Hacktivism

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All About You: Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša

All About You is a project inspired by the All About U Debit MasterCard: a personalized debit card which allows customers to carry around their own memories. The artists have magnified and multiplied the image of their ID card, requiring a new one every week, thus creating a relational performance that investigates the concept of citizenship.
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John Gerrard: Power. Play

From June 9 to August 7, the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) presents John Gerrard: Power.Play. The artist that during his career has explored the use of post-cinematic and the surveillance phenomenon, inventing virtual worlds infected with the real, by operating with the new tech systems in isolated locations.
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Breaking news

Through very different languages Alterazioni Video, Filippo Minelli and Carlo Zanni burst in real and / or constructed scenarios imagining a turning point, the arrival of an external event, something probably envisioned, but never fully understood, to change both the perception of the landscape as a political result both the relationship with the information and what it alters or keeps silent.
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#unit: Connecting Unicorns. World’s First Queer Tech Festival

Here comes the second edition of the world’s first queer tech festival and it is once again going to take place in Berlin at Postbahnhof Club. The #unit festival is one of the largest queer tech events in the world and it is a platform for queer and straight techies as well as people who love technology to connect.
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Open Call: Paraflows.XI exhibition. Deadline 31/03

What influence do migrant scenarios have on the construction of identities? What about pen names and fictional characters? paraflows .XI will be looking into the components of identity and trying to find variables to put these components together in different ways.
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Social Media in Southeast Turkey

This book presents an ethnographic study of social media in Mardin, a medium-sized town located in the Kurdish region of Turkey. Elisabetta Costa uses her 15 months of ethnographic research to explain why public-facing social media is more conservative than offline life.
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Hacking Habitat. Art of control

Hacking Habitat. Art of control is an international exhibition on the cutting edge of art, technology and social change. 86 internationally acclaimed artists present new and existing work in the former prison at Utrecht Wolvenplein, Netherlands. It presents a highly topical and urgent theme: how we are controlled by high-tech systems and how to restore the relationship between humans and machines.
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!Mediengruppe Bitnik. Random Darknet Shopper

!Mediengruppe Bitnik live and work in Zurich/London. They are contemporary artists working on and with the Internet. Their practice expands from the digital to affect physical spaces, often intentionally applying loss of control to challenge established structures and mechanisms.
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Disorder and the Disinformation Society

This book is the first general social analysis that seriously considers the daily experience of information disruption and software failure within contemporary Western society. Through an investigation of informationalism, it describes the social processes producing informational disorder
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Silicon Valley. I signori del silicio, Evgeny Morozov

For several years, companies in Silicon Valley promise prosperity, equality and a new society in which everything will be shareable and accessible. Surpassing the old logic of the market. But is this really so?
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Transmediale/conversationpiece 2016

Following the program announcement from last month, we are pleased to announce further participants from the realms of art, culture, and media, who will gather for transmediale/conversationpiece, to take place at Haus der Kulturen der Welt from 3-7 February 2016.
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Agitprop! Politically Engaged Art

The Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Agitprop! explores the legacy and continued power of politically engaged art through more than 50 contemporary projects and artworks from five historical moments of political urgency.
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Transmediale 2016 reboots itself as: Conversation Piece

With the name Conversation Piece, Transmediale 2016 creates an intensive space of exchanges, murmurs, and transitions and aims to provide the conditions for a reflection on idealized aspects of contemporary life under digital capitalism.
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Global Proxy: an interview with Nicolas Maigret

Nicolas Maigret practice revolves around the investigation of media, using its bugs and malfunctions as starting points for intervention. It is from these imperfections that Nicolas highlights the identities of the media he analyses and tamper with, bringing up evidences of their functioning.
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Simon Denny: Products for Organising

Simon Denny is an artist who works with sculptural installations that include print, graphics, moving images and texts. Products for Organising, is developed in response to the Serpentine Sackler Gallery and will feature new installations that revolve around contemporary radical management practices and the historical hacker organisational forms that may have inspired them.
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Spaces for independent art: hot topic in Cairo

The activists' network and the underground art scene in Egypt have been following in these years a path that remembers for many aspects the birth and the raise of the Reclaim The Streets movement in the England 90s (then in all Europe)
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“Globale” exhibition at ZKM: global control and censorship

This exhibition at ZKM | Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, is based on the collaboration with a network of scientists, journalists, activists, and artists. The exhibition’s aim is to expand public debate about the ever-present surveillance and censorship methods