You are kindly invited to a series of events focused on Data, one of the central topics of BIO 26—Common Knowledge, the 26th biennial of design in Ljubljana. Some of them are highlighted below, you are welcome to browse the complete BIO 26 programme here.
On January 15, visitors can attend the lecture TransparenzCafe, a project of the Open Knowledge Lab Karlsruhe which aims to improve civic participation in the contemporary digital urban environment. TransparenzCafe consists of different workshop formats, held in a relaxed environment. A micro-TransparenzCafe will be held as an associated project at BIO 26 by Andreas Kugel, reasearcher and teacher in Computer Engineering and member of OK Lab Karlsruhe. The lecture will be held in English at the BIO 26 donwntown info point, the Ajdovščina Underpass.
On January 16, the opening of the exhibition The Data and the Sovereign, a co-production of ZKM | Centre for Art and Media, BIO 26| Common Knowledge and Goethe-Institut Ljubljana, takes place in Kresija Gallery in downtown Ljubljana. Data’s increasing ubiquity is dependent on the planetary scale of computation, and vice versa. Digitisation and the ongoing development of data storage techniques increase its presence, use, and as a direct consequence, its abuse. How shall we defend our online sovereignty in these times? The featured artworks selected by curator Livia Nolasco-Rózsás* offer various strategies and pose further related questions every Internet user faces. Participating artists are Kim Albrecht, DISNOVATION.ORG, Hasan Elahi, Geraldine Juárez, Maral Pourkazemi and Kate Crawford (in cooperation with Deep Lab). More >>
*Guided tour with the curator is scheduled for January 18 at 11am. At the same time the children’s workshop gnidoced-decoding about different forms of hidden alphabet codes will take place at Kresija Gallery.
On January 17, BIO 26 curator Thomas Geisler and assistant curator Aline Lara Rezende will take visitors on a guided tour of the BIO 26 Common Knowledge exhibition at MAO. More >>
Later in the afternoon at Ajdovščina Underpass, they will host BIO 26 TALK #3: Data. This third event in the BIO 26 Talks series aims to address several key questions surrounding data. In a time when society is producing and gathering more data than it is able to process, and is blindingly relying on algorithms to take important decisions, ranging from access to loans or universities, to healthcare, criminal justice or job market, it is high time to stop and think how data is impacting our lives now and in the future. We are just beginning to understand the power, dangers and benefits of Big Data and how its use, misuse and abuse is creating a very toxic environment for democracy and our social and economic ecosystems. On the other hand, its benefits are also incalculable, and felt in every aspect of our lives and creative production. The question remains: is data the beauty or the beast of the digital era? Guests: Livia Nolasco-Rozsas, Kim Albrecht, Sara Božanić, Vladan Joler. More >>
The power of data and the development of digitalization will be presented with a cycle of films made between 1986 and 2019. The screenings of Wie man sieht (Harun Farocki, 1986), Face_It! (Gerd Conradt, 2019), The Cleaners (Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck, 2017) and Das Netz (Lutz Dammbeck, 2004) will take place at the Goethe-Institut and at the Slovenian Cinematheque (Slovenska Kinoteka). Venues: Goethe-Institut Ljubljana, Mirje 12, Ljubljana; Slovenian Cinematheque, Miklošičeva cesta 28, Ljubljana. The cycle Film and Technology: Power of Data is a co-production of Goethe-Institut Ljubljana, BIO 26 and Slovenian Cinematheque. More >>