|Marleen Stikker on Fri, 4 Jul 1997 22:50:38 +0200 (MET DST)|
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|nettime-nl: WORKSPACE DOCUMENTA: WE WANT BANDWIDTH ! (eng)|
THE SOCIETY FOR OLD AND NEW MEDIA @ HYBRID WORKSPACE DOCUMENTA X - KASSEL - GERMANY FROM 8 TO 17 JULY 1997 WE WANT BANDWIDTH ! WWW.DOCUMENTA.DE/WORKSPACE & WWW.WAAG.ORG/BANDWIDTH The Society for Old and New Media is invited to the Documenta X to host the programme WE WANT BANDWIDTH in the context of the Hybrid Workspace . Hybrid WorkSpace will transform the Orangerie in Kassel into an open media studio to collect, select, connect, record, and distribute information and content. Hybrid Workspace can best be described as a temporary laboratory that produces its own type of content. It also condenses the viewpoints and positions brought to Kassel by the '100 days - 100 guests' program into streams of subjective approaches, represented in digital data. Distribution beyond the Orangerie will be realised via selected zones on the Internet as well as through print media and radio broadcasting. THE PUSH FOR MORE BANDWIDTH In the networked society the kind of bandwidth of your connection will determine whether you're in the game or out. It's not just about being flushed by the data-pipes, it's about setting your own trash against the data-stream. It's about the vision of wired citizens as passive consumers of virtual corporate waste, versus the active prosumer, the critical consumer and producer of digitised content. There are still a lot of questions to be resolved. First of all, who will own the backbones of the digital freeways of the mind, and will we have enough space to cast our own content on its tracks? What effect will the virtual monopolies have on the equal share in the data drive for everyone who cares enough to bother about it. On the other hand we might be just a reactionary phantom from a technologically outdated past, and soon we might be flooded by bit bearing media. So what are we going to do with unlimited bandwidth? Is the fetish phantasy of full feed, full speed communication just another screen on which to project the utopia of an universal understanding between people? If everybody is a broadcaster, who will shut up and listen? DAILY PROGRAMME Connectivity Traces <> Visual Bandwidth The Image of global bandwidth visualised for you in the Hybrid Workspace in Kassel. A global perspective on the real dimensions of virtual space. DX Ping Project Bandwidth measurement in the Hybrid Workspace: Bandwidth = the power to speak = the ability to assert yourself = the power of access = the capital of the information economy. We measure who owns the capital of the future. PUSH Back "May we have your bandwidth please?" will be a public research on the bandwidth of individuals. Please check the website - www/waag.org/bandwidth - to fill in the form. Reports on Bandwidth Daily reports will be broadcasted from and displayed in the Hybrid Workspace about the progress of the public demand for bandwidth during Documenta X, the visiting guests, the global discussions and the local actions. Discussions on Bandwidth The workspace will host regular discussions on global and local Bandwidth, starting @ 15.00 hrs. Planned are: - Interview with Tom Keenan (Media and the war in Bosnia ) - Interview with Saskia Sassen - Discussion on Local Bandwidth in Kassel, organised in co-operation with Herbert Meyer. With each passing day the Workspace will accelerate the demand for bandwidth to escape velocity. 8 July - 2400 / 2400 bps - flinstonespeed 9 July - 9600 / 9600 bps - obsolete 10 July - 14k4 /14,4 kbps - last year's model 11 July - 28k8 / 28,8 kbps - ok for now 12 July - 33k6 / 33,6 kbps - too fast for most of us 13 July - 56k / 56 kbps - only with a special modem 14 July - 128k / 128 kbps - not for everybody 15 July - T1 / 1,544 Mbps - some have it to their kitchen, some don't 16 July - T2 / 6,132 Mbps - why not ? 17 July - T3 / 44,736 Mbps - speed party ! HOW TO CONTACT US DE WAAG / SOCIETY FOR OLD AND NEW MEDIA @ DOCUMENTA X, ORANGERIE WORK SPACE Marleen(@waag.org) Stikker / Mieke(@vpro.nl) Gerritzen Eric(@media-gn.nl) Kluitenberg / MichaŽl(email@example.com) van Eeden Geert(@xs4all.nl) Lovink / Yariv Alterfin(@xs4all.nl) Jan(@waag.org) van den Berg URL: www.documenta.de/workspace & www.waag.org/bandwidth EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org LOCATION: Orangerie, An der Karlsaue 20c, 34117 Kassel, Germany PHONE: +49 - 561 - 108890 FAX: + 49 - 561 - 108891 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Society for Old and New Media / Maatschappij voor Oude en Nieuwe Media tel: +31-20-557.9898 / fax: +31-20-557.9880 / www.waag.org Name.Space: waag.free.zone -- * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet toegestaan zonder * toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een gesloten en gemodereerde mailinglist * over net-kritiek. Meer info: email@example.com met 'info nettime-nl' in de * tekst v/d email. Archief: http://www.factory.org/nettime-nl. Contact: * firstname.lastname@example.org. Int. editie: http://www.desk.nl/~nettime.