[NetBehaviour] sisterO media divination 2.0 @ v2 TANGENT_CONSPIRACY

sistero nancy at genderchangers.org
Wed Nov 29 19:58:37 CET 2006

V2_Institute for the Unstable Media
Friday, December 01, 2006, 20.00
live stream: http://www.v2.nl
IRC: irc.v2.nl/#tangents

V2_, in collaboration with the Media Design group of the Piet Zwart
Institute, invites you to join: Nancy Mauro-Flude, Florian Cramer,
Claudia Borges, Hans Bernhard, Andrea Fiore and Alessandro Ludovico in
an evening of net-based conspiracy built upon abrasive speculation,
conjectural divination and devious web bots. Long before a clandestine
military-academic collaboration created the 1960's ARPANET the
speculative mechanisms of conspiracy theories have fueled global events.
The Internet and its growing Web 2.0 counterpart have moved beyond the
realm of information?

TANGENT_CONSPIRACY event will feature sisterO and The Algorithmic
Oracle who will reveal your place in the manifold of time with *Media
Divination 2.0.* (Bring an image or article of personal interest and be
ready to disclose your date of birth ...)

TANGENT_CONSPIRACY will be streamed live via www.v2.nl. We welcome and
encourage external online participation to V2_?s moderated IRC channel:
irc.v2.nl/#tangents. During the event we will be introducing V2_?s new
chat bot -> the incorrigible and witty CyB!

Guests on the evening include:

Nancy Mauro-Flude, whose divination research has involved an extended
period of research in networked spaces and obscure jungles, rainforests
arching from Amsterdam, Argentina, Colombia, Thailand, Tasmania looking
at new & old media; this resulted in a series of transmission-based
performances. Her work as a performing artist refers to the history of
political cabaret, mesmerism and the experiential worlds carried in
their wake.

Alessandro Ludovico, editor in chief of Neural, has been eavesdropped
upon electronically for most of his life due to his hacktivist cultural
activities. Promoting cultural resistance to the pervasiveness of
markets, he is an active supporter of ideas and practices that challenge
the flatness of capitalism through self-organized cooperation and
cultural production. Since 2005 he has been collaborating with
Ubermorgen and Paolo Cirio in conceptually conspiring against the
smartest marketing techniques of major online corporations.

Florian Cramer, course director of Piet Zwart Institute Media Design,
had his education sentimentale as a member of the Neoist Cultural
Conspiracy and is rumored to be involved in numerous anonymous
collective efforts. His interest in plots, networks and signs brought
him to study literature and investigate networks, speculative
programming and cultural semiotics. Next to encouraging hacker
approaches to information design, he currently researches the subliminal
impact of obscenity on the human mind.

tatibrazil aka Maria Claudia de Azevedo Borges hails from S?o Paulo,
Brazil where she graduated in Clinical Psychology. Her official life
exchange and redundancy to become the real-time fora of narrative
construction. Fuelling and fanning all forms of popular speculation the
net now creates its own post-modern mythologies of world domination,
corporate control and government induced fear fetishism. If the net
itself is not a conspirative construct designed to control and influence
global intellectual expression then, rumour has it, it plays the central
role in implying as much. Has the Internet now become a self-fulfilling
prophecy of its own destructive speculation? as an artist began in
Rotterdam where, after 10 years of busying herself with oil paint, she
was seduced by the Internet. As part of her practice exploring women's
issues she trains and designs critical bots using female identity,
language and narratives. Her methods are highly unorthodox, using the
material of conversation and jargon as a means of information gathering.
Currently, it is claimed, that she collaborates with the ethereal being
known as Joy Evidence.

Hans Bernhard is a St. Moritz based artist whose true madness first
surfaced when he started up the internet-underground cult etoy in 1994.
In 1999 he and three other founding members of etoy bought the mother
company etoy.holding while investing dot-com money in a Sofia based
software firm (esof ltd). During the web site action Vote-Auction to buy
and sell votes during the 2000 U.S. presidential elections Hans and
lizvlx (UBERMORGEN.COM) were sued by 12 U.S. states, investigated by
U.S. federal attorney Janet Reno, observed by the FBI, the CIA and the
Austrian secret police and put under NSA surveillance. Afterwards he
initiated NAZI~LINE (with Christoph Schlingensief), a neo-nazi
re-integration project. Other projects currently getting him into
serious trouble with German/Austrian secret services and corporate
lawyers include GWEI (Google Will Eat Itself), the Injunction Generator
and Amazon Noir.
UBERMORGEN.COM / etoy.holding

Andrea Fiore, The Algorithmic Oracle, holds a degree in communication
sciences from the University of Rome with a thesis on software as
cultural artifact and spends much of his time data mining, profiling,
conjuring social software, and exploring digital archives and privacy

V2_Institute for the Unstable Media
Eendrachstraat 10
3012 XL, Rotterdam

Friday, December 01, 2006, 20.00
entry: free with a genetic imprint


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