Program 2014

In the AMRO SHOWCASE you find a Video Documentary about the project.

At the same time this is an opportunity to install
LEAVEAMESSAGE Boxes in Linz! Interested to get a LEAVEAMESSAGE Box in front of your art organisation? Join the Workshop!

LEAVEAMESSAGE box is participative project that attempts to initiate a network of voice mailboxes that allow members of the public to record and distribute audio messages in public space.

Software &/or Hardware:
hardware:
*a modified cashbox
inside the box:
*raspberry pi + pi cobbler
*usb sound adapter

Worklab, AMRO Showcase @afo - ground floor

The art installation 'Password: ******' reveals popular email passwords of internet scammers. The passwords are arranged typographically in six stars, each star containing the most popular word combination with the words: 'good', 'love', 'money', 'mother', 'jesus', 'bless'. Email services like Gmail, Yahoo Mail or Outlook are used by scammers to create fake identities and in combination with fictional narratives contact potential victims to lure them into advance fee payments.

AMRO Showcase @afo - ground floor

The days of VHS cassettes seem to be over! It's still fun, though, to get your hands dirty and dip into the history of copyright, which makes being creative in the digital age even more complicated today.

In the exhibition you will find a trash mountain of tapes and a flavour of times past. Join the research lab and create analog glitches while talking about copyright issues and Digital Rights Management!

AMRO Showcase @afo - ground floor

A live Mail Art Piece Two-Channel Video, 10 min, Full HD «Delivery for Mr. Assange» is a 36-hour live mail art piece. In January 2013, !Mediengruppe Bitnik sent Wikileaks-founder Julian Assange a parcel containing a camera. Through a hole in the parcel, the camera documented and live-tweeted its journey through the postal system, letting anyone online follow the parcel's status in real-time. The parcel was intended as a SYSTEM_TEST, inserted into a highly tense diplomatic crisis. Would the parcel reach its intended destination?

AMRO Showcase @afo - ground floor

The GIBLING is a community currency founded by Stadtwerkstatt in 2012.

Its aim is to establish an alternative value system based on the principle of cashflow safe money; money which can't be accumulated and has to be spent in time.

AMRO Showcase @afo

Drones - unmanned aerial vehicles - are becoming ubiquitous, yet remain almost invisible. At the exhibtion you find the new released Drone Shadow Handbook and open instructions how to draw a drone.

Being in contact with James Bridle and with his consent we are looking for a facilitator for drawing a drone for Linz!
Please get in touch with us and lets draw a drone! mail to amro@servus.at

AMRO Showcase @afo

Taste of data is an ongoing project where statistics and cuisine are combined together. It is in fact data visualization practice yet brought on a new level by cooking. For the purposes of this project a recipe is being combined with related data sets of statistics, thus the ingredients and the proportions composing the recipe are calculated according to these sets. After the dish is being prepared the audience is invited to taste and eat the produced results, judge the savor and discuss.
The outcomes of Taste of AMRO 2014 will be presented on Saturday evening.

AMRO Showcase @afo - ground floor

Exposing the Invisible is Tactical Tech's 3-part series of short films examining some of the most inspiring and provocative investigative cases, those that go further than traditional journalistic investigations.

We spoke to hackers, activists and investigators from the UK, to Lebanon, Israel and Pakistan to find how they work with evidence, data and visualisation.

AMRO Showcase @afo - ground floor

Bibliotecha is a framework to facilitate the local distribution of digital publications within a small community. It relies on a microcomputer running open-source software to serve books over a local wifi hotspot. Using the browser to connect to the library one can retrieve or donate texts. Bibliotecha proposes an alternative model of distribution of digital texts that allows specific communities to form and share their own collections.

AMRO Showcase @afo - ground floor

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Guerrilla Interaction Lab is a temporary Lab during Art Meets Radical Openness festival in Linz, Austria. The aim of the lab is to research, discuss, catalyze and create technological (digital/analog) and social urban interactions in urban ecosystems. 
 
The lab is welcome to have any kind of expertise, knowledge and contributions. Not specific skills are required, just motivation to create interested, unexpected and impossible interactions. 
 
AMRO Showcase @afo - ground floor

Within the exhibtion at afo Unpleasant design opens a temporary research lab for Linz. Be part of it an join the worklab for two days research!

AMRO Showcase @afo - ground floor

Drones - unmanned aerial vehicles - are becoming ubiquitous, yet remain almost invisible. At the exhibtion you find the new released Drone Shadow Handbook and open instructions how to draw a drone.

Being in contact with James Bridle and with his consent we are looking for a facilitator for drawing a drone for Linz!
 

Worklab @outdoor

Innovation awarded* Barwin uses cranks and bottles accurate enough to serve exactly the same cocktail over and over again. But instead of doing so, Barwin employs an evolutionary algorithm to create a unique mix for each customer. This mechanism simulates a population of cocktails that evolves over time, making each generation meet the common taste more efficiently than the former. To help the population evolve, the client is asked to evaluate each drink. YOU decide if your cocktail can pass its properties to the upcoming generation, or if it is erased from the gene pool.

Meet & Greet @afo

11:00 - 17:00

Bibliotecha is a framework to facilitate the local distribution of digital publications within a small community. It relies on a microcomputer running open-source software to serve books over a local wifi hotspot. Using the browser to connect to the library one can retrieve or donate texts. Bibliotecha proposes an alternative model of distribution of digital texts that allows specific communities to form and share their own collections.

16:00 - 18:45

Hello and welcome.

18:00 - 19:00

Anonymous corporations Maps
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The Maps are research result of the Status Project, an ongoing research project exploring the way in which human beings are converted into legal entities by the system, and how this changes according to the social class we belong to.
As conformists, we are imperfect models of 'the system', clustered in three main layers:
- Human being
- Natural person (an objectified human being)
-  Artificial person (generally objectified collectives of natural person(s)

Meet & Greet, AMRO Showcase @afo - ground floor

19:00 - 19:40

The notions of openness and transparency are playing a vital role in the current discourse in and about the internet. But what does open and transparent really mean when every move you do is being observed, online by NSA programmes, in the city by CCTV, in the shops by loyalty cards, at home by connected digital household appliances? On the other hand transparancy means disclosing government secrets and opening up the opaque face of technology - as in open source and open software, Wiki- and Snowden-leaks. How can we reconcile these two notions - and do we need to?

20:00 - 20:40

Cultural Intelligence is concerned with mapping the intertwined dynamic of virtual and real, of symbolic and material experienced space, of conceptualized representation and lived spaces of representation. From the printing press, photography and phonograph to cinematography and digital media- new culture technologies of information storage and replication have strongly altered how we conceive and structure reality. Information Dominance extends into the psycho-cybernetic coordinates of individual reality.