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Talks
Coded Cultures Symposium
The Talk Events during the CODED CULTURES festival can be labelled as “informances”. Four evenings hosted by invited sub-curators and organizations will take place at the Urania Vienna. Contrary to the many short presentations during the day, the evening events will feature presentations, discussions, debates and integration and will last several hours. With the selection of different topics connected to City as Interface, every evening will place emphasize on another viewpoint.

Armin Medosch will reflect on the “back-end” of City as Interface by inviting activists from the collective of Techno Politics. Dérive, a well known Magazine for urban research will give an alternative view of the festival topic. Future Fluxus, introduced by Leo Findeisen, reflects on new shapes of art in the city related to the flux movement.The Games Culture Circle from Berlin will concentrate on urban playgrounds and game ethics.

With the talk events we want to introduce a participatory level, recreate the interest in discussion, and promote the exchange between the audience and the organizers. By trying out new formats besides the classic framework of a conference we want to extend our program with a format where participation and attendance of the public is most welcome. Our aim is to encourage a reflection on the city and its possibilities to illustrate alternative tendencies in discussion culture and agencies.

Talks location:
Urania Eingang Turmstiege, Uraniastrasse 1, 1010 Wien


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Technopolitics / Urania / 27.09.2011
Technopolitics is a praxis oriented research project initiated by Brian Holmes and Armin Medosch. It is a self-educational project which works out a theoretic framework and vocabulary that makes complex and difficult concepts accessible to cultural producers and activists such as themselves. technopolitics@thenextlayer: http://www.thenextlayer.org/node/1199
INCUBATE! / Urania / 28.09.2011, 19:00 - 23:00
Large parts of the industrials areas, ports or railway sites lost their functions and orphaned. During the last years many of them disappeared and became residential areas, business parks and the like. But there are still numerous sites that await a new function. The need for cheap, extraordinary space for people nowadays called „creative class“ and the rising importance of the „creative industries“ increased the attention for those old industrial sites.
Future Fluxus / Urania / 29.09.2011, 19:00 - 23:00
The project Future Fluxus is an experiment on many layers of cultural memory. Like it should be, one should add, if it is true that, in many European countries, and since at least 1995, we have been fed back by diverse forms of online cultures that, so it is said and believed, actually, are developing 4-8 times faster than analogue cultures. Are we to be scared now?
Games Culture Circle / Urania / 30.09.2011, 19:00 - 23:00
Since 2009, “A MAZE.” presents the talk show “Games Culture Circle” (GCC) in cooperation with the Computer Games Museum in Berlin. Moderated by Uke Bosse, it offers a forum and meeting place for artists, game designers, musicians, directors and players from the media and cultural landscape and discusses interdisciplinary topics of digital game culture in front of an open-minded audience. It is not our aim to produce academic jibber-jabber, but to create an authentic exchange of experiences, opinions and visions. http://www.facebook.com/parasew/posts/203543233047363
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