Frequency Hopping in Graz

Published on 28 June 2019

When the Austrian emigrée and Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr (born 1914 as Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in Vienna) filed a patent on a Frequency Hopping Communication System with avant-garde musician George Antheil in 1941, she might not have expected that this invention with intended wartime purposes would become a key technology in cellular communication systems for modern consumers all over the world. And her co-inventor George Antheil might not have expected that his 1924 composition for 16 mechanically synchronized player pianos, airplane propellers, and electric bells (intended as a score for the experimental art film Ballet Mécanique by Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy, premiered in Vienna 1924) would return to Austria for an exhibition in the Graz Kunsthaus that opened yesterday. The Kunsthaus is the home of modern and contemporary art in Graz and you may enjoy this exhibition Connected. Peter Kogler with…. while you will be in Graz for the INTERSPEECH 2019 conference. And if you happen to arrive by train don’t miss Peter Kogler’s work in the Graz main railway station – which is overwhelming in the true sense of the word.