There are so many initiatives recently dealing with archiving of different artistic, cultural and historical materials, which are induced by the possibilities of digitization as a new round of 'actualization' and new spaces for dissemination of the material dealt with. The dominant framework of those initiatives is still institutional – by that, public/state institutions are employing contemporary tools in order to remain in their great narratives of 'history', 'heritage' and '(national) culture', to remain in control. [ more ] about Series of discussions: An Archive/Live Archive/UnArchive and Public Library workshop
Post-Media Lab has followed the inspiring invitation by Ubalab to come to the initial event in Ubatuba (just south of Sao Paolo) to spark a new model for progressive regional development drawing in all of the greater regional and to some extent international scene of post-medial acteurs and projects. all this has been made possible first and foremost by different llong traditions of media-activism and -intervention, not least represented by the metareciclagem-network that exists for around 20 years now. flowing out of this and broader networked traditions is the Ubalab, that has also established some willingness by the new local PT government to probe larger and more systematical involvements of post-media culture into progressive initiatives within a local political context. [ more ] about PML @ Tropixel/Ubalab
ein bericht zum stand der dinge in sachen »subsumption of the social« im kontext der »grauen politik« der daten-/bürgerüberwachung, am beispiel der USA.
(- ... und für alle, die noch etwas skeptisches themenmaterial für die anstehenden sylvesterparties und brauchen.) [ more ] about ... on the other side
a report from the state of affairs in the »grey politics« of social subsumption, i.e. data and citizen surveillance.
it was delivered by someone who knows the field quite inside-out, Jacob Applebaum (a programmer of the anonymity-software TOR). this video is from the keynote at the 29th CCC-congress, recently held in Hamburg.
- for everyone rather into worryful questions at the turn of the year, this is something to take to your newyears-parties. [ more ] about ... on the other side
The second episode of Liquid Theory TV takes as its focus Gilles Deleuzes short essay Postscript on the Societies of Control.
Don´t be fooled by the video format. this is theory. and it fits our "The Subsumption of Sociality" term-topic quite well.
Watch it - you will get the picture! [ more ] about Deleuze's Postscript on the Societies of Control
ISEA going wildly post-medial:
» Re-envisioning Art, Technology and Nature
Our species will survive neither by totally rejecting nor unconditionally embracing technology – but by humanizing it.