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|[Nettime-nl] R'dam: global / positions / systems [Piet Zwart Media Design alumni show]|
_global / positions / systems_ alumni exhibition of the Piet Zwart Institute Media Design M.A., Willem de Kooning Academy Hogeschool Rotterdam Gallery Blaak 10, Witte de Withstraat 7a, Rotterdam Wed-Sun 11.00-18.00, 23/5-22/6 Opening: Thursday 22/5, 17:00-18:00 Five media designs by five former students of the Piet Zwart Institute Media Design M.A., with common themes and positions: critical reflection of information technology in relation to culture and global politics. The title of this exhibition, a pun on GPS, describes five positions towards global - technological as much as social - systems. - Tsila Hassine (IL) & De Geuzen (NL/USA): Image Tracer a research tool that archives image searches on geopolitical search terms for the purposes of tracking their URL, appearance, disappearance and rank. - Shahee Ilyas (MV): Framing Leaders algorithmically generated golden picture frames of Heads of Governments based on their length in power, latest Press Freedom Index and Corruption Perceptions Index for the people of their country. - Walter Langelaar (NL): nOtbOt an automated video game player in the form of a joystick in a vicious force-feedback loop. - Nancy Mauro-Flude (AU): Paraphernalia mutant dolls & curiosa embedded with hacked game pads are played like instruments to divine samples and modify vocals. - Audrey Samson (CA): threads/ a sewing machine modified into an computer audio installation that interweaves audio samples of women talking about their computer use; a feminist machine that reflects how computing grew out of sewing technology. http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/mdma The MA in Media Design is a two-year full-time English-language course. It aims to develop a critical understanding and practice of the design of digital media. The programme's premise is that new information systems, including the Internet, fundamentally impact and reflect social and political processes. As such, the MA in Media Design foregrounds the relationship between the social and technical, the material and immaterial, practice and theory. ______________________________________________________ * 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 (email@example.com).