ISEA2010 RUHR Conference in Dortmund, Germany
P26 Public Interventions
Tue 24 August 2010
Volkshochschule Dortmund, S 137a
Moderated by Georg Dietzler (de)
- 15:00h | Owen Mundy (us): Automata: Counter-Surveillance in Public Space
- 15:20h | Christoph Brunner (ch/ca), Jonas Fritsch (dk): Balloons, Sweat and Technologies. Urban Interventions through Ephemeral Architectures
- 15:40h | Georg Klein (de): Don’t Call It Art! On Artistic Strategies and Political Implications of Media Art in Public Space
- 16:00h | Georg Dietzler (de): Radical Ecological Art and No Greenwash Exhibitions
About my talk:
Automata is the working title for a counter-surveillance internet bot that will record and display the mutually-beneficial interrelationships between institutions for higher learning, the global defense industry, and world militaries. Give Me My Data is a Facbook application that help users reclaim and reuse their Facebook data. The two projects, both ongoing, address important issues surounding contemporary forms of communication, surveillance, and control.
BBC News reports on Give Me My Data. Their website and video player is pretty clunky, and while they avoid crediting the developer, its still a nice plug to wake up to.
Give Me My Data is a Facebook application that helps you reclaim and reuse your facebook data. It is currently in-development but starting to receive an amazing amount of traffic from Facebook users. Apparently the developers at Facebook made a change to the interface this week leaving many users unable to find or display specific information they had added to their pages. Give Me My Data helps users circumvent the problems they are having with the interface by giving them another way to access their data.
Due to the amount of questions I have received about the application I decided to launch a new website to share information about it here: givememydata.com
Facebook application interface
Visitors from this week (via statcounter)
The application profile page
Use the application
Keyword Intervention is receiving lots of traffic this week from searches related to a television show called, yes, “Intervention.” All these great searches like “intervention nude“, “intervention cristy naked pics“, and “INTERVENTION CHRISTY NUDE” (all caps will somehow help your search?) have inspired me to update the layout and search engines it scrapes.
Map of this week’s searches.
Saturday, August 29, 2009, I will be talking about Keyword Intervention in a paper titled, “Intervention and the Internet: New Forms of Public Practice” at ISEA2009: the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art in Belfast, Ireland.