When Performance and Philosophy Become Design Materials talk at EMPAC

Susan Kozel gave a talk entitled “When Performance and Philosophy Become Design Materials” Dialogues Between Dance and Interaction Design on 29 March 2017 at the International Talk Series at EMPAC (the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York (USA). Continue reading

[Post]-[Digital]-[Archives]

Let’s say the digital revolution is over. The enthusiasm that ushered in this revolution has since become counter-balanced, if not submerged, by skepticism and disenchantment. And what we are faced with are ubiquitous surveillance, impoverishment of aesthetic experiences and trivialization of social life, the results of an – at once deep and shallow – immersion in the digital and network media. The way we access, record and archive our presence in the world has also been affected. In this post-digital situation, we all engage in some forms of archiving, whether we want to – or not. When interacting with our devices, we archive and are being archived, held captive by a densely woven net of technologies. How can this condition be approached creatively? Continue reading

On the Creation and Maintenance of a Shadow Archive open workshop

A practical workshop providing an ethnographic overview of shadow archive functioning: the creation, deployment, curation, up-keep, as well as the maintenance of the overall operational security thereof. Special attention will be paid to the expropriation of militarized intelligence gathering strategies, now recontextualized in the service of the shadow archive. Continue reading

Document Decontamination: Mitigating Malice in the Archive open workshop

Document Decontamination: Mitigating Malice in the Archive open workshop. When? Friday, September 23 2016, 13.15-14.00 Where? The communal 5th floor study space in Niagara (Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö). What? An all-too-often overlooked threat to the archive is that of content watermarking–an injection of covert and/or overt unique fingerprints or serial numbers … Continue reading

RADiCAL.PiRATiCAL: (a really) Open Call for Workshops

RADiCAL.PiRATiCAL: (a really) Open Call for Workshops What is This? Focusing on an exploration of various modes of non-legalist archival practices–non-legalist archives being those archives which are created without corporate or state interference, but are horizontally-curated, communal collections–RADiCAL.PiRATiCAL will aim to explore questions along the lines of how are independent archives … Continue reading

Security Considerations for Image Archival open workshop

Security Considerations for Image Archival open workshop. When? Tuesday, April 5 2016, 13.15-15.00 Where? The communal 5th floor study space in Niagara (Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö). What? What security issues may one want to consider when images are involved in one’s research? This workshop will explore potential steps which can be … Continue reading

Vaulting the Archive//Destroying the Archive open workshops

Vaulting the Archive//Destroying the Archive twin open workshops. When? Thursday, March 10 2016, 10.00-12.00 Where? The communal 5th floor study space in Niagara (Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö). What? Data handling dilemmas plague, or should plague, research today: how can one strive to keep one’s research data (and therefore oneself and one’s … Continue reading

Facilitating Knowledge Sharing open workshop

Facilitating Knowledge Sharing open workshop. When? Thursday, February 18th 2016, 13.30-15.30 Where? The communal 5th floor study space in Niagara (Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, Malmö). What? Dear colleagues and comrades, have you ever needed, say, a journal article or a book for your research, but couldn’t readily procure access to it? Then you … Continue reading