Erich Berger (at/fi) - Interface and Society
Bruce Sterling (us/cs) - Spime: a map of ideas
Susanne Jaschko (de) - On the virtuality of public space
Laura Beloff (fi) - Not imagined, it is real
Per Platou (no) - Failure is success (is failure)
Truls Lie (no) - On Guattaris concept of the "machin" as the mental and social
apparatus that directs our everyday praxis
Adam Greenfield (us) - Everyware: Some thoughts on the social and ethical
implications of ubiquitous computing.
Artificial Paradise (uk) - Instruction Sets
Marius Watz (no/de) - It`s all about the software, baby
Sabine Seymour (at/us) - The Epidermis as Interface, Dynamic Textile Surfaces
PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITION OPENING
FRIDAY 10TH OF NOVEMBER AT 20H
Art by Accident (Kalle Grude, Jan L°chst°er) (no)
Franz Alken and Karl Rueskaefer (de/uk)
Artificial Paradise (uk)
Norene Leddy (with technical lead Andrew Milmoe) (us)
Agnes Meyer-Brandis (de)
Daniel Skoglund (se)
Leonardo Solaas (ar)
Marius Watz (no/de)
See detailed information on the performances and exhibition at http://
INTERFACE AND SOCIETY
In our everyday life we constantly have to cope more or less successfully with
interfaces. We use the mobile phone, the mp3 player, and our laptop, in order
to gain access to the digital part of our life. In recent years this situation
has lead to the creation of new interdisciplinary subjects like Interaction
Design or Physical Computing.
Currently we live between two worlds, our physical environment and the digital
space. Technology and its digital space are our second nature and the
interfaces are our points of access to this techno sphere.
This division will dissolve into a seamless distribution of information
technology into most aspects of our life, advertised as ubiquitous computing.
Immaterial information and physical objects will fuse into an Internet of
Things. Our world will transform into an interface as a whole.
Since artists started working with technology they have been developing
interfaces and modes of interaction. The interface itself became an artistic
thematic in its technical, social and political dimensions.
INTERFACE and SOCIETY investigates artistic strategies and practices which deal
with and build upon the transformation of our everyday life through information
technology and electronic interfaces.
With the rapid technological development a thoroughly critique of the interface
towards society is necessary. The contribution of the artist thereby is
relevant. S/he takes the freedom to deal with technologies beyond form,
function and usability. The utilisation of an eclectic range of strategies and
practices guaranties a diversity of results.
Interface and Society is produced by Atelier Nord in collaboration with Henie
Onstad Kunstsenter and Le Monde Diplomatique (Nordic Edition). Supported by
Arts Council Norway and Freedom of Expression Foundation, Oslo. Trolleys
provided by ISS Lufthavnservice AS