A gallery of great posters from great Hilfskrafts past and present: https://www.khm.de/~sievers/sag_posters/index.html
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 […]
A State of the Platform Address By Geert Lovink 20 April 2017, 18h, KHM Aula This lecture deals with the changes over the years from media, via networks to platforms. What does it mean that the internet has become infrastructure, penetrating society, from taxis to hotels to agriculture and healthcare, going well beyond the media […]
The room with the really large screen is reserved for monitoring online dissent.
The Surveillant Architectures blog has now moved from blog.khm.de to http://sag.khm.de. Nothing lost!
For those who have the time, inclination, language proficiency (and attention span) to listen to a podcast in German: The history of systematic surveillance. The thesis is that it was started in the mid-1600s when three conditions came together: For the first time, enough people knew how to read and write and there was actually […]
Required reading for the Winter Term 2016/17 Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish, especially the “Docile Bodies” chapter. English translation freely available online: https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=de&q=Michel Foucault Discipline and Punish filetype:pdf (The German translation: Überwachen und Strafen is in the Semesterapparat, and there is a second copy in the library that you can take home: PHI I.1.2 – […]
technology is progressing – now one plane is enough for a constant CCTV stream of every street from above: “Watch This Surveillance Master Dissect a Murder From the Sky” https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-23/watch-this-surveillance-master-dissect-a-murder-from-the-sky “surveillance master” – !?!!!?!!!! great video effects I’d say. Strong analysis tools looking good. The background story about the technology and where it’s being used: […]