The graphs have been generated with data using the below sources:
Royal Observatory of Belgiumhttp://sidc.oma.be
Uppsala Conflict Data Programhttp://www.pcr.uu.se/research/ucdp
This webpage is based on a diagram that outlines the relationship between sunspots and universal military human activity 1749–1922 from the paper “Physical Factors of the Historical Process” (1924) by Alexander Chizhevsky. By establishing a statistical parallel between solar activity and global conflicts, this site functions as a reduced and speculative extension of Chizhevsky’s theories and work today.
Solar cycle predictions are used by various agencies and industry groups. The predictions give a rough reading of the frequency and amplitude of magnetic storms over the course of the solar cycle. Technological processes and systems effected by solar events include the electric power grid, high-frequency radio communications used by commercial airlines and government agencies, satellites and spacecrafts in low earth orbit, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and other applications critical to a functional society.
Initiated by Robin WatkinsProgramming by Fält
A reprint of “Physical Factors of the Historical Process” (1924) by Alexander Chizhevsky including original diagrams, solar cycle graphs from 1750 – 2032 and an afterword by Robin Watkins was published by Atlas Projectos in 2017. Edited by Laura Preston. Two-colour risograph print, 90 pages, red gauze glue binding in an edition of 200 copies.
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These recordings of extremely low and very low frequency (ELF/VLF) environments contain solar radiation, geomagnetic fields and naturally occurring electricity. Handheld devices with telescopic whip antennas modulate energy into a hearable range. EQ filtering on all selections were made live. No overdubs. Mono.
The Luminiferous Aether
ELF/VLF signals from the solar wind, aurora borealis and other magnetic storms. Recorded day and night 09.01.2009 – 11.01.2009 in Yukon-Koyukuk, Alaska, near the Arctic Circle ϕ 66ºN, λ 151ºW by Robin Watkins. A variety of tweeks, whistlers and an auroral chorus begins at 14:04. Temperature dropped to −45º Celsius. No leaks from the high voltage grid. Mastered by Scott Colburn. Originally published by Wiens Verlag, Berlin.
ELF/VLF signals from alternating currents, sferics and other atmospheric electricity. Recorded night and dawn 28.01.2012 – 29.01.2012 in and around the derelict power plant on Cockatoo Island, Sydney ϕ 33ºS, λ 151ºE by Robin Watkins. The building hosted defunct glass voltage converters, eroded cable ducts, roots and moss. Interference by man-made currents occur throughout the recording. Mastered by Martin Ehrencrona. Originally published by Mount Analogue, Stockholm.
ELF/VLF signals from midges and the magnetosphere. Recorded every now and then between 28.06.2013 – 29.09.2013 and 05.07.2014 – 29.08.2014 on various parts of Gotland ϕ 57ºN, λ 18ºE by Robin Watkins. Electrostatic pulses and melodies generated by midge wings as they get close to or swarm into each other or the antenna. Rising into the air like columns of smoke. To be mastered. Not yet published.