I am interested in constructing a new system where money just flows around irrationally. Imagine money is randomly lying everywhere on the street and people pick it up and use it as they need. If you don't need that much, just drop it casually, just like stones."

Inari has been trying to make life easier for people who are trying to live...

Nathaniel Tkacz is assistant professor at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick and also expert on network politics, Open Source and Free Culture, plusco-founder of the MoneyLab conference

deals with sonification and sonorization using an analog synthesizer. As a radio-maker and initiator of various projects, since 1990 he has been involved in the dynamic field of cultural work, art, and civil society processes. As a sociologist at the Johannes Kepler University Linz he focused on the break-up of Yugoslavia in his thesis in 2005...

Dennis de Bel (1984, The Netherlands) graduated in June 2007 as an Interactive Media designer at the Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam. In June 2009, he completed the Master Media Design and Communication at the Piet Zwart Institute, also in Rotterdam. Currently, he is teaching at the Willem de Kooning Academie, and creating his own (non)...

Wolfgang Spahn is a visual artist based in Berlin. His work includes interactive installations, videos, sound, projections, and miniature-slide-paintings. He studied mathematics and sociology in Regensburg and Berlin. He currently teaches at the BBK-Berlin, Medienwerkstatt and is associated lecturer at the University of Paderborn department of...

Marc Garrett is co-director and co-founder, with artist Ruth Catlow of the Internet arts online collectives and communities – Furtherfield.org and the physical space Furtherfield Gallery and Furtherfield commons space in London, UK. Co-curating various contemporary Media Arts exhibitions, projects nationally and internationally. Co-editor of...

Karlessi is a member of Ippolita Collective, who recently published the book: In the Facebook aquarium: The resistible rise of anarcho-capitalism (http://www.ippolita.net/en/facebook-aquarium). He is also a great writer and thinker of...

Besides working on projects about social spheres and folly, Niek is actually also into subjects such as cultural division, mediated redundancy and ideological reissuing. He does this by being a bit of an art historian, composer, teacher, conductor, designer, photographer, event planner, animator, film-maker and a lot more at the same time...

Martino Morandi researches the undefined territory in-between technology, politics and art.

Renfah is an arti(vi)st and researcher working in the field of Cultural Studies/ Critical Theory and Analysis. He received his PhD. in 2011 from the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Within the frame of his PhD. project he conducted research in India, Europe and Africa analyzing globalized societies by looking at the
representation of...

Maruska takes care that you sleep tight during the AMRO festival, finding the best hosts for the best guests and vice versa. Searching for blankets and pillows and spare beds.
She will probably do other things around AMRO as well, but let's see.
Oh yes, she is also and artist and student of Interface Cultures Master Program in Linz...

Veronika Krenn is an interaction designer from Austria with a wide range of interest in interaction design and physical computing. Worked mostly as Interaction Designer with qualifications in Interface, Graphic, Motion and Orientation System Design. She was studying Information Design with focus on Media and Interaction Design and moved to Linz...

UBERMORGEN.COM is a Swiss–Austrian–American artist duo founded in 1995 by lizvlx and Hans Bernhard.[2] They live and work in ...

James Stevens is the founder member of SPC and lives with his family in Deptford
SE London. Whilst directing operations at web boutique Obsolete in 1996
he launched Backspace, the proto cybercafe on Clink Street, London Bridge; a
response to conversations with Heath Bunting on the needs for an
accessible place to...

Taro and a team of 2 will take care for our catering! Thank you!

Currently Margarita Koehl is a research assistant at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna. In her PhD project she investigates the role emotions play within the process of technology appropriation and use from a trans-cultural perspective.
From 2011 to 2013 she worked as a representative of the Austrian Agency for...

Anne holds a degree in political science from the Free University of Berlin. She cofounded one of the first interactive media activist websites, Indymedia, in Germany in 2001 and has been involved with media activism and various forms of activist online media ever since. She has worked as a web editor and translator in the past. Since 2007 she...

Marek is a restless producer of various creative and social interventions that span across various media: radio, television and internet; as well as utilise non technical formats such as workshops, books sprints and endless conversations. Activism, innovation and creativity are the major driving forces in his work as much as the importance of...

