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.
I’m on a panel with someone from the fantastic Peng!Collective on Sunday Nov 15, from 17.30-18.30, talking about my Hop 3 project currently on show here in Cologne, and how art & activism can go together.
On Saturday Nov 14, Holly Herndron will perform together with Mat Dryhurst in the context of the medienwerk.nrw conference “Every Step You Take” – Art and Society in the Data Age” , at Dortmunder U – Centre for Art and Creativity. Admission is free! Please RSVP here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Video: Holly Herndon/Metahaven (already a classic)
Unmissable events at Schauspiel Köln: A play about Wikileaks and the NSA, a panel discussion with, among other figures central to current affairs, Jake Applebaum, and on Sunday, the beginning of a discussion series called Surviving under Surveillance.
Saturday 23 Nov 2013: Assassinate Assange – Reloaded
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ANSCHLIESSEND PANEL (IN ENGL. SPRACHE) MIT JACOB APPELBAUM (JOURNALIST), RENATA AVILA (MENSCHENRECHTSANWÄLTIN), JOSEPH FARRELL (WIKILEAKS), ANGELA RICHTER, JENNIFER ROBINSON (RECHTSBERATUNG WIKILEAKS). DAS GESPRÄCH FÜHRT JOHN GOETZ (JOURNALIST).
Sunday 24 Nov: Assassinate Assange – Reloaded
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Überleben unter Überwachung
Jacob Appelbaum lädt ein
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We’ll make the Sunday events an excursion, keep your ticket and receipt, and we’ll reimburse you.
Some selected material on Applebaum: His keynote talk at last year’s Chaos Communication Congress:
And an interview in N+1 mag. Note, both of these are from before the NSA revelations, and in retrospect look quite lucent. Quote:
But the thing is, taking precautions with your communications is like safe sex in that you have a responsibility to other people to be safe—your transgressions can fuck other people over. The reality is that when you find out it will be too late. It’s not about doing a perfect job, it’s about recognizing you have a responsibility to do that job at all, and doing the best job you can manage, without it breaking down your ability to communicate, without it ruining your day, and understanding that sometimes it’s not safe to undertake an action, even if other times you would.
I have some comments and notes that I would like to share with you, but please post yours here below first (anonymously if you like).
If I may translate the last paragraph, about the power of art:
“All the theater would need to do, in order to do justice to the issues at heart, is ‘just’ to develop the self-confidence and go back to its roots and trust its artistic powers and possibilities. Then it would be, by pulling the audience into a process of understanding that is, by being subjective, ambiguous, playful and exceeding the simple transmission of information, the last public space that the NSA can not spy on. A medium that would be as suspicious as it would be indispensable.”
“Dabei müsste das Theater, um dem Thema gerecht zu werden, „nur“ das Selbstbewusstsein entwickeln, sich auf die eigenen Wurzeln zu besinnen und seinen künstlerischen Möglichkeiten zu vertrauen. Dann wäre es, wie es den Zuschauer in einen subjektiven, vieldeutigen, spielerischen, über die bloße Mitteilungsebene weit hinausgehenden Verstehensprozess zieht, der letzte öffentliche Ort, in den die NSA nicht hineinspionieren kann. Und als Medium so verdächtig wie unverzichtbar.”
…interested in web2.0, in collective intelligence and the idea of a global democratic revolution that could come from cyberspace I created Shared Galaxy, an avatar on Second Life, that is free to use for everyone. (The password stands in his/her profile.) Shared has no gender yet, and no clothes…it’s just born and your turn to give him/her an identity…many minds creating one (virtual) person.
Thursday may 7th 6.00 pm modern ruins “sundown” walk around (as far as we can get) the collapsed city of Köln archive. Meet at room2 at 6:00 pm. Bring maps.
Sunday May 10th Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, to see Gregor Schneider “END”, a massive public/private space project. Afternoon appointment with Museum Direktorin Susanne Titz, she will be happy to answer all of your questions about working in public.
Monday may 11th Site visit to vogelsang.
This could be a time especially good for taping purposes, and our journey time could be arranged around shooting requirements. The school van can be reserved.
Wednesday may 13th 10.30 am the vogelsang tage : a report by Ustinov and Konversyrjä
Tuesday may 19th and wednesady may 20th MidTermReView of CfPP and re-active
Monday may 25th supervisors meeting partners in vogelsang
Tuesday may 26th 7.00 pm meeting with the Vogelsang ip partners @ KHM
Wednesday may 27th 10.30 am CfPP visiting NS-documentation centre @ ED-LD-Haus cologne