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A weekend of co-creation, intensive talks and exchange of ideas on digital culture and ethics.

ART+HACK+DATA is a social artistry event taking place in Miami Florida in 2018. New media creators and tech-enthusiasts will come together to discuss issues on the digital environment and work with participants to find their own means of creative expression.

Our goal is to solidify the scene of creative makers and together, set the values and new standards to prevent oppression, censorship, or surveillance for future generations.

After a Media Art Weekend, an exhibition of the work created will be left on view. Stay tuned for more details on specific dates and venues.

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GUERILLA HOTSPOT

Miami hosts one of the largest Internet exchange points in the world – Terremark Worldwide, Inc. a subsidiary of Verizon Communications. Terremark Worldwide serves as a data crossroad for 90% of online traffic between South America, North America and Europe.

Without careful design and oversight, big data and technology can reinforce the existence of inequalities and harm communities. To understand the impact and reach of these silent agents in our everyday communication, we need to identify the biases that inform their function and ensure that they are both fair and effective.

In this context, we set up guerrilla hotspots around Miami to collect user data for 3 months– an ongoing action performed by ISPs and other parties. The information will be given to workshop participants for exploration and creation.

With this action we aim to raise awareness on the harmful use of metadata and data retention laws.

WHERE: DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN MIAMI DADE

WHEN: FROM MAY TO AUGUST 2017

talks

PROGRAM

FRIDAY / 8 SEPT.

SATURDAY / 9 SEPT.

SUNDAY / 10 SEPT.

10:00am – 1:00pm / Auditorium – Pérez Art Museum Miami (TBC)

MORNING SESSION

10:00am

Inaugural Remarks

10:10am

Other Remarks​

10:15am

“Media Under Dystopia”​

10:30am

KEYNOTE

Keynote Speech “Surveillance Economy; The Materiality of Internet”

10:50am

PANEL

“Mapping and Quantifying Information Warfare in the Age of Big Data”

Moderator: Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., Ph.D., FIU Department of Journalism + Media, Lead FIU Mobile Virtual Reality Lab, and author of Media Control: News as an Institution of Power and Social Control

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Q&A

Q&A with the panelists

2:30pm / TBC

AFTERNOON SESSION

WORKSHOP

“Cyber Forensics & Internet Protocols”

WORKSHOP

“Meta Data Analysis”

WORKSHOP

“Walking The Clouds: Into The Landscape of Digital Footprints”

WORKSHOP

“Seeing the Unseen: Taking Note of Justice in Designing Data Projects – A Practical Guide”

10:00am – 1:00pm / Auditorium – Pérez Art Museum Miami (TBC)

MORNING SESSION

10:00am

Remarks

10:15am

KEYNOTE

“Paquete Eternal” and “Invisible Museum of Slavery”

10:50am

PANEL

“Art and Technology; Future Scenarios; Current Interface Politics”

Moderator: Vuk Ćosić, Media Artist and Strategist.

 12:35pm – 1:00pm

Q&A

Q&A with the panelists

2:30pm / TBC

AFTERNOON SESSION

WORKSHOP

“Datagrams”

WORKSHOP

“Seeing the Unseen: Taking Note of Justice in Designing Data Projects – A Practical Guide II”

WORKSHOP

“Walking The Clouds: Into The Landscape of Digital Footprints”

WORKSHOP

“Eaves-MIC-dropping; Creating audiolizations of the conversations between computers”

EXPEDITION

“You Can See Guantánamo From Here”

6:00pm / De la Cruz Collection (TBC)

6:00pm

Lecture: “Innocence Lost in Transformation” by Vuk Ćosić

The information society ushered by the Internet has changed its aroma from a space of freedom to a space of surveillance and fear. The nostalgic talk is a first-person account of the nineties’ net.art scene with examples of artworks from the “community of practice” that existed in Europe at the time. The self-aggrandizing talk, on the other hand, explains the ethical survival tactics for avant-garde artists in the digital sphere. Big words.

