AMT Rendey-vous #23 [ReFrag]

AMT Rendey-vous #23 [ReFrag]

What: AMT RDV #23
What: ReFrag Media Archaeology
When: Wednesday 20th of April, 7 to 10PM
Where: El Tonel, 5 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris


Windows 93
Tomorrow is the Future ! Windows 93 is a fictional tech company driven by CEO Jankenpopp and CTO Zombectro which officially won the internet on October 24, 2014 at 20:00 PM (CEST).

Equally influenced by, Memetic, Post-internet, Media archaeology, Glitch-art, Demoscene, Underground music scene, Open-source culture or Cryptography, the duo works together in a wide range of media including code, music, video, performance, tech exploits, modified videogames, easter eggs, viruses and the Internet via their own online platform which can be described as a love letter to everything mad and creative about computer culture.

They have presented their works at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Gaité lyrique, Paris; AMAZE, Berlin; GLI.TC/H festival, Amsterdam; Fondation Vasarely, Aix-en-Provence; Kunst Forum, Hambourg; Eniarof, France; Gamerz Festival, Aix-en-Provence; Villa Méditerranée, Marseille; Art­-o-­rama, Marseille; reFrag: glitch, Paris; La Casa da Musica, Porto; Databit Festival, Arles.

Spatial analysis as a tool for socio-political purposes
Through a series of 15 hypotheses, this Critical Atlas of Internet aims to develop 15 conceptual spatialization exercises. The purpose of the atlas is to use spatial analysis as a key to understanding social, political and economic issues on Internet. The atlas seek to discern the shape of the Internet in order to understand the concrete issues and stakes involved. A theoretical and visual research led and developed by Louise Drulhe within the context of her graduation project at EnsAD Paris.

This work offers a broad view on media piracy as well as a variety of comparative perspectives on recent issues and historical facts regarding piracy. It contains a compilation of texts on grass­roots situations whose stories describe strategies developed to share, distribute and experience cultural content outside of the confines of local economies, politics or laws. These stories recount the experiences of individuals from India, Cuba, Brazil, Mexico, Mali and China. The book is structured in four parts and begins with a collection of stories on piracy dating back to the invention of the printing press and expanding to broader issues (historical and modern anti­piracy technologies, geographically­ specific issues, as well as the rules of the Warez scene, its charters, structure and visual culture…).

MAUREEN MUSE / Nostalgia vs. Retroactivity
Parsons Paris Junior BFA Art, Media & Technology Student.

To better understand engagements with camera devices, this research has negotiated photography as a media under the scope of the research field of Media Archaeology’s collective theories. Specific inquiries in this research have been better developed through key responses to retroactivity, obsolescence, artistic practices and hardware developments.

WONJIK YANG / The Year of Dead Media
Parsons Paris: MFA Design+Technology Student