technology

Using CCTV to bring down fascists

The Forensic Architecture team has release another masterful media investigation: THE MURDER OF PAVLOS FYSSAS Here’s the quick summary. Full video linked below   In 2013, members of the Greek Nazi movement “Golden Dawn” murdered the antifascist rapper Pavlos Fyssas on the streets of Athens, a murder that was covered up by members of the Greek […]

Medienkatastrophe: Dirk Baecker – die Kunst der nächsten Gesellschaft

Dirk Baecker on media revolutions and the one we’re currently in. What does it mean for art and the arts when machines start to take part in the communication between humans? What does it mean if you can begin to observe something akin to communication between machines? As a sociologist, he has written extensively on the subject. See […]

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 […]

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 […]