Kata Kovács and Tom O’Doherty


July 20, 2016
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We are trying to figure out how to get a reliable signal from the LES-1, a now-defunct satellite launched in 1965.

This will be the first part of our research for a new work, which aims to create a response to the erratic signals of the LES-1. The work is supported by the Art + Technology Lab at LACMA, as one of the recipient projects of the Art + Technology Awards 2016.

Step 1: Build some antennas from scratch. Specifically, we’re going to start by building two different antennas, and with these, we hope to be able to get our signal, and start figuring out what to do with it.

Antenna diagram