[hackerspaces] TEDxVienna: monochrom's Johannes Grenzfurthner: On how to subvert subversion
das ende der nahrungskette
jg at monochrom.at
Wed Dec 22 17:57:03 CET 2010
thought you might be interested in this...
it tackles a couple of questions interesting for hackers/hackerspaces...
Talk presented at TEDxVienna, November 2010.
The term "context hacking" - like its older
mimetic sibling "communication guerrilla" -
refers to unconventional forms of communication
and/or intervention in more conventional
processes of communication. Context hacking is a
specific style of political action drawing from a
watchful view of the paradoxes and absurdities of
power, turning these into the starting point for
subversive interventions. It's a strategy of
playing with representations and identities, with
alienation and over-identification. But a
fundamental question remains: is it still
possible to subvert? Or are we all stuck in an
endless late-capitalist cycle of revolt and
assimilation? Johannes Grenzfurthner will present
a project by monochrom, a worldwide operating
collective from Vienna dealing with technology, art, and philosophy.
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