Media Under Dystopia 1.0

Exhibition: Media Under Dystopia 1.0
December 6, 2017 to March 2, 2018
MUD Foundation
Ingrid Burrington / Vuk Ćosić / Filio Gálvez / Vladan Joler / Ernesto Oroza / Rodolfo Peraza
Media Under Dystopia 1.0 delves on the nature of our hyper-connected society and its promise of democracy and liberty, at a moment when its core foundation is at risk and issues such as Internet Neutrality are under attack. How are individuals, as well as local contexts with their specific histories and politics represented and served within the digital landscape? How can the physical and digital infrastructures of the Internet be mapped and what do these new cartographies tell us about today?

Like a laboratory of ideas, this exhibition showcases projects in different stages of completion, from the mere concept to the documentation of interventions, to long-term, process-based works. These are often the result of multidisciplinary collaborations and group efforts.

Among the specific topics in question are the reach and impact of Facebook’s users data collection backbone (Joler;) the aesthetics of Internet glitches as another form of perception of digital content (Gálvez;) alternative digital networks in Cuba as platforms for collective creation (Oroza;) the restoration of memory and history through digital data archives (Ćosić;) and the reflection on connectivity and control through the collection and visualization of Internet user meta data (Peraza) and through the intervention/documentation of the Internet’s physical infrastructure that connects the US and its Guantanamo Military Base (Burrington.) This project is co-curated by Rodolfo Peraza and Yuneikys Villalonga. *Light refreshments will be served.

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