I have six hands with which I am juggling my six roles: mother, hacker/activist, lover, expat, Ms Measurements, lecturer

For my work, I moved to Amsterdam from Belgrade, in 1999. At RIPE NCC, I was a trainer for 12 years, teaching ISPs around Europe and world about how Internet is governed and built, talking about DNS, IPv6, BGP, IETF,...

Linda Kronman (MA) is a media artist and designer from Helsinki, Finland. She has worked as an Art Director for media production companies and taken part in several multidisciplinary art and design projects. In her artistic work she is interested in exploring various participatory art&design practices, specially in connection to creative...

Adnan Hadzi undertook his practice-based PhD on 'FLOSSTV - Free, Libre, Open Source Software (FLOSS) within participatory "TV hacking" Media and Arts Practices' at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Adnan's research focuses on the influence of digitalisation and the new forms of (documentary-) film production, as...

Interests: gynepunk, biohack, low-cost diagnosis, DIWO biolabs, glands anarchy, radical urodynamics, bodynoise, cellotronics, transhackfeminism, graphic glitch, protofakir, bacteria gardening, funghi paradise

Short Bio: Comparative archeology of self-denominations: technical contortionist, methodological amnesia, hedonistic exhibitionism...

Donna Metzlar (Cape Town, 1969) wanted to become a farmer when she was little, but ended up doing a Social Science degree (English and Sociology) at UCT in the 80s and later a nursing degree in Rotterdam. Finally she taught herself some ICT stuff and has worked in the sector for over 12 years. She's co-founder of the Eclectic Tech Carnival and...

Valie Djordjevic lives and works in Berlin. She is an editor at iRights.info, a website about copyright in the digital age, and a writer and lecturer on digital culture, copyright and art. She studied literature, languages and film studies in Germany and the UK. She is an active participant in various net culture and net art initiatives and...

Lonneke is a PhD researcher at the University of Amsterdam. Her work focuses on digital surveillance and technologies of activism and more particularly on surveillance awareness devices. She is also an editor of Krisis, journal for contemporary philosophy, and a member of the board of the Dutch Digital Rights organisation Bits of Freedom.

!Mediengruppe Bitnik (read - the not mediengruppe bitnik) live and work in Zurich/London. Using Hacking as an artistic strategy, their works re-contextualise the familiar to allow for new readings of established structures and mechanisms.

They have been known to intervene into Londons surveillance space by hijacking CCTV cameras and...

James Bridle is a writer, artist, publisher and technologist based in London, UK. His work covers the intersection of literature, culture and the network. He writes for a wide range of media, online and in print, and lectures worldwide.

James writes a regular column in the Observer newspaper (UK) on publishing and technology. As well as...

'Waiwai is a formally trained artist, self-taught programmer and a witch in training.
Her latest project including constructing a studio in the forest where she inhabits and experiments with various practice, such as computing, herbal medicine and alchemy. She also has ran various alternative computing workshop in Europe. She also host...

André Castro (1983, PT) is a sound artist from Lisbon, currently living in Rotterdam. He studied under the Media Design and Communication MA (Piet Zwart Institute), and the Sonic Arts BA (Middlesex University). His practice involves DIY and exploratory strategies to appropriate found media objects, such as audio-tracks from a colossal online...

Aleš Hieng – Zergon (1984) is a chemical engineer and a musical performery. His improvised live performances are characterized by analog-produced and modulated sounds and noises combined with field recordings, as well the use of personally created electronic sound devices.

Femke Snelting is an artist and designer, developing projects at the intersection of design, feminism and free software. With Renee Turner and Riek Sijbring she forms De Geuzen (a foundation for multi-visual research); she is also a member of the association for arts and media Constant and is active in the experimental design agency OSP.

Heath Bunting was born a Buddhist in Wood Green, London, UK and is able to make himself laugh. (currently, reduced to only smile)

He is a co-founder of both net.art and sport-art movements and is banned for life from entering the USA for his anti genetic work. His self taught and authentically independent work is direct and uncomplicated...

Jonathan Kemp has a long history of speculative and situational life coding events elaborated as active makings-in-the-world. Project collaborations (including as ap and xxxxx) include material processing performances, environmental installations, speculative communicative systems, symposia, and social software events executed throughout Europe...

