Collaborative Manufacturing Units Against the Black Box

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  • Rogue Troopers: Designing functional and fictional disruptions

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  • Collaborative Manufacturing Units Against the Black Box

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  • Panel: Rogue Troopers: Designing functional and fictional disruptions

    The pervasiveness of contemporary technology goes hand in hand with opacity. Users generally have little or no knowledge of how the objects and networks they depend on work, becoming black box operators. As a visual artist working with technology, I am investigating ways of reducing this ignorance. I run durational collaborative manufacturing units where technological items are broken and recycled in creative ways. The participants engage in learning, making and sharing an experimental process that disrupts the disempowered consumerist attitude towards technological items. The talk explores some of my projects, as well as recent initiatives by other artists and activists.

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