of information and communication, most people are unaware of the way it works, how it is managed, and how it is has shaped our understanding of our lived environment. Invisible Fields aims to shine a light on this enigmatic landscape. The exhibition differs from past explorations of these topics, in that it is conceived as an interdisciplinary blend of social-cultural analysis, science communication, and artistic practice.

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