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|[Nettime-nl] 3 December: presentations by Matthew Fuller, Jon Bird and Andy Webster at CRYSTALPUNK|
A Crystalpunk Workshop for Soft Architecture event 3 December: presentations by Matthew Fuller, Jon Bird, Andy Webster 15.00-18.00 Free entrance Oudenoord 275 (use the entrance at the back) Utrecht www.impakt.nl/softarchitecture Calculation Space by Matthew Fuller Software has an acknowledged impact on cities and space. Some parts of towns look like they just dropped out of a CAD program. Other spaces, like airports and border crossings treat people as good or bad data to be sorted. 'Modern' societies depend on the ability to abstract and quantify particular parts of life, to turn them into numbers, things that can be known by numbers, and then feed that knowledge back into living and non-living matter. As mathematics and matter become more closely interwoven, can we distinguish a politics or culture of calculation? Hip Hop, childrens' games and speculative software offer some interesting clues. More Paskian Strategies by Jon Bird and Andy Webster The Crystalpunk Workshop earlier picked up on the work of cyberneticist Gordon Pask and his unique theories about communication. Today Jon Bird and Andy Webster will present their Pask inspired work. In the 1950-1960ties Pask build crystal computers, electro-chemical contraptions that evolved sensors tailor made to input from the environment. In 2002 Jon Bird was partly responsible for the electronic circuit that evolved into a radio picking up signal from a nearby computer and transmitting it. To the surprise of its creators. Andy Webster is an artist who was worked with Jon Bird on a project in which they recreated an electro-chemical computer. http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn2732 http://www.andywebster.info/ The Crystalpunk workshop is produced by Impakt. http://www.impakt.nl --------------------- Crystalpunk Workshop for Soft Architecture "What the Elephant Man is to the Athletic Body, the Crystalpunk Room will be to the Smart House" http://socialfiction.org/crystalpunk ---------------------- __________________________________ Yahoo! Mail - PC Magazine Editors' Choice 2005 http://mail.yahoo.com ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (firstname.lastname@example.org).