Location: Het Huis
When we talk about the ‘Internet of Things’, the strange animism of connected objects, we talk about magic. If we look at it as a case of ‘other people’s computers in our houses’, then what are we letting in and how do we see what goes out? And what do we lose being part of this network?
OPENING FILM: Teacher of Algorithms (2016) 5 min, Simone Rebaudengo (IT)
MODERATOR: Betti Marenko (GB)
PANEL Peter Moosgaard (AT), Joël Vacheron (CH) and Luis Fernando Medina Cardona (CO)
BETTI MARENKO― Moderator
Dr. Betti Marenko is Contextual Studies Programme Leader for Product Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London. Her work brings together design and philosophy to investigate design’s role in shaping futures. She is currently writing about the new contingent logic of planetary computation and its impact on behaviours, people and society, focusing on the increasing animation, power and uncertainty of digital objects.
JOËL VACHERON― Speaker
Joël Vacheron is a journalist and sociologist writing mainly about music, photography and design. He is interested in the impact of technological innovations on the creation of narratives and aesthetics. His work has appeared in various blogs, magazines, catalogues and monographs and he co-authored two publications, PostWestern (2013) and Dadabot (2015), which deals with the notion of creolization. Joël Vacheron is currently a lecturer in visual communication at ECAL / Lausanne, and was principal researcher for the projects Digital Strategies in Genre-Defining Magazines (2016) and Augmented-Photography.ch (2017). joelvacheron.net
SIMONE REBAUDENGO― Artist
Simone Rebaudengo is an interaction and product designer based in Shanghai, where he consults for international clients and startups on present and future products and where he researches future relationships with technology as part of automato.farm. He’s been teaching and presenting at CIID, SUPSI, China Academy of Fine Arts, Tedx, IxDA, SolidCon, Thingscon and Dconstruct. His works have been published internationally in Wired, Fastcompany, The Atlantic and Designboom. He has won numerous industry awards including two 2014 IXDA Interaction Awards for “Addicted Products”, and a 2015-2016 Internet of Things Award for Best Design Fiction for his “Ethical Things” project.
PETER MOOSGAARD― Speaker
Peter Moosgaard lives and works in Vienna. Graduated in Digital Arts (MA) in 2012, he first studied Philosophy and Linguistics, and later Visual Media at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Class Prof. Peter Weibel. He is a member of the international activist group WochenKlausur since 2007 and co-founded the experimental publishing Traumawien in 2010. Moosgaard works as a journalist, janitor and art teacher. He has had exhibitions and performances in Istanbul, Stockholm, Athens, Amsterdam, Berlin, Munich, Brussels, Basel and in 2015 he participated at Ars Electronica. Currently he is a PhD Candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts in Austria and his research focuses on cargo cults and shanzahi as global, postdigital strategies.
LUIS FERNANDO MEDINA CARDONA
Luis Fernando Medina Cardona is an Associate Professor at the School of Arts (Universidad Nacional de Colombia) interested in art, the city and new technologies; Particularly in free software / culture, collaborative methodologies and alternative media. He combines teaching and researching with creative practices in fanzines, street art, hacktivism, radio among others. Currently he is a doctoral student at the Academy of Arts and Media of Cologne (Germany), while working in several collectives and individual projects, collaborating in other similar projects.