In line with the transmediale 2014 thematic this panel asks what today's burning net political questions are in the afterglow of the digital revolution? What has happened to the connection between the mainstreaming of the Internet and the ideology and politics of openness and freedom?
From the techniques employed to bring local governments onboard with open data, to developing self-run web tools and networks, to peer-based financial systems this special edition of Urban Knights focuses on governance and user-developer power relationships within decentralised systems for urban and civic living.
Baruch Gottlieb and the transmediale 2014 residency artists Jamie Allen and David Gauthier will analyse the artists’ understanding of “infrastructure critique” attempting to elaborate the connections with and departures from McLuhan’s concept of “Media.”
Starting from Yoldas' project An Ecosystem of Excess and her artistic approach through speculative design and biology, this panel will analyze and discuss the impact on what we call "nature" and the term's ontological crisis.