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ART-e-FACT, STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE   ISSUE #03, TECHNOMYTHOLOGIES
 

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Gothenburg N.B.
Ralo Mayer and Philipp Haupt


TRAVELOG

Gothenburg N.B.
Ralo Mayer and Philipp Haupt
The power & politics of information visualization.

Black Culture — White Nature
Rose Reitsamer
The musical traditions of white masculinity.

Allegories of Angelic Bodies
Mojca Puncer
Mind, body, cyborgs and angels in the land of new media technologies.

FEATURE AND WRITINGS
IMAGE OF BODO KAPING
NOTES
Nostalgic Technology: Notes for an Off-modern Manifesto


THEORY

Nostalgic Technology: Notes for an Off-modern Manifesto
Svetlana Boym
The aura of the error - the art of broken technology.

Dialoguing man and machine: Palindrome IMPG
pETER Purg
Bodies & space in a playground of people, words & numbers..


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Lina Kovačević
Do-it-yourself online advertising.




ARTEFAKT
EDITORIAL

The myth with/out/ technology


What the fuck is this? Those who have power and exert hegemony over the field of art, knowledge and information are using the same or similar vocabulary and methods, for goals completely different, than those who are fighting them. All sorts of new empowered and with technology impregnated consortiums are appearing in Europe and in the World, trying to convince us that they are here because they want so badly to improve our knowledge, construct bridges of understanding and democratise information, art and culture. This is the biggest cynicism when thinking about contemporary attempts to re-evaluate information, technology, art and culture, while building structures of resistance.

There is a difference that exists though, and it is rooted in the structure of topics and issues, along with artists, writers, cultural activists and producers involved in different battles of re-articulation. Their contaminated speeches from the margins attack the powerful organisations. The main point of investigation in TECHNOMYTHOLOGIES is in which way technology and especially new media technologies (from digital gadgets, to the Internet and virtual reality technology, etc.) change artistic and cultural paradigms. In which way artists are transformed by technology, and technology reshaped by artists and activists. The difference is also in the way the activists and artists try to break into particles the myth of art-culture-technology’s happy liaisons.

What the fuck is this? The global world and global capitalism are becoming even more united because of technology, and on the other side processes of fragmentation and changes nevertheless occur within history, memory and space, because of technology. What are we forced to do, in order to re-question the happy marriage between capital and new media technology?
TECHNOMYTHOLOGIES are divided into several areas of investigation and try to raise controversial positions by artists, theoreticians, performers, film and video makers, attacking the myth about technology and the technology of the myth from a consistently political point of view.

The contributions are different:
1. Theoretical texts and critical reflection.
2. Presentation of art works from videos and films, photography, Internet or web projects.
3. Displaying political, cultural, forensic manifestos along with links to interesting projects.
What are the goals?


To fight technology or to produce art? Biopower? Labour and technology? Multitude or Networking? Technologies of survival or economies of technology? The contributions are cheap, expensive, economised and also ready to just withdraw themselves from such topics. The politics of technology is at stake here.



> see issue 02 for original invitation text




The editorial board of art-e-fact is not closed in terms of either generations or disciplines, nor does it stem from sectarian or commercial interests. It has been conceived as a dynamic body, which is continuously re-formed and changed, involving various authorial personalities and experiences, while the central theme is given shape by an invited guest editor.

editorial board (alphabetical order): Nada Beroš, Marina Gržnić, Susan Jakopec (English language editor), Silva Kalčić, Trudy Lane, Antonia Majača (editor-in-chief), Dalibor Martinis (AIM, for the publisher), Tihomir Milovac, Žarko Paić, Ružica Šimunović, Leila Topić (executive editor)


CONTENTS









ART WORK  >>
VIEW
Plasma by Stigmata
Tanja Vujinović and Zvonka Simčič
TECHNOLOGY REVISED

Our Robot
Fundación Rodriguez

Plasma by Stigmata
Tanja Vujinović and Zvonka Simčič

Rote Zora
Oliver Ressler

"I am a TV junkie" once said Everyman
David Kellner

Nostalgic Tech-nology: Notes for an Off-modern Manifesto
Svetlana Boym


ART WORK
SYSTEMS

TECHNOLOGY REVISED
 
TREMBLING MINDS / STRATEGICAL BONDAGE
 
WE COULD SURVIVE
 
TECHNOLOGY: PERFORMANCE: REFLECTION
 
CONTEXTUALIZATION OF EVENTS AND PRODUCTION
 
WWW FUCKED UP
 





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