Contra-Internet

Keynote Address - "Digital <Dis>Orders" - 7th Annual Graduate Conference Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders"

Dr. Zach Blas

Friday, 18 November, 18:00-19:00

Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Campus Westend, Building "Normative Orders", EG.01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite the recent proliferation of critical surveillance studies, which aims to explicate the endless tools and techniques of today’s surveillance infrastructures, few scholars take seriously—let alone make their focus—practices and imaginaries of counter—surveillance, often relegating them as mere anecdotes, spoofs, or bloopers. Yet, in the aftermath of so much critiquing and diagnosing of the contemporary surveillance landscape, countersurveillance practices are exactly what is needed to actualize the intellectual and political frustrations at the core of critical surveillance studies, even if such practices are diffi cult and challenging to implement, create, and sustain. Notably, it is artistic practice that has been at the forefront of such counter surveillance activities and imaginaries. With this in mind, my talk will introduce a body of artwork I am currently developing, titled “Contra-Internet.” Contra-Internet broadly addresses the emerging militancies and subversions of the internet as a site of global surveillance and control. Amid rampant dataveillance and social media monoculture, “the internet” has become something that is extremely difficult to articulate an outside or alternative to. Conversely, Contra-Internet gives a theoretical consistency to the practical and imaginative work being done to create
network alternatives to the internet.

Zach Blas is an artist and writer whose practice engages technics and minoritarian politics. Currently, he is a Lecturer at the Department of Visual Cultures at  Goldsmiths, University of London. Blas has exhibited and lectured internationally. His recent works respond to technological control, biometric governmentality, and network hegemony. He earned a Ph.D. in Literature at Duke University and his Master degree in Design Media Arts at University of California, Los Angeles.

Audio:

 

Bildergalerie:

  • Dr. Zach Blas (London)
  • Dr. Zach Blas (London)
  • Dr. Zach Blas (London)
  • Dr. Zach Blas (London)
  • Dr. Zach Blas (London)
  • Ben Kamis (Politologe am Exzellenzcluster "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen")

 

Presented by:
The Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders" in cooperation with Internet TBD and the University for Art and Design, Offenbach am Main


Aktuelles

Leibniz-Preis 2019 für Ayelet Shachar

Prof. Dr. Ayelet Shachar, Direktorin am Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften in Göttingen und Principal Investigator des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen", ist Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preisträgerin 2019. Mehr...

Nächste Termine

24. April 2019, 18.15 Uhr

Ringvorlesung "Demokratie in der Krise? Bruch, Regression und Resilienz" des Exzellenzclusters "Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen": Prof. Oliver Marchart: Was ist radikal an radikaler Demokratie? Vorschläge zur Behebung des institutionentheoretischen Defizits radikaler Demokratietheorie. Mehr...

25. April 2019, 19 Uhr

XXII. Frankfurter Stadtgespräch: Das Verbrechen des Holocaust verjährt nicht - Die Aufgaben von Historie und Justiz. PD Dr. Boris Burghardt und Günther Feld im Gespräch mit Prof. Dr. Sybille Steinbacher. Moderation: Rebecca C. Schmidt. Mehr...

26. April 2019, 18 Uhr

Lecture & Film "Die Erfinderin der Formen. Das Kino von Chantal Akerman": An Evening with Babette Mangolte (New York/San Diego). Mehr...

-----------------------------------------

Neueste Medien

Privatsphäre_Wie sind wir geschützt im digitalen Zeitalter?

Marina Weisband
Denkraum: Verfassung_Aber wie?


The Marketization of Citizenship

Prof. Dr. Ayelet Shachar
Third Annual Goethe-Göttingen Critical Exchange "The Contours of Citizenship"

Neueste Volltexte

Kettemann, Matthias; Kleinwächter, Wolfgang; Senges, Max (2018):

The Time is Right for Europe to Take the Lead in Global Internet Governance. Normative Orders Working Paper 02/2018. Mehr...

Kettemann, Matthias (2019):

Die normative Ordnung der Cyber-Sicherheit: zum Potenzial von Cyber-Sicherheitsnormen. Normative Orders Working Paper 01/2019. Mehr...