Crystalisationism

The Crystal World Open Laboratory, July 17th-21st, 12pm-7pm, The Crystal World Salon, July 21st at The White Building, Hackney Wick 8pm+, and The Crystal World Exhibition, August 3rd-31st 2012

‘Experiments will include high heat, high voltage, and toxic processes. Safety gear and induction will be provided but please bring any masks/goggles/labcoats or similar if available. While we provide full safety guidelines participants take part at their own risk.’

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Son and See

Just as the sun shows signs of a return, assignments at SPC are stacking up! So what chance now of any holiday for YT even if we get some weather at last..

Yesterday I spent the day at London Pleasure Gardens over by City Airport poking about with their fast fibre network and preparing the way for smooth running and flexibility of operations over the coming couple of years there.

Eclectic Productions are preparing for refurbishment of their network infrastructure and update of day to day operations at their offices at 441 New Cross Road and over at the radio studio in Peckham ‘The Hub’. SPC have been encouraging them to update their broadband link between the spaces so they can utilise some offsite back up and improve the exchange between sites.

Whitebuilding the latest Spacestudios adjacent to the Olympic Energy Centre officially opened last Saturday in a pizza, beery and noisy blur. Many hungry and thirsty punters thronged the canal-side as the buzz of sportsday helicopters swarmed overhead.

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Sprung up

Adnan Hadzi of Deptford.tv led a frenzied belated clean up of Deckspace on Friday last.. so anyone paying a visit in the next week or so will be suitably impressed.

We will be holding the wireless wednesday workshops up there for the next few weeks at least if weather holds but instead of cake, please bring a plant in a decent size pot please as we would like add to the marigolds, strawberries and mint already up there.

Our recent server problems are still proving disruptive especially where email has been lost. A review of all procedures for back up and monitoring is underway to be acted on as soon as possible.

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Catastrophe

Firstly an apology to anyone of you effected by the catastrophic system failure of our primary server earlier this week. Many of you will have found days without email service compounded by a rewind of all webpages and databases to March* of this year as we had to reinstate the old server (*the point we migrated to the new and now out of service server).

Peopleshow had been upgrading their entire website into a wordpress template which had been specially customised for them.. that’s 2 months of work in jeopardy so fingers crossed that we can recover materials enough to return them their hard grafted upgrade.

Likewise any of you reading this who have lost out please continue to patient as we attempt recovery. we will have news in a week. yes its that scrambled!

 

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Castilation

MOVING FOREST present by AKA the CASTLE June 22 to July 5 , 2012 London and beyond.

A twelve day prelude moving across the city; a twelve-hour sound art opera of betrayal and rebellion culminating in a spectacular series of disturbing performances in Chelsea College of Art Parade Ground; a one-day coda of debate.

12 hour performance – July 4 – Live Streaming moving forest.net , 9:00 – 21:00 (GST)

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Whiteness

Spacestudios have opened a new studio building in Hackney Wick called ‘White Building‘ Its an old wharf adjacent to a thread of the river Lea as it meanders around the Olympic site on its way to the Thames.

SPC installed a little cluster of Unifi WLAN access points to enable easy and extensive coverage for artist studios and public access by the Riverside. The ground floor also offers Pizza cafe and Microbrewery which will be open in July.

 

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Visionary mix

Anyone making a visit to Deckspace will have noticed our ongoing preoccupation with video, editing, mixing and broadcast. The place is littered with aging VCR and a VHS mountain to match. Yes there is a silo of cinematic material to push on to projection screens and plasmas but our Panasonic MX12 mixers cos of their age have capacitor rot and can’t be relied upon any longer.

To the rescue, Jose Commins with a wholesome Linux based HD vision mixer prototype which we have replicated on a PCI-e based PC carcass Rob left hanging about and presto we have a touch screen 4 channel vision mix between local files, cameras galore and any remote live stream or resource we like.! So its early days with just a years worth of solo hacking and a funding  shortfall but its getting done.. more soon

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