Agenda

11 11 22
Memetic Tacticality Conference
Memes Beyond Images

The (political) power of memes has moved beyond virtual images. The distinction between the virtual and “real life” no longer applies, or perhaps was never really there. Their effects (or should we say affects) are moving through digital infrastructures, policy, regulations and bodies. If memes are used as a tool by the alt-right to mobilize people to storm the Capitol and play a substantial role in the Ukrainian war, can they also be used by the left to spark a revolution, as memetic warfare is more immediate and accessible than real-life demonstrations? What kind of labor would that require? What kind of tools and principles would we need? And what if memetic logics of spreading information were applied to spread progressive ideas for a possible future?

Datum
Vrijdag 11 nov 2022 12:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
23 11 22
Politics of (Dis)Connection

The possible establishment of a sovereign internet in Russia, European initiatives on Digital Sovereignty, and the conflict between China and the United States over Huawei equipment are rekindling the discussion on splinternets and the limits to global interconnectivity. 

Datum
Woensdag 23 nov 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25
14 12 22
Infrastructural Distortion and Possession

Global internet infrastructure is increasingly becoming part of geopolitical conflicts. However, politics have always been an inherent part of communication infrastructures. One could even argue that the internet infrastructure has been a field of reconfiguration of global power for decades, we just failed to see it. 

Datum
Woensdag 14 dec 2022 20:00 – 21:30
Locatie
SPUI25