Eleventh Salon Digital
Eleventh Salon Digital
Eventseries / 10.01.2018
"I Will Say Whatever You Want In Front Of A Pizza"
With Sebastian Schmieg.
I Will Say Whatever You Want In Front Of A Pizza is a speculative presentation that explores digital labor, the amalgamation of humans and software, and the possibility of interventions inside algorithmic systems. While technology is often described as an extension of our bodies, this story is about a reversed relationship: digital workers as software extensions. Bodies and minds that can be plugged in, rewired, and discarded as one sees fit.
10.01.2018, 6 pm
Room 4.15.070, Speicher XI, Bremen
The program for Digital Media at the University of the Arts Bremen launched a regular series of salon-style gatherings titled “Spectacle: Reenactments in the Arts, Design, Science and Technology.” The events have an open format and provide a forum for experiments, presentations and performances from a range of different fields, but with a common focus on old and new media, as well as technologies. The salon thereby enables a practice of reenactment as a way to make things past and hidden visible, present and also questionable.
Contemporary new technologies and media seem to cover knowledge with complex layers of materials, code/sign systems and history/organization. Reenacting can translate obscured knowledge, ideas and theories into bodies and actions. At the heart of this conceptual approach is a desire to turn past events into present experiences—although the very nature of the past prohibits such an endeavor.
The salon pursues the primary goal of opening closed systems and constructions (black boxes). Global power structures, as well as complex processes in development and production—leading to hermetic constructs—have made it even harder to understand science, economy and contemporary media, as well as new technologies. Recipients therefore tend to mostly grasp only their superficial level. The spectacle is a way to condense actions and processes. Reenactment, on the other hand, builds on repetition and history. But the spectacle is a moment in the here and now where everything flows together and culminates.
Organised by: Andrea Sick, Ralf Baecker und Dennis Paul