Networkingart art & hacktivism by Tatiana Bazzichelli
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    April 6th, 2014tbazzEvents, Networking, Social Actvism
    KOMPLIZEN: Workshops & Public Talk
    6. April 2014 10:00
    Venue: Supermarkt, Brunnenstrasse 64, 13355 Berlin
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    What should we do together? In this post-Snowden world…

    Since the Snowden disclosures, the protagonists of the digital revolution are preparing for a new era of collaboration: hackers and journalists, pirates and capitalists, amateurs and professionals. Yet the common goals are still rife with conflict; there is still a lack of common values and universal practices. Nonetheless, or possibly exactly for that reason, we have become accomplices (in German: Komplizen). What greater problems could be addressed if the supposed opponents put aside their quarrels and work together? How could having a look through someone else’s glasses provide new approaches to finding solutions?

    The all-day event KOMPLIZEN offers workshops (10 am – 4 pm), which bring together hackers and journalists, pirates and capitalists, amateurs and professionals in an attempt to find answers to the question: What should we do together? At the end of the day, a panel (from 5 – 6 pm) offers room for a public debate.

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    Strategies of Survival After Uprising

    With Miriyam Auoragh, Philipp Ronnenberg, Ebru Yetiski
    Hashes to Ashes conference thread. Chair: Tatiana Bazzichelli
    transmediale festival “afterglow” 2014 – Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin

    Time: Sat, 1.2. 18:30h – 20:30h, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

    During the Arab revolts in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, access to the Internet and mobile phone networks was restricted to limit peer networking and self-organization. In Syria Internet censorship is extensive, and websites are banned and network traffic is shut off when the government is under pressure. In the recent uprising in Turkey, many of the protesters complained about the lack of coverage on Turkish television and as a result of this, social media played a key role in keeping people informed. The use of Internet and social media for self-organization during uprisings has been often discussed, but are such tools the best solution to coordinate interventions? Are they empowering, or are they instead causing major exposure if not used consciously? This panel analyses the role of networking and activism during uprisings in the Middle East, and reflects on the countermeasures adopted against the so-called ‘cyber crime’ during times of conflict. Furthermore, it aims to generate a discussion over the creation of permanent and alternative (social) media outlets.

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    Photo: Fag Face Mask, Facial Weaponization Suite by Zach Blas

    Photo: Fag Face Mask, Facial Weaponization Suite by Zach Blas

    reSource 006: Overflow
    Discussions, interventions, installations, workshop, performances & concerts
    12-14 September 2013, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien and Mindpirates e.V.

    Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, U-Bahn Kottbusser Tor (U1/U8), Bus 140
    Mindpirates e.V., Falckensteinstrasse 48, 10997 Berlin, U-Bahn Schlesisches Tor (U1)

    Presented by reSource transmedial culture berlin and transmediale, festival for art and digital culture berlin. Curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli, developed in collaboration with Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, CTM/Disk, the Centre for Digital Cultures/Leuphana University of Lüneburg, and Mindpirates e.V.

    In the current development of digital culture we are experiencing a condition of overflow. More information is being transmitted than machines can process and humans can handle. Producing more data generates more ownership and control, but also increases the desire to be part of an extended connectivity.

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    Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 20:00 – late
    c-base (Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin, S/U Jannowitzbrücke)

    The event reSource 004: Networked Disruption (part of the series of event by the reSource transmedial culture berlin) reflects on how the current techno-economic paradigm of Web 2.0 has challenged notions of art and hacktivism. Named after the just-published book by Tatiana Bazzichelli Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking (DARC Press, 2013), the event discusses new strategies of political and social criticism, by reflecting on mutual interferences between art, hacktivism and business disruption.

    Hackers, activists, artists, practitioners and theoreticians are invited to reflect with us on the current development of artistic and hacker practices in the context of social networking. How can hackers and artists be critical in the business context of social media? Is the business of social media co-opting DIY culture? Is criticism only possible through opposition? These are some of the questions we will share with the public during the panel.

