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Memory Effect: GPS Music via TS Wireless

By android, Section Toy Satellite
Posted on Tue Sep 3rd, 2002 at 04:20:17 GMT
Today saw the first implementation of generative streams, live re-composing ambient sound pieces over TS Wireless. Memory Effect is an emergent series of compositions derived from GPS coordinates and anecdotal sonic references to a sense of "place" and one's temporal relationship to scalable references as marked out by GPS receivers and the satellites they receive data from.

<img src="" width=393 height=288 border="1" alt="GPS in action">

Memory Effect is composed by Andrew Garton in collaboration with GPS archivist, Justina Curtis.

Listen to Memory Effect.

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TSwireless (Melbourne) Launched

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By android, Section Toy Satellite
Posted on Tue Jul 23rd, 2002 at 11:15:24 GMT
TSwireless, ambient/generative audio streaming via 802.11b in Fitzroy, Melbourne, was launched on Thursday, 11 July.

Presentations by Alberto Escudero-Pascual, Andrew Garton (Toy Satellite), Tyson Clugg (Melbourne Wireless) and via London, Adam Burns (

Many guests brought laptops, connecting straight into TSwireless with a choice of video and audio streams of the launch available for wireless users and Internet visitors. Streams were mirrored in Sweden and London.

Special thanks to Alberto Escudero-Pascual, Dennis McGregor, Bruce Morrison and Supercat.

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TSwireless Launch, Melbourne

By android, Section Toy Satellite
Posted on Wed Jul 17th, 2002 at 15:48:51 GMT
TSwireless to launch 11.07.06 at 6pm GMT+10, and will be streamed via the Internet, also via 802.11b within a 2-3km line of site radius from:

124 Queens Parade,
Fitzroy North,
Melbourne, Australia
S 37 47.466' E 144 59.049'

Streams accessible from:

Presentations by:

+ Alberto Escudero-Pascual
+ Andrew Garton
+ Melbourne Wireless

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Australia: Melbourne node hits the skyline...

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By android, Section Toy Satellite
Posted on Fri Apr 19th, 2002 at 18:26:26 GMT
17.04.02: 4PM, Melbourne. The ToySatellite Wireless antenna finally reached the skyline, staring down the Melbourne CBD in a glorious, near uncluttered 360 degree view of Fitzroy.

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Toy Satellite free2air Plans

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By android, Section Toy Satellite
Posted on Wed Feb 27th, 2002 at 16:49:33 GMT
Toy Satellite has proposed to conduct the following through the course of its contribution towards free2air.

  1. Establish a free2air Internet gateway at Toy Satellite.
  2. Install a suitable aerial and establish line of site with collaborating free2air partners in Collingwood/Fitzroy.
  3. Encourage and support the emergence of an inclusive Collingwood/Fitzroy free2air footprint, supporting additional points of presence.
  4. Install low-cost streaming server and provide on-demand and scheduled real-time audio/video trial netcasts, perhaps partner with an existing broadcaster (eg. 3CR).
  5. Seek funding to document the process as well as research legal implications of such a network, both as content provider and broadcaster.
  6. Provide the group with necessary documentation and consultation to ensure their online resources can support the deployment of such networks in both urban and rural locations, specifically within the Pacific Rim.
  7. Explore possibilities for free2air wireless implementation in marginalised communities (eg. East Timor, Philippines, Bangladesh) in partnership with emergent low-cost networking initiatives.

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Melbourne intro to free2air 26.06.01

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By Anonymous Hero, Section Toy Satellite
Posted on Tue Feb 26th, 2002 at 03:36:20 GMT
On the 26th of June 2001, Andrew Garton, Sam de Silva, Craig Bellamy met at Toy Satellite for an introduction to wireless networking and free2air from Adam Burns.

This is a report from this meeting outlining free2air's rationale, requirements and recommendations.

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