Octopus / GvP 8
Discussion Day 1 of the Symposium TIMES OF HANDS – GAMIFICATION VS PLAY with Cynthia Chepkemoi, Nestor Siré, Steffen Köhn, Sam Hopkins and Hans Bernhard.
By black mirror institute // khm
‘Octopus’ is a podcast about individuals in a networked world and their relationships and affiliations with fast evolving networked organisms. Our speculations circle around the interaction between mind and matter and the merger of sensations and the material world.
The Octopus Podcast invite guests from art, academia, science and fringe areas to discuss contemporary issues in the fields of technology, art, society, science and politics. It would find out where areas of exchange and communication between individuals, collectives and new organisms can be found and ask: How we can imagine and describe such otherworldly phenomena.
We seek to invent new perspectives and languages to describe the evolutionary processes unfolding in real-time before our very own eyes and sensors.
‘Octopus’ is a Black Mirror Institute production, created and moderated by Sam Hopkins, Liz Haas aka lizvlx and Hans Bernhard and recorded at KHM, the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne.
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A video version can be watched on Youtube.
Octopus / GvP 6
Sam Hopkins summarizing the last presentations followed by a presentation with Cynthia Chepkemoi about infrastructural problems in slums in Nairobi and what kinds of alternative models emerge of this, like sharing content offline via bluetooth and other methods, and for ...
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