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Online, Offline and all-over the city

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re:publica 2015 - Tag 3
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picture by Gonvalo Forte (Thx for uploading this to the I had running on stage :)))

Talk: Online, Offline and all-over the city
Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 13:45 to 14:15 conference, Berlin

“Art projects with and about the Internet, computers and society! Aram Bartholl will present an overview of his past , often site-specific works and projects including USB ‘DeadDrops’ (they caused a lot of alarm lately) , IRL ‘Map’ marker or ‘KILLYOURPHONE.COM’ mobile phone blocking pouches. ”

Slides & LINKS! ->

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May 7th, 2015 at 6:34 pm

My talk at CCC congress

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My talk at 30C3 congress in Hamburg last weekend. You can find all recordings of all talks also here Good stuff!

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January 2nd, 2014 at 10:55 am

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ADP Lecture Series

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I ll give a talk on Wednesday afternoon, November 28 at UCLANADP Lecture Series

The ADP Lecture Series is an exciting and dynamic yearly guest-lecture programme which invites internationally distinguished designers, artists, performers and theorists to engage with and inspire students, staff and researchers both within and outside of the University of Central Lancashire.

ADP Lecture Series 2012-13

Location, Identity and Reality in the Digital Age



The lecture series presents a fantastic opportunity for undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals to engage first-hand with the ideas, practices and concerns of renowned creative practitioners in a way that brings together areas of art, design and performance, stimulating debate and provoking critical dialogue.
A total of eight lectures* will take place on afternoons throughout the 2012/13 academic year, each one featuring a different guest speaker.

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November 26th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

“me you and everyone we know is a curator”

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Upcoming saturday I’ll present my work at this symposium. If you happend to be in Amsterdam drop by chek it out …

A symposium about quality in an age of visual overload

While museums are developing strategies to digitalise their collections, online cultural production is growing steadily, with hundreds of thousands of new images posted each day. A lot of potentially interesting work is being produced online, which never reaches the physical world. The distribution of this high quality work is increasingly decentralised, leaving museums, foundations and professional magazines at a loss on how to redefine their role as gatekeepers. On the other hand, the time spent daily behind the computer on internet networking is pushing the demand for a physical experience of our fleeting culture. Designers, artists, mediators and policy makers need to redefine their position, because new technologies define to a large extent today’s possibilities and means of presentation and archiving. The search is for new quality criteria, new frames of references, and alternative methods for enabling connections between the virtual and the physical space of today’s culture.

Venue: Paradiso, Weteringschans 6, Amsterdam

Entrance: €25, €10 (students)
Pre-sale : AUB Ticketshop Amsterdam, Ticket Service Nederland
Language: English

Program Saturday December 19th 2009

10.00    Doors open
10.25    Mieke Gerritzen: Welcome
10.30    Bruce Sterling: Envisioning tomorrow’s digital culture
11.15    Julia Noordegraaf: Performing archival material online
11.35    Sarah Cook: Curatorial strategies for online artistic production

11.50    Coffee break

12.05    Rick Poynor: Design criticism in the blogosphere
12.35    Sophie Krier: me you and everyone we know is a curator
12.45    Metahaven: Visual identity in the age of digital standards

13.00    Lunch break

14.00    Andrew Keen: Digital Vertigo: selecting talent in the age of social media
14.45    Aram Bartholl: Online visual culture in physical space
15.00    Dagan Cohen (Upload Cinema): Bringing web films to the big screen
15.15    Willem Velthoven (Mediamatic): Please try a new search to see less results

15.30    Coffee break

15.45    Henk Oosterling: Introduction
16.00    Debate on the changing position of policy makers and institutions with representatives
of Dutch funds and museums

16.30    Drinks

Moderator: Koert van Mensvoort (artist/scientist)
Visual Interventions: Sander van der Pavert (LuckyTV)

Organization: Graphic Design Museum
Concept: Sophie Krier, Mieke Gerritzen
Design: Metahaven

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December 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

Talk at Weissensee

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I’ll give a talk at the Art School Weissensee Berlin tomorrow.  Prof. Barbara Junge runs a “Virtual/Real” course within the Visual Communication department this semester and invited me to show my work.

