News and Projects: Archive 2011

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Precarious Times: Reclaiming Criticality in Art and Digital Cultures
1-3 December 2011, Plymouth College of Art, Plymouth (UK)

Precarious Times workshop and symposium is part of the British Art Show 7 Finale Symposium 'In the Days of the Comet'. I will be presenging together with other PhD researchers on the first day. On the second day speakers include: Franco Berardi Bifo, Freee, Malcolm Miles, Stevphen Shukaitis, Ubermorgen.com. For more information visit KURATOR website

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Media Art History: REWIRE conference 2011
28-30 September 2011, FACT, Liverpool (UK)

I am presenting a paper titled 'Knowledge Commons or Souls at Work. Curatorial Systems and Questions of Contingency' at the Fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology in FACT in Liverpool. For programme and more info about the conference have a look here.

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Politics of De-couple
August 2011, Fieldclub Seminarium, Cornwall

Participated in a discussion organised by Fielclub UnitSystem and led by Pil and Galia Kollective. For more details on the Politics of De-couple and other seminaria and projects by Fieldclub see info page on Fieldclub site

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Acoustic Space #10: Networks and Sustainability
Spring 2011, MPLab, RIXC/Liepaja, Riga/Latvia

My article 'Sustainabililty of Labour in Organised Networks' has been recently published in the peer-reviewed journal Acoustic Space #10 published by MPLab and RIXC the Centre for New Media Culture in Riga, Latvia.

This volume contains papers by researchers, media theorists, social scientists, network activists and artists who discuss their ideas, practices and models of the techno-social co-evolution of the network culture of the previous era and provide insights into how sustainability could be furthered in the present and the future.

Editors: Rasa Šmite, Armin Medosch, Raitis Šmits

Authors: Felix Stalder, Celemens Apprich, Magdalena Tyzlik-Carver, Geert Lovink, Ned Rossiter, Ilze Black, Ieuan Franklin, Marc Tuters, Rasa Šmite, Francesca da Rimini, Simon Biggs, Penny Travlou, Armin Medosch, Brian Holmes, František Zachoval

My article is also available to read here

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The Recipe Exchange exhibition, 14 May - 9 June 2011
2 June 2011, 6 - 8 pm, Review Group, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK


I have been invited by Helen Prichard and Spacex Gallery to give a talk about common practice project. The talk is one of the events organised in relation to the Recipe Exchange exhibition by Helen Pritchard who collaborated on this project with residents of Farringdon and Woodbury Salterton, East Devon since September 2010.
For details of the exhibition see here
For programme of events see here

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Alternative Now Conference, WRO 2011 Media Art Biennale
10-15 May 2011, Wro Art Centre, Wroclaw, Poland

I will be delivering a paper as part of Common Courtesy Symposium: Agency and Enclosure on the Commons, co-organised together with my colleagues from K/AST research group. This event is taking place at the WRO 2011 Media Art Biennale titled Alternative Now.

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Independent School of Art (Penryn)
5 May 2011, 7.30 - 9pm, Penryn, UK

Just before leaving for WRO11 I gave a talk entitled 'Beyond Participation' at the Independent School of Art in Penryn/Cornwall. Those self-organised talks take place every first Thursday of the month within the framework of Independent School of Art in Penryn. If you are interested in giving a talk, please contact isa.assembly [at] gmail [dot] com

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PEER-REVIEWED NEWSPAPER: NYHEDSAVISEN – PUBLIC-INTERFACES
1 April 2011

Following the conference & PhD workshop at Aarhus University “Public Interfaces”, Digital Aesthetics Research Center & Center for Digital Urban Living (Aarhus University) have published the PEER-REVIEWED NEWSPAPER: NYHEDSAVISEN – PUBLIC-INTERFACES.

Editors: Christian Ulrik Andersen, Geoff Cox, Jacob Lund
Aarhus, March 2011
Design: Ida Knudsen, Geoff Cox, Christian Ulrik Andersen
CC license: ‘Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike’
ISBN: 87-91810-18-3 / EAN 9788791810183

The publication is available for download but is also published in print as a tabloid newspaper in 1000 copies.

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Public Interfaces
12-14 January 2011, Arhus University, Denmark


Workshop and Conference that aims to broaden issues to encompass the development of urban interfaces, and the changing concept of the ‘public‘.
I will be presenting a paper titled Interfacing the Common: curatorial event as a system of production on the edge. Abstract here
For more information about the conference go to Public Interfaces