0xDB: Sebastian Lütgert / Jan Gerber
0xDB is an experimental movie database, proposing an entirely new approach to visualizing and navigating moving images. It introduces full text search and timeline annotations and navigation for more than a 100 years of cinema.
Expanding Cinema. Interview with Sebastian Lütgert and Jan Gerber
AAAAARG / The Public School: Sean Dockray
AAAARG is a conversation platform – at different times it performs as a school, or a reading group, or a journal. It was founded in 2004, as a platform it specialized in texts/books in the fields of architecture, art, philosophy, media theory and provides project-based sharing of reading material. It is part of the informal education project The Public School.
The Practice of Sharing Knowledge. Interview with Sean Dockray
Expanded Appropriation. Interview with Sean Dockray
AND Publishing: Eva Weinmayr
AND Publishing is a publishing activity based in London, currently run by Eva Weinmayr and Rosalie Schweiker. It started 2009 by exploring the immediacy and social possibilities of print on demand. It works in different alliances, constellations and collaborations.
The Micropolitics of Publishing. Interview with Eva Weinmayr
The Piracy Project. Interview with Eva Weinmayr and Andrea Francke
Constant: Michael Murtaugh / Femke Snelting / Peter Westenberg
Constant is a non-profit, artist-run organisation based in Brussels since 1997 and active in the fields of art, media and technology. Constant departs from feminisms, copyleft, Free/Libre + Open Source Software, and developed different collaborative practises with artists, activists, programmers, academics and designers.
Forms of Ongoingness. Interview with Femke Snelting and Spideralex
Ecosystems of Writing. Interview with Michael Murtaugh
Creating Commons: Shusha Niederberger / Cornelia Sollfrank / Felix Stalder
Creating Commons is a SNF-funded research project at Zurich University of the Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art Research (ifcar). It explores interstitial practices which open the space between art and commons.
CuratingYouTube.net stands for the exploration of the Web 2.0 phenomena on the example of the online video sharing portal Youtube.com. Curating means choosing to be exhibited and preserved. During the process of selecting the reoccurring question you are facing is: “Why this and not that?” CYT is using curating as an artistic methodology, as a way to produce meaning and make a statement in the world of web 2.0 – since 2007.
Dock 18: Mario Purkathofer
Dock18 Space for media cultures of the world in Zurich is alternately (and from time to time a simultaneously) an independent art space, TV studio, media lab, meeting point, bar, club, dance floor and interactive breeding ground for different media cultures of the world.
e.r.g: Laurence Rassel
e.r.g. (Ecole de Recherche Graphique) in Brussels is an art school. It is a place for artistic, plastic and graphic practices which enter theoretical and formal areas of risk . A place and pedagogies to be defined and redefined collectively.
Experimenting with Institutional Formats. Interview with Laurence Rassel
Rethinking the Art School. Lecture by Laurence Rassel
Furtherfield: Ruth Catlow / Marc Garrett
Furtherfield is an artist run space in London. It connects people to new ideas, critical thinking and imaginative possibilities for art, technology and the world around us. Through artworks, labs and debate people from all walks of life explore today’s important questions.
Negotiating Space in Culture and Technology. Interview with Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett
Memory of the World: Marcell Mars / Tomislav Medak
Memory of the World is a network of interconnected shadow libraries, each maintained locally and independently from the others. It is modelled after the concept of the public library, extended to the digital realm: with books ready to be shared, meticulously cataloged, everyone is a librarian. When everyone is librarian, library is everywhere.
Caring for the Public Library: Interview with Marcell Mars and Tomislav Medak
Public Library. Interview with Marcell Mars
Monoskop: Dušan Barok
Monoskop is a wiki for collaborative studies of the arts, media and humanities, founded in 2004. It is a repository aggregating, documenting and mapping works, artists and intiatives related to the avant-gardes, media arts and theory and activism.
From Notepad to Cultural Resource. Interview with Dušan Barok
Mz* Baltazar’s Laboratory: Stefanie Wuschitz
Mz Balthazar’s Laboratory is a collective of artists and researchers, running a feminist hackspace and a gallery with various activities around art, gender and technology in Vienna.
Feminist Hackspace. Interview with Stefanie Wuschitz and Patricia Reis
Neural: Alessandro Ludovico
Neural is a printed magazine established in 1993 dealing with new media art, electronic music and hacktivism. Neural archive hosts a collection of international publications, books, magazines, catalogues, flyers and journals about new media art.
Publishing as Commons Practice. Interview with Alessandro Ludovico
NetHood: Panayotis Antoniadis
Nethood is a Zurich based non profit organisation working on and with communities, cooperations on tools and infrastructure for community driven organisation of living. Including incorporates housing, neighbourhood organisation, networking, exchange and learning. Nethood is partner of diverse interdisciplinary international projects.
Hybrid Spaces. Interview with Panayotis Antoniadis
#QUEERingNETWORKing: Z. Blace
Z. Blace is (in+)consistently working (in-)between fields of contemporary culture and arts, digital technology and media, community sports and activism – by cross-pollinating queer perspectives and methodologies with social and political practices.
Networking Institutions. Interview with Z. Blace
Spideralex is an activist working on the relations between gender and technologies, the inclusion of women, non binary and LGTBI people, at the intersection of free technologies, infrastructures and training facilitation.
Forms of Ongoingness. Interview with Femke Snelting and Spideralex
Technology is impacting on our civil liberties, our rights, and our autonomy. Tactical Tech is a non-profit organisation who has been responding to these shifts for the past 15 years by finding practical solutions for a global network of activists, technologists and engaged citizens.
Working with Paradoxes of Technology. Interview with Marek Tuszynski
Ubu: Kenneth Goldsmith
Ubu is a web repository for avant-garde art, founded by poet Kenneth Goldsmith in 1996. It is making available cultural resources, which are out of print, or “absurdly priced or insanely hard to procure“. It is „a distribution center for hard-to-find, out-of-print and obscure materials, transferred digitally to the web.“ In its diversity, it is like a negative space of traditional institution’s work. What is gone missing by public and private archives and libraries (whatever the cause) – can be found here.
The Poetry of Archiving. Interview with Kenneth Goldsmith
Nothing New Needs to be Created – Kenneth Goldsmith’s Claim to Uncreativity.