2014 - AMRO SHOWCASE english
Art Meets Radical Openness
Festival dedicated to Art, Hacktivism and Open Culture
afo architekturforum oberösterreich
open for visitors
28.05.-31.05.2014 - 14:00 – 19:00
Take the change and get fit in digital self-defence!
Within the AMRO SHOWCASE visitors and participants are supported by experts sharing usefull information around digital health issues.
Secure Communication Clinic
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.
Thu 29.05. Fri 30.05. Sat 31.05.
11:00 - 13:00
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.
Thu 29.05. Fri 30.05. Sat 31.05.
Time: 13:00 – 15:00
Third Party Clinic
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.
Lonneke van der Velden
Thu 29.05. Sat 31.05.
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
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.
Vigilante anti-scam communities try to jam the scammers working practices by using storytelling and social engineering techniques as psychological manipulation to gain the trust of the scammer. By collecting and combining apparently non-relevant information they try to receive sensitive data to be able to obtain access to the scammers email passwords. Once access to a scammers email account is established, the highjacked account is searched for victims, forged documents, credit card numbers, gang communication or other sensitive information to report the scammers.
The passwords in the artwork are collected from an anti-fraud community databases.
Andreas Zingerle, Linda Kronman
un·pleas·ant de·sign· Lab
Within the AMRO SHOWCASE you are able to browse the brand new publication.
The "Unpleasant Design" book is a collection of different research approaches to a phenomenon experienced by all of us. Unpleasant design is a global fashion with many examples to be found across cities worldwide, manifested in the form of "silent agents" that take care of behaviour in public space, without the explicit presence of authorities. Photographs, essays and case studies of unpleasant urban spaces, urban furniture and communication strategies reveal this pervasive phenomenon. With contributions by Adam Rothstein, Francesco Morace and Heather Stewart Feldman, Vladan Jeremic, Dan Lockton, Yasmine Abbas, Gilles Paté, Adam Harvey and many others, the book is an attempt to recognise this nascent discipline within contemporary design taxonomies. http://unpleasant.pravi.me
Unpleasant design opens a temporary research lab for Linz in our Showcase room.
Feel free to visit the process!
Exposing the Invisible / 3 Films by Tactical Tech
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.
The digital age has profoundly transformed the way people find and share information. The Internet is enabling collaboration between activists, hackers and journalists on an unprecedented scale. This has led to previously unimaginable possibilities in investigative reporting. People are newly empowered to uncover hidden information, expose corruption and bring the truth to light.
EPISODE 01: Our Currency Is Information
In this episode you will learn about methods for investigating corruption and organized crime. You will meet Paul Radu from the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, one of the most inspiring investigative reporters from Romania.
After watching the film, find out more about methods used by his team and learn more about collaborative reporting. Have a look at the extensive interview with Paul, divided into ten thematic chapters. And to find out about the tools and tactics used by investigative reporters go straight to our Resource page.
EPISODE 02: From My Point of View
From Our Point of View profiles three individuals from the UK, Lebanon and Isreal, non-specialists who have taken it upon themselves to use information in innovative and various ways to shed light on Syria's YouTube conflict, the theft of Lebanon's seashore, and house
demolitions in East Jerusalem.
EPISODE 03: Unseen War
In Unseen War, we explore the physical, moral and political invisibility of US drone strikes in Pakistan. We speak to journalists, activists and experts inside and outside of Pakistan about the consequences of the strikes in the tribal FATA region, whey they are possible, and how we can make the issue more visible using data and visualisation tactics.
You can hear more from the protagonists by reading the full interviews accompanying the film.
Tactical Tech is a registered Dutch Stichting, an international non-profit organisation with a European office, in Berlin, Germany, and an Asian office in Bangalore, India.
Read and watch at home: https://exposingtheinvisible.org
Gibling as alternative value system in Linz
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.
1 Gibling is worth 1 Euro and it is available in various exchange offices in Linz, Vienna and Graz. Every year a new artist designs the annually edition of the Gibling. The new Gibling bank notes are published on 15th June every year. The 2nd and current edition was designed by the artist Leo Schatzl, the 3rd edition, which will be released on 14th June 2014 will be designed by the Viennese artíst Deborah Sengl.
