World-Information Institute Posts


World-Information Institute, IG Kultur Österreich, KUNSTHALLE wien:

3 November 2011, 7:30pm

KUNSTHALLE project space, Karlsplatz, 1010 Vienna

Discussion and Booklaunch with:

  • Andrea Roedig, Author
  • Monika Mokre, IKT ÖAW
  • Corinna Milborn, NEWS
  • Elisabeth Mayerhofer, IG Kultur Österreich
  • Konrad Becker, World-Information Institute

Effective participation, equality in voting, exercising final control over the agenda and gaining enlightened understanding are characteristics that a polity must achieve in order to qualify as democratic. wahlkabine.at, Austria’s…

28 April 2010, 7pm Bruno Kreisky Forum für Internationalen Dialog, Armbrustergasse 15, 1190 Vienna Panelists: Christian Fuchs, ICT&S University of Salzburg Corinna Milborn, Journalist and Author Sonja Bettel, Radio Ö1…

World-Information Institute in cooperation with Depot:

Critical Strategies in cultural everyday life

Presentation and Discussion with and by Stevphen Shukaitis

Thursday 26 November 2009
Start: 7pm
Place: Depot
Breite Gasse 3
1070 Vienna

Book Launch:

Imaginal Machines: Autonomy & Self-Organization in the Revolutions of Everyday Life
Stevphen Shukaitis, Minor Compositions 2009, an imprint of Autonomedia,
http://www.minorcompositions.info ISBN 978-1-57027-208-0, 256 Seiten

“Imaginal Machines explores with humor and wit the condition of art and politics in contemporary capitalism. It reviews the potentials and limits of liberatory art while charting the always-resurgent creations of the collective imagination.”
Silvia Federici, author of Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body, and Primitive Accumulation

Strategic Reality Dictionary: Deep Infopolitics and Cultural Intelligence
Konrad Becker, Autonomedia 2009,
http://www.autonomedia.org ISBN 978-1-57027-202-8, 160 Seiten

“The Strategic Reality Dictionary offers seventy-two keys to the construction, imposition and maintenance of contemporary systems of inclusion and exclusion, which only function for two principle reasons: because of stealth, and because they are able to engineer our own unconscious beliefs.”
Brian Holmes

Beyond the obsolete models of artist or author as genius and their fetish objects, what collective and collaborative practices are inventing new terrains and flows?

As information and communication technologies saturate our world, how is art giving way to new forms of cultural symbolic manipulation?

Can we identify new models to replace the auteur and the artwork? If so, where do they come from and what might that say about the future of critical practices?

What new kinds of “virtual” spaces are opening up for cultural practice in electronic media? As “old media” begin to collapse under the pressures of the virtual, what new media can we find?

How are didactic illustration and channeled dissidence giving way to new forms of surprise and intensity?

What strategies elude the creative industries’ seemingly infinite appetite for things radical? Are there any strategies that can elude being reduced to styles in the service of sales, or are critical practices doomed to play cat and mouse with the forces of consumerism?
A World-Information Institute event in cooperation with Ludwig Boltzmann Institute/Media.Art.Research and the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACF NY)

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Publication: “Critical Strategies in Art and Media”, Autonomedia 2010

 

THE POLITICS OF SEARCH BEYOND GOOGLE

A Publication of Word-Information Institute

Konrad Becker/ Felix Stalder [eds.] Studienverlag & Transaction Publishers, 2009. 220 pages. ISBN 978-3-7065-4795-6

Information is useless if it cannot be found and it is not a co-incidence that a search engine like Google has turned into one of the most significant companies of the new century. These engines are never just practical tools to deal with information overload. Such cognitive technologies embed political philosophy in seemingly neutral code.