Drawing on Michael Seemann’s concept of Digital Tailspin (“Kontrollverlust”) this expanded conversation will explore the idea that a situation has emerged where the overwhelming complexity of technological and socio-economic systems is giving rise to an ever increasing number of unpredictable and uncontrollable events. How do civic rights advocates, activists, image makers and artists respond to this evolving context of Post-Control? Are there new opportunities for progressive emancipatory politics that are able to surf the chaos as effectively as the insurgent populists of the new right (alt.right and beyond)? How to respond to ‘Post-Control’ online and offline?
12.00 - Doors open 12.30 - Welcome / introduction Eric Kluitenberg
13.00 - Michael Seemann - Digital Tailspin and Post-Control 13.15 - Interview with Seemann by Geert Lovink 13.45 - Responses / discussion with Hadi al Kathabi & Jeff Deutch.
14.00 - David Garcia - Meme Wars in the Society of Post-Control 14.30 - Marc Tuters - Did the U.S. just elect a meme? . DIY Propaganda, Post-Truth & the 2016 U.S. Election 15.00 - Responses / discussion with Kim de Groot
Changement / Coffee Break
16.00 - Ingrid Eel - ON LEGIBILITY (performance)
16.30 - Bernardo Gutiérrez - Glopbal Squares 17.00 - Ian Alan Paul - The Guantanamo Bay Museum / Conditions of Possibility 17.30 - Response: Steve Kurtz - Tactical Considerations . & Closing discussion