Program 2014

Friday 30.05.

In the AMRO SHOWCASE you find a Video Documentary about the project.

At the same time this is an opportunity to install
LEAVEAMESSAGE Boxes in Linz! Interested to get a LEAVEAMESSAGE Box in front of your art organisation? Join the Workshop!

LEAVEAMESSAGE box is participative project that attempts to initiate a network of voice mailboxes that allow members of the public to record and distribute audio messages in public space.

Software &/or Hardware:
hardware:
*a modified cashbox
inside the box:
*raspberry pi + pi cobbler
*usb sound adapter

Worklab, AMRO Showcase

Taste of data is an ongoing project where statistics and cuisine are combined together. It is in fact data visualization practice yet brought on a new level by cooking. For the purposes of this project a recipe is being combined with related data sets of statistics, thus the ingredients and the proportions composing the recipe are calculated according to these sets. After the dish is being prepared the audience is invited to taste and eat the produced results, judge the savor and discuss.
The outcomes of Taste of AMRO 2014 will be presented on Saturday evening.

AMRO Showcase

The art installation 'Password: ******' reveals popular email passwords of internet scammers. The passwords are arranged typographically in six stars, each star containing the most popular word combination with the words: 'good', 'love', 'money', 'mother', 'jesus', 'bless'. Email services like Gmail, Yahoo Mail or Outlook are used by scammers to create fake identities and in combination with fictional narratives contact potential victims to lure them into advance fee payments.

AMRO Showcase

The days of VHS cassettes seem to be over! It's still fun, though, to get your hands dirty and dip into the history of copyright, which makes being creative in the digital age even more complicated today.

In the exhibition you will find a trash mountain of tapes and a flavour of times past. Join the research lab and create analog glitches while talking about copyright issues and Digital Rights Management!

AMRO Showcase

The GIBLING is a community currency founded by Stadtwerkstatt in 2012.

Its aim is to establish an alternative value system based on the principle of cashflow safe money; money which can't be accumulated and has to be spent in time.

AMRO Showcase

Bibliotecha is a framework to facilitate the local distribution of digital publications within a small community. It relies on a microcomputer running open-source software to serve books over a local wifi hotspot. Using the browser to connect to the library one can retrieve or donate texts. Bibliotecha proposes an alternative model of distribution of digital texts that allows specific communities to form and share their own collections.

AMRO Showcase

A live Mail Art Piece Two-Channel Video, 10 min, Full HD «Delivery for Mr. Assange» is a 36-hour live mail art piece. In January 2013, !Mediengruppe Bitnik sent Wikileaks-founder Julian Assange a parcel containing a camera. Through a hole in the parcel, the camera documented and live-tweeted its journey through the postal system, letting anyone online follow the parcel's status in real-time. The parcel was intended as a SYSTEM_TEST, inserted into a highly tense diplomatic crisis. Would the parcel reach its intended destination?

AMRO Showcase

Drones - unmanned aerial vehicles - are becoming ubiquitous, yet remain almost invisible. At the exhibtion you find the new released Drone Shadow Handbook and open instructions how to draw a drone.

Being in contact with James Bridle and with his consent we are looking for a facilitator for drawing a drone for Linz!
Please get in touch with us and lets draw a drone! mail to amro@servus.at

AMRO Showcase

Exposing the Invisible is Tactical Tech's 3-part series of short films examining some of the most inspiring and provocative investigative cases, those that go further than traditional journalistic investigations.

We spoke to hackers, activists and investigators from the UK, to Lebanon, Israel and Pakistan to find how they work with evidence, data and visualisation.

AMRO Showcase

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Guerrilla Interaction Lab is a temporary Lab during Art Meets Radical Openness festival in Linz, Austria. The aim of the lab is to research, discuss, catalyze and create technological (digital/analog) and social urban interactions in urban ecosystems. 
 
The lab is welcome to have any kind of expertise, knowledge and contributions. Not specific skills are required, just motivation to create interested, unexpected and impossible interactions. 
 
AMRO Showcase

Within the exhibtion at afo Unpleasant design opens a temporary research lab for Linz. Be part of it an join the worklab for two days research!

AMRO Showcase

09:30 - 10:45

11:00 - 13:00

At AMRO 2014 Donna Metzlar will be available for privacy advice - explaining the jargon and make your digital life more secure. In doing so topics like a "live CD", certificates, key management and cryptography will be discussed. There will be USB sticks with TAILS with The Amnesic Incognito Live System (TAILS) installed for people to try, and to take home.

 

Meet & Greet, AMRO Showcase

This workshop deals with the question of how to develop methods of intervention based on theoretical concepts and how interventionist practice can bring new insights helping to further develop theory. The artivist renfah will give us a brief overview of theoretical concepts applicable to the topic of power distribution and hegemony. Based on participants contributions we will discuss various methods and approaches and cooperatively elaborate approaches of „exposing the invisibvle“.

