Queer Viralities: On Technologies and Weapons of Queerness

Abstract
I will articulate what a queer viral politics could be by examining the overlappings,
differences, and irreducibilities of the virus (biological entity) and the viral (characteristics of the virus applied to other things). I will consider the virus/viral relation along two axes: 1) the dominant axis, from virus to viral based on replication and cryptography, 2) the imperceptible axis, based on thinking the virus as a diagram for an unrecognizable never-being-the-sameness. I will explore these axises in relation to the the art collective I founded, Queer Technologies. Continue reading

Irrepresentable Collectivity?

Abstract: Anonymous is a model of collectivity that operates within the biopolitics of software and emerges at the intersection of human beings, affects and codes. It materializes the demand for “community without unity“ (Thacker) and inspires to (re)think the constitution of the social/political beyond a logic of antagonistic relation. By concentrating on Anonymous as a phenomenon that strives to escape representational logics and disciplinary borders I use it to question traditional research approaches and ask for a transversal perspective. Continue reading

Incompatible PhD workshop

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In the context of transmediale 2012, Digital Aesthetics Research Centre / Centre for Digital Urban Living (Aarhus University) offer a Ph.D. workshop in partnership with
transmediale reSource for transmedial culture and Vilém Flusser Archive.

Time/place: Nov. 16-18, 2012, Aula (1st floor), University of the Arts Berlin / Universität der Künste Berlin, Grunewaldstr. 2-5, 10823 Berlin.

The workshop addresses the theme of the transmediale festival (in/compatible) in a number of ways, primarily addressing incompatible interfaces, incompatible methods, and incompatible markets.

Prior to the workshop, selected participants will upload and comment papers openly on this blog. The outcome of the process will be published in a transmediale thematic publication and presented as part of the programme of the festival in 2012.

The actual workshop is restricted to PhD students. However an evening program at the Vilèm Flusser Archive is open to the public.