Vinzenz Aubry is a European post-digital artist. His work explores human-machine-nature relationships and critically reflects on the social implications of new technologies.
Poetics of Repetition (Course) — Winter 2019
Media Minimalism — Winter 2019
Cameras of Life
Transmedia Spaces (Course) — Winter 2022
No filter filter
Five Lines of Code (Short-term Project) — Winter 2019
Reproduction of Time
Minimal Hacks for Big Statements (Short-term Project) — Winter 2019
Unknown Territories – Searching for Islands
Navigation, Orientation, Information — Summer 2019
Expanding Spaces — Summer 2020
Unstable Objects (Short-term Project) — Summer 2020
During the current lockdown period, the government’s main concern is the physical protection of all citizens. However, as the period extends, an increasing psychological burden appears due to media over-confrontation with Covid-19.
As a frequent radio listener, I was trying to find a solution to avoid the topic without cutting myself off. Therefore I added a curation layer on the consumer’s side: a personal audio content curator.
It’s a real-time pipeline which checks an online radio stream of choice via speech recognition for predefined words. It then replaces those with another custom sound/word. An analog FM radio signal is then transmitted throughout my apartment, thus overwriting my kitchen radio with a cleaned, self-protecting audio stream.
This way I can go back to listening to early morning radio, cleaned from stress-inducing influences.
How does it work exactly?
Digital Radio Stream → Speech recognition reacting to individual terms → Overwriting of unwanted terms with custom sound → Overwriting of local radio waves with an FM transmitter