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Prof. Dr. Verena Kuni  M. A.

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transmediale.11 : RESPONSE:ABILITY
Conference BODY:RESPONSE – Biomedial Politics in the Age of Digital Liveness
Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, Feb 5, 2011 | 05.02.2011

We are currently witnessing an increasing biologization of media through sensory, tactile and emotional integration of our physical action and reaction patterns. Contemporary techno-society and techno-culture are deeply embedded in this environment of biomedia. Computer and brain have achieved an inescapable synthesis, integrating the human body with all its senses into the apparatus, says Derrick de Kerckhove. As stated, almost 25 years ago, Donna Haraway in her famous Manifesto for Cyborgs – which from nowadays perspective we might rightly call as analytic as prophetic in its own rights.

In this panel, therefore, we want to take a look at info-genetic, technological and medial self-empowerment strategies that could possibly be a response to this remodelling of the biological and social bodies. If Do It Yourself-cultures can be understood as a playful, artistic, everyday practice – are they capable to deal in an experimental way with changing technological, biological and info-genetic conditions for body, gender and identity? Could they provide potentials to undermine and change current bio-political power configurations? According to Antonio Negri, "The communal space is the site of bio-political production, because we live in it together, because we share resources, communicate and exchange goods and ideas." This room, however, has no gender.
Oh, really? I guess we’ll have to talk about that…

Special thanks to: Stephen Kovats, Marcus Huber, Salvatore Iaconesi

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transmediale.11 : RESPONSE:ABILITY
BODY:RESPONSE – Biomedial Politics in the Age of Digital Liveness
conference track 3 focus discussion panel
With: Carolyn Guertin (CAN), Stephanie Wuschitz (AT), Franca Formenti (IT) and Verena Kuni (DE)
HKW Auditorium
Saturday February 5, 2011 – 2 pm

See also the video documentations in the transmediale audio & video archive:
Introduction by Verena Kuni (excerpt)
Stephanie Wuschitz on Hacker spaces (excerpt)
Franca Formenti on Biodoll (excerpt)
Excerpts from the open discussion

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tags: art & media, art & public, art & society, biosciences, biowissenschaften, cyberfeminism, cyberfeminismus, diy, do it yourself, do-it-yourself cultures, do-it-yourself-kulturen, electronic arts, elektronische kunst, gender studies, geschlechterforschung, kunst & gesellschaft, kunst & medien, kunst & öffentlichkeit, media, medien, net culture, netzkultur, public relation

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