[NetBehaviour] Public Lecture: Dmytri Kleiner & Mirko Tobias Schäfer

Renee Turner geuzen at xs4all.nl
Tue Feb 15 13:52:18 CET 2011

<apologies for any cross-posting>

Announcer from the Piet Zwart Institute
Master Media Design & Communication: Networked Media
Sniff, Scrape, Crawl...
Public Lecture/Presentation: Dmytri Kleiner & Mirko Tobias Schäfer
Date: Wednesday, 16/02/2011
Time: 19:30
Location: Mauritsstraat 36, Rotterdam
or streamed at: http://pzwart3.wdka.hro.nl/pzwart_video.html

In the previous public lecture programme, Seda Guerses and Michelle  
Teran covered issues surrounding surveillance, privacy and anonymity.  
The next two talks, given by Dmytri Kleiner and Mirko Tobias Schäfer,  
will look at both centralised and decentralised models of social  
networks. Examining the language promoting, and at times cloaking  
these systems, they will explore emerging modes of governance,  
possibilities for self-determination, the monetization of personal  
data and the complexities of delineating public and private space  
within these platforms.

Mirko Tobias Schäfer is Assistant Professor of New Media & Digital  
Culture at the University of Utrecht in the Department for Media and  
Culture Studies. He obtained a magister (master) in theater, film and  
media studies from the University of Vienna in 2002, and a PhD from  
Utrecht University in 2008. From 2000 to 2002 Mirko was organizer and  
co-curator of [d]vision - Vienna Festival for Digital Culture. After  
his graduation from Vienna University, he went to Utrecht University  
(NL) as a junior teacher/researcher, and wrote his dissertation on  
participatory culture. Mirko is co-editor of the recently published  
volume, *Digital Material: Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and  
Technology*. He publishes on modified electronic consumer goods,  
software development and the socio-political debates on information  
and communication technology.
Schäfer's general site: http://www.mtschaefer.net/
His book, *Bastard Culture!*: http://www.aup.nl/do.php? 

Dmytri Kleiner is a software developer working on projects that  
investigate the political economy of the internet, and the ideal of  
workers' self-organization of production as a form of class struggle.  
Born in the USSR, Dmytri grew up in Toronto and now lives in Berlin.  
He is a founder of the Telekommunisten Collective, which provides  
internet and telephone services, as well as undertakes artistic  
projects that explore the way communications technologies have social  
relations embedded within them, such as deadSwap (2009) and Thimbl  
More on Telekommunissten: http://www.telekommunisten.net/about
About Thimbl: http://www.thimbl.net/

Bringing together artists, programmers and theorists, *Sniff, Scrape,  
Crawl...* is a series of lectures and presentations examining the  
porous borders of privacy in the digital age.  Read more: http:// 

This project has been generously supported by the Research Program  
(Lectoraat) Communication in a Digital Age.

For application deadlines and information for the PZI Networked Media  
Programme, see:
The Piet Zwart Institute is a postgraduate studies and research  
programme of the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University.  
More information on PZI educational and public activities can be  
found at: http://pzwart.wdka.nl

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