German Radio Art
The German Radio Art project provides upper-level German language students with access to a rich collection of recordings, together with texts and web links that offer insights into the widely popular genre of radio art. The German “Hörspiel” is a particularly vibrant art form in Germany, where 80 to 100 new, publicly funded productions premiere each year. Often highly experimental, these works include specially composed music and a mixture of voices, exposing students to new ways of thinking about storytelling. The German Radio Art project gathers together about 30 recordings, some as short as a couple of minutes, others as long as an hour or more, from a wide range of historical and contemporary German radio plays as well as sound art and texts. Students can tag, search, and annotate materials to support their own research goals and presentations in class.
Hyperstudio RoleDeveloped a multimedia archive within the Metamedia platform.
Project Lead: Kurt Fendt, principal research associate in German and executive director of the HyperStudio at MIT
Artists: Yoko Tawada, Esther Dischereit, Eran Schaerf, and others