Victor Diaz (ES) is a researcher, artist and educator whose focus is on creating new ways of interactions between computers and people. He is interested in developing novel ways of collaborative interactions in public spaces considering key aspects of time and space within a cultural context. He also creates tools that help to increase the...

Has studied at the academy of applied art, department of ”visual communication” founded by Peter Weibel. Subsequently he was teaching computer languages, audio-visual productions, electronics and electrical technics at the same academy until 1992. At the technical university of graz he was lecturing at the departure ”institut fuer baukunst” - ”...

Tatiana Bazzichelli is a curator and researcher on hacktivism and network culture. She is Director of Programming Development at The WYE in Berlin, where she runs the Disruption Network Lab. She joined in 2012 the Centre for Digital Cultures/ Leuphana University...

Yoana Buzova is an interdisciplinary artist fascinated by public space and short-lived, neglected moments and objects. In her works, she employs tangibility, low-tech, diy methods and found objects/moments. Yoana has a BA in Photography at The National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria and currently studies
under the...

Vesela Mihaylova is a media artist and designer currently based in Linz, Austria. She holds a MA degree from Interface Cultures at the University of Art and Design in Linz. She has often collaborated with artists of diverse nationalities and her work has been exhibited internationally. Several of her more recent works have an emphasis on food...

Andreas Zingerle is a media artist from Innsbruck, Austria. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Art and Design, Linz (Austria) where he also works as an assistant at the TIME Department. He is researching scambaiting strategies and implements their mechanics in interactive narratives and media competence trainings. In the last years he...

Multimedia artist, and system designer devoted to technology. His background is interdisciplinary, holding degrees in visual and performing arts, software prototyping and computer sience. Unstitutionalized colaborator having fun in various fields of free arts.

Selena Savić is an architect, artist and researcher, interested in the way technology mediates the space we inhabit. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade in 2006. She continued her studies in Media Design, graduating from the Networked Media department at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, The...

is an interdisciplinary communication researcher, director of the Institute for New Culture Technologies/ t0, and World-Information Institute (World-Information.Org), a cultural intelligence provider. Co-founder and chairman of Public Netbase (1994 - 2006), he has been active in electronic media as an artist, author, composer as well as curator...

Robertina Šebjanič (1975) is an artist and cultural facilitator. In her art practice she is interested in humanist and natural science in the context of Bio-Art, AV performances and installation's. Her ideas and concepts are often realized in collaboration with other authors, and thus through interdisciplinary and informal integration embodies...

Larisa Blazic is a lecturer by day and a media artist by night. Born in a country that doesn't exist any more, she pretends to live and work in London and is an avid collector of wasted time. She spends her life studying software and networks, speculating on freedom and openness whilst and at the same time learning about it. In the past, Larisa...

Roelof Roscam Abbing (1990, NL) is an artist, researcher and script kiddie who’s collaborative practice often deals with issues surrounding the politics and social effects of both established and emerging media technologies.
www.roelroscamabbing.nl

Dominik Leitner is an artist and curator, most recently organizing "crossing urlaub - das urlaubsfilmfestival" the world's first holiday filmfestival. Working with Architecture, Space and Structures. Making music in various groups, like RISEOFTHELIGER, POSTMAN and the solo project Konus Kalamanda.

Autonomy (im)possible!

Date: 28.05 – 31.05.2014
Location: afo architekturforum oberösterreich

Uncovering new truths and making them public as a disruption and criticism of the dominant system has consequences.

Threat scenarios of the digital surveillance state inevitably have palpable effects on our lives and actions. Access to information, infrastructure and technology, which is especially important for activists in repressive regimes up to the present, has become a widely discussed issue since Snowden’s disclosures at the latest, because now a broad mass of people in democratically governed states see their “privacy” endangered. Independence, confidence and freedom are massively put to the test.

Artists, hacktivists, cultural producers, journalists, software developers and idealists, in short creative actors with a desire for change increasingly find themselves in uncertain territory. Which methods and alternative tools can be used to generate new views of everyday life, work, money, politics and the environment, and to instigate a new cultural practice, to impel civil society processes, without them being nipped in the bud?

How do creative actors contribute to the process of change and which new forms of cooperation do they enter into?
 

AMRO Showcase

Veronika Krenn
Vesela Mihaylova

Taste of data is an ongoing project where statistics and cuisine are combined together. It is in fact data visualization practice yet...