On July 24 I hosted a mini FM transmitter building workshop for ten people at The Anteroom, an non-profit artist run space based in an ex Masonic Lodge in Port Chalmers, run by the media artist Charlotte Parallel. The workshop was part of a series of D.I.Y creative technology and skill-sharing events Charlotte curated called BYO Battery.
The workshop's intention was to bring accessible transmission technologies to the participants, who were each given a kit including locally sourced components for Tetsuo Kogawa's "simplest transmitter" schematic, and a small manual. The pragmatics were grounded within a context that discussed the use of transmission media for artistic and non-centralised cultural purposes. True to the spirit of the series, everyone also brought along their own 9v power source to the table.