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A series of video interviews and talks, or, to put it otherwise, the best proof that immersion in technology is at once absorption in it, thus its elaboration, and, accordingly, also its critique, which is development at the same time.

Automation and Accreditation / Interview with Mat Dryhurst

Coproduction: Šum & MKC for the 25th International Festival of Computer Arts
Series created by: Marko Bauer & Andrej Tomažin
Mat Dryhurst collaborates with Holly Herndon and PAN. Teaches at NYU Berlin. Tweets at @matdryhurst.

Benjamin Bratton presenting a chapter Automation as Ecology from The Terraforming (Strelka Press, 2019)

Coproduction: Šum & MKC for the 25th International Festival of Computer Arts
Series created by: Marko Bauer & Andrej Tomažin
Benjamin Bratton’s work spans philosophy, art, design and computer science. He is Program Director of Strelka Institute in Moscow, Visiting Professor at NYU Shanghai and Professor of Digital Design at the European Graduate School. His work includes The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty (MIT Press, 2016) and Dispute Plan to Prevent Future Luxury Constitution (e-flux/Sternberg Press, 2015). He tweets at @bratton.

A Theory of Vibe / Lecture by Peli Grietzer

Coproduction: Šum & MKC for the 25th International Festival of Computer Arts
Series created by: Marko Bauer & Andrej Tomažin
[This talk presents a framework for conceptualizing Modernist and avant-garde works as “inhuman” cognitive-aesthetic structures that do not depend upon interpretation or intention. Drawing on neural network models of cognition, we describe a process whereby literary works create new knowledge by materially demonstrating information-theoretic truths about the living world in their own structure.]
Peli Grietzer finished his PhD in mathematically informed literary theory. He is an on and off contributor to the ambient/archival literature collective Gauss PDF. He tweets @peligrietzer

Post-Soviet Cyberfeminism: On Cybernetic Governance / Lecture by Bogna Konior

Coproduction: Šum & Mesto Žensk & MKC for the 25th International Festival of Computer Arts

In this talk, Bogna Konior challenges the common understanding of cyberfeminist and post-Soviet frameworks as focused on identity and representation. She instead begins from two assumptions: that we do not yet know what women are and that time functions differently across the web. Drawing on the cyber/xenofeminist work of Sadie Plant, Amy Ireland, and Diann Bauer, among others, she reads Central Bureau of Technical Culture’s “civic electoral software,” which included a presidential candidate called Wiktoria Cukt, as a political-fiction that undermines the viability of non-cybernetic governance and standard chronology.

Bogna Konior is a writer, a lecturer in new media and digital culture at the University of Amsterdam and a postdoctoral fellow in Interactive Media Arts at NYU Shanghai. She tweets @bognamk. More on www.bognamk.com.