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Pixelache 2016 – Interfaces for Empathy

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:31:57 +0000

Empathy is the element that has enabled humans to work together and collaborate in order to flourish as species. The festival wants to question and propose that maybe empathy could be learned, found or especially re-found through eg. bodily presence, experimental communication and embodied and alternate visions of perception

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT


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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

  • How the Cyberfeminists Worked to Liberate Women through the Internet
    Cyberfeminism came to describe an international, unofficial group of female thinkers, coders, and media artists who began linking up online. In the 1980s, computer technology was largely seen as the domain of men—a tool made by men, for men. Cyberfeminists asked: Could we use technology to hack the codes of patriarchy? Could we escape gender online?
  • Saundra Brown, the first black woman on the Oakland police force, gets instructions on how to shoot a shotgun, 1970
    Born in Oakland, California, Saundra Brown Armstrong received an A.A. from Merritt College in 1967 and a B.A. from California State University, Fresno in 1969. She was a police officer in the Oakland Police Department from 1970 to 1977. She then received a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1977. She was a Judicial extern, California Court of Appeals in 1977, and was a deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California from 1978 to 1979 and from 1980 to 1982. From 1979 to 1980, she was a senior consultant to the California Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice.
  • Networks of Control: A Report on Corporate Surveillance, Digital Tracking, Big Data & Privacy. By Wolfie Christl and Sarah Spiekermann
    In their report, Wolfie Christl and Sarah Spiekermann explain how a vast number of companies have started to engage in constant surveillance of the population. Without peoples’ knowledge a network of global players is constantly tracking, profiling, categorizing, rating and affecting the lives of billions – across platforms, devices and life contexts.
  • A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age
    Some artists dig deep into photographic materials as though searching for the locus of memory, while others incorporate found snapshots into their work as virtual talismans of recollection. Both kinds of work highlight the presence of the photographic object and function as self-conscious meditations on photography’s ongoing reorganization of our mental and physical landscape.

Anthropocene, wars and greed. This must be the World Press Photo contest

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:22:40 +0000

In this edition, many of the winning photos document the refugee crisis in Europe, wars (mostly in Syria), violence against women and there’s also a strong thread showing the Anthropocene at its most relentless

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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

  • Estos '404: Not found' son para enmarcar
    ¿Y por qué 404? Según el Consorcio, el primer cuatro tiene que ver con un error del cliente: o no hay nada en la web que buscamos o la hemos introducido mal. El cero es un error sintáctico y el segundo cuatro es el código del error, uno más entre tantos. A saber, por ejemplo: el 403 significa que el acceso a un sitio web está prohibido, el 402 que es necesario pagar por entrar y el 409 que existe un conflicto entre el cliente y el servidor. Pero el W3C lista muchos más códigos en su web.
  • Laughing all the way to the White House
    a timely exhibition at the New-York Historical Society (Campaigning for the Presidency, 1960-72: Selections from the Museum of Democracy, until 27 November). The show includes campaign memorabilia, advertisements, posters, photographs and other archival material from four races to the White House.

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Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

  • George Orwell never dreamed of advertising as invasive as Yahoo’s proposal | Ars Technica
    Yahoo's outdoor, public advertising scheme relies on what it calls "grouplization."
  • How a Facial Recognition Mismatch Can Ruin Your Life
    teve Talley is hardly the first person to be arrested for the errors of a forensic evaluation. More than half of the exonerations analyzed by the Innocence Project have involved cases where forensic experts cited flawed or exaggerated evidence, and in 2009 a landmark paper by the National Academy of Sciences stated what many had long suspected: Apart from DNA testing, no other forensic method could reliably and consistently “demonstrate a connection between evidence and a specific individual or source.”

