Toxische Geschichten

Toxische Geschichten Bild, Grazer Glasfabrik, Foto by Andreas Zingerle

Hyperakkumulatoren sind Pflanzen, die auf Böden mit hohem Schwermetallgehalt wachsen können und Mineralien wie Kupfer, Nickel, Zink oder Cadmium in ihrer Biomasse speichern. Auf vulkanischer Erde, industriellen Halden oder ehemaligen Berg- und Tagbaugebieten haben sie eine evolutionäre Nische gefunden, in der sie die problematischen Stoffe nicht einfach ignorieren oder umgehen, sondern zu einem hohen Anteil in sich aufnehmen.

So you think you have nothing to hide?

so you think you have nothing to hide

The right to preserve our private domains have been under heavy attack for many years, lately with an ever-increasing exposure to ubiquitous interconnected consumer products, devices, services and their data collection. Through our obsession with online presences we are feeding the data ourselves, trusting profit-seeking companies with our most valuable asset: our private lives.

Awareness of what is technologically possible to avoid this intrusion is the essential aim of the talk. Through introduction to various tools and discussions on products and services we are using everyday, the talk offers insight into the world of online activism, fight for digital rights and digital privacy movements.

Next Cloud Residency: August - Francoise Gamma

Francoise Gamma Next Cloud Residency - August
Francoise Gamma is a digitally embodied entity using the internet to draw animated GIFS (for Netscape 3.04). His work has appeared on Kanye West's blog, in solo exhibitions & around all WWW. Francoise is member of the on-line art collective Computers Club, and his work is feautered in Foundation.app, a platform for live auctions of digital art and NFTs.