Sarah Grant & Danja Vasiliev
Project: QFM - Data radio broadcasts and mini-radio network
Sarah Grant is a Brooklyn-based media artist, educator and a recently licensed HAM Radio Operator. She is a former artist-in-residence of the Eyebeam Art and Technology Center and is currently a Research Fellow at the Tow Center for Journalism at Columbia and Adjunct Professor at NYU Polytechnic in Digital Media. Selected projects: subnodes, a portable offline web server and mesh point; You are here makes use of portable devices to deliver compelling, location-specific content to communities around New York; radical networks, a Conference featuring artists, engineers and researchers working in the alternative DIY networking space.
Danja Vasiliev is a critical Engineer born in Saint-Petersburg, currently living and working in Berlin. Vasiliev studies Systems and Networks through anti-disciplinary experimentation with hardware, firmware and software. Since 1999 Vasiliev has been involved in computer-technology events, media-art exhibitions and seminars around the world. In October 2011, together with his colleagues Julian Oliver and Gordan Savičić, Vasiliev coauthored The Critical Engineering Manifesto. He propagandizes Open Source practices in all facets of life. Selected Projects: The Deep Sweep High altitude radio research project, Netless, a parasitic data network on independent nodes, Prism: The Beacon Frame Speculative, functional response to NSA PRISM controversy.