Election Evening
Talks & Finissage | 6:00pm - 9:00pm, 24 September, 2017
Import Projects will host an evening of brief Pecha Kucha style talks, dealing with contemporary issues of politics and emerging medial phenomenons amidst botfarms, artifical intelligence and other non-human actors in Social Media.

A diverse roster of artists, hackers, curators and programmers will present their field of interest and expertise during 10-15min talks somewhere between 18.00 to 21.00.
SCHEDULE
18.00
Anja Henckel
Intro

Co-founder and curator of Import Projects
18.30 
Damjanski
blow_hot_blow_cold

Damjanski is a german multi media artist with residence in the US. He is the co-founder of the DSG Collective.

DO SOMETHING GOOD is an Incubation Collective primarily focused on realizing interactive experiences that arise at the cross section of art and technology; driven with the purpose of creating unique transformative experiences. The NYC based collective is comprised of 17 members around the world. With a wide range of backgrounds in fine art, design, coding, computer science, robotics and more, the group uses its diverse knowledge base to collaborate on groundbreaking new media projects. The group was created to help enable each others projects and to do more good things. Previously, their work has been featured in major art, tech and culture publications including The Creators Project, Hyperallergic, The Huffington Post, The Verge, The LA Times, and The New York Times among others.

http://dsg.do/
http://damjanski.com/
18.45 
Saul Lozano
Nach Brexit, Kolumbien, Trump.

Saul Lozano, born in Colombia, has been living in Germany for 36 years. Until last year, he thought his homeland would not come to rest in his lifetime, but now everything has changed. As a member of the collective Unidos por la Paz, he is actively following the peace processes of the Colombian government and the guerrilla movements FARC and ELN. The commitment of Unidos por la Paz has encouraged Colombians in Berlin and the surrounding area to support these processes.
19.00 
Lorena Jaume-Palasí
Algorithm Watch

Lorena researches on philosophy of law and politics in the digital era. She focuses among others on the contemporary idea, dynamics and ethics of digital publicness and privacy. She is a Bucerius fellow of Zeit Stiftung. Lorena is founder of the Dynamic Coalition on Publicness of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum. She also serves as the head of the secretariat of the German Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and on the expert advisory board of the Code Red initiative agains mass surveillance.

https://algorithmwatch.org/en/
19.15 
Matthias Planitzer
Yesterday's News

Matthias Planitzer is a Berlin based artist, concerned with visual practices in science and politics and how they form knowledge. He draws from a background in medicine and visual studies and is currently attending UdK, class of Hito Steyerl.

https://www.matthiasplanitzer.de/
19.30 
Manuel Rossner
Looking at Algorithms

Manuel Roßner is an artist and curator, who lives and works in Berlin. He creates new spaces, often but not necessarily intersecting with reality. In 2012 he started Float Gallery, where the classical white cube is extended to the digital realm. He’s part of Internet TBD, an attempt to map topics related to the hangover of the internet.
19.45 
Adam Harvey
New Vision Tools

Adam Harvey is an artist and researcher based in Berlin exploring the societal impacts of networked data analysis technologies with a focus on computer vision, digital imaging technologies, and counter surveillance. His previous projects include developing camouflage from face detection (CV Dazzle, 2010) and thermal imaging (Stealth Wear, 2013). This presentation will present a first look at a new project called VFRAME (Visual Forensics and Advanced Metadata Extraction) which aims to develop computer vision tools to facilitate documenting human rights violations.
BREAK
20.15
Kai Seekings
AI and mortality of man kind
20.30 
Aram Bartholl
Phone privacy: 'hands on' ins eigene Telefon schauen welche app hat welche Berechtigungen. "was macht die Taschenlampen app da?!?"
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"3.6 billion" computer games, in game markets, micro payments and gambling

Aram's work creates an interplay between internet, culture and reality. How do our taken-for-granted communication channels influence us? Bartholl asks not just what humans are doing with media, but what media is doing with humans. Tensions between public and private, online and offline, techno-lust and everyday life are at the core of his work and his public interventions and installations, often entailing surprisingly physical manifestations of the digital world, challenge our concepts of reality and incorporeality. Bartholl has exhibited at MoMA Museum of Modern Art NY, Skulptur Projekte Münster and London's Hayward Gallery as well as conducting countless workshops, talks and performances internationally. Bartholl lives and works in Berlin.
21.00
Denis Altschul
Control your phone. Not the opposite. Denis focuses his work on a wide range of subjects. He works in team building, concept development, project management, music production. After graduating in media & communication science, he worked on various projects to enable through innovative short cuts the execution of creative ideas. He managed the Berlin based project space AGORA collective which was considered Germany´s best Coworking space in 2015. His newest venture is TOCA, a sleeve that protects your body from radiation and other harmful effects caused by smartphones.

http://www.toca.site/
21.15
Alanna Lawley
Blockchain technology

Alanna Lawley seeks to absorb her environment’s physical terms, creating site-specific architectural constructions that masquerade as photographic collages. Her work is about the personal experience of these fragmented spaces that generate experiences of dismissal, seduction and denial. These ‘ante-environments’ that are absent of any direct function, develop the notion of architecture as a mediated, inaccessible and therefore uncertain experience.

Lawley graduated with a first class honours in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design (2005). Selected exhibitions include: What is. Artist in Residency, Solo Exhibition, Hotel Maria Kapel, The Netherlands (2017); All Four One | One Four All, The Kranich Museum (2015); Architecture as Human Nature, Supermarkt, Berlin (2012); Duett, with Matt Giel, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia (2012); Creekside Open, Mark Wallinger selection, APT Gallery, London (2009).

http://alannalawley.com