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ON2: Test Signals

Exploring new forms for radio and software

ON2: Test Signals, Sourcefabric’s festival exploring new forms for radio and software has finished, but the work instigated and inspired by the festival in October 2010 in Berlin still continues. Featuring over 30 speakers from four continents, ON2: Test Signals saw three days of presentations, workshops and events in front of live and online audiences. You can find the full programme here.


Video archive now online!

Highlights included David Bailey MBE providing insight into the remarkable broadcast environment of modern day Afghanistan, James Cridland convincing crowds that the future of radio is hybrid and Abdoulaye Diakhate introducing the innovation behind the West Africa Democracy Radio network.

Below you can see a selection of videos from our archive. To watch all 16 videos with over ten hours (sic!) of talk (and talk and talk), go to our vimeo channel:

» Watch all 16 videos


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©2010 Sourcefabric | Official partners of the festival:, Berlin’s free cultural radio station and user-generated radio pioneers Open Broadcast from Switzerland.
ON2: Test Signals, Fri 22nd - Sat 23rd October 2010, Direktorenhaus Berlin.
The festival is also an official satellite event of transmediale, festival for art and digital culture, and is the first in a series of open-source workshop events supported by the Free Culture Incubator. The festival is also partnered by Mute magazine, a magazine dedicated to exploring culture and politics after the net.