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Symposium -> Archiving Gezi Park resistance in Turkey


One of the concerns during the Gezi protests was how to keep memories, pain and grief, anger, gains, and losses alive. How to preserve the experiences and present them in numerous media.

A symposium at SALT Galata brings together three artists, a curator, and an academic who works in the area of software art, archive, and media archaeology. Cultural practices that use the language of technology and digital born content from different perspectives of preservation and memory will be debated. How can the software itself be preserved along with the content it generates? In what way should software itself consider as the creative archive, arche, of our digital culture? What new archival practices does technology-based art and culture present? How do software, social media, and network practices introduce a sphere of counter-representation which curate alternative narratives of the present? Panelists will discuss the topics of archiving the present as we live, algorithmic curating in crisis, critical collective intelligence, and language of technology as a thinking tool.

1010498_535642336498726_1668806026_nSalt Galata, Istanbul

June 26th / 27th

Programme Schedule

Wednesday June 26th
19:00 Introduction
19:15 Jussi Parikka – Media Archaeology: Archives of the Present
20:00 Nicolas Malevé – Sniff and Sneak Through My Archives
20:45 Ali Miharbi – Language of Technology as a Thinking Tool

Thursday June 27th
19:00 Joasia Krysia – Speculations on Algorithmic Curating
19:45 Burak Arıkan – Counter Collective Intelligence
20:30 Round Table

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Thomas Büsch

Filmmaker, Founding Member and Secretary General of diyalog, promotion of cultural exchange with Turkey. Since 2012 he is also project manager of InEnArt.

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