Protest memes, dog poop girl, happy slapping, surveillance & control
Panel talk & book launch 'Image Management' by Kim de Groot
With: Kim de Groot (media designer & researcher, Willem de Kooning Academy), Frans-Willem Korsten (Erasmus University, Leiden University & Piet Zwart Institute), Geert Mul (media artist)
How do images become network protocols, database objects and viral agents that organize our behavior? The book Image Management by Rotterdam-based media designer Kim de Groot investigates these questions hands-on, and from the viewpoint from a visual maker. Her objects of study range from tagging in Flickr to obscene image memes like the Korean dog poop girl. Which behavioral feedback loops do they provoke? How does this new networked visual culture challenge artists and designers? Radical images demand critical debate - with Kim, joined by Frans-Willem Korsten, cultural studies professor and political theorist, and Geert Mul, media and Big Data artist, moderated by Florian Cramer.
Image Management has been published by Onomatopee with the Jan van Eyck Academy. http://www.onomatopee.net
Made possible with the support of Kenniscentrum Creating 010, Hogeschool Rotterdam, and the Jan van Eyck Academy.
Directly before this event, from 17:00-19:00 is another V2_ event: Blowup: Innovation in Extreme Scenarios