[NetBehaviour] Give Me My Data! project presentation and mini-seminar

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Wed Jul 11 12:15:40 CEST 2012

Give Me My Data! project presentation and mini-seminar

live project launch, workshop outcomes and talks on [social]media hacking
27 July @ WORM, Rotterdam

Tonight we launch the new version of "Give Me My Data!", a project that 
together with Artists In Residence Tim C. Schwartz and Owen Mundy was 
revised and revived in WORM's moddr_lab.

Give Me My Data offers functionality to its users with which they can 
retrieve and backup data and files from several key social networks; 
partly designed as a backup tool moreover targeted at networks that 
completely lack these functions.

Besides launching the project and am in-depth presentation by the 
artists, Walter Langelaar of WORM will give an introduction and overview 
of similar (art)works and earlier projects that came out of WORMs 
studios like the "Web2.0 Suicide Machine".

Further more we'll have presentations of current and ongoing projects 
from the lab, like Birgit Bachler's 'online social gardening' platform 
"Talk To The Plant", the Force of Freedom (Roel Roscam Abbing and Micha 
Prinsen) present "partsba.se", and Geert Lovink talks about the "Unlike 
Us" initiative. The last addition to tonights programme is a 
presentation by Greenhost.nl on their very excellent RePress project; a 
WordPress plugin that automagically converts your site to a proxy-server 
countering censorship on the internet!

projects & speakers:

Unlike Us / Geert Lovink

The aim of Unlike Us is to establish a research network of artists, 
designers, scholars, activists and programmers who work on ‘alternatives 
in social media’. Through workshops, conferences, online dialogues and 
publications, Unlike Us intends to both analyze the economic and 
cultural aspects of dominant social media platforms and to propagate the 
further development and proliferation of alternative, decentralized 
social media software.

Tim C. Schwartz

Tim Schwartz grew up in St. Louis, MO. He received a BA in Physics from 
Wesleyan University and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of 
California, San Diego. In January 2010, he developed a technology to 
help reunited missing people affected by the earthquake in Haiti and now 
co-runs an organization dealing with family reunification. Last year 
Schwartz spent four months traveling the country in a mobile research 
laboratory investigating what is lost as archives become digital.

Birgit Bachler

Birgit is an Austrian artist living and working in Rotterdam/NL.
She graduated as BA in Information Design / Media & Interactiondesign at 
the Universityof Applied Sciences in Graz/AT and is a recent graduate of 
the MA Networked Media at Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam. She has a 
background in interactive, audiovisual media and programming.
Her interests focus on the influence of new media on our everyday lives 
and the similarities and differences between human and computational 

RePress / Greenhost.nl

"This plugin was made in response to the ongoing limitation of the Open 
Web. In the dawn of 2012 we found ourselves confronted with a 
court-ruling blocking the Piratebay.org in the Netherlands. On the other 
side of the ocean new laws are being discussed to curtail web-freedom 
even further."

We zijn pioneer in groene hosting. We ontwikkelden een innovatief 
energiebesparend hostingplatform waardoor we 70% minder energie 
gebruiken dan andere hosters. Onze servers staat bij Evoswitch, het 
meest duurzame datacenter van Nederland.

Owen Mundy

Owen Mundy is an artist, designer, and programmer who investigates 
public space and its relationship to data. His artwork highlights 
inconspicuous trends and offers tools to make hackers out of everyday 
users. He has an MFA in Visual Art from the University of California, 
San Diego and is an Assistant Professor of Art at Florida State University.

partsba.se / Force Of Freedom

At partsba.se you can upload, share and download digital designs for 
real physical products. Partsba.se allows you to share designs of any 
nature, whether these designs are copyrighted or dangerous. Unlike other 
websites partsba.se does not claim any rights of your designs once you 
upload them.In the near future partsba.se will run on a fully secure and 
anonymous server.

We believe that users should be free to reverse engineer any everyday 
objects that surround them. Either to improve these objects, customize 
them, repair them or just to understand them.

The Force Of Freedom is a Rotterdam based collective founded by Micha 
Prinsen and Roel Roscam Abbing in 2009. Researching ways in which we can 
relate to things that happen on-line.


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