• Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid: The Imaginary App

    Buchpräsentation in der Buchhandlung Walther König

    Ort: Buchhandlung Walther König im MuseumsQuartier
    Eintritt frei

    Mobile apps promise to deliver (h)appiness to our devices at the touch of a finger or two. Apps offer gratifyingly immediate access to connection and entertainment. The array of apps downloadable from the app store may come from the cloud, but they attach themselves firmly to our individual movement from location to location on earth. In The Imaginary App, writers, theorists, and artists--including Stephen Wolfram (in conversation with Paul Miller) and Lev Manovich--explore the cultural and technological shifts that have accompanied the emergence of the mobile app. These contributors and interviewees see apps variously as “a machine of transcendence,” “a hulking wound in our nervous system,” or “a promise of new possibilities.” They ask whether the app is an object or a relation, and if it could be a “metamedium” that supersedes all other artistic media. They consider the control and power exercised by software architecture; the app’s prosthetic ability to enhance certain human capacities, in reality or in imagination; the app economy, and the divergent possibilities it offers of making a living or making a fortune; and the app as medium and remediator of reality.

    Also included (and documented in color) are selected projects by artists asked to design truly imaginary apps, “icons of the impossible.” These include a female sexual arousal graph using Doppler images; “The Ultimate App,” which accepts a payment and then closes, without providing information or functionality; and “iLuck,” which uses GPS technology and four-leaf-clover icons to mark places where luck might be found.

    Contributors
    Christian Ulrik Andersen, Thierry Bardini, Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Benjamin H. Bratton, Drew S. Burk, Patricia Ticineto Clough, Robbie Cormier, Dock Currie, Dal Yong Jin, Nick Dyer-Witheford, Ryan and Hays Holladay, Atle Mikkola Kjøsen, Eric Kluitenberg, Lev Manovich, Vincent Manzerolle, Svitlana Matviyenko, Dan Mellamphy, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid, Steven Millward, Anna Munster, Søren Bro Pold, Chris Richards, Scott Snibbe, Nick Srnicek, Stephen Wolfram

    Do 04.12., 19h
    Q21
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  • SUBOTRON arcademy: Games in the City /departure talk

    Veranstaltungreihe zur Theorie von digitalen Spielen

    Fr 27.05.2016, 19h
    Q21
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  • (c) quartier21
    q/uintessenz: q/talk: Nummer 5 lebt oder wie die Maschinen lernten intelligent zu werden

    Jeden letzten Dienstag im Monat veranstaltet q/uintessenz einen Talk zu Themen rund um Gesellschaft, Bürgerrechte und Privatsphäre im Zeitalter des Internet.

    Di 31.05.2016, 20h
    Q21
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  • Fluchtwege

    Textinstallation in der Literaturpassage

    01.02. bis 31.05.2016, laufend täglich 00–24h
    Q21
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  • Echte Wiener

    Die „Reihe mit Vorsatz“ in der LITERATURpassage

    01.02. bis 30.06.2016, täglich 00-24h
    Q21
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