The Gibling is available in following banknotes One, Two, Five and 500 Gibling. This 500 note is printed on hand-made paper with true water-mark. Different than usual this work of art is limited by time, not quantity!
Further Info: www.punkaustria.at
In front of the afo you find the Punk-Zentrale where you can exchange Giblinge.
LEAVEAMESSAGE / How to / Documentary
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. In the AMRO SHOWCASE you find a Documentary about the project.
LEAVEAMESSAGE Box in Linz
You will find LEAVEAMESSAGE Box in front of the Stadtwerkstatt Linz.
Guerrilla Interaction Lab
Protocoder its an environment that you can carry in your pocket. You might go to a different computer and you will still have the same IDE accessible from any modern web browser. And hey, we want the editor to be yours, and be accessible from any place, at any time. That's why its not a cloud-based service. Protocoder lives in your Android device, not in a computer that you don't own.
In the AMRO SHOWCASE you will find an example how this works!
Drone Shadow / How To / Documentary
Drones - unmanned aerial vehicles - are becoming ubiquitous, yet remain almost invisible.
Since 2004, the United States government has attacked hundreds of targets in Northwest Pakistan using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) controlled by the Central Intelligence Agency's Special Activities Division.
The Drone Shadows are a series of installations, comprising of the outline of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone: a 1:1 representation conveying both the physical reality, and the apparent invisibility, of drone aircraft.
At the AMRO SHOWCASE you find the new released Drone Shadow Handbook and open instructions how to draw a drone.
You can draw drones too!
Drone Shadow Handbook is released under Creative Commons You are free to share it, and to print and reproduce it without changes for non-commercial purposes and with attribution intact.
In the interest of James Bridle “A drone for Linz” is facilitated by the local artist
James Bridle http://shorttermmemoryloss.com
Thomas Kluckner thomaskluckner.com/
Bibliotecha [http://bibliotecha.info/] will be present at AMRO2014. Essentially Bibliotecha is a framework built to facilitate the local and offline distribution of digital publications. It relies on a microcomputer running open-source software to serve books over a local wifi-hotspot. After connecting to the Bibliotecha wifi-hotspot, one can simply use a browser to retrieve or donate digital texts.
We, the Bibliotecha librarians, will install a Bibliotecha wifi-hotspot at one of the sites of AMRO, through which visitors and participants will be able to exchange digital texts.
André Castro, Roelof Roscam Abbing
The Open VHS 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. In the AMRO SHOWCASE your free to visit the process of hacking and watch the results of the worklab.
Delivery For Mr. Assange (2013/2014)
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? Or would it be intercepted and destroyed by an intelligence officer of the British Secrect Service?
Julian Assange has been living in the center of a diplomatic crisis at the Ecuadorian embassy in London since June 2012. Although he was granted political asylum by Ecuador in August 2012, he cannot leave the embassy premises. The embassy is surrounded by UK police forces and UK authorities threaten to arrest Julian Assange on sight.
Anonymous corporations Maps
Buy Art and directly support the artist!
The Maps are research result of the Status Project, an ongoing research project exploring the way in which human beings are converted into legal entities by the system, and how this changes according to the social class we belong to.
As conformists, we are imperfect models of 'the system', clustered in three main layers:
- Human being
- Natural person (an objectified human being)
- Artificial person (generally objectified collectives of natural person(s)
Far from being a simple analysis of the status quo, the Status Project can also be described as a social hack, and an attempt to produce a model for a vertically compartmentalised individual to protect against the system itself.
In the AMRO SHOWCASE you find Maps from the “Status Project”
Get the chance to buy one and let it sign!
28th of May 18:00 – 19:00!!
We will have flexible prizes:
Regular: 20,00 Euros
Art investors, industrialist, entrepreneurial: 50,00 - 100,00 Euros
precarious life and/or employment situation: 5,00 Euros
The Taste of Data Lab
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!
Veronika Krenn , Vesela Mihaylova