Cross Current Resonance Transducer

In 1967, while working on a radio telescope in Cambridge, Jocelyn Bell Burnell detected unusual pulses recorded on the telescope's output tape. Burnell and her colleagues found it difficult to believe that these strange pulses were naturally occurring signals, and began referring to them as LGMs (Little Green Men) *, suggesting that the signals were indicative of extraterrestrial intelligence. In time it was discovered that the source of the pulses was a rapidly spinning neutron star that sends out regular bursts of radio waves and other electromagnetic radiation. Such stars are now called pulsars.

Cross Current Resonance Transducer is an open-ended collaboration and research project. We are interested in the processes of interpretation and evaluation that are inherent in human attempts to understand natural phenomena. Inspired by the story of the pulsar's discovery, we develop systems for monitoring, manipulating, and interpreting natural signals such as electromagnetic radiation, tidal patterns, ambient temperature gradients, wind, and barometric pressure modulations. Our interest is not so much in presenting the phenomena themselves, but rather in exploring the often flawed but revealing interpretations of those phenomena that ultimately lead to greater human understanding and scientific progress. Our investigation has expanded from an initial focus, which emphasized using standard environmental sensors, to an interest in building our own environmental monitoring devices.

current CCRT shows:
Circular Spectrum Analyzer at free103point9 Wave Farm
Bonding Energy at

Cross Current Resonance Transducer is a a collaboration between Douglas Repetto and LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus).

CCRT in its myriad forms has received support from and would like to thank: free103point9 Wave Farm, Columbia University Computer Music Center, Eyebeam Education Studio and R & D Open Lab, The Greenwall Foundation, Harvestworks, The Experimental Television Center, NYSCA, Alfred University, Stevens Institute of Technology, Helen Thorington, Jo-Anne Green, Jesse Gilbert, Dana Piazza, Yael Kanarek, Mouna Andraos, Tom Sherman, James Powderly, Galen Joseph-Hunter, Tom Roe, Natalie Mount, Hank Rudolph, Sherry Miller Hocking, Tomie Hahn, Curtis Bahn, Stephanie Rothenberg, Carry Peppermint.

CCRT process documentation

A couple data-driven sonification/visualizations: fluffy n submarin squeerz

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