31. 05. 2017 | IMAGIT
Borders of communication in the Digital Environment
After two years of international cooperation, the IMAGIT project creations were presented also in Prague within a thematic event on Tuesday 30th May 2017. Main topic of the event was presentation of four mobile applications, that map the sphere of digital communication and its borders.
29. 05. 2017 | IMAGIT
Final Event & Evaluation Meeting in Karlsruhe
After twenty months of international cooperation, the IMAGIT project said goodbye with an interactive exhibition during May 25-28, 2017 at GPN 2017 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The exhibition shows a variety of keyboard applications and a selection of the artistic research findings, dedicated to the topics of recent developments in the use of new technical possibilities and devices, the term nonverbal communication and its qualities to overcome linguistic borders, culture-specific codes and hegemonies as well as the inconceivability to the effects of data traffic. Visitors are very welcome to the test the applications and give their feedback to the creators as well as to join the many talks and workshops at the GPN icluding the special performance McFly McFly by IMAGIT-resident Gabriel S Moses.
Within the evaluation meeting all performed activities have been wrapped up and the agenda for the reporting process was set. Additionally, the further handing and communication of the project outcomes have been concluded.
24. 05. 2017 | IMAGIT
Final meeting & presentation of the IMAGIT project at GPN in Karlsruhe
After twenty months of international cooperation, the IMAGIT project says goodbye with an interactive exhibition during May 25-28, 2017 at the GPN 2017 in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The exhibition shows a variety of keyboard applications and a selection of the artistic research findings, dedicated to the topics of recent developments in the use of new technical possibilities and devices, the term nonverbal communication and its qualities to overcome linguistic borders, culture-specific codes and hegemonies as well as the inconceivability to the effects of data traffic. Visitors are very welcome to test the applications and to give their feedback to the creators as well as to join the many talks and workshops at the GPN including the special performance McFly McFly by imagit-resident Gabriel S Moses.
09. 05. 2017 | IMAGIT
Final presentation of the IMAGIT project in Hangar / Barcelona
Open session with the current residents of the Critical Interface Politics research group on May 9th at 19’00 h. Data & Interfaces: Invisible storytelling in the age of algorithmic governance.
It is assumed that grand narratives are ineffective today in an age of “post-ideology”. But even in a world said to be run by algorithms, data and interfaces, story is key in locking people into the grid. So much has been said about control through gamification but much too little is discussed of the role of story. During this session Vladan Joler and Gabriel S Moses, former and current residents of the Critical Interface Politics research group, will address this issues and more by presenting and discussing the outcomes of the research & artistic residencies that they carried out within the European framework IMAGIT at Hangar.
25. 03. 2017 | IMAGIT
Hajnal Németh’s workshop in HUFA (March 20 - 25, 2017)
In the framework of Hajnal Németh’s workshop the students were thinking about a wide topics: questions. The workshop’s main title was a question mark standing alone, but it’s topics included wide possibilities of interpretation.
The participants met every afternoon and had different sessions from 14:00 to 18:00 (presentations, discussions), the ideas were developed day-by-day through dialogues between participants. The workshop’s final public event was held at Trafó Klub, which gave opportunity the participants to introduce their works in professional environment. The works were developed through the intensive, dialogue - based workshop. Wide - range interpretations were shown in various genres like live - and recorded performances, videos and installations.
16. 02. 2017 | IMAGIT
IMAGIT in Karlsruhe - Conference Potential Spaces
How can Art and Design be studied and researched in the 21st Century? The conference took place from February 16 - 18, 2017 at Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG). IMAGIT status meeting contained of a recap of mutual activities, catch up with the programmers on app development and drafting the strategy for the final presentation. The participants joined the conference “Potential Spaces” in order to the project stream how a possible transfer of the studies and research in art and design could look like in the future, including a lecture by Miklos Peternak of the Imagit consortium.
In Europe, the heavy-pillared academies of the past centuries still dominate when it comes to teaching and research in the fields of art and design. Yet actors of the artistic and design practice are organising themselves into collaborative groups that are networked world-wide, reaching far across the borders of national states. The light and open architectures of China and Japan have a chance to rebuild their academic landscapes anew. In South America, public temporary solutions of bricolage co-exist with private prestigious buildings of the rich elites for the purpose of art and design studies. In Africa, self-organised groups and individuals are stepping in where there is a lack of institutionalised infrastructure. Such initiatives have the potential to act as a model for finding new ways of critical research and learning in art and design.
