Multimedia artist Josh Short has made quite the name for himself with his highly immersive and interactive DIY radio stations. For all of his projects, the creative scavenges the materials and combines them to form a functional space for the community. Aside from the obvious spacial component of the artworks, the spaces also welcome temporal experiences. That is, Josh Short's DIY radio stations are not only meant for visual pleasure but are also intended to be "hubs for live music, interviews, guest DJs and experimental sound collages."
In 2018, the Growlery in San Francisco — a gallery that recently hosted Short for a two-month residency, is exhibiting the artist's 'Bomb Shelter Radio' installation. With a strong deconstructed aesthetic, Josh Short's DIY radio stations are interesting and engaging.
Josh Short's Bomb Shelter Radio is on Exhibit at the Growlery
1. DIY Radio Stations - Opportunity for businesses to create DIY radio station kits for consumers
2. Interactive Art Installations - Businesses can create interactive art installations that incorporate sound and radio
3. Community-led Radio - Opportunity for businesses to create radio stations that are run by and for local communities
1. Art Galleries - Art galleries can incorporate interactive installations like DIY radio stations to attract visitors
2. Consumer Electronics - Consumer electronics companies can create DIY radio station kits for users to build at home
3. Media - Media companies can develop community-led radio stations that focus on local and niche content