AMPMFM is the world's first completely public radio – a radio transmitter placed in public space, for everyone to use. The project, which was my graduation assigmnent at WSoC, was based on a simple question that has always interested me – how can I invite people to become more involved in their surroundings?
The transmission took place in St.Hanshaugen Park, Oslo, during a single sunday. The simple radio sender had enough power to transmit signals within an 1-2km radius for about 24 hours. The microphone was left constantly on, not only transmitting what people might have said on intention, but also random pieces of conversations.
The visual direction is based on a simplification of radio noise, put in contrast with a glowing red LED in the corner of each sign. Rather than openly inviting people to come and say something on air, I wanted to make the invitation more subtle – directly addressing the viewer's curiosity by only giving hints about the fact that they too could take part in the world's first open radio transmission.
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