∏-node is an experimental platform for hybrid Web/FM radiophonic broadcasting.
∏-node is a multi-dimensional radio infrastructure that experiments the narrative, participative and imaginary possibilities of Radio, through the use of both ancient and new, digital technologies, transmitting its signal over various networks in order to establish a decentralized diffusion structure, where each of the network’s nodes serve to both receive and diffuse information.
Such a structure creates a break with the classic one-way Radio format, substituting it with a horizontal peer-to-peer model that creates room to play with new potentials for multi-diffusion and superposition, as well as room to rethink the Radio network’s topology.
∏-node aims to explore the many dimensions of the Radio format and of radiodiffusion: its physicality (radio waves, bandwith), its spatiality (frequencies, overlapping), its infrastructure (networks of emitters), its methods of creation and editorial content management (programming boards/teams, recording and editing studios), its methods of metadata reception (RDS/SDR), its history (radio libres and pirate radio movements, …), its legislation (frequency allocations), and most importantly, ∏-node wishes to examine Radio’s future at a time when everything is moved towards “the All-Digital”.
RADIO LAB on CTM