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πŸ”Š Make a Phone-Sized Faraday Shield

September 9, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The following text in gray with aluminum foil in the background: Make a phone-sized Faraday shield / Sat 9/9 4–6 p.m. at Iffy Books / presented with PRACTICE

Stop by Iffy Books any time from 4 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 9th and make a DIY Faraday shield for your phone! It’s a quick project using aluminum foil and construction paper. When your phone is inside, you can be fairly sure it’s isolated from radio communication via wi-fi, Bluetooth, and the cell network. We’ll have Bluetooth speakers on hand to test your Faraday shield, as well as a software-defined radio to visualize the RF spectrum.

This workshop is suitable for all ages and experience levels. And it’s free! Bring a cell phone if you have one, or borrow a loaner from the shop.

After the workshop, join us at Vox Populi’s Black Box from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a panel discussion, screening, and performances organized by the folks at Practice Gallery.

This event is part of Echo Broadcast, an exhibition running from 9/8 to 9/30 at Practice Gallery (down the hall from Iffy Books).

Flyer for Echo Broadcast show at Practice Gallery. Stay tuned for better alt text.

Echo Broadcast is an exhibition at Practice Gallery that explores fear and reverence to our complex relationship to ubiquitous technologies. The show highlights artists whose works are grounded in material reality, debunking the effortlessness of the cloud, examining techno-spiritualism, tech-capitalism, and the idea of the techno-utopian future.

Artists and organizations involved in the exhibition include: Suzanne Kite, Jenny Vogel, Meredith Haines, Joshua Marquez, Charlotte Greene, Quarantine Public Library, Iffy Books, Sound Museum Collective, and Lino Kino. The exhibition is curated by Quinton Maldonado and Jazmyn Crosby.

Panel Discussion, screening and performances at the Vox Populi Black Box: Sept 9th, 6pm–10pm


September 9, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Iffy Books (319 N. 11th St.)
319 N. 11th St. #2I
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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