(en) tactical media in workspace (documenta x)

Geert Lovink (geert@xs4all.nl)
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 12:12:25 +0200 (MET DST)

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Tactical Media in Workspace, Documenta X, Kassel, Germany August 7-16, 1997 http://www.documenta.de/workspace http://www.waag.org/tmn

The Tactical Media Network will use the Documenta platform to present the works of various media activists. This project arises out of a number of conferences like <The Next 5 Minutes> (http://www.dds.nl/n5m). This will be programmed in the context of a series of discussions which will among other things examine the viability of The People's Communication Charter, a project seeking to give the rights of media access and literacy the same status as other human or civil rights. Over the ten days in Documenta these and related topics will be explored in depth through a series of screenings, presentations and public and private discussions with specially invited guests. Taken together this project provides a survey of those who use electronic media to resist the abuse of state or corporate power and the ravages of un-restrained global capital. These tactical media are characterized by mobility and a willingness to cross boarders, connecting and re-wiring a variety of disciplines and technologies. Their defining aesthetic is 'quick and dirty' and is often based on the cheap 'do it yourself' media, made available through the revolution in consumer electronics and new forms of distribution.

Please let us know if and how you want to participate in this tactical media slot of Workspace.

Roos van Duuren roos@waag.org) coordinator Society for Old and New Media, De Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam, vox: +31-20-5579806, fax: +31-20-5579880, URL: http://www.waag.org/pcc

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