    By proposing the concept of disruptive business as an art practice, reSource 004: Networked Disruption becomes an opportunity to imagine new possible routes of social and political action. The event presents a constellation of social networking projects that challenge the notion of power and hegemony, from the earlier development of network culture to today.

    We will reflect on the meaning of disruption today by connecting practices of networked art and hacking in California and Europe, such as mail art, Neoism, The Church of the SubGenius, Luther Blissett, Anonymous, Anna Adamolo, Les Liens Invisibles, the Telekommunisten collective, The San Francisco Suicide Club, The Cacophony Society, the early Burning Man Festival, the NoiseBridge hackerspace, and many others.

    Networked Disruption is presented by Tatiana Bazzichelli (it/de), in conversation with Michael Dieter (au/nl), Alexander Müller/Hedonist International (de), and the public of c-base. Moderated by Kristoffer Gansing (se/de).

    After the book presentation and discussion, the dj/vj/xj Podinski (XLterrestrials + CiTiZEN KiNO) will mix a culture jammer’s “smorgasbord” of counterculture beats and hijacked eyecandy from the 90s and up to various post-9/11 situations. Expect un-soothing audio-visual chaos!

    More info here.
    Download the book here. Buy a copy  (Amazon.com .de .uk .it)


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    Networked Disruption – Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking by Tatiana Bazzichelli now available (DARC Press, Aarhus University, 2013).

    Networked Disruption by Tatiana Bazzichelli Cover

    The current techno-economic paradigm of Web 2.0 has challenged notions of art and hacktivism within digital culture. The book “Networked Disruption” takes up this challenge and discusses a new perspective on political and social criticism. It simultaneously asks what are the conditions for hacker and artistic practices under Web 2.0 and how can social networking be seen to build on and incorporate artistic practices from the earlier decades of digital and network culture.

    Through its theoretical discussion of contemporary art and hacktivism, the book maps out a new contradictory space for art and criticism: Networked disruption.
    More information here.

    Download free PDF / Buy a copy  (Amazon.com .de .uk .it)

    Licensed under the Peer Production License

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    @ “Aesthetics Re-loaded“, International conference
    December 11-13, 2012, Aarhus University, Denmark

    The aim of the conference is to advance and exchange basic research on aesthetics within the field of new technology. The conference explores the concept of aesthetics by investigating the challenges new computational technologies pose for current aesthetic theory. Confirmed keynote speakers include Bernard Stiegler, Olga Goriunova, and Mark B.N. Hansen.

    Scholars of aesthetic theory seldom engage the specific potential for aesthetic experience offered by digital computer technology, despite its omnipresence. By the same token, IT researchers often interpret “aesthetics” as merely a question of how the user interface manifests itself – in other words, as a question of an encounter or interaction of a “user” with an interface without any more detailed evaluation of the aesthetic qualities of that meeting or interaction. The conference attempts to bring a deeper, theoretically grounded consideration of the aesthetic dimension to bear on the digital phenomena and technologies that surround us today.

    As part of the conference programme, I am moderating a panel entitled: “The Aesthetics of Disruptive Business”

    Participants: Christian Ulrik Andersen/Geoff Cox/Søren Pold, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Stevphen Shukaitis, Marina Vishmidt.

    With a backdrop of the crisis of financial capitalism, austerity cuts in the cultural sphere, the panel will focus on aesthetic strategies in relation to a broken economy. In a perverse way, we ask whether this presents new opportunities for cultural producers to achieve more autonomy over their production process and ask what alternative business models emerge? We are concerned broadly with business as (artistic) material for reinvention, and the challenge for critical aesthetics in terms of key business paradigms like innovation and regeneration.

