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15-17 aug 2014, A'dam: interference / Re: <unlike-us> CfP: Interference


"FYI" (I'll go there.)



On Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 02:30:00PM +0200, groente wrote:
> ========= Call for Papers =========
> Interference, n:
>     1. preventing (a process or activity) from continuing or being carried
>     out properly.
>     2. the combination of two or more electromagnetic waveforms to form a
>     resultant wave in which the displacement is either reinforced or
>     cancelled.
> Interference is a gathering of people, perspectives, theories, and actions
> that share a critical approach to society and technology. It will take place
> at the Binnenpret in Amsterdam, NL from 15th to the 17th of August 2014. It
> will be a space where we can meet, debate, share, learn, and find our
> affinities and oppositions. The event comes as a response to the lack of a
> common ground for confrontation and discussion over themes like hacking,
> technology, art and politics that could break out of the existing containers
> and roles for such concepts and practices.
> Interference is not a hacker conference. From a threat to the so-called
> national security, hacking has become an instrument for reinforcing the
> status quo. Fed up with yet another recuperation, the aim is to
> re/contextualize hacking as a conflictual praxis and release it from its
> technofetishist boundaries. Bypassing the cultural filters, Interference
> wants to take the technical expertise of the hacking scene out of its
> isolation to place it within the broader perspective of the societal
> structures it shapes and is part of.
> Interference tries not to define itself. Interference challenges hacker's
> identity, the internal dynamics of hackerculture and its ethical values. It
> undermines given identities and rejects given definitions. Interference is a
> hacking event from an anarchist perspective: it doesn't seek for uniformity
> on the level of skills or interests, but rather focuses on a shared basis of
> intuitive resistance and critical attitude towards the techno-social
> apparatus.
> Interference is three days of exploring modes of combining theory and
> practice, breaking and (re)inventing systems and networks, and playing with
> the art and politics of everyday life. Topics may or may not include
> philosophy of technology, spectacle, communication guerrilla, temporary
> autonomous zones, cybernetics, bureaucratic exploits, the illusions of
> liberating technologies, speculative software, the creative capitalism joke,
> the maker society and its enemies, hidden- & self- censorship, and the
> refusal of the binarity of gender, life, and logic.
> Interference welcomes discordians, intervention artists, artificial
> lifeforms, digital alchemists, oppressed droids, luddite hackers and critical
> engineers to diverge from the existent, dance with fire-spitting robots, hack
> the urban environment, break locks, perform ternary voodoo, decentralise and
> disconnect networks, explore the potential of noise, build botnets, and party
> all night.
> The event is intended to be as self-organised as possible which means you are
> invited to contribute on your own initiative with your skills and interests.
> Bring your talk, workshop, debate, performance, opinion, installation,
> project, critique, the things you're interested in, the things you want to
> discuss. Especially those not listed above.
> Please let us know how you would like to interefere by sending a (brief)
> abstract of your proposal before June 15 to interference [at] puscii.nl.
> Updates and more information can be found on http://interference.io
> ===================================

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