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November 8th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

“Art in the age of digital distribution”

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Sounds very interesting! Unfortunately I won’t be in Berlin that day.

art in the age of digital distribution

kunst unter den verhältnissen digitaler distribution

artist talk at newthinking store

künstlergespräche bei newthinking

how has the internet changed art? how about artists? is there a diversification of art forms, places, practices, and theories that has accompany the rise of the net? is art something to be open sourced, or does it come from a tradition of openness? in 1936, walter benjamin wrote about the ways in which mechanical reproduction had altered the very idea and spirit (aura) of art. to re-imagine that essay, what is the work of art in age of digital reproduction and global networked culture? wie hat das internet die kunst verändert? und die künstler? gibt es veränderte kunstformen, orte, praktiken und theorien, die die entstehung des internets begleitet haben? ist kunst etwas, das öffentlich zugänglich gemacht werden soll, oder kommt die kunst aus einer tradition der offenheit? 1936 schrieb walter benjamin darüber in welcher art und weise die mechanische reproduzierbarkeit die idee und die aura der kunst verändert hat. wenn wir in uns diesen aufsatz wachrufen, was ist dann die funktion der kunst im zeitalter digitaler reproduktion und globaler netze?

branda miller and steve pierce

media-artists, -activists and -organizers, professors and founders of

medienkünstler, -aktivisten und -organisatoren, professoren und gründer von

the sanctuary for independant media

“the sanctuary for independent media” is a telecommunications production facility dedicated to community media arts, located in an historic former church at in north troy, ny. the sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds. “der zufluchtsort für freie medien” ist eine produktionsstätte für telekommunikation, die freien medienkunstprojekten zur verfügung steht. es ist eine ehemalige, historische kirche in der 6.straße in 3361 nord troy, new york. dort gibt es einrichtungen zur filmproduktion und vorführung, kurse in medienproduktion und freien raum sich zu treffen für künstler, aktivisten und freie medienproduzenten jeder art.

susanne gerber and kathy rae huffman in conversation with branda miller, steve pierce

susanne gerber und kathy rae huffman im gespräch mit branda miller, steve pierce

friday july 10th 2009 7.00 pm

newthinking store tucholskystr. 48 10117 berlin

freitag 10.juli 2009 19.00 uhr

newthinking tucholskystr. 48 10117 berlin

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July 3rd, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Upgrade! Berlin presents, Jon Cates

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I am going to see Jons talk at Art Claims Impulse Berlin tonight. Come and join!

Art Claims Impulse invites Upgrade! Berlin

Saturday 21.03.09, 8pm

Upgrade! Berlin presents, Jon Cates (Chicago)
a selection of his work:

jonCates makes, organises and teaches experimental New Media Art. His projects have been presented internationally at various events in locations such as Beijing, Madrid and Mexico City; nationally in Chicago, New York and Boston and are widely distributed online. Art Games, video, experimental Machinima, Computer Witchcraft, digitalPunk and Noise music are some of the unstable categories that his work playfully moves through.

jonCates teaches in the New Media path of study of the Film, Video & New Media Department at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His research and writings are on Media Art Histories and related subjects. In 2007, he initiated the Phil Morton Memorial Research Archive to archive and freely distribute the Media Art work of Phil Morton and associated research. He writes on these topics for as well as in other online and offline publications.
For more information about Jon please see here:

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March 21st, 2009 at 7:11 pm

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Artzilla @25C3

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During the lightening talks today at 25c3 Tobi-X presented his Artzilla platform and I brievly introduced our (+Evans) ChinaChannel addon. 10 talks of 4:30 min is a very effecient format for presentations.

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December 29th, 2008 at 8:30 pm

60 seconds

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3Minutes from Steffen Kasperavicius on Vimeo.

Steffen Kasperavicius counts three times 60 seconds layered in one movie. Nice vid!
Thanks for the invitation to Halle Burg Giebichenstein / Werkleitz Gesellschaft, Steffen!

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June 6th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

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Talk at KHK

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Yesterday I had a talk at the Art School Kassel. I enjoyed my one day trip to Kassel quite a lot. A nice modern concrete school from the 70ties is sitting right in the sunny parc in Kassel. It was a good experience to present and then really to discuss my work. An art school poses some more and critique questions then a usual audience in a conference. Afterwards the New Media class of Prof. Joel Baumann showed me some of their projects and we had more discussion.

Thanks a lot to Olaf Val, (assistant of the New Media class) for the invitation and good conversation. See you around Olaf!

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May 30th, 2008 at 9:44 am

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