Babylon by Bus
The lyrical programmer activist by Armin Medosh
Interview at BBC World Debate on Future of learning, GK3 conference, Kuala Lumpur, 12 December 2007:
Interview by Danish Broadcasting Corporation, ARS Electronica "GOODBYE PRIVACY" symposium, Linz, September 2007:
BEWARE the two links above point to audio that requires proprietary software and codecs to be played.
Interview with Armin Medosh, early 2007
Interview on BBC World Service - Digital Planet Radio made at the DANA center in London on march 2006:
jaromil_on_BBC_20060403.mp3 (MP3 11MB)
Speech held in the Description and Creativity Conference held in the Cambridge King's College on july 2005:
jaromil-dnc.ogg (Ogg/Vorbis 4.3MB)
Dyne ~ Freaknet presentation held in What The Hack on august 2005:
wth-dyne-freaknet-34.mp4.torrent (Bittorrent approx. 350MB Mpeg4)
wth-dyne-freaknet-34.mp4 (direct download approx 350MB Mpeg4)
wth-dyne-freaknet.ogg (direct download 117MB Ogg/Theora)
Streamtime presentation held in What The Hack on august 2005:
wth-streamtime-95.mp4.torrent (Bittorrent approx. 350MB Mpeg4)
wth-streamtime-95.mp4 (direct download approx. 350MB Mpeg4)
Streamfest.it 2007 Lecce
Net.Art 1995 - 2005 Milano
p0es1s digitale poesie Berlin
I LOVE YOU rev.eng Watson USA
Realplay in RRF Bucaresti / Bergen / Bangkok
RunMe software art Helsinky
CODeDOC II Ars Electronica / Whitney Artport
Netarts / Machida Tokyo
Negotiations / Will Toronto
I LOVE YOU MAK Frankfurt
ORF futurezone Austrian state TV and Radio editors
Interview on art and technology with 01001.org, Jaromil e Giacomo Verde (italian)
Digicult and Cut-up magazines may 2005 (italian)
interview with Jaromil on Cut-up (italian)
Description and Creativity King's college / Cambridge
Contested Commons / Trespassing Publics Sarai medialab / New Delhi
Droit D'Images Centre pour l'image Contemporaine / Geneve
RAM5 Open source Media Architecture / Riga
FLOSS in Design Piet Zwart Institute / Rotterdam
Documentation available on DyneWorkshop
Takeway festival DANA center / London
KozaVisual workshop NIHAnkara / Turkey
Josephine Bosma essay on net.art
Andreas Broeckmann essay on software art
Nicole Emmenegger Virtual Borders, Migrant Cyber-Tactics and Copyleft E-Changes
Florian Cramer Digital code and literary text
Data-Browser02: Engineering Culture Autonomedia book
Internet, Hackers y Software Libre argentinan book on hacker history
NET.ART - l'arte della connessione italian net.art book
Media Activism italian essays on independent communication
Something to read...
Any discussion of software as art requires consideration of the whole creative process involved in designing and producing it, which leads to a new approach to operation in the digital domain. Our attention here is focused on source codes and the fascinating world of algebra and algorithms. That world can be seen in many expressions of form which are dense, can be reformulated and produce meaning.
Source codes, or rather algorithms and algebra, are the tools of the digital craftsman in the modern age with over a thousand years of mathematical theories behind them. Only for little more than a quarter of a century have they acted as software. Software is a means of creating art and communicating. It is a metaliterature which defines how meaning can be carried and (re)produced by multiplying the possibilities of communication. Just as software is a means of metacommunication, so it represents a "parole", deriving its execution from a "langue", i.e. the grammatical and linguistic universe of the code. This reference to the metaphysical is to the point here: although many see the source code as merely an obscure cryptogram, it has an indirect effect on the way we communicate and even more on the efficiency with which we do so.
In the panorama of existing operating systems we see that there is a great number of possibilities to listen: all kinds of "free to download" players for audio and video, but no easy way for everybody to speak out loud and spread their words. The way communication is structured follows a hierarchy of well established powers and, worst than ever, money is the main requirement for making a voice spread and possible to be heard by others.
Neverthless, proprietary software spreads the dependence from business companies thru the populace: whenever we share our knowledge on how to use a certain software we make the people in need to buy the tools from merchants in order to express their creativity: the need to buy then becomes slavery under the patronage of capitalism.
Rasta Software Resistance inna digital babylon fight slavery everywhere, the digital world is next
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