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Interface and Society: conference, performances and exhibition

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INTERFACE and SOCIETY investigates artistic practices and strategies that
deal with the transformation of our everyday life through electronic
interfaces.

CONFERENCE: 10th and 11th of November
EXHIBITION: 10th to 19th of November
PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITION OPENING: 10th of November at 20h
PLACE: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Oslo, Norway

See http://www.anart.no for detailed information.

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CONFERENCE 10TH AND 11TH OF NOVEMBER

Erich Berger (at/fi) - Interface and Society
Bruce Sterling (us/cs) - Spime: a map of ideas
Susanne Jaschko (de) - On the virtuality of public space
Laura Beloff (fi) - Not imagined, it is real
Per Platou (no) - Failure is success (is failure)
Truls Lie (no) - On Guattaris concept of the "machin" as the mental and
social apparatus that directs our everyday praxis
Adam Greenfield (us) - Everyware: Some thoughts on the social and ethical
implications of ubiquitous computing.
Artificial Paradise (uk) - Instruction Sets
Marius Watz (no/de) - It`s all about the software, baby
Sabine Seymour (at/us) - The Epidermis as Interface, Dynamic Textile
Surfaces

See schedule, ticket information and lecture abstracts at
http://www.anart.no

PERFORMANCES AND EXHIBITION OPENING
FRIDAY 10TH OF NOVEMBER AT 20H

Art by Accident (Kalle Grude, Jan L�chst�er) (no)
Franz Alken and Karl Rueskaefer (de/uk)
Artificial Paradise (uk)
Norene Leddy (with technical lead Andrew Milmoe) (us)
Agnes Meyer-Brandis (de)
Silver
Daniel Skoglund (se)
Leonardo Solaas (ar)
Marius Watz (no/de)

See detailed information on the performances and exhibition at http://
www.anart.no

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INTERFACE AND SOCIETY
In our everyday life we constantly have to cope more or less successfully
with interfaces. We use the mobile phone, the mp3 player, and our laptop, in
order to gain access to the digital part of our life. In recent years this
situation has lead to the creation of new interdisciplinary subjects like
Interaction Design or Physical Computing.

Currently we live between two worlds, our physical environment and the
digital space. Technology and its digital space are our second nature and
the interfaces are our points of access to this techno sphere.

This division will dissolve into a seamless distribution of information
technology into most aspects of our life, advertised as ubiquitous
computing. Immaterial information and physical objects will fuse into an
Internet of Things. Our world will transform into an interface as a whole.

Since artists started working with technology they have been developing
interfaces and modes of interaction. The interface itself became an artistic
thematic in its technical, social and political dimensions.

INTERFACE and SOCIETY investigates artistic strategies and practices which
deal with and build upon the transformation of our everyday life through
information technology and electronic interfaces.

With the rapid technological development a thoroughly critique of the
interface towards society is necessary. The contribution of the artist
thereby is relevant. S/he takes the freedom to deal with technologies beyond
form, function and usability. The utilisation of an eclectic range of
strategies and practices guaranties a diversity of results.

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Interface and Society is produced by Atelier Nord in collaboration with
Henie Onstad Kunstsenter and Le Monde Diplomatique (Nordic Edition).
Supported by Arts Council Norway and Freedom of Expression Foundation, Oslo.
Trolleys provided by ISS Lufthavnservice AS

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See http://www.anart.no for detailed information.

Link:
http://www.anart.no