What does blackening out mean in the context of urban screens and what goes lost after the sudden shut-down and restart? How to find ways to restore or rethink information after this severe blackout? – a panel discussion with the CC artists, curators and the transmediale visitors.
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.
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?