Art 511 Art & Telecommunications 
Assignment 1: Low Tech Communication Technology

Human cultures developed distance communication technologies long before the current electronic era. Examples include drums, fire, smoke, mirrors, flags, etc. Many of the same issues important in the analysis of electronic communication can be seen in prior technologies. Furthermore, exploration of these non-electronic technologies can yield insights for artists seeking to work with and understand communications technologies.

The test event:

On the day of the test, the class will observe each team use their technology to send a message. Team members will separate to a standard distance. Each team will be given a chance to demonstrate their system. Then they will be asked to send a test message.

The message sending event will be timed and observed by the class.