7:00pm – 12:00am / TBC

7:00pm – 12:00am

Opening Reception for the Exhibition “Media Under Dystopia” and Party
X-Coast musician/artist/producer

This event is free of charge but seats are limited.

guests

GUESTS

Jommy Barban

Barban is a software engineer working with VR technologies for the web. He developed VRHole – a 3D editor, which integrates the browser’s 3D frame with VR devices, mobile, gamepads, and multiplayer servers into a single web page. He is currently the Development Team Leader at Fanguito.org and part of the Art Hack Data team.

Vuk Ćosić

Vuk Ćosić belongs to a small group of pioneers who had, from the beginning of the 90s, shaped what would later become globally known as net-art. During years of research of low-tech aesthetic, economy, ecology and archeology of media, he became interested in ASCII with which he created some of his greatest works presented from Tel Aviv, Israel, to Los Angeles, California.

Paloma Duong

Duong teaches Latin American Studies at MIT. Her research focuses on the intersection between culture and politics in the 20th and 21st centuries in Latin America. She is currently writing a book on postsocialist imaginaries, new media, and participatory forms of culture in contemporary Cuba.

Bilal Ghalib

By telling stories and designing systems, Ghalib catalyses makers’ community building. For the past eight years he’s worked to establish collaborative creative spaces between America and the Middle East.

Robert E. Gutsche Jr., Ph.D

Gutsche is an author, journalist, and professor at Florida International University. He is particularly interested in the ways in which news media demarcate space and characterize place as ideological tools for imposing social control.

Vladan Joler

Joler is a New Media professor also leading SHARE Lab – a research and data forensics crew exploring different aspects of technology and society.

Yucef Merhi

Merhi is an artist, coder and hacker whose projects unveil the vulnerability of governments, cultural institutions and political figures. He is known as the first artist in exhibiting a work of art that included a video game console – the Atari 2600 – in 1985.

DÉsirÉe Miloshevic

Miloshevic is an important member of the global Internet governance community. She worked as Special Adviser to the UN Under-Secretary and Chair of the Internet Governance Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group. Her passion is using technology and the Internet to empower people and build bridges among diverse communities.

María Elena Ortiz

María Elena Ortiz is a writer and curator living in Miami. Currently, she is Associate Curator at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), where she has curated several exhibitions including Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: A Universe of Fragile Mirrors, Ulla von Brandenburg: It Has a Golden Sun and an Elderly Grey Moon, among others.

Phillip Penix-Tadsen

Penix-Tadsen specializes in Latin American cultural studies, focusing on the intersections between politics, economics, new media, and visual culture in the region today. His book Cultural Code: Video Games and Latin America (MIT Press, 2016) offers a synthetic theorization of the relationship between videogames and culture.

Rodolfo Peraza

Peraza (MFA., Higher Institute of Arts, Havana, Cuba) is the founder of Fanguito Estudio, an independent artist-run space that focuses on New Media art. Since 2007, he has been using software for video games and interactive works. He is the Founder and Director of the Art Hack Data project.

Andrej Petrovski

Petrovski is a tech researcher and cyber forensics specialist at the SHARE Foundation. He has been mostly involved with data-driven investigations and visual representation of data sourced from social networks and invisible network infrastructures.

Ingrid Burrington

Ingrid Burrington is an artist and writer who specializes on the Internet, politics, and art. She’s the author of Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure. She has also been published in The Atlantic, The Nation, ProPublica, San Francisco Art Quarterly, and Dissent among others.

Rachel Price

Price works on Latin American, circum-Atlantic and Cuban literature and culture; media; poetics; empire; and ecocriticism. Her essays have discussed a range of topics, including digital media, slavery, poetics, and visual art.

Olivia Solis

Solis works as a creative designer at Share Foundation and SHARE Labs. She developed a graphic designer career around the creative industries. In the past, she was oriented towards the fields of data visualization and open data. She is part of the Art Hack Data team.

X-Coast

Somewhere in the deep blue Caribbean Sea, between your imagination and what’s real, lies an island – X-Coast.

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