Radical Networks 2019 Proposal
Name: Jasmine Soltani
Location: NYC, NY
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @mutantjasmine Repo: https://github.com/jfunky
Url(s): https://www.jasminesoltani.com/ Consent to being photographed?: Yes Consent to being on the livestream?: Yes
Speaker Bio and Profile Picture
Jasmine Soltani is an artist, researcher, and programmer whose work examines our relationships with politics, technology, and the environment. She is an advocate of repair, restoration, climate resiliency, and economic democracy as paths toward social and ecological justice. She a graduate and 2018-2019 resident researcher of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).
Profile Picture: http://www.jasminesoltani.com/headshot/JasmineSoltani.jpg
In the early 1800’s, Jean-Daniel Colladon demonstrated the principle of total internal reflection with water “light pipes” which led to the development of fiber optic cables. Using analog AM lightwave transmitter and receiver circuits from Forrest M. Mims III’s Engineer’s Mini Notebook: Optoelectronic Circuits, PhotoLink shows audio traveling as an optic signal through water laser pipes. Water flows through laminar flow nozzles going in two directions, which carry a visibly modulated signal, demonstrating how fiber optics work. Visitors can have a conversation using speakers and microphones at either end. The majority of the installation is built from reclaimed materials.
Artwork installation requirements (if applicable)
Power, access to water, away from bright light
Additional Info / Links / References
A version of this piece was installed as part of the 2019 ITP Residents Show at Collab in Brooklyn: https://vimeo.com/346948116