Can the arts – applied as well as fine, experimental arts – offer a potential space (Winnicott) where new forms of relations can be developed beyond institutions and other borders? For a discussion of the boldest ideas, researchers, artists, and activists from all over the world will gather in Karlsruhe in February.
Read more: www.potentialspaces.hfg-karlsruhe.de
20. 12. 2016 | IMAGIT
Very Christmas Lounge Table Dinner
Event took place within the annual winter exhibition of HfG Karlsruhe, this year in form of a festive lounge and dinner event with presentations of ongoing student-works.
A special highlight in regards
to imagit has been occurred by a musical performance
by Walls & Birds, based on interactions between the
app-using audience and the performers themselves.
Visitors included peers and teachers from the
university, cultural agents based at ZKM Karlsruhe and
public guests. The event highly intensified a playful but
critical approach regarding digital driven media arts in
18. 12. 2016 | IMAGIT
Research residency carried out by Vladan Joeler
During his residency in Hangar in the period from November 15 - 26 and December 12 - 18, 2016, Vladan Joeler worked in collaboration with the research group Critical Interface Politics in the development of a research project on "Ethical Uses for Data Collection".
Vladan Joeler's residency focused, on one hand, on finding practical methodologies to develop forensic analysis on the different agents that have access to our data and, on the other, implementing and disseminating tactics and strategies to protect our digital identity through different devices connected to the network.
The three visuals on tracking forensics are results of the research residency.
01. 12. 2016 | IMAGIT
Open call for MEMBRANA # 2 – Residency For Artistic Interface Criticism
The programme MEMBRANA #2 – Residency For Artistic Interface Criticism aims to provide support to a visual artist interested in developing an artwork based on the concept of Interface Bias. The artist Gabriel S Moses & Adam Etzion will develop project during a eight weeks residency at Hangar (Barcelona).
Gabriel S Moses & Adam Etzion will also be invited to participate in the ongoing investigation of the IMAGIT research group which involves contribuiting to the development of the “Critical Interface Toolbox”, an online resource for critical interface design. As well as to experiment, test and give critical feedback on the IMAGIT Application.
We are looking for an artist working with the concept of “Bias” within Interfaces, willing to contribute to the research that we are carrying out through the materialisation of an artwork.
The artwork can be developed in any artistic media. We encourage artists to submit proposals that raise critical approaches to the material and immaterial architectures of mediated culture through designed interfaces.
30. 11. 2016 | IMAGIT
Workshop: Poetic Deconstruction of the Interface
We are announcing a workshop Poetic Deconstruction of the Interface lead by artist Joana Moll and interaction designer Aurelia Friedland, seeks to critically reveal, analyse and connect the complex network of agents that converge on the configuration of Interfaces.
During this one-day workshop we will reveal, deconstruct and re-articulate the material and immaterial elements that construct Interfaces in order to reflect on its role and influence within the social, political, economic, cultural and emotional spheres of the networked society. Therefore, the main goal of this workshop is to stimulate and re-appropriate subjectivity, an essential process in the generation of critical thought about the nature of technology, and in the imagination of alternative techno-paradigms which may coherently respond to our environmental and human conditions. Another focus will be set on Interfaces of communication-based applications for mobile devices and how to outbid their limits.
The workshop will be held in English. Please bring scissors, cutters and your laptop. Students of all fields are welcome.
December 7th, 2016
10:00h – 17:00h
Room 323 (Entropia)
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design
Prof. Michael Bielicky
Department of digital media / Postdigital Narratives
15. 11. 2016 | IMAGIT
Workshop Tracking Forensics
The workshop “Tracking Forensics”, teached by Joana Moll and Andrea Noni, with the participation of Vladan Joeler, it’s carried out in Hangar from 18th to 20th of November.
10. 11. 2016 | IMAGIT
Interface Politics - publication for download
You can now have a peek at the publication of this year's "Interface Politics Conference" that was in direction of our partner HANGAR and at which all of us from IMAGIT participated.
