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|[Nettime-nl] Reminder: Media Squares - On the new forms of social protest and their media - Friday Sept. 30, 10.30 - 17.00, De Balie, Amsterdam|
R E M I N D E R Media Squares On the new forms of protest and their media Friday September 30, 10.30 - 17.00 hrs, De Balie Amsterdam Social protest has become almost inseparably linked to a plethora of media images and messages distributed via internet, mobile phones, social media, internet video platforms and of course traditional media outlets such as newspapers, radio and television. A popular category to have emerged recently is the 'twitter-revolution'. In almost all cases (Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, London) the role of the platform turned out to be less than essential in retrospect. Protests mostly manifested on the streets and particularly the public squares ('Take the Square'). Deeply rooted blogger-networks did however play a mayor role, preparing the protests that have now been dubbed the "Arabian Spring'. And internet played a crucial role in the organisation and co-ordination of the European 'anti-austerity' protests (Spain, Greece, UK, Italy). This international seminar brings together theorists, artists, designers, activists and media specialists to develop a critical analysis of the new forms of social protest and their media dimension. The program is divided into two blocks. The first block focuses on an in-depth analysis of the evolving WikiLeaks-saga, while the second block will examine the remarkable string of protests in the Mediterranean region. These discussions will be interrupted at times by startling artistic interventions in current social and political debates. Participants in the program are: Daniel van der Velden (Metahaven), Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures, INC), Aalam Wassef (Ahmad Sherif), Omar Robert Hamilton (Mosireen / Tahrir Cinema, Cairo) Nat Muller (independent curator), David Garcia (Chelsea College), Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges / Blog Theory), X.net & Democracia Real Ya - Barcelona, Gahlia Elsrakbi (Foundland), Nadia Plesner (Darfurnica), Florian Conradi and Michelle Christensen (stateless plug-in), Oscar Pretel (15 M .nl). The seminar is part of an on-going research into Tactical Media, the fusion of art, media, politics and cultural activism, centred around the "Tactical Media Files", an on-line documentation resource of Tactical Media practices world-wide. [ www.tacticalmediafiles.net ] Doors open: 10.00 Start Program: 10.30 uur End Program: 17.00 uur Live-stream: www.debalie.nl/live Program Overview: 10.30 - Opening / Introduction: Eric Kluitenberg (Tactical Media Files / De Balie) Part I - Repositioning WikiLeaks 11.00 - 11.20 - Presentation: Daniel van der Velden (Metahaven) 11.20 - 11.30 - Responses 11.30 - 11.45 - Discussion 11.45 - 12.05 - Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures) 12.05 - 12.15 - Responses 12.15 - 12.30 - Discussion Respondents: Jodi Dean (Hobart and William Smith Colleges / Blog Theory), David Garcia (Chelsea College of Art & Design) 12.30 - 12.45 - Artist presentation: Nadia Plesner - Darfurnica 13.00 - 14.00 - Lunch break Part II - Revolution in the Mediterranean 14.00 - 14.20 - Presentation: Aalam Wassef (Ahmad Sherif) 14.20 - 14.30 - Responses 14.30 - 14.45 - Discussion 14.45 - 15.05 - Presentation: Omar Robert Hamilton (Mosireen / Tahrir Cinema) 15.05 - 15.15 - Responses 15.15 - 15.30 - Discussion Respondents: Ghalia Elsrakbi (Foundland), Nat Muller (Independent Curator), Oscar Pretel (15 M .nl) 15.30 - 15.45 - Artist Presentation: Florian Conradi and Michelle Christensen (stateless plug-in) 15.45 - 16.00 - Coffee break 16.00 - 16.20 - Skype session with X.net & Democracia Real Ya, Barcelona 16.10 - 16.10 - Responses 16.25 - 17.00 - Closing Discussion Location: De Balie Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10 Amsterdam Admission: 5 euro (no reductions) http://debalie.activetickets.com/ProgrammaDetail.aspx?id=24170 Links: Tactical Media Files: www.tacticalmediafiles.net Tahrir Cinema: www.cinerevolutionnow.com/2011/07/tahrir-cinema.html Mosireen: http://mosireen.org Take the Square: http://takethesquare.net Democracia real Ya!: www.democraciarealya.es/manifiesto-comun/manifesto-english/ stateless plug-in: http://statelessplugin.net Nadia Plesner - Darfurnica: www.nadiaplesner.com/Website/darfurnica.php ------------------ EVENING PROGRAM: Revolutionary Archives: Tactical Screenings from Tahrir Screening & talk with Omar Robert Hamilton: Friday September 30, De Balie, Amsterdam, 20.30 hrs In the midst of the Egyptian uprising Tahrir Cinema was started on July 14th by a group of film makers and artists, organising open air public screenings on Tahrir Square, of films that had something to do with 'the Revolution'. Curation of the films was largely open source. The organisers asked people on the square for their footage, or what they wanted to see up on the screen - "a screen to serve the square". Out of this frenzy of media-activity Mosireen emerged, a new independent media centre in Cairo. During the protests Mosireen supported people on Tahrir Square to edit their materials, created DVDs with raw footage and clips, and set up an archive of the Revolution. This special screening program organised in the frame of "Media Squares" program at De Balie will present a selection of videos and films from Tahrir Cinema in collaboration with Mosireen, Cairo. The screening will be hosted and narrated by Omar Robert Hamilton, one of the initiators of Tahrir Cinema, and Nat Muller, independent curator based in The Netherlands. Links: Tahrir Cinema: www.cinerevolutionnow.com/2011/07/tahrir-cinema.html Omar Robert Hamilton: www.orhamilton.com/bio.html Mosireen: http://mosireen.org Location: De Balie Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam Program starts: 20.30 hrs. Admission: 5 euro (no reductions) ______________________________________________________ * 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).