Sensory Deprivation Mapping - Christian Nold

Fuel Air

Christian Nold & Duncan Whitley

'In the first FUELAIR field tests we began to develop a low-tech audio recording tool designed to capture the impact and ignition of a petrol bomb from within. The tests probe the capabilities of the tool, aiming to optimise sound fidelity at the critical moment of ignition. Using slow motion and real time digital video and audio captured by the device to document the trials, the focus is upon the strange and unexpected sound transmitted from within the Molotov Cocktails.'

FUELAIR was shown at the Cubitt Gallery and at Dorkbot (London) in 2002. 'Black Box: Recordings from inside a Molotov Cocktail' was released on a limited edition cd 'FILE05', curated by Juneau Projects with Helen Legg.

Listen to 'Black Box: Recordings from inside a Molotov Cocktail' [1min39 - 1.52Mb]

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Last Updated 3/3/2011

It has been an enourmous long time since I last updated this! I have never been a blog person, and felt irritated by the way new media culture pushes us to be constantly visible to the world. Recently though I kept getting email from people wondering what I was up to. So today is my birthday and I have finally given in :) . So a quick update I am excited about what Rob van Kranenburg and I are calling the Internet of People - which will be a book coming out in the next few months. I am also exstatic about trying to build and map alternative currencies. Take a look at the Bijlmer Euro project. In the last year I have also been building a unique mapping software called Sensory Journeys and the Town Toolkits for which I will build a proper site. On Saturday I am off to Helsinki for the Pixeache festival where I am preseting some work but more importantly working on and island toolkit for the next year. More info soon...