Viola van Alphen is activist, writer and former director of multimedia event GOGBOT, which was awarded as the Most Innovative Event of the Netherlands. In Oct she organizes Manifestations @ Dutch Design Week, reach: 290.000 visitors. Theme: Will the Future Design Us? sub theme: Internet of Women Things: on Need-driven innovation, what role do we want technology to have?
With themes like the Googlization of Everything, Japanoiiid, Singularity is Near..Resistance is Futile, Mediapolis, Meme’s, Atompunk, the festival always seems to address one or more issues that create controversy and encourage the visitors to be more actively engaged in technology and the role they want technology to have and definitely to not have in the future. Themes around Privacy, Security and Hacking.
The festival is free of entrance, taking art out of the museums and presenting it in the public space. With international artists, young talent and collaborations with i.e. VU University and University Twente, European Space Agency, NASA, Nanolab Twente, Mddr_ Lab, WORM, Lebowski StreetArt publishers, Anonymous, FEMEN, Hackerspaces, etc.
With projects like Google Birth, Baghdad Car Bomb Wrecks of Jonas Staal, Tinkebels underwear-vending-machines, Workspace for “Terrorists” from Atelier van Lieshout, Autonomous Spaceships, etc etc.
Together with a group of artists, Viola hacked herself into the Museum of Modern Art NYC using A.R. app LAYAR, which afterwards officially got added to the MoMA’s program.
During the presentation she will show several examples of (tech) art, robots and activism.
One of the goals to show worldwide professional artists active in the field of Security, Privacy and Hacking, but also build bridges between artists and hackers, and to (hopefully) take away previous experiences in seeing bad art and amateur art.
Saturday 11-23h you can experience Freerk Wieringa's exoskeleton: wear this and control a 3m high steel robot. www.freerkwieringa.nl
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