art positions & projects

A Cultural History of Surveillance – updated

A historical overview of landmark events and developments in systematised watching, throughout art and architecture, society and technology. ~60 AD (Roman Period). Early manifestations of panoptic labor camps in the Negev desert. An even older but similar site nearby dates from Early Bronze Age II–III periods (3000–2400 BC). 1546 The Fields Have Eyes, The Woods […]

Seminar notes from today: Making Contact: Intimacy & Technology

from using technology to find intimacy with one another, to intimacy with technology – SAG 27 Apr 2016 1. Promises of Artificial Intelligence Good introduction to AI concepts: Plug and Pray – Von Computern und anderen Menschen – Dokumentarfilm von Jens Schanze 2009 https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plug_%26_Pray “My main objection was that when the program says ‘I understand’, […]

Seminar notes from today: Data Double Love

for those that missed today’s seminar, here are my notes and some links 1. dating sites as an example of a corporation that needs to intimately get to know you. They ask questions to get a (good enough) image of who you are, so they can recommend the right match. Try it, just sign up […]

Art made for the darknet

Dark Content (2015) http://0100101110101101.org/dark-content/ by Eva and Franco Mattes A series of videos about internet content moderators: the extraordinarily significant, yet elusive, individuals who determine how much breast is too much breast for Instagram, or are tasked with scrubbing photos of Osama bin Laden from search engines. New episodes are released periodically and only on […]

Yes Men – Anti-terrorism "personal security" Hoax

This week, in the European Parliament in Brussels, a “defense and security consultant” from a group called “Global Security Response” presented a new kind of solution to terrorism. Showing in a very clever way how the military approach to terrorism is failing. I love the look of those spheres. Here’s the entire presentation including slides. […]

Conference ›EVERY STEP YOU TAKE‹, 12.-15. November 2015, Dortmund

Opening this Thursday! (12th November 2015, 18:00, Dortmunder U, Cinema, free admission) Welcome addresses, opening lecture (de) by Hans Ulrich Reck (Academy of Media Arts Cologne), film programme, part I: “Living Data” with works by Walter Koch, Ridley Scott, Norman Cowie, Emma Charles, Steffen Köhn, Jen Liu, introduction: Florian Wüst. And this is just day […]