Artlab+Symposium: Behind the Smart World

„Behind the Smart World“
What is the value of disposed data?

Talks, Discussion, Presentations

Thursday,  21.05.2015 – 19:00
Friday, 22.05.2015 – 17:00

Where: KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd
Goethestr. 30, 4020 Linz

In today’s smart world everything is saved, and growing datasets become increasingly hard to manage. Data that has been migrated or not accessed is forgotten on old storage mediums. Once discarded, electronics start their journey as waste, containing digital traces of us. Electronic remains become landfill, some transform into toxic wastelands such as Agbogbloshie in Ghana. Here our forgotten data resurface. How sensitive is the content of 22 hard-drives bought at Agbogbloshie? Can such data breaches expose individuals, companies or states? How realistic are these fears?

During the ‘Behind-The-Smart-World’ ArtLab, invited experts and artists explore these questions. Together with data recovery and forensic experts we discuss the value and sensitivity of data. Media artists evaluate disposed data and repurposed it for artistic installations, performances, sonifications, experimental videos or sculptures.

What is the value of disposed data?
Thursday, May 21st, 19:00-22:00
at KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd

Introduction: Linda Kronman & Andreas Zingerle (KairUs)
Can Sinirtas (ECS Global, data rescue )
Dr. Michael Sonntag (data forensics)
Fieke Jansen (Tactical Technology Collective, data brokers)

Video of the expert talks

Artists Presentations:
Exploring hard drives
Friday, May 22nd, 17:00-22:00
at KunstRaum Goethestrasse xtd

Emöke Bada (HU), Lilian Beidler (CH), Joakim Blattmann (NO), Simon Krenn (AT), Fabian Kühfuss (DE), Marit Roland (NO), Matthias Urban (AT), Michael Wirthig (AT), Pim Zwier (NL).

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