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15/16.06. Radical Open Access (Coventry, UK)

Panel 5. Chains of Equivalence: From Open Knowledge to Internet Piracy

Panel 5 will discuss the extent to which the open access movement is capable of establishing what the political philosopher Ernesto Laclau called ‘chains of equivalence' with other movements and struggles that are also dealing with aspects of openness – not just those associated with open knowledge, open science, open data, grey literature, altmetrics and so on, but also those areas in the arts, humanities and social sciences that conceive digital media more explicitly in terms of power, conflict and violence. Those associated with critical media theory, p2p networks and so-called ‘internet piracy’, for example. Can open access entertain the idea of establishing chains of equivalence without succumbing to fantasies of consensus, the sharing of standards and even interoperability. Would interoperability, in which a multitude of distributed systems, platforms and repositories are indexed and linked, so that their contents can be located by all the main search engines and harvesters, not render undesirable the idea of having a plurality of open movements, theories and philosophies that may at times conflict and contradict one another, but which can nevertheless contribute to the construction of a common, oppositional horizon?

Speakers:
Dominique Babini (CLACSO) - Skype
Felix Stalder (Zurich University of the Arts) - Skype
Stevphen Shukaitis (University of Essex)

Chaired by: Gary Hall (Coventry University)

02.06.2015 net:25 | net:future (Wien)

25 Jahre Internet in Österreich

Dienstag, 2. Juni 2015, Festsaal der Universität Wien

Wenn wir einen Blick in die net:future wagen, wohin entwickelt sich die digitale Technologie der nächsten 20 Jahre? Wird sich der Trend, immer und überall „hyperconnected" zu sein weiter fortsetzen? Welche Daten und welche Maschinen werden in Zukunft unser Leben und unsere sozialen Interaktionen positiv beeinflussen? Wird sich unser persönliches Verhältnis und unsere Einstellung zur Technologie verändern und wenn ja, wie gehen wir damit um?

Am ersten Tag unserer net:25 Veranstaltung werden Vortragende aus den Bereichen Politik, Robotik, Philosophie, Ethik und Science Fiction versuchen, sich diesen Antworten zu nähern.

Konferenzsprache: Englisch

15:30 | Panel 2: Hyperconnected Tools und der Ruf nach einem digitalen Regelwerk

Moderation: Mirjam Kühne, RIPE Labs, RIPE NCC

Jessica Barker, Cyber Security Consultant
Phil Zimmermann, Erfinder von Pretty Good Privacy
Louis Pouzin, Erfinder von Datagrams, Open Root, Internet-Aktivist
Felix Stalder, Dozent an der Zürcher Hochschule der Künste

Vollständiges Program

22.04.2015 Station 21 (Zürich)


Gespräch zu Krisen & Technologischen Paradigmen
22. April 2015, 19 Uhr

Felix Stalder, Medientheoretiker und Dozent (Zürich/Wien) im Gespräch, ausgehend von Verweisen und Referenzen in der künstlerischen Arbeit paradise now 2.0 von Alexander Tuchacek (10.4 – 9.05) zum Verhältnis von Mensch-Maschine, über Momente der Krise und den Wechsel von technologisch-ökönomischen Paradigmen.

Felix Stalder beschäftigt sich mit politischen, ökonomischen und kulturellen Dimensionen der Informations- und Wissengesellschaft. Arbeitsschwerpunkte bilden die Veränderung der Wissenordnung (Stichwort : Open Source, Wissensallmende, Autorschaft), die strukturell-räumlichen Veränderungen sozialer Prozesse (Stichwort: Translokalität und Space of Flows) und Theorien der Netzwerke.

Ort
station21
Stationsstrasse 21
8003 Zürich

info@station21.ch

27.03.2015 Reina Sofia (Madrid)

Open Source. The Art System after the Net

March 26 - 27, 2015 - 6:00 p.m. / Reina Sofia, Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200 and Medialab Prado


Daniel García Andújar. Not Found, 1000 casos de estudio, 2014. Courtesy of the artist

The Internet has produced new behaviours, subjectivities and institutions linked to another way of being and doing. This seminar debates how these changes throw established categories of art, the author and the circulation of unique work off balance, whilst also forming profound contradictions – from creativity as an economic value to indistinct work time. Is considering another artistic ecosystem possible from these ambiguities?

The assumption was that a transition from the author's text to hypertext would make the funeral of these modern notions possible, replacing them with a new contemporary language. With the arrival and expansion of the net, these predictions, which decades earlier were nothing more than academic speculations, could be found in the right condition to overcome the logic of individual authorship and originality, in practice. However, these desires, which had to be validated by technological displacement in the modes of producing knowledge and generating subjectivity, are today being answered in the survival and statism of a model that ignores the challenges and powers of the net. With the aim of defending the author and their originality, in some cases in a space of resistance, access, production and the circulation of knowledge in digital media, including those the museum participates in, are restricted.

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