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D+TM #13 & #14 Addie Wagenknecht

what: Creative Computation for the Deep Net
When: 18th of November 2014, 9-3pm
Where: Parsons Paris, 45 rue Saint-roch, 75001, room 100


In this workshop we will employ creative methods to play with the contemporary post-Snowden information culture. We will dive into the present systems around encryption, alternative markets and systematic rules specifically working with and around things like PGP, Tor and hacking the Deep Web for creative inquiry. No prior knowledge is assumed.


Bio: Addie Wagenknecht builds objects that contemplate power, beauty and networked consciousness. In her work, complexity, dark sides and hacked systems without rules emerge, as sharp wit collapses the conceptual distance between yes and no, or ones and zeros. The recipient of a 2014 Andy Warhol Foundation grant, Wagenknecht is best known for her leadership in the open source hardware movement, and as a member of the collective F.A.T. Lab.

Her solo projects also have been featured in papers, books, and magazines, including TIME, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Art, Vanity Fair, BUST, Vice and The Economist.

Past residencies have included Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, New York; Culture Lab at Newcastle University, UK; Hyperwerk Institute for Post­Industrial Design in Switzerland, and the Frank­Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. Presently chair of the MIT Open Hardware Summit, she holds a Masters from New York University.