Worklab

11:00 - 15:00

In recent years cities have become victim of a growing surveillance and control trend, manifested in a variety of unpleasant installations in public space. Its maintenance is increasingly outsourced to uncomfortable urban furniture and smart surveillance systems that serve as "silent agents" of social control and order enforcement.
Worklab

field trip to hook up the machine to the geology; fragments of geology can also be brought back to Amro and the system 'performed' there (assuming theres a grassy/earthy bith to set up the telluric signal).

Meeting Point in front of the afo!

Taking the bus N26

From: Untere Donaulände

To: Getting out St. Margarethen

Walk up the first impasse to the right!

Worklab

The Open VHS Workshop aims to use physical tape editing as a remedy to recursive, estranged appropriation. It is both a hardware hacking workshop and an exercise in conceptual thinking about 'true' radical electronic openness. Participants will be part of a creative endeavor in which VHS cassettes are physically sliced and taped to provide glitches particular to the medium. Subjects such as copyright and distribution in connection to material culture will be considered and discussed in the process. Also not unimportant, the workshop is fun!

Worklab

12:00 - 15:00

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Guerrilla Interaction Lab is a temporary Lab during Art Meets Radical Openness festival in Linz, Austria. The aim of the lab is to research, discuss, catalyze and create technological (digital/analog) and social urban interactions in urban ecosystems. 
 
The lab is welcome to have any kind of expertise, knowledge and contributions. Not specific skills are required, just motivation to create interested, unexpected and impossible interactions. 
 
Worklab

13:00 - 15:00

Data Union is a project by The Analogue Group. It aims to create a viral union of data refugees, whose only possession is their data, as an experiment in everyday life, that is, as a laboratory of innovation for the autonomous use of data in local contexts globally networked.

These data unions will add value to contemporary movements of ecological, economic, racial, and gender equality in three specific ways:

1. To work with groups to understand contemporary regimes of copyright, and open data movements.

Worklab, Presentation

Valie Djordjevic, editor for the German copyright website, iRights.info, explains the general concepts, ideas and problems with current copyright regimes in the face of digital challenges. IANAL and TINLA – I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice: the Copyright Clinic does not give legal advice on specific cases but enters into a dialogue with the questioners.

Image Source and Licence:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bono-Act-consequence.jpg
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Meet & Greet

13:00 - 14:30

Revisiting The Spam Folder: Using 419-fiction For Interactive Storytelling. A Practical Introduction.

Worklab

14:00 - 16:00

Unitary Networking is a speculative approach to communications infrastructure, trying to establish a link between urban technology and communication technology and reflecting on the way they form networks of power.

Worklab

15:00 - 17:00

Valie Djordjevic will be present during consultation hours 15:00 - 17:00. Take the opportunity speaking with her within the exhibtion.

Valie Djordjevic, editor for the German copyright website, iRights.info, explains the general concepts, ideas and problems with current copyright regimes in the face of digital challenges. IANAL and TINLA – I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice: the Copyright Clinic does not give legal advice on specific cases but enters into a dialogue with the questioners.

Image Source and Licence:

AMRO Showcase

15:15 - 17:15

In contemporary globalized societies power can no longer be attributed to single actors or instances, but becomes manifest in relationships and discourses building the basis for power networks (Foucault 1978, 126). Due to the complexity of those networks resulting from the mutual influence of global flows of people, capital, technologies and ideas it is becoming increasingly difficult to uncover the effects of power relations on the social, political and economic sphere.

Panel

16:30 - 18:30

Dieser Workshop richtet sich an Einste*igerinnen. Es sind KEINE Vorkenntnisse erforderlich!

Wir werden am Computer arbeiten. Nehmt bitte Eure Arbeitsgeräte mit! Für wen diese Geräte zu schwer sind (kein tragbarer Computer), oder wer über keines verfügt, kann am maiz-Trainings-Rechner arbeiten.

Im Workshop werden wir folgende Fragen behandeln:

I. Sicherheit im Webbrowser (Mozilla Firefox):

. Welche Gefahren warten auf mich?
. Von wem gehen die Gefahren aus?
. Wie und wodurch entstehen diese Gefahren?
. Wie kann ich Gefahren vermeiden?
. Wie kann ich mich schützen?

Worklab

17:30 - 18:15

We walk together to our evening host.

It will be Time't Up.

ADDRESS
Time's Up
Industriezeile 33b
4020 Linz

Intervention

19:00 - 21:00

Break

22:00 - 22:30

Both, sound and projection are based on different analogue and digital machines developed by the artist. Each system generates simultaneously structured noise and abstract light pattern.

The invention of moving pictures went along with an artificial separation of sound and visuals. ENTROPIE merge them again. It makes the data stream of a digital projector hearable and gives an audio-visual presentation of the electromagnetic-fields of coils and motors.

Most of the used circuits and boards are on that side: paperpcb.dernulleffekt.de

Software &/or Hardware:

Performance