Sonntag, 24. April 2022, 23:00 - 0:00, Ö1



  • © Andreas Rathmanner & Nora Bischof


    Pictures of an exhibition

    by Elisabeth Schimana & Seppo Gründler


    Statement by Elisabeth Schimana


    The radio piece is based on the exhibition DigiDic - Call for Digital Self-Defense organized by IMA Institute for Media Archaeology and transfers the exhibited objects into an acoustic walk-through. Dictator of Your Choice / The Bank Lies / Vending Private Network or Data Detox Bar are just some of the objects that will populate the four thematic circles in the exhibition - Trust, Responsibility, Promise, and Rage & Powerlessness. Walk with us - on the radio and in the museum (Stadtmuseum St. Pölten 02.12.22 - 19.03.23)!

    • With texts by:

    • Gisela Schmalz / Dictator of Your Choice
    • Cory Doctorow / chapter text Rage & Powerlessness
    • Klaudia Zotzmann-Koch / chapter texts Responsibility, Trust, Promise
    • Tactical Tech / Google Society, 100+ Protests, Data Detox Bar, A Drop in the Ocean, Notes on an Apology Tour
    • Marlene Lerperger / Fake News
    • Danja Vasiliev / WannaScry
    • Danja Vasiliev and Julian Oliver / Vending Private Network
    • Caroline Buttet / Virtual Peephole
    • Ushi Reiter, Seppo Gründler, Eva Ursprung / Slowspending or the bank lies

    • Sound materials:

    • All texts of the pieces are spoken by the following text-to-speech systems:
    • LEO (Austrian German Male) - Synthesized with Festival HTS Text-to-Speech Online Demo, The Centre for Speech Technology Research University of Edinburgh.
    • Voice model by Markus Toman, Michael Pucher and Junichi Yamagishi - Telecommunications Research Center Vienna.
    • Siri - Voice 3 (English, United States) 2022 Apple Inc.

    • Following voices were used from the Google Cloud Text-to-Speech API demo:
    • English (United States) en-US-Wavenet-G, en-US-Wavenet-I, en-US-Wavenet-D
    • English (Great Britian) en-GB-Wavenet-B
    • English (Australia) en-AUS-Wavenet-A
    • English (India) en-IN-Wavenet-D
    • Deutsch (Deutschland) de-DE-Wavenet-D, de-DE-Wavenet-F, de-DE-Wavenet-E, de-DE-Wavenet-B
    • Fishsounds from Looby A, Riera A, Vela S, Cox K, Bravo S, Rountree R, Juanes F, Reynolds LK, Martin CW (2021) FishSounds., (version 1.0. Accessed on March 22, 2022) and National Marine Sanctuaries, Florida (vinyl LP digitized by S.G. 1986).

    • Fishes: Amphichthys-cryptocentrus, Halobatrachus-didactylus, Clupea-pallasii, Ophidion-marginatum, Gadus-morhua, Alosa-pseudoharengus, Lutjanus-griseus_Larvae, Protonibea-diacanthus, Melanogrammus-aeglefinus, Argyrosomus-japonicus, Pygocentrus-nattereri, plus Catfish, Dolphin, Toadfish, Shrimps.
  • Ice sounds from the ORF sound archive
    Footsteps, voices and gongs from the archive of Elisabeth Schimana

  • Links:
  • DigiDic The Exhibition - Call to Digital Self-Defense