The silent masses

The silent masses
18 January 2014

 

The silent masses are the opposite of an active internet community – but at the same time, they are its widest audience. When does the anonymous user click his ‘like’ button? How democratic is WikiLeaks? How do you hack into cultural organisations? What’s next after Facebook? Can I make myself into a YouTube star? Do Bitcoins make the world a better place? And are social networks artistic interventions? Nothing is possible without communities these days. But participation can sometimes be a nightmare.

18 January 2014
The silent masses
Programme

18:00
–19:00

Objection! Friendship between avant-gardists and nerds

Talk (in English), Side stage, with Angela Richter (theater director), Joseph Farrell (ambassador of WikiLeaks), Allegra Searle-LeBel (freedom activist), Anjana Shrivastava (moderation)

18:00
–18:30

Do you click me? E-campaigns in the area of culture

Lecture, Gallery, with Paula Hannemann (change.org) and Rabea Edel (Moderation)

18:30
–19:00

Beyond Facebook – A Brief Tour of New Online Communities

Lecture (in English), Gallery, with John Ngo (Developer) and Rabea Edel (Moderation)

19:00
–19:30

YouTube hit – and then what?

Talk and short public gig, Side stage, with Koenigleopold

19:00
–22:00

Social media consultation

Consultation, Upper foyer, with Leander Wattig

19:00
–20:30

LiquidFeedback

Workshop, Upper foyer, with Axel Kistner, Andreas Nitsche

19:00
–19:30

Skype talk with the Afghanistan graffiti artist Shamsia Hassani

Skype talk, Gallery, with Shamsia Hassani and Rabea Edel (Moderation)

19:30
–20:30

The power of authenticity: social media as an artistic intervention

Lecture (in German), Side stage, with Geert Lovink (internet theorist)

19:30
–20:00

The nightmare of participation – skype lecture and talk

Skype lecture and talk, Gallery, with Markus Miessen and Rabea Edel (Moderation)

20:00
–21:00

„Bitcoin – The Documentary“ – screening and skype talk

Screening and skype talk, Gallery, with Johannes Rösler und Rabea Edel (Moderation)

20:30
–21:30

Ebooks, apps and messages on cardboard: how systems get hacked

Talk (in English), Side stage, with Rachel Coldicutt (Culture Hack, Agency Caper), Volker Oppmann (LOG.OS), Ward Al-Assi ("Kartoneh from Deir Eezoar")

21:00
–22:00

Politaoke – talking politics in karaoke form

Open mike, Bornemann bar, with Diana Arce

21:30
–22:00

The Myth of Clans – An introduction into the world of gaming communities

Lecture , Upper foyer, with Martin Geisler and gamers

22:00
–23:00

Concert Koenigleopold

Concert, Side stage, with Koenigleopold


Photo Shop – silk screen station

Interactive installation, Upper foyer, with Lukas Julius Keijser


CLAN-Party

Gamestation, Upper Foyer, with Martin Geisler


Hashtag: #nk1314

Netzpublikumsdebatte, Side stage, with Maike Hank