Disruptive Innovation: Live Blog

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Digital UtopiasHull Truck Theatre
Jan 20 2015, 13:00 – 14:30
#artsdigital @ANDfestival

This panel will unpick alternative models of “innovation” through examining production models and their cultural value. Interdisciplinary artistic practice can create new platforms, resources and art forms, but what are the benefits to artistic practice and how can cultural appropriation be avoided?

Disruptive Innovation will be live blogged by AND’s guest author for Digital Utopias Dani Admiss, follow the conversation via the console below.

Led by Tatiana Bazzichelli (Curator and writer) Memo Akten (Artist), Lynn Scarff (Programme Director of The Science Gallery) and Jose Luis de Vicente (curator and researcher).

Live Blog Disruptive Innovation

About the Speakers

Tatiana Bazzichelli

Tatiana Bazzichelli is an independent curator and researcher on hacktivism and network culture. She is Director of the Disruption Network Lab, a laboratory of research and practice on art, hacktivism and disrupting business, based in Berlin. In 2011-2014 she was curator of the transmediale festival in Berlin, where she developed the reSource transmedial culture berlin, the programme of transmediale that happens throughout the year in the city of Berlin, and worked as programme curator for the festival editions 2012-2014.

In 2009 she was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (Human Sciences and Technologies Advance Research Institute,H-STAR) researching hacker culture and disruptive business in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Her last book is Disrupting Business: Art and Activism in Times of Financial Crisis (co-edited with Geoff Cox), Autonomedia, New York, 2013.

She has been active in the Italian hacker community since the end of the ’90s and is the founder of the AHA:Activism-Hacking-Artivism project (www.ecn.org/aha), which won the Honorary Mention for digital communities at Ars Electronica (Prix Ars Electronica 2007). In 2006 she wrote the book: Networking. The Net as Artwork (Costa & Nolan, 2006/DARC Press, 2008). In 2002, she initiated the aha.list, the most popular in Italian art and hacktivism according to Neural online.

Memo Akten

Memo Akten is an artist and engineer born in Istanbul, currently based in London (UK). He develops systems that abstract behaviour to create unfamiliar familiarities and encourage new perceptions on our relationship to science, nature, technology and culture. In 2013 his work FORMS won the Golden Nica at the Prix Ars Electronica. His work has been exhibited and performed around the world at venues such as The Victoria & Albert Museum, Royal Opera House, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (Moscow, RU), La Gaîté lyrique (Paris, FR), Holon Museum (Tel Aviv, IL), EYE Film Institute (Amsterdam, NL). Also, in 2011 he co-founded the art and design studio Marshmallow Laser Feast.

A strong supporter of open-source and believer in the sharing of knowledge, he is one of the core contributors to the openFrameworks project and gives lectures and workshops around the world. He balances his time between personal projects, collaborations, commissions and research.

Lynn Scarff

Lynn Scarff has recently become the director of The Science Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. Aimed at 15-25 year olds and run by Trinity College Dublin, the gallery is a unique place “where science & art collide”. The gallery has a dynamic model for public engagement with science, technology and innovation through a programme of exhibitions, events and workshops, where today’s white-hot scientific issues are thrashed out and the public can have a say. She has been recognized for her public speaking, most recently by being awarded the prize for best communication at the 2014 Euroscience Open Forum in Copenhagen.

Jose Luis de Vicente

Jose Luis de Vicente is a curator and researcher working on digital culture, innovation and new media art. Currently he is the curator of Sónar+D, the Creative Technologies and New Media area of Barcelona’s acclaimed Sónar Festival, as well as a curator at FutureEverything Festival, Manchester. He runs the Visualizar program on Data Culture at Medialab Prado, Madrid, and is a founder of ZZZINC,a cultural consultancy based in Barcelona. He has curated multiple conferences, symposiums and exhibitions. His most recent exhibition project is “Big Bang Data” (Barcelona CCCB 2014 / Fundación Telefónica Madrid 2015).

About Dani Admiss (Guest Live Blogger)

Dani Admiss is a Curator and Researcher based in London, UK. Her projects focus on the exchange between Art, Design, Technology and Socio-cultural production.

She is Curator of Ground Truth, an exhibition on mapping, territory and tactics. Prior to this was Assistant Curator of the international touring exhibition Digital Revolution at the Barbican Centre, London, and Co-curator of The Institute Effect at ‘Close, Closer’ the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Portugal.

Currently she is on an AHRC Block Grant-funded PhD studentship 2014–17 at CRUMB, the faculty for New Media Art at Sunderland University. Her research is on emerging types of curatorial practice, focusing on the phenomena of world-building and critical infrastructures in New Media and Digital Art.

She has been a visiting lecturer on the MA Curating Contemporary Design at Kingston University (run in partnership with the Design Museum) and with Vassar College University, USA.

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