Networkingart art & hacktivism by Tatiana Bazzichelli
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    March 29th, 2014tbazzArtivism, Events, Hacktivism, Web 2.0

    With Alessandro Delfanti, Pinar Yoldas, Salvatore Iaconesi, Rüdiger Trojok
    Hashes to Ashes conference thread. Chair: Tatiana Bazzichelli
    transmediale 2014 “afterglow”, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin.

    Fri, 31.1. 18:30h – 20:00h, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

    This panel investigates the invisible data underneath biological science, scientific laboratory research and our body. Focusing the discussion on biohacking as an experience of “disclosure” of data and practices that belong to a branch still inaccessible for many, Salvatore Iaconesi, Rüdiger Trojok and Pinar Yoldas share their interdisciplinary researches. Activist and computer engineer Salvatore Iaconesi presents his “open source cure”, based on his personal experience of data disclosure after being diagnosed with brain cancer, advocating the right of accessing openly medical records; molecular biologist Rüdiger Trojok presents his work among the community platform hackteria, based on the collaboration of scientists, hackers and artists to work with life science technologies and cooperate on the organisation of temporary labs, hack-sprints and meetings; Artist Pinar Yoldas, selected artist in the Vilélm Flusser Residency Programme, presents her research to create a post-human ecosystem, a living community of speculative organisms and their environment.

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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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    July 7th, 2011tbazzEvents, Transmediale Resource

    International PhD workshop and conference, organised by Digital Aesthetics Research Centre/Centre for Digital Urban Living, Aarhus University, in partnership with the transmediale festival for art and digital culture, and Universität der Künste, Berlin.

    November 16-18, 2011
    Vilém Flusser Archive, Universität der Künste, Berlin.

    “transmediale 2012 postulates that incompatible beings drive the logic of contemporary cultural production. in/compatible beings are understood as aesthetic things and processes that do not necessarily connect on the  terms we are used to. The festival wants to raise the question of what happens when such incompatible beings are brought to the fore rather than hidden away in the dark underbelly of digital culture?”

    In the context of developing a platform for knowledge exchange, and research across the arts and sciences, transmediale and Aarhus University have established a partnership to foster new forms of collaborative peer-review and knowledge dissemination. The first project will be a PhD workshop and conference departing from the theme of the 25th transmediale festival upcoming in early 2012: in/compatible. This theme addresses unresolved tensions in-between different technologies, their cultures of production and use, as well as the tensions between different approaches to contemporary media culture.

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    Image: Vittore Baroni, "Real Corrispondence 6", 1981 (part of a series of homonym flyers). The diagram was later re-edited in the postcard "The Evolution of Art", published by Ragged Edge Press in 1990.

    The transmediale (Festival for Art and Digital Culture of Berlin, Germany) website has been updated, with information about the new festival structure, the new transmediale direction and team, dates of the festival, call for works and description of ongoing projects. The next festival will take place from January 31st until February 5th, and the theme for the 2012 edition is: In/Compatible.

    Since September 1st, 2011, I will be taking part of the transmediale team in Berlin running a new experimental project named Resource for Transmedial Culture, a networking and curating initiative that extends into ongoing, year-round activity with touchdowns at each festival. The resource works towards the creation of a project of distributed networks and a knowledge production laboratory of art and research within transmediale.

    As a combination of networking, research and curating, the resource is a new framework for festival related projects that happen throughout the year. Through the resource Transmediale aims at giving something back to local and translocal community as well to create a dynamic feedback to the festival content. Through a separate call later in the year, a number of projects will be selected to be co-hosted by the resource, with events during 2012 and a presence at the 2013 festival.

    The launch of the resource will take place in Febraury 2012 and will in itself be an important feature of the Transmediale 25th anniversary, looking into the future while acknowledging the importance of the festival as an accessible and dynamic forum for the translocal media art scene as well as for interdisciplinary cultural producers and researchers.

    More info will follow!

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