Interface Politics is a publication which includes all presentations and keynotes held during the First International Conference Interface Politics that took place in BAU and HANGAR on 27, 28 and 29 of April 2016. The conference was organized by GREDITS, HANGAR, MEDIACCIONS (Research Group in Culture and Digital Communication UOC) in collaboration with Arts Santa Mònica and IMAGIT and with partial funding from Creative Europe Program of the European Union. The Conference aimed to reflect on the role and effects of interfaces in current communicative and productive systems to produce alternative narratives against the apparent naturalness projected by the instruments.
You can download the PDF below.
19. 09. 2016 | IMAGIT
Annual Exhibition 2016: Review and Photos
Within the yearly, well frequented exhibition of student works at HfG, students and their supervisors presented the current status of the IMAGIT development-process in form of an interactive video-installation.
The content showed how a further development of the narrative in messenger-apps can offer more possibilities for communication, e. g. in form of animations and sounds. Further, how the basic structure of the communication-
14. 07. 2016 | IMAGIT
Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design: Annual Exhibition 2016
IMAGIT is participating with presenting conceptual ideas to an extension on narratives in mobile messenger applications.
13. 06. 2016 | IMAGIT
Student Exchange and Public Presentation by HUFA & HfG
Between May 24th and June 5th 2016 six students from HUFA Budapest visited HfG Karlsruhe to exchange and work on together on different aspects of the IMAGIT project.
A greater focus has been placed on the visualisation and playfulness of the IMAGIT app-concept. Among a diversity of activities, the exchange was highlighted by presenting these ideas publicly within the frame of the GPN 2016 and at a much visited closing event.
06. 06. 2016 | IMAGIT
Public Workshop with brainz at GPN 2016
The GPN (Goulash Programmers Night) is one of the biggest events for programmers among Europe.
Within the frame, on May 29th members of the IMAGIT-team presented conceptual ideas at a well frequented workshop including a livid discussion with experts about goals and challenges of realisation.
01. 05. 2016 | Pavel Sedlak
IMAGIT in Barcelona
Interim meeting and public presentation
On April 26th and 27th the first interim meeting with all the partners was held in Barcelona at Hangar to activate a sustainable workflow. All previous activities were analyzed and discussed as well as their outcomes compared. The integration of diverse experts and interested parties sharpened the discussion, especially in regards to the further steps. Therefore, a consolidation of international agents in the cultural and artistic sector was encouraged. Following the interim meeting, a presentation of Digital Symbolism and the working version of the IMAGIT application concept were introduced to the public in the framework of Interface Politics conference.
20. 04. 2016 | Pavel Sedlak
On the move… from Budapest to Barcelona
What is the consortium working on these recent weeks? While extensive conceptual and technological research has been conducted in Prague and Karlsruhe, new series of public presentation events got scheduled in Hungary and Spain.
On the last day of March, the IMAGIT project was introduced at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in a guest lecture of Stepan Klenik and Pavel Sedlak (BRAINZ, Prague). It was moderated by the head of the Intermedia Department Miklos Peternak and received an attention of the students, some of which will participate in a student-exchange program of the IMAGIT project.
During the last days of April, key concepts of IMAGIT will be presented during the international conference Interface Politics. As part of Poetic Deconstruction panel chaired by Tere Badia, researchers, designers and artists will feature Digital Symbolism as a way how to frame development of user-original interfaces, including bigger-data-based mobile applications. The working title of the presentation is “Share More, Know More!”. The participation of IMAGIT crew at the conference is co-ordinated by HANGAR - production and research centre for visual arts in Barcelona.
We invite you to read also a related Interface Manifesto.
15. 02. 2016 | Pavel Sedlak
We are presently researching theory and practice of this emerging creative field. Do you want to learn more about some of its historical background…?
14. 02. 2016 | Pavel Sedlak
How do you like our visual identity…?
We have created this visual identity in Prague with global appearance in mind...
Variability and openness. These are leading principles of our visual communication. Logo can appear in multiple forms, shapes and colors - but always invites imagination. What if…? Have I seen this before…? What did I have in mind…? Try to imagine it! See some more photos here.
14. 02. 2016 | Pavel Sedlak
Students are involved in IMAGIT!
In December 2015 a group of students started working on various interpretations of what digital symbolism can be, what it can mean and do…
This is a summary of topics discussed by students at the seminar in Karlsruhe…