The Influencers 2017

Program by day
Thursday, October 26
Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
Main festival hall, 7pm - 9pm
free for all, seating is limited

Opening with

Unknown Fields Division (Kate Davies & Liam Young)
Unknown Fields, a nomadic design studio directed by Kate Davies and Liam Young, ventures out on expeditions into the shadows cast by the contemporary city, to uncover the alternative worlds, alien landscapes, industrial ecologies and precarious wilderness set in motion by the powerful push and pull of the city’s desires...

 

Nora Al-Badri & Nikolai Nelles
In early 2016 Nora Al-Badri and Jan Nikolai Nelles grabbed headlines across the world by announcing that they had snuck a hacked Kinect Sensor into the Neues Museum in Berlin and done a guerrilla 3D scan of the bust of Queen Nefertiti, a precious artwork from ancient Egypt...
Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
Exhibitions, 2nd floor 9pm - 10pm (after the end of the previous session)
free for all
Don't Follow the Wind

A WALK IN FUKUSHIMA
Opening with Franco Mattes and Jason Waite
http://dontfollowthewind.info/

Open October 27 through November 12
(11am to 8pm, closed on Monday)

Friday, October 27
Conservas (56, Carrer S. Pau)
11:30am - 6.30pm
with registration

Workshop (day 1)
Othernet. A People's Cloud
A Critical Engineering workshop led by Danja Vasiliev where participants will be walked through the process of setting up a self-owned server that they control - scalable to hundreds or thousands of users.
Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
3pm - 7pm (meeting point: main festival Hall)
free, for 20 participants only

Workshop
Tactics and Poetics of Invisibility
Tactics and Poetics of Invisibility is a workshop on how to make, apply and activate various kinds of invisible inks such as milk, lemon juice, starch, baking soda and saliva. Invisible inks are one of the oldest forms of steganography, the art and science of hiding in plain sight.
Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
Main festival hall, 7pm - 9pm
free for all, seating is limited

Trolls, trumps & algorithmic propaganda

A post-post-truth session with

Alice Marwick
Are fake news merely yet another case of political disinformation? Alice Marwick nose-dived into an uncanny and often hateful arena where racism and misogyny blended with irony-saturated Internet subcultures and online sensationalism.

 

Adrian Chen
Few people know that Adrian Chen, a young but already influential writer and journalist, started as a (hilarious) 'youtuber'. Now, he's a writer who investigated the Silk Road, Russian internet propaganda, Reddit trolls and Facebook hidden moderators.

 

Daniel Keller
What do obscure numeral exoteric theories have in common with white suprematism, Kek the Egyptian god of chaos, Pepe, an innocent character of a popular comic strip, and, well… Donald Trump? Ask Daniel Keller.

 

Vladan Joler
Vladan Joler is co-founder of Share Lab, a Serbian research team that set out to explore how humans and data are changing the contemporary public sphere, probably for good.

 

The conversation will follow the next day at Ask me anything (a breakfast with data) - See below

Saturday, October 28
Conservas (56, Carrer S. Pau)
11:30am - 6.30pm
with registration

Workshop (day 2)
Othernet. A People's Cloud
A Critical Engineering workshop led by Danja Vasiliev where participants will be walked through the process of setting up a self-owned server that they control - scalable to hundreds or thousands of users.
Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
12am - 2pm (meeting point: main festival hall)
free for all, seating is limited
Ask me anything (a breakfast with data)
Follow up Friday's "Trolls, trumps & algorithmic propaganda" conversation with Daniel Keller, Adrian Chen and Alice Marwick
Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
Main festival hall, 1pm - 7pm )
free for all

Internet Yami Ichi

The Internet Yami-Ichi (Internet Black Market) is a flea market which deals "Internet-ish" things, face-to-face, IRL and mostly AFK ;-)
Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
Main festival hall, 7pm - 10pm
free for all, seating is limited

Hasan Elahi
During the last US presidential campaign Donald Trump called all muslims to report about suspicious fellow believers to the FBI, provoking a huge wave of protest and users’ creativity. Hasan Elahi, an American with Bangladeshi roots, was not surprised for a simple reason: he had done the same, repeatedly and almost obsessively since 2002. Only that he had been reporting… about himself!

 

Amy Suo Wu
Amy Suo Wu is an artist and designer researching how language, technology and media shape people and vice versa. Her latest project is a steganographic fashion zine that instrumentalizes fashion accessories as a cover to spread sensitive, underground or erased knowledge in the context of China.

 

James Bridle
"We do not have to heedlessly accept the technological myths we are offered, because they can be retold and revivified in every generation. We can construct test cases, compose oppositional and adversarial examples, and catch exceptions".