Economic Vivaria Research Institute: A speculative futures workshop

Saturday 22nd June, 15:00-18:00
in Servus Clubraum

Join the Economic Vivaria Research Institute, a team of scientists from the year 3147 studying alternative currencies!
Participants will design their own alternative currencies from a speculative future society, and join us as economic anthropologists.

Workshop registration at: teilnahme [at] servus [.] at

Decentralization and its Discontents - Talk with Sarah Friend

Friday, 21 June, 2019 - 19:30
in Servus Clubraum

There is building movement to decentralize the web (or re-decentralize the web) with technologies like secure scuttlebutt, peer-to-peer file storage, and blockchain gaining popularity. Communities that engage with these technologies often frame decentralization as a benefit in and of itself - but is it?

"Intellectualism Doesn‘t Have To Imply Depression" - Versorgerin #131

"When your stream of consciousness becomes a stream of media in your various profiles, how much of »you« did you construct with ideas that were given to you?"

The current issue of the Versorgerin is out! For the servus.at column, Onur Olgaç collected some thoughts on the last edition of Transmediale.

You can read this online here!

The Internet of Other People's Things

Linda Kronman, Andreas Zingerle (KairUs): The Internet of Other People's Things

The Internet of Things (IoT), smart city initiatives, and smart home technology are marketed to us as sleek and glamorous 3D renderings promising a convenient and sustainable technology that will save us and our planet from a future of environmental distress. Yet the buzzword bingo of smart city rhetoric, the polished advertisements for networked devices, and the glossy packaging of smart home devices are in stark contrast to the news and research which investigates the vulnerabilities of our connected lives.