Exhibition at RIAT.Q21 (ARTISTIC BOKEH)
Venue: RIAT.Q21 (ARTISTIC BOKEH)
RIAT Research Institute for Arts & Technology introduces its Cryptoeconomics: Infrastructures & Artefacts program at its space at Q21 in the MuseumsQuartier.
In the 1970s, three different developments (the ciphers DES and RSA, as well as the Diffie-Hellman key exchange) came about, allowing individuals with modest computing resources to encrypt communication.
“These developments came on the eve of the microcomputing revolution, and computers were gradually coming to be seen as tools of empowerment and autonomy rather than instruments of the state. These were the seeds of the crypto dream.” (Narayanan, 2013).
Our contemporary “cryptosphere” is dominated by novel socio-political experiments based on previously unavailable technological parameters which are embedded in distributed ledger technologies, smart contracts”and algocratic governance.
The blockchain (through Bitcoin) is unarguably the key invention of the 21st century. The accelerating forces of decentralization change not only how we think about electronic cash, but also changed our perception of organizations, trust and non-human agency through the introduction of immutable and unstoppable code on the blockchain.
Cryptoeconomics: Infrastructures & Artefacts engages with this prevailing crypto-economic condition of the 21st Century and offers an overview of its ongoing impact in Austria.
Cryptoeconomics: Infrastructures & Artefacts is an ongoing program by RIAT that launched in August 2017 at the BLOCKCHAIN evening hosted by Club Alpbach Oberösterreich in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.
The program will be featured in various iterations over the next year, including Ars Electronica, Ethereum DEVCON and the The Future of Demonstration.
RIAT is an institute for research, development, communication and education in the fields of cryptoeconomics, the blockchain , experimental artistic technology and open hardware. It explores and actively stress-tests the role of research and development in the age of zero-trust, through novel forms of presentation, discussion and publication. Examining the global cryptoeconomic condition and its effects on culture and society, we foster an open and interdisciplinary discourse to improve crypto-literacy for the society of tomorrow.
www.riat.ac.atSep 01 to Oct 01, daily 10-22:00
Salon of Cultures – Silent Dialogue
Exhibition at EDUCULT
Opening: Thu Apr 27, 18:00
No English description available.
http://educult.atApr 28 to Oct 20, Mon-Fri 10-17:00
Curated Media for #Q21vienna
Opening: Thu, May 11, 18:00
Venue: Electric Avenue, Q21
A cultural institution thrives on lively exchange. As a result, visitors and employees share social media content every day. A cooperation with Downtown Vienna presents a selection of these impressions on screen, making them easily accessible. Q21 creates a new, distinctive image consisting of many individual perspectives. The project invites people to participate in the creative process in an uncomplicated way.
Tag your content with #q21vienna!
Image: Say Say Say, Inc.ongoing, daily 10-22:00
Lisa Schultz designs a text by Richard Obermayr
Exhibition in the Typopassage
Text: extract from Das Fenster, published by Jung und Jung in 2010.
Richard Obermayr, born 1970, lives as freelance author in Vienna and Upper Austria.
Lisa Schultz is typeface designer, typographer and graphic designer.
Jun 01 to Sep 30, ongoing, daily 00-24:00
OBOM (CAN): Busy Nights
Exhibition and zine in the KABINETT comic passage
Opening: Tue, Jul 11, 18:30
Venue: KABINETT comic passage, between MQ courtyards 2 and 3
OBOM (Diane Obomsawin) has parallel careers as a renowned graphic novelist and animator. In both film and print, she creates characters that inhabit a funny offbeat world, a gently absurd universe filled with tenderness. She has published books with the Canadian publishing houses L'Oie de Cravan and Drawn & Quarterly. Her most recent animated short film "I Like Girls", won the Grand Prize at the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival in 2016 and was shown at Tricky Women Festival in 2017.
On invitation of KABINETT, Obom is Artist-in-Residence in MQ in July 2017. Her exhibition and booklet "Busy Nights" - three stories based on Obom's dream diary, will be shown in KABINETT as of 11 July 2017. Obom will held a lecture on her unique work as illustrator, graphic novelist and filmmaker on July 20, 2017.
www.kabinett.atJul 12 to Oct 04, daily 00-24:00