The Fe26 project podcasts entitled Materia Prima are a historical review of metalworking from prehistory to the present, mainly in the Hellenic-Mediterranean area.


Through twenty-minute stories, the evolution of the art of metal is approached through a series of sciences (specialties)centered around tradition, art and technology. Archaeologists, mineralogists, researchers, anthropologists, ethnologists, social anthropologists all weave together the fabric of the mother of the arts.

Podcasts were chosen as a format because they facilitate the sharing of their content, they stream content in the form of periodic episodes and take advantage of a new form of sharing. Podcasts are available to users on the internet as they are digital files rather than radio waves, and unlike radio they last over time.

The first time the term “podcast” was mentioned was in 2004 in an article by Ben Hammersley in the Guardian. The term “podcast” is a derivative of Apple’s iPod (i: internet, pod: pod, pea shell) and broadcast. There are many videocasts and podcasts produced by organizations such as the BBC and Deutsche Welle.

Materia Prima was chosen as the title because of alchemists and their approach to metals and their properties which in turn is based on Aristotle who defined it as raw material
Materia Prima

In the fourth book of Aristotle’s Meteorology, the formation of homogeneous bodies is studied. The term ὁμοιομερῆ describes the primary natural bodies, which arise as a result of mixing, with a certain ratio, the four elements earth‒water‒air‒fire, followed by ἀνομιομερῆ and then the more complex organisms. Therefore, the arrangement of the bodies of the terrestrial world is as follows: στοιχεῖα ‒ ὁμοιομερῆ ‒ ἀνομιομερῆ. Each of these categories is composed of the previous one, which also constitutes its material. The question that arises is whether the elements have some matter from which they are formed, or whether they are self-existent entities. This matter, whose existence is sought, is defined as prime matter. This term is not Aristotelian, but is used by commentators on Aristotelian works

The podcasts of the fe26 project will be twelve (12) with a duration of approximately twenty minutes each. The recordings are made primarily with one speaker, and will be presented weekly from the end of September until the end of the project. The music of the beginning and end titles as well as part of the musical investment are created thanks to the generous donation of the orchestral work Circular Argument by Alexandros Livitsanos by him and MINOS-EMI. The recording will be done by the project implementation team, at a place you indicate to us or at the cooperating recording studio. After recording and before post production, unnecessary passages, mistakes and gaps will be removed.


Visual identity design and technical support: Andreas Laretzakis
Recording studio: Antonis Dellaportas GENESIS MEDIA PRODUCTIONS
Sound processing, post production: Vangelis Karapetros, Alexandra Grypari (NOMO)
Editing of Texts: Nausica Diamantopoulos
Production Coordination: Alexandra Gryparis, Sofia Zisimou

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