[ ] ground zero @ FIfFKon23

Place: Jugendherberge Ostkreuz Berlin

Time: November 3-5, 2023

The exhibition “cyber peace works” as well as the collective lecture performance “aesthetical approaces to cyber peace work” will take place in the this year’s FIfF conference of the Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung e.V.

Conference program: https://fahrplan.2023.fiffkon.de/fiffkon23/schedule/#

Registration: https://2023.fiffkon.de/#fh5co-anmeldung

How to explain something whose main component is code? The symbol grounding. Something that cannot be shown, because it is rather a way of thinking. A thinking about abstract signs and symbolic representations. Equal to an access to reality that is not bound to a specific place or a thing that you can’t grab to be able to look at it from different perspectives. Something that takes place on the web. Under the surface of society. Something that is in our ideas as well as in the machines.

10 postgraduate students and alumni of the laboratory [ ] ground zero of Experimental Informatics at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) approach these questions aesthetically. With the artistic works cctv.glitches.me#submerged.wwwInformationskrieg[John and Mary]Euclidean SensemakingSpeech Bubbles and Bespoke ChatterEmbedded PoliticsImaginary Landscape and micromobility revolution they aesthetically explore these socio-technical spaces of action and try to pave possible ways for civil society. Ways to publicly debate the social and cultural consequences of these technical, mostly cognitive systems. The artists show technologically conditioned biases, prejudices, up to military mindsets and the necessity to reclaim public medial, urban and living spaces.