Author Archives: Michal Wlodkowski

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Insecure Territories: Exploring hidden territories
03.02.2011-05.02.2011 11:00 – 19:00
Location: Weise 7, Weisestrasse 7, 12049 Berlin Neukölln

Insecure Territories

Public space does not end at the borders of visible, perceptible reality but extends into the invisible. The increased population of communication devices in public life results in a dense layering of electromagnetic content passing through both air and bodies, on route to its target. As such we are not just senders and recipients but carriers of signal.

We unwittingly move through numerous digital and analog networks, leaving traces of our electronic passing with the devices and gadgets we carry. More so, we inadvertently leak information about ourselves that can be analysed to a disturbing level of accuracy with publicly available forensic tools.

In form of a workshop and presentation, the technologies and techniques of how to read the plethora of signal in the air, manipulate it and pass it on will be adressed.

Network Insecurity

Experienced wireless hacker Bengt Sjölen will present the WiFi spectrum (2.4-2.5Ghz) as a rich material for activist intervention, study and play. In tandem with Gordo Savicic and Danja Vasiliev, from a temporary outpost in Sao Paulo, they will lift network packet analysis and manipulation into a trans-continental domain.

Invisible Territories

Brendan Howell and Martin Howse will take investigation and intervention into other bands of the spectrum, introducing custom hardware and rigorous techniques for a psycho-geophysical reading of the area around Tempelhof airport.

Michal Wlodkowski
Michal Wlodkowski is one of the founders of 5uper.net and CEO of Mutti Medien OG, a Software Developing and Prototyping company. He is one of the coordinators of the festival “Coded Cultures – Exploring Creative Emergences”. Since the founding of 5uper.net in 2003 he was curating and producing over 100 Exhibitions and Art-Events among them “Coded Cultures – Decoding Digital Culture” in 2004. Michal Wlodkowski studied digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna and Ravensbourne College, London and received his Master degree in 2006.

Matthias Tarasiewicz
Matthias Tarasiewicz (a.k.a. parasew) is one of the founders of 5uper.net and CEO of the media prototyping company mutti.jp. He is one of the coordinators for “Coded Cultures – Exploring Creative Emergences” and was curating and producing over 100 Exhibitions and Art-related Events with 5uper.net (e.g. Coded Cultures – 2004, Cuisine Digitale – 2006, Playfulness – 2008). While being active as a curator, artist and digital bricoleur since the last millenium, Matthias is developing experimental media prototypes and researching in the fields of game theory, network theory and experimental media architectures. He studied visual Arts at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna and is currently working on his Ph.D.

Philip Fischer
Philip Fischer, born in Vienna, Austria, is a board member of 5uper.net and project coordinator of daal – digital arts and architecture lab. Together with 5uper.net he produced Symposia, Workshops and Exhibitions in MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Kunsthaus Graz and various Off-Spaces. Besides organizing, Philip is researching on man-machine-interaction, new architectural interfaces and hybrid media evolutions. He is actively developing prototypes in the areas between arts, architecture and biology.

Georg Russegger is the Scientific Manager of the research and development project Ludic Interfaces at the Interface Culture Lab, University of Art and Design Linz. Together with the association 5uper.net he is coordinator of the CODED CULTURES festival in Vienna. Since 1999 he has been active in artistic and scientific fields that investigate new artistic practices, media-integrated knowledge-cultures and their impact on project design as well as individual self-empowerment.

Gordan Savicic is using software algorithms and experimental media for his works which include game-cultures, inter-active&passive installations and speculative hardware. Savicic co-founded moddr_ in 2007, an artist-run new media lab associated with WORM in Rotterdam. Together with Danja Vasiliev he was teaching at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and gave numerous workshops using open source software. His works have been shown in several countries, such as Japan (dis-locate), Germany (Transmediale), Spain (Arco Madrid) and Brazil (FILE), among others. He lives in Europe.