This seminar will cross-cut past and present artistic research into the intersection of crisis, computation, network architectures and global power structures. Florian Cramer will look into our current over-belief in the objectivity and neutrality of algorithms and discuss how artists infuse technology with poetic sensibility. Linda Hilfling Ritasdatter will present a performance lecture that draws out connections between the cybernetics of the 1960s, the millennium bug paranoia and India’s outsourcing boom. On the day, a publication that is a never-ending encyclopedia of the end of the world published by the Swedish micro-publishing house Rojal Förlag will be released.
Participants: Florian Cramer (NL/DE), Linda Hilfling Ritasdatter (DK), Rojal Förlag (SE).
The seminar will be in English.