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In our post-future era of acceleration and densification of information, the state and nature of being live and online becomes one of the crucial definers of our social presence. Response and action are compressed into an existential here and now triggering a durée of continuous digital stimulation. With RESPONSE:ABILITY transmediale.11 explored the emerging qualities of liveness as a fundamental nature of our present digital culture and discusses the abilities, that are required to respond to social, political and economic processes triggered by the intensity of our participation and interaction.
With a considerable amount of irony Ho Tzu-Nyen, one of the most renowned Singapurian filmmakers, borrows the image of Newton's apple as a metaphor for the futile challenge artists face in terms of achieving a creative inspiration (or rather, one after another) of their own accord.
Adam Hyde was for many years a digital artist exploring digital-analog hybrid broadcast systems. He founded FLOSS Manuals, the Book Sprint method, Booki/Booktype book production platforms and is now mostly engaged with exploring new methodologies for collaborative book production.
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Alexander R. Galloway is an author, programmer and Associate Professor at the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University. He is a founding member of the software collective RSG (the Radical Software Group) and creator of the data surveillance engine Carnivore, a networked surveillance tool based on the notorious FBI software of the same name. The New York Times recently described his work as "conceptually sharp, visually compelling and completely attuned to the political moment."