Program 2014

Saturday 31.05.

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

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

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.

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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

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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

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. 
 
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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

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 - 11:30

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

09:30 - 10:45

11:00 - 17:00

Survival techniques will be practised, researched and exchanged to enable the extension of human survival, whether on a day-trip picnic or suffering a life threatening drama death crisis.

Main areas of activity will include: shelter, water, concealment fire, food and weapons.

during the workshop, there will also be introduction on healing plants, and how to prepare them for different treatment.

Worklab

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

11:00 - 15:00

The Paper-Duino-Pi is an Arduino shield for the Raspberry Pi. Due to the fact that it is designed as Paper-PCB it is easy to create and one doesn't need a printed circuit board. All components are standard electronic parts that are easily available at your favorite electronic shop. Plus they are really cheap. All you need to build one is some basic electronic knowledge and soldering skills.

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

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

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

15 min presentations - who ever want!

  • wildstrm, Tom Peak
    Aare you ready for the internet!? And global Mircositestream and it’s copyright issues
     
  • The Taste of Data Lab - Veronika Krenn, Vesela Mihaylova How tates AMRO?
Presentation

During these consultation we can discuss the issue of web tracking. Lonneke van der Velden keeps a diary about the third parties encountered on Dutch governmental websites (http://thirdpartydiary.net/?page_id=2). If you want you can bring your favourite data set for inspection as well. We use the Tracker Tracker software developed by the Digital Methods Initiative (https://wiki.digitalmethods.net/Dmi/ToolTrackerTracker). It take 5-10 minutes per 100 urls.

Meet & Greet, AMRO Showcase

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

15:30 - 16:10

The United Transnational Republics is the first known “3GO”: a Global Governmental Grassroots Organisation working towards the democratisation of the globalised world we find ourselves in:

Democracy as we know it since the last two centuries only takes place within nation-states. At the same time globalisation happens globally, outside of national definitions, legislation or agreements.

17:00 - 19:00

Break

19:00 - 19:40

At the core of this presentation is Tatiana Bazzichelli’s research on business disruption as artistic and activist practice. Her hypothesis, described in the book Networked Disruption (2013) is that mutual interferences between art, hacktivism and the business of social networking have changed the meaning and contexts of political and technological criticism.
Presentation

19:40 - 20:30

Break

20:30 - 22:30

This panel traces the shift in the meaning of “openness” and “liberty” in relation to forms of “business disruption”. Since some years a certain vocabulary of freedom and peer collaboration has been adopted by the rhetoric of IT business and social networking. Do-It-Yourself, sharing knowledge, hackability, and similar concepts first witnessed in the underground interventionist realm of hacker culture and networked art are today the core business for many enterprises.
Panel