In-Between Media

Hybrid Tactics in the Crisis Era

The entire conference is free of charge, but seating is limited.
9 March 2023
10:00 - 18:00
10 March 2023
10:00 - 18:00

On 10 March IMPAKT organises an expert session on hybrid event formats, as part of the two-day conference on (hybrid) media tactics and togetherness in the field of art and activism, taking place at SPUI25, Framer Framed, OT301, and online. In-between Media is organized within the framework of the two-year research project Going Hybrid, which investigates several aspects of the ‘evolution’ happening in hybridity, both in hybrid publishing, participatory live casting, and living archives. Partners of Going Hybrid are MU (Eindhoven), The Hmm (Amsterdam), Hackers & Designers (Amsterdam), Willem de Kooning Academy (Rotterdam), Framer Framed (Amsterdam), Varia (Rotterdam) and IMPAKT (Utrecht).

The Covid pandemic has catalyzed experimental approaches to hybrid cultural programming and togetherness, mixing online, offline, and everything in-between. How can we translate the lessons learned into ways of dealing with post-pandemic urgencies? Can we use hybrid tactics in response to violent displacement, physical impairments, and the war in Ukraine? What kind of tactical media can exist within these (new) digital spaces, and which potential for resistance do they have? Data and information used as a tool for power might not be new, but some of the strategies being looked at in this conference—hopefully—are.

During the first day of this conference, we’ll have panels, talks, and round table conversations about precisely these questions. Starting off with TikTok as a research subject, we dive into its nature and qualities which lends itself to a specific user attitude: both engaged and not, both within each other’s space, and not. Furthermore, we’ll hear some hands-on testimonies about streaming resistance and look at practices that both critique and use (mainstream) platforms as a method, or even a weapon. Ending the day, we strive to find strategies for dealing with the locative media that is tracking us everywhere, as well as the techno-capitalist narratives underlining our technologies. How can anarchists—or simply users—tactically misuse online platforms?

On the second day, we invite you to join several workshops, expert sessions, and plenary talks. We’ll discuss the possibilities of event reporting through a whole new workflow, how online visitors can impact a physical space, whether or not living archives are even truly ‘alive’, how to squat the cloud, setting up quick and dirty live streams, and what to think of when looking at the (hybrid) future. Read more about going Hybrid here

10 March
10:30 – 12:00
Location: Framer Framed
IMPAKT Expert session: “Hybrid Intimacies: Linking Online and Offline, with Derk Over and Benjamin Pompe, facilitated by Daniela Tenenbaum” 
The implementation of gamification theory into many aspects of our lives has fundamentally changed how we interact with the world around us, from getting rewarded with loyalty points for being active on a platform to unlocking special VIP features on software for giving our data. Our attention span is now dependent on short-term accomplishments and quick wins. As one of the biggest challenges in designing a “successful” hybrid event is keeping an equal level of engagement between online and offline participants, we want to examine whether incorporating game theories into hybrid formats can help develop solid connections. In this participatory session, we will try to answer the question of how we can create events that implement game qualities to create new formats for exchanging ideas and knowledge that go beyond online panels and exhibitions.



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