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<nettime-ann> Fwd: [spectre] Webcasts Media Squares international seminar on the new forms of protest and their media, now available at Tactical Media Files


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Webcasts Media Squares now available at Tactical Media Files

International public seminar on the new forms of protest and their media.
Hosted by De Balie, centre for culture and politics in Amsterdam, on
Friday September 30, 2011.

www.tacticalmediafiles.net/article.jsp?objectnumber=55328
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 brought 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 divided into two blocks. The first block focused on an
in-depth analysis of the evolving WikiLeaks-saga, while the second
block  examined the remarkable string of protests in the Mediterranean
region. These discussions were interrupted at times by startling
artistic interventions in current social and political debates.

Participants in the program:

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), Oscar Pretel (15
M .nl).

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

The webcasts of the entire seminar are now available on-line at the
Tactical Media Files website, fully annotated, including background
information about the speakers and links to vital resources.
See: www.tacticalmediafiles.net/article.jsp?objectnumber=55328

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

Respondents:
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

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

Respondents:
Ghalia Elsrakbi (Foundland), Nat Muller (Independent Curator)

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

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

Respondent:
Oscar Pretel (15 M .nl)

16.25 - 17.00 - Closing Discussion

Links:
* Hans Ulrich Obrist in Conversation with Julian Assange
   (includes proposals for WikiLeaks corporate identity redesign by
metahaven.net)
   www.e-flux.com/journal/view/232
* Geert Lovink & Patrice Riemens , Twelve Theses on WikiLeaks
   www.tacticalmediafiles.net/article.jsp?objectnumber=49391
* Tahrir Cinema:
   www.cinerevolutionnow.com/2011/07/tahrir-cinema.html
* Mosireen:
   http://mosireen.org
* Take the Square:
   http://takethesquare.net
* Democracia real Ya!:
   www.democraciarealya.es/manifiesto-comun/manifesto-english/
* Nadia Plesner - Darfurnica:
   www.nadiaplesner.com/Website/darfurnica.php
* stateless plug-in:
   http://statelessplugin.net
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