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Free Radio Linux, 2002

posted by steve on Tuesday April 09, @07:47PM   

Free Radio Linux is an online and on-air radio station by r a d i o q u a l i a (Honor Hargar and Adam Hyde). The sound transmission consists of a computerized reading and distribution of the code used to create the Linux operating system. Reading the entire Linux kerneló-which contains 4,141,432 lines of codeó-would take an estimated 14253.43 hours, or 593.89 days. Free Radio Linux began transmission on February 3, 2002, the fourth anniversary of the term "Open Source."

See also Micz Flor's "Hear Me: Free Radio Linux broadcasts the Linux sources on air and online."

Free Radio Linux is an online and on-air radio station by r a d i o q u a l i a (Honor Hargar and Adam Hyde).

The sound transmission consists of a computerized reading and distribution of the code used to create the Linux operating system. This operating system was first developed by Finnish programmer Linus Torvalds in 1991, and won the prestigious Prix Arts Electronica prize for .net excellence in 1999. Torvalds made the code available on the Internet, and as a result, it has been mutated, improved and taken into new directions by literally thousands of programmers from around the world. Reading the entire Linux kerneló-which contains 4,141,432 lines of codeó-would take an estimated 14253.43 hours, or 593.89 days. Free Radio Linux began transmission on February 3, 2002, the fourth anniversary of the term "Open Source."

Advocating radio as the best method for distributing the world's most popular free software, r a d i o q u a l i a transmits Free Radio Linux on the ether-net via the open source audio codec, Ogg Vorbis, relaying it with the help of "ham" radio amateurs and radio professionals on AM, Shortwave and FM frequencies as well as the Internet. In this way, the artists create a unique sonic experience by making audible what is usually seen but not heard.

At the New Museum visitors first hear Free Radio Linux from two speakers that are mounted between the museum's double entrance doors. In the Museum Store, the audio stream is simultaneously available through headphones hung from the ceiling. A computer terminal in the store provides contextual information about the artists and the project.

Free Radio Linux was commissioned by Gallery 9/Walker Art Center with support from the Jerome Foundation. Server support provided by Montevideo.

Adam Hyde and Honor Harger founded the online art collaboration r a d i o q u a l i a in Australia in 1998 as a means of experimenting with the intersections between broadcasting, music, sound and new media. They have participated in numerous international exhibitions and projects including net.radiodays98 in Berlin, the Bregenz festival, and Ars Electronica in Austria. Now based in Europe, they regularly feature online "performances" produced collaboratively by a range of artists.

Free Radio Linux: http://radioqualia.va.com.au/freeradiolinux/ and http://gallery9.walkerart.org/radioqualia/
http://crossfade.walkerart.org
r a d i o q u a l i a: http://radioqualia.va.com.au/
Prix Ars Electronica prize goes to Linux: http://prixars.aec.at/history/net/1999/E99net_01.htm

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