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"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.

Workshop: "From the democratization of cryptography to the appearance of cryptocurrencies"

Image: "Economy, Knowledge and Surveillance in the Age of the Cryptocene", by Cesar Escudero Andaluz and Martin Nadal

Workshop with Martín Nadal and César Escudero Andaluz.

Economy, Knowledge and Surveillance have been placed at the service of production, describing a new expression of power generated by the accumulation of information in the networked world. This historical context of relations between intellectual property, piracy, consumption goods and homogeneity of money is counterbalanced by cultural movements and communities defending the open society, proposing free access to information and speculating with non-monetary futures.