    • Tatiana Bazzichelli (Transmediale / Leuphana University of Lüneburg), moderator
    • Christian Ulrik Andersen/Søren Pold/Geoff Cox (Aarhus University), “Disruptive Innovation in Digital Art/Activism and Business”
    • Stevphen Shukaitis (University of Essex / Autonomedia), “All Your Aesthetic Management Is Belong to Us: Mimetic Self-Organization in the Circuits of Immaterial Production”
    • Marina Vishmidt (Queen Mary, University of London), “Mimesis of the Hardened and Alienated: Money, Value and Activism in Recent Art and Around It”

    More info about the Panel: here
    More info about the Conference: here
    Conference Programme: here

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    October 3rd, 2012tbazzEvents, Social Actvism, Social networking, Web 2.0

    WHAT ARE EUROPEAN ALTERNATIVES TO GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK?
    Digital Backyards | International Conference
    October 18th-20th at Kunstquartier Bethanien | Berlin

    Are there any alternatives to an increasingly centralized internet landscape as cultivated by Google and Facebook? It is hard to imagine, but there are. The resources for such alternatives lie dormant in Europe’s diversity itself: tinker garages, corporate hotbeds, grassroots hubs, institutional labs, hacker bedrooms, editorial outposts etc. In those digital backyards innovators have been silently pursuing their work. Now they come together from all over Europe to explore synergies and common interests.

    Digital Backyards (18.-20.10.), organized by the Berliner Gazette, is partitioned into a semi-open „Networking Lounge“ (with registration) and „Public Talks“ that are accessible to a broad audience. At the three day conference  journalists, activists, bloggers, researchers, entrepreneurs, cultural workers, programmers from all over Europe come together and explore future scenarios of networking.

    The curator of reSource transmedial culture berlin, Tatiana Bazzichelli, will be presenting the reSource project (in the thread ‘The Art of Tomorrow’) by running a workshop entitled: Building Communities as a Distributed Curatorial Practice (read more here).

    “Scaling up Through Cooperation”
    Thursday | Oct. 18th | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Kunstquartier Bethanien | Studio 1 | Mariannenplatz 2

    “Community, Social Network and Beyond”
    Friday | Oct. 19th | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Kunstquartier Bethanien | Studio 1 | Mariannenplatz 2

    „Public Talks“
    Saturay | October 20th | 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. | free admission
    Kunstquartier Bethanien | Studio 1 | Mariannenplatz 2

    For further information on programme and participants click: http://berlinergazette.de/symposium/digital-backyards/

    Photo Credit: Guillaume Loraine (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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    Ph.d-forsvar (Public Defence): Tatiana Bazzichelli
    5. December 2011, 14:00 to 17:00
    Det lille Auditorium, Incuba Science Park, Åbogade 15, Aarhus University
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    Networked Disruption
    Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking

    In connection with the submission of her PhD dissertation “Networked Disruption. Rethinking oppositions in art, hacktivism and the business of social networking” to the Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University for the award of a PhD degree in Information and Media Studies, Tatiana Bazzichelli will publicly defend her research in an open forum, 14-17 on Monday December 5, 2011, in Det lille Auditorium, Incuba Science Park, Åbogade 15, Aarhus University, Denmark.

    The objective of this research is to rethink the meaning of oppositional practices in art, hacktivism and the business of social networking. By identifying the emerging contradictions within the current economical and political framework of Web 2.0, hacker and artistic practices are analysed through business instead of in opposition to it. Shedding light on the mutual interferences between networking participation and disruptive business innovation, this research explores the current transformation in political and technological criticism. After the emergence of Web 2.0, the critical framework of art and hacktivism has shifted from developing strategies of opposition to embarking on the art of disruption. Disruption becomes a two-way strategy in networking contexts, a practice to generate criticism, and a methodology to create business innovation.

    Connecting together disruptive practices of networked art and hacking in California and in Europe, the author proposes a constellation of social networking projects that challenge the notion of power and hegemony, such as mail art, Neoism, The Church of the SubGenius, Luther Blissett, Anonymous, Anna Adamolo, Les Liens Invisibles, the Telekommunisten collective, The San Francisco Suicide Club, The Cacophony Society, the early Burning Man Festival, the NoiseBridge hackerspace, and many others.

    Examining committee:
    Senior Lecturer Olga Goriunova, Dept. of Applied Social Sciences, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom;
    Professor Franco Berardi, Accademia di Belle Arti, Carrara, Italy;
    Associate Professor Geoff Cox, Dept. of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University (chairman).

    After the PhD degree there will be a reception in room 229, Nygaard Building, Finlandsgade 21, 8200 Aarhus N.

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