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Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT


Pixelache 2016: Architectures for the Other Side

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:24:14 +0000

We need to take better care of bees. Either we leave that task to governments and hope they’ll be fast, efficient and impervious to the influence of lobbies and corporations. Or we try and make an impact at grassroot level. Which is exactly the kind of attitude that the Pixelache Festival in Helsinki has been fostering for years

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Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

  • Revisiting an Art Collective’s Ephemeral Time Capsules
    Co-curated by Liz Flyntz and Gabriel Florenz, The Present is the Form of All Life offers a brief survey of these time capsules in an elementary format: a timeline from 1968 to the present-day illustrated with photographs, video, and documents (largely facsimiles) that chronicle the humorous happenings Ant Farm hosted.
  • “Do Not Resist”: The Police Militarization Documentary Everyone Should See
    The pernicious practice of civil asset forfeiture, which allows law enforcement to grab cash or property during the course of raids, then requires people to prove the assets were not related to criminal activity in order to get them back — and allows police to keep the assets if they fail to do so — has been well documented.
  • Will jobs exist in 2050?
    How to be human in a world run by robots. The defining factor to whether there will be a two-tier society of mass unemployment, or a society of leisure, will be what society places value on. “The social contract of work has been ripped up, and people will be left with nothing for as long as businesses and corporations value productivity,” adds Newton.
  • Envisioning Our Future States Through Crypto Currencies
    The main space in the gallery is fully devoted to a study of the blockchain, demonstrating its use or envisioned use as exemplified by three companies: Ethereum, 21, and Digital Asset. They represent three spheres of use for crypto securities and currencies: banking (specifically global banking), tech, and a borderless cyber society.

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Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

  • The Heretic's Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money: The Activist Hedge Fund
    “There are no financial virgins. Everyone is implicated in the system in some way or another, and we embrace that. We believe in this world and not in some other. In this world the high priests of finance tell you that you cannot touch their temples. But if something is sacred you must profanate it to bring it back down to earth. The best way to do that is to reach out and touch it, to make it dirty. We want to be irreverent and scandalous.”

Man Made Clouds: atomic, phantasmagoric and political

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 16:17:19 +0000

HeHe's projects use clouds as a visual metaphor to aestheticise toxin coated atmospheric emissions. Smog, radioactive clouds, clouds produced by exhaust fumes, cigarettes or industrial emissions are visualised, highlighted, outlined, coloured or put under the spotlight, to alert us— not without humour—on our arrival in the Anthropocene age

Pattern Recognition and young Palestinian art

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:43:06 +0000

The newly commissioned works investigate repetition through works as diverse as an improvised performance based on the sounds of war, the exploration of the traces left by an UFO seen over the village of Bir-Nabala, a patchwork blanket that is knitted and then unravelled in echo of the Palestinian-Syrian refugees who have to rebuild their life with each displacement, the reviving of an archival photo of a 1970s Palestinian female fighter through various moments in the history of post-Nakba Palestinian art, etc.

When erased data come back to haunt you

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:57:18 +0000

Everyone knows about cybercrime and how owning networked computers and mobile devices makes you a potential victim of bank fraud, identity theft, extortion, theft of confidential information, etc. Data stored on your computer is never safe and its ghosts can come back and haunt you long after you’ve discarded your electronic device, long after even you’ve erased the data it contained

Childhoods under the lens of humanist documentary photography

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:01:52 +0000

The only photography venue in the UK exclusively devoted to documentary, Side Gallery, is about to re-open with […]

Because sometimes all you need is BATS

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:08:49 +0000

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Bat Opera, 2013 Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Bat Opera, 2005 Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, who used to […]

Pixelache 2016: The Science of Empathy

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:06:11 +0000

One of society’s current challenges is that empathy is not communicated efficiently online. The internet was conceived as a tool for empathy but as we know, that’s not what is happening. We need to improve ‘virtual empathy’

Book review: Artificial Intelligence. What Everyone Needs to Know

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:36:28 +0000

Over the coming decades, Artificial Intelligence may alter how we see our place in the universe, as machines pursue goals independent of their creators and outperform us in domains previously believed to be the sole dominion of humans