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Transmediale in Berlin

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(THIS ARTICLE IS ONLY MACHINE TRANSLATED by Google from Norwegian)

Transmedial 2018 recently brought together political activists, academics and artists for a five-day media festival in Berlin. At the same time, it has been almost 25 years since I experienced the optimism from 90's burgeoning internet, where I attended several such conferences – such as VR-94 in Oslo (Virtual Reality) or Ars Electronica in Linz.

But now this had turned into a pessimism. The reason is the totalitarian that sneaks in via state & capital's monitoring and control – network technology, algorithms and artificial intelligence. Activists in the panel debates in Berlin expressed opposition with statements about having to put a horse's head in front of the exploiters, through encryption, art and anonymous hacking. Here the points were served in a row: Address everyday racism in the language! Find new forms of cooperation outside populism that eat us up! Opposes the fascism of the 21st century – against the hidden architecture, affective dimensions and value exploitation of the cyber war! Eller: "In an age of geopolitical surveillance, biometric governance, and high-tech securitization, how can the politics of life and death be uncovered?"

Against the blindness to new forms of colonization, measures such as cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. . .

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Truls Liehttp: /www.moderntimes.review/truls-lie
Editor-in-chief in MODERN TIMES. See previous articles by Lie i Le Monde diplomatique (2003–2013) and Morgenbladet (1993-2003) See also part video work by Lie here.

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