Author Archives: Christian

Winter Term readings & things to watch

Our topic for the Winter term 2017/18: Real, Fake and the Imaginary Here’s what to read and watch. The titles are in the library on the Semesterapparat shelf, unless otherwise noted. Adam Curtis –  Living in an Unreal World, trailer for HyperNormalisation, 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMM7p2blVXs Adam Curtis  – HyperNormalisation, video essay, 2016, freely available online i.e. […]

Mid Term Review – May 2017

Tue May 9, 16.50 – 20.40 h / Wed May 10, 09.00 – 11.40 h, 2017 @ Hotel ibis Koeln Centrum, Neue Weyerstraße, Köln 30 minute slots, presenting work-in-progress in small hotel rooms sign up with us if you’d like to present something, or just turn up on time to join the review  

Networkings Workshop

two days of intense command-line hackery. I really liked that moment when everybody realized at the same time that you can commandeer other people’s computers with ssh, and started changing passwords, hostnames or rebooted each other’s machines. workshop worksheets are here: https://www.khm.de/~sievers/net/index.html

Simon Denny: Tech and Distributed Governance?

the 2nd  Medienkatastrophe-lecture of the summer term Simon Denny: Tech and Distributed Governance? lecture in English From the rise of blockchain (the distributed ledger behind Bitcoin) to the development of management methodology ‘Holacracy’ at Zappos in Las Vegas and the intelligence agencies of the UK, the lecture will map some of the technology industry’s disruptive […]