Location: Het Huis Studio 3
Three short films about the internet as a tool for persuasion. A guide to thirteen key methods used to influence voters, tactics from the online culture wars, and Ayn Rand hallucinating together with Alan Greenspan the end of the internet (as we know it).
Tactical Tech, Personal Data: Political Persuasion (DE 2019, 13 min)
Disnovation.org (artist present), Online Culture Wars (FR 2019, 20 min)
Zach Blas, Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 (US/UK 2018, 31 min)
Tactical Tech― Artist
Tactical Tech is an international NGO that engages with citizens and civil-society organisations to explore and mitigate the impacts of technology on society. Our vision is a world where digital technologies can contribute to a more equitable, democratic and sustainable society. To enable this change, our mission is to investigate how digital technologies impact society and individual autonomy, using our findings to create practical solutions for citizens and civil society actors.
Zach Blas― Artist
Zach Blas, born in 1981 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, USA, is an artist, writer, and lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Blas has exhibited and lectured internationally. His writings can be found in “Documentary Across Disciplines”, “Queer: Documents of Contemporary Art”, and “e-flux journal”. His work has been featured in numerous magazines and newspapers. His solo exhibition “Contra-Internet”, from which the film Contra-Internet: Jubilee 2033 derived, ran at Gasworks in London from September – December 2017.
DISNOVATION.ORG is a working group based in Paris, initiated by Nicolas Maigret (FR) and Maria Roszkowska (PL). At the intersection of contemporary art, research and hacking, the collective develops situations of disruption, speculation, and debate, in order to question dominant techno-positivist ideologies, and to stimulate post-growth technological narratives. They edited The Pirate Book, an anthology on media piracy. Their research includes artworks, curation and publications. In 2018, they received a Design Trust Grant (Hong Kong) for a research about China’s Shanzhai culture. They are currently visiting researchers at the University of California, Irvine.