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Killbox is an online interactive game that critically explores the nature of drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, or UAV) warfare, its complexities and consequences. It is an experience that explores the use of technology to transform and extend political and military power, and the abstraction of killing through virtualization.

Modern warfare technology disguises the lethal nature of weapons as they become surgical precision instruments producing ‘clean’ destruction within acceptable limits of “collateral damage.” – Jill Berke* Continue reading

Sep 22, 09:59
Comments (0) Commission: “Global Direct” by Paolo Cirio Commission: Global Direct by Paolo Cirio: Promoting global, participatory democracy Global Direct is a political philosophy driven by information technology and the failure of current political systems to respond to the complexities, crises, and speed of contemporary life. Inspired by the tradition of utopian artistic visions, and informed by extensive research, Cirio’s fifteen organograms illustrate alternative protocols, procedures and policies for actualizing a global democratic system. On the website you will also find an invitation to “Suggest a Slogan,” video statements by prominent advocates of participatory politics, and more. The slogans and printed posters of the Global Direct campaign will be disseminated through social networks and in physical public spaces. Global Direct showcases how distributed networking technologies can be used for participatory decision-making, transparent accountability, and civil awareness. Continue reading

Nov 12, 10:00
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Live Stage: Walking Walden [us Concord, MA]

Walking Walden with Wen Stephenson and Jane D. Marsching :: June 20, 2013; 1:00pm :: Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts (Meet at Thoreau’s House Replica near the Walden Pond parking kiosk).

A walking event that reconsiders the radical politics of Thoreau in our time. Connect observation, environmental awareness, aesthetic action, and social change to the climate crisis now. We will walk from Walden Pond to Brister’s Hill, home of one of the first freed slaves in Concord and symbol of Concord’s engagement with the abolitionist movement. As we walk we will consider what is nature, what is changing, and what is radicalism today? Continue reading

Jun 17, 13:00
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Turning FACT Inside Out [uk Liverpool]

[Image: HeHe, Fracking Futures, 2013. Installation. Image courtesy of the artists.] Turning FACT Inside Out :: June 13 - September 15, 2013 :: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ, UK.

A selection of provocative international artists tackle some of the most pressing, controversial and literally ground-breaking political issues of today. Exploring aspects of environment, architecture, capitalism and augmented reality, Turning FACT Inside Out is an exhibition that will take over the entire building and beyond, including recreating an indoor fracking site complete with earth tremors and flames. Continue reading

Jun 14, 16:22
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Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship

Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship — A searing critique of participatory art by an iconoclastic historian, Claire Bishop, Verso Books:

Since the 1990s, critics and curators have broadly accepted the notion that participatory art is the ultimate political art: that by encouraging an audience to take part an artist can promote new emancipatory social relations. Around the world, the champions of this form of expression are numerous, ranging from art historians such as Grant Kester, curators such as Nicolas Bourriaud and Nato Thompson, to performance theorists such as Shannon Jackson.

Artificial Hells is the first historical and theoretical overview of socially engaged participatory art, known in the US as “social practice.” Continue reading

Sep 23, 11:09
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Live Stage: Ruptures: Forms of Public Address [us NYC]

Ruptures: Forms of Public Address :: September 4 – October 13, 2012 :: Reception: September 12; 6:00 – 8:00 pm :: The Cooper Union School of Art, 41 Cooper Gallery, 41 Cooper Square, Lower Level 1, New York City.

The School of Art at The Cooper Union is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition and event that explores politically vital issues surrounding public space and speech.

Participating artists: Ida Applebroog, Doug Ashford, Mircea Cantor, Theo Ellsworth & Caleb Monroe, Ganzeer, Igor Grubić, Sharon Hayes, Iman Issa, Will Kwan, Antoni Muntadas, REPOcommons, REPOhistory, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Lincoln Tobier, Liu Wei and Krzysztof Wodiczko. Continue reading

Aug 25, 15:28
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Live Stage: Prompts & Triggers, Qiu Zhijie [nl Rotterdam]

[Qiu Zhijie, "Map of Utopia," 2012. Courtesy of the artist] Prompts & Triggers, Qiu Zhijie, Blueprints (2012) :: June 28 - August 19, 2012 :: Opening: June 28; 5:00 - 8:00 pm :: Witte de With | Center for Contemporary Art, Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

For the second edition of Prompts & Triggers, Qiu Zhijie (b. 1969, Fujian), one of China’s most versatile artists, draws from major political and historical narratives to produce large-scale, ink-based maps. From Confucianism to Enlightenment, Qiu Zhijie charts new paths, centers, nodes, and relationships, scrutinizing the mutable boundaries that outline histories of world thought. Continue reading

Jun 25, 13:47
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Screengrab: New Media Arts Award

Screengrab: New Media Arts Award :: Call For Artists — Deadline: July 2, 2012.

The 2012 Screengrab New Media Arts Award and associated exhibition is looking for challenging creative works by media arts practitioners working in screen based media to submit works on the theme of Control.

The contemporary media milieu would suggest an evolving devolution of the traditional notion of the “society of control”. The boundaries of enclosures and spaces are no longer the rigid and defined perimeters they once were. The browser, the mobile camera/ screen are new enabling simulations the user can exploit to navigate alternative pathways, to experience new modes of expression and to participate in global cultural exchange. Continue reading

May 17, 14:21
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B∃SETZT: Discourse on Art, Politics and Aesthetics

PLATFORM3: B∃SETZT– Discourse on Art, Politics and Aesthetics :: International Video Call — Deadline: June 1, 2012.

PLATFORM3 - Spaces for Contemporary Art is a unique, progressive art location in Munich. Since March 2009 it has been offering space for local as well as international exhibitions and discourse projects. It is a production location as well as experimental field for artists, young curators and culture managers.

In the summer of 2012 PLATFORM3 is organizing a series of events on the topic of occupying strategies in art. Besides lectures by experts and panel discussions, there will also be a screening on the topic of art in urban space. Continue reading

May 9, 14:54
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Living in the End Times According to Slavoj Zizek

Mar 29, 17:49
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