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<nettime-ann> Fwd: [spectre] Media Squares: On the new forms of protest and their media, int. seminar, Friday September 30, Amsterdam

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From: Eric Kluitenberg <epk {AT} xs4all.nl>
Date: Wed, Sep 14, 2011 at 6:04 PM
Subject: [spectre] Media Squares: On the new forms of protest and
their media, int. seminar, Friday September 30, Amsterdam
To: “Spectre” <spectre {AT} mikrolisten.de>

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Media Squares

On the new forms of protest and their media

Social protest has become almost inseparably linked to a plethora of
media images and messages distributed via internet, mobile phones,
social media, internet video platforms and of course traditional media
outlets such as newspapers, radio and television. A popular category
to have emerged recently is the 'twitter-revolution'. In almost all
cases (Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, London) the role of the platform turned
out to be less than essential in retrospect. Protests mostly
manifested on the streets and particularly the public squares ('Take
the Square'). Deeply rooted blogger-networks did however play a mayor
role, preparing the protests that have now been dubbed the "Arabian
Spring'. And internet played a crucial role in the organisation and
co-ordination of the European 'anti-austerity' protests (Spain,
Greece, UK, Italy).

This international seminar brings together theorists, artists,
designers, activists and media specialists to develop a critical
analysis of the new forms of social protest and their media dimension.
The program is divided into two blocks. The first block focuses on an
in-depth analysis of the evolving WikiLeaks-saga, while the second
block will examine the remarkable string of protests in the
Mediterranean region. These discussions will be interrupted at times
by startling artistic interventions in current social and political

Participants in the program are: Daniel van der Velden (Metahaven),
Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures, INC), Aalam Wassef (Ahmad
Sherif), Omar Robert Hamilton (Mosireen / Tahrir Cinema, Cairo) Nat
Muller (independent curator), David Garcia (Chelsea College), Jodi
Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges / Blog Theory), X.net
Democracia Real Ya - Barcelona, Gahlia Elsrakbi (Foundland), Nadia
Plesner (Darfurnica), Florian Conradi and Michelle Christensen
(stateless plug-in), Sami Ben Gharbia (Global Voices - tbc).

The seminar is part of an on-going research into Tactical Media, the
fusion of art, media, politics and cultural activism, centred around
the "Tactical Media Files", an on-line documentation resource of
Tactical Media practices world-wide.
[ www.tacticalmediafiles.net ]

Doors open: 10.00
Start Program: 10.30 uur
End Program: 17.00 uur

Program Overview:

10.30 - Opening / Introduction: Eric Kluitenberg (Tactical Media Files
/ De Balie)

Part I - Repositioning WikiLeaks

11.00 - 11.20 - Presentation: Daniel van der Velden (Metahaven)
11.20 - 11.30 - Responses
11.30 - 11.45 - Discussion

11.45 - 12.05 - Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures)
12.05 - 12.15 - Responses
12.15 - 12.30 - Discussion

Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges / Blog Theory), David
Garcia (Chelsea College of Art & Design)

12.30 - 12.45 - Artist presentation: Nadia Plesner - Darfurnica

13.00 - 14.00 - Lunch break

Part II - Revolution in the Mediterranean

14.00 - 14.20 - Presentation: Aalam Wassef (Ahmad Sherif)
14.20 - 14.30 - Responses
14.30 - 14.45 - Discussion

14.45 - 15.05 - Presentation: Omar Robert Hamilton (Mosireen / Tahrir Cinema)
15.05 - 15.15 - Responses
15.15 - 15.30 - Discussion

Ghalia Elsrakbi (Foundland), Nat Muller (Independent Curator), Sami
Ben Gharbia (Global Voices - tbc)

15.30 - 15.45 - Artist Presentation: Florian Conradi and Michelle
Christensen (stateless plug-in)

15.45 - 16.00 - Coffee break

16.00 - 16.20 - Skype session with X.net Democracia Real Ya, Barcelona
16.10 - 16.10 - Responses

16.25 - 17.00 - Closing Discussion

De Balie
Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10

Admission: 5 euro (no reductions)


Tactical Media Files:

Tahrir Cinema:


Take the Square:

Democracia real Ya!:

stateless plug-in:

Nadia Plesner - Darfurnica:

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