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Walter Langelaar on Tue, 10 Jul 2012 17:43:53 +0200 (CEST)

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[Nettime-nl] Give Me My Data! project presentation and mini-seminar

hoi all,

bij deze wat info mbt aankomende events bij WORM, tickets & reserveringen voor onderstaande via http://www.worm.org/home/view/event/1870

en check ook de gerelateerde events http://www.worm.org/home/view/event/1869 en http://www.worm.org/home/view/event/1868


vr 27/
jul 2012
Give Me My Data! project presentation and mini-seminar
live project launch, workshop outcomes and talks on [social]media hacking

Open: 20:30u
Start: 21:00u
Einde: 23:45u

(english below)

Vanavond lanceren we de nieuwe versie van "Give Me My Data!", een project dat samen met Artists In Residence Tim C. Schwartz en Owen Mundy in WORM's moddr_lab in een nieuwe, grotere jas is gestoken.

Give Me My Data geeft gebruikers de mogelijkheid om van diverse sociale netwerken je data en bestanden terug te halen; deels bedoeld als backup-funstionaliteit maar vooral gericht op de netwerken waarin deze functies helemaal niet aanwezig zijn.

Naast de lancering en een uitgebreide presentatie van de kunstenaars, geeft Walter Langelaar van WORM een introductie en overzicht van soortgelijke (kunst)werken en WORM's eerdere projecten in dit veld zoals de "Web2.0 Suicide Machine".

Vervolgens zijn er presentaties van lopende projecten uit het lab waaronder Birgit Bachler's 'online social gardening' platform "Talk To The Plant", the Force of Freedom (Roel Roscam Abbing en Micha Prinsen) presenteren "partsba.se", en Geert Lovink vertelt over het "Unlike Us" initiatief. De laatste (awesome!) toevoeging aan het programma is een presentatie van Greenhost.nl over hun 'RePress project; een WordPress plugin die je website omtovert in een proxy-server tegen censuur op het internet!


Tonight we launch the new version of "Give Me My Data!", a project that together with Artists In Residence Tim C. Schwartz and Owen Mundy was revised and revived in WORM's moddr_lab.

Give Me My Data offers functionality to its users with which they can retrieve and backup data and files from several key social networks; partly designed as a backup tool moreover targeted at networks that completely lack these functions.

Besides launching the project and am in-depth presentation by the artists, Walter Langelaar of WORM will give an introduction and overview of similar (art)works and earlier projects that came out of WORMs studios like the "Web2.0 Suicide Machine".

Further more we'll have presentations of current and ongoing projects from the lab, like Birgit Bachler's 'online social gardening' platform "Talk To The Plant", the Force of Freedom (Roel Roscam Abbing and Micha Prinsen) present "partsba.se", and Geert Lovink talks about the "Unlike Us" initiative. The last addition to tonights programme is a presentation by Greenhost.nl on their very excellent RePress project; a WordPress plugin that automagically converts your site to a proxy-server countering censorship on the internet!

projects & speakers:

Unlike Us / Geert Lovink

The aim of Unlike Us is to establish a research network of artists, designers, scholars, activists and programmers who work on âalternatives in social mediaâ. Through workshops, conferences, online dialogues and publications, Unlike Us intends to both analyze the economic and cultural aspects of dominant social media platforms and to propagate the further development and proliferation of alternative, decentralized social media software.

Tim C. Schwartz

Tim Schwartz grew up in St. Louis, MO. He received a BA in Physics from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego. In January 2010, he developed a technology to help reunited missing people affected by the earthquake in Haiti and now co-runs an organization dealing with family reunification. Last year Schwartz spent four months traveling the country in a mobile research laboratory investigating what is lost as archives become digital.

Birgit Bachler

Birgit is an Austrian artist living and working in Rotterdam/NL.
She graduated as BA in Information Design / Media & Interactiondesign at the Universityof Applied Sciences in Graz/AT and is a recent graduate of the MA Networked Media at Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam. She has a background in interactive, audiovisual media and programming.
Her interests focus on the influence of new media on our everyday lives and the similarities and differences between human and computational behavior.

RePress / Greenhost.nl

"This plugin was made in response to the ongoing limitation of the Open Web. In the dawn of 2012 we found ourselves confronted with a court-ruling blocking the Piratebay.org in the Netherlands. On the other side of the ocean new laws are being discussed to curtail web-freedom even further."

We zijn pioneer in groene hosting. We ontwikkelden een innovatief energiebesparend hostingplatform waardoor we 70% minder energie gebruiken dan andere hosters. Onze servers staat bij Evoswitch, het meest duurzame datacenter van Nederland.

Owen Mundy

Owen Mundy is an artist, designer, and programmer who investigates public space and its relationship to data. His artwork highlights inconspicuous trends and offers tools to make hackers out of everyday users. He has an MFA in Visual Art from the University of California, San Diego and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Florida State University.

partsba.se / Force Of Freedom

At partsba.se you can upload, share and download digital designs for real physical products. Partsba.se allows you to share designs of any nature, whether these designs are copyrighted or dangerous. Unlike other websites partsba.se does not claim any rights of your designs once you upload them.In the near future partsba.se will run on a fully secure and anonymous server.

We believe that users should be free to reverse engineer any everyday objects that surround them. Either to improve these objects, customize them, repair them or just to understand them.

The Force Of Freedom is a Rotterdam based collective founded by Micha Prinsen and Roel Roscam Abbing in 2009. Researching ways in which we can relate to things that happen on-line. 


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