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27.2. Solidarität und kulturelle Aneignung (Linz)

10 February, 2018 - 18:50

Ich bin zu Gast bei Martin Wassermair's Diskursreihe!

Einspruch. Widerrede.
Globalisierung und kulturpolitische Kritik
Diskursreihe #3

Solidarität und kulturelle Aneignung

Das globale Finanz- und Wirtschaftssystem steckt seit Jahren in einer tiefen Krise. Doch mit ihr eröffnen sich auch bislang unbekannte Möglichkeiten solidarischen Handelns.

Zunächst aber kennzeichnet ein Widerspruch die Entwicklung: Soziale Interaktionen und vernetztes Wissen gewinnen an Bedeutung, während die Privatisierung kultureller Inhalte immer aggressiver um sich greift. Was sind also tatsächlich notwendige Voraussetzungen für neue Produktionsweisen?
Und wie trägt die Kultur des Digitalen zu einer gerechten Gesellschaft bei?

Felix Stalder ist Medientheoretiker, Kulturwissenschafter und
Publizist und lehrt an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK).

27. Februar 2018 - 19:30
Pfarrplatz 18 - Linz
Eintritt frei

http://www.raum-schiff.at

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15.2. The Digital Condition: Book Launch & Discussion (London)

6 February, 2018 - 18:03

Thursday February 15th,
17.30-19.00
Room: RHB 142
Richard Hoggart Building,
Goldsmiths University
London
RHB 142 is fully accessible.

Free, All Welcome

In his new book new book “The Digital Condition” (Polity Press, Feb. 2018) Felix Stalder argues that Referentiality, communality, and algorithmicity have become the characteristic cultural forms of the digital condition because more and more people – in more and more segments of life and by means of increasingly complex technologies – are actively (voluntarily and/or compulsorily) participating in the negotiation of social meaning. They are thus reacting to the demands of a chaotic, overwhelming sphere of information and thereby contributing to its greater expansion. It is the ubiquity of these cultural forms that makes it possible to speak of the digital condition in the singular.

The goals pursued in these cultural forms, however, are as diverse, contradictory, and conflicted as society itself. It would therefore be equally false to assume uniformity or an absence of alternatives in the unfolding of social and political developments. On the contrary, the idea of a lack of alternatives is an ideological assertion that is itself part of a specific political agenda. Indeed, advanced democracies are faced with a profound choice, to continue their long slide towards post-democratic authoritarianism or reinvent democracy for the digital condition.

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09.12. Leben und Arbeiten in einer algorithmischen Institution (Zürich)

11 December, 2017 - 17:47

Workshop im Rahmen der SARN (Swiss Artistic Research Network) Konferenz 2017, mit knowbotiq (Huebler / Wilhelm), Felix Stalder, Correspondent: Hans-Christian Dany

Zeit: 14:30 - 16:00
Ort: Untergeschoss der Bibliothek

Weitere Informationen: http://sarn.ch/new-redirector-page/upcoming-symposium-2016-zuerich/

30.11. HKW, 1948 Unbound (Berlin)

24 November, 2017 - 12:11

© Gerald Nestler | New York hedge fund office, detail, 2015

30.11. 9 pm:
Giuseppe Longo, Gerald Nestler, Felix Stalder
Run 4: Bound by Contingency

Since 1948, computational strategies for the modelling of evolutionary systems emerged that enable a powerful treatment of random processes. Is randomness intrinsic to nature? Is there randomness in computing? Giuseppe Longo addresses these questions by comparing biology’s functional variations and the stock market’s wild fluctuations, showing the forms and metrics of stability and instability in evolutionary and artificially tuned systems. Gerald Nestler further explores this form of creating profit from volatility, highlighting its generic potential – and our duty – to live up and calibrate to a world driven by contingency. Felix Stalder then looks at how these frictions and feedbacks play into political and social questions surrounding this technospheric menagerie.

Program of the entire day: https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/veranstaltung/p_136819.php

Program of the entire event (30.11.-2.12): https://www.hkw.de/en/programm/projekte/2017/1948/programm_129344/verans...