Art's Birthday at the Western Front.
(Above: Alternator made by Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, ca.1905)
The 100th Anniversary of Radio: network versus propaganda. January 14th - 20th, 2007. [ http://artsbirthday.net ] Performances, Installations, Webâ€“Casting and Online Activities. On Christmas Day 1906, Reginald Aubrey Fessenden transmitted music and voice across the Atlantic in the first radio broadcast in history. This broadcast changed the notion of radio as an open system of Morse code style signals to a medium that could be used to deliver the voice of authority to the masses. By the early 1930's, the contemporary notion of radio as a receiver of propaganda was firmly established. This year Art's Birthday at the Western Front celebrates and deconstructs utopian ideas of network, radio, and place (the mix between localism and globalism).