this section will be updated during the workshop …

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.

Posted on by lilil

Martin Howse
Martin Howse is a programmer, theorist, performer and explorer of open hardware who founded the ap project in 1998 to implement a truly artistic operating system (OS) in its most expanded sense and within a free software context. From 2007 to 2009 he hosted a regular workshop, micro-residency and salon series in Berlin, most recently under the banner of micro-research. For the last ten years he has collaborated on numerous open-laboratory style projects and performed, lectured and exhibited worldwide.

Posted on by lilil

Bengt Sjölen
Bengt Sjölén is an independent software and hardware designer/hacker/artist based in Stockholm with roots in the home computer demo scene. He mainly works in the areas of media art, science, sound, visuals, architecture and technology. He experiments with, amongst other things, programmatic generation of design, function, hardware and software. His work has been exhibited internationally in places such as Synthetic Times Exhibition (Beijing), NTT ICC (Tokyo), the Venice Biennale of Architecture, Kulturhuset (Stockholm) and Ludwig Muzeum (Budapest).

Posted on by lilil

Brendan Howell
Brendan Howell is a media artist and an engineer who has created various software works and interactive electronic inventions. He lives and works in Berlin where he teaches at the Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule and at the Kunsthochschule Weißensee.

Michal Wlodkowski
Michal Wlodkowski is one of the founders of 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 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 and CEO of the media prototyping company 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 (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 and project coordinator of daal – digital arts and architecture lab. Together with 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 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.