In the MAK FORUM, Technopolitics invites visitors to the curated knowledge space “Tracing Information Society.”A 10-meter-long textual work sheds new light on the information society viewed across a timeframe of more than 100 years.
Here, the genesis and influence of the information society can be studied not by scrolling on a screen, but by walking along
the timeline. This multidimensional mapping of political events, technological inventions, and cultural developments shows
how the information society has seized and transformed every sphere. The entries may be understood in more depth on the timetable,
which presents analog and digital media arranged by categories. A network visualization reveals salient associations between
the timeline entries on the basis of Wikipedia.Technopolitics is a research platform composed of scientists, artists, computer scientists, and journalists, who jointly develop
innovative formats at the intersection of art, research, and education.OPENING in the context of the
Tracing Information Society – a Timeline
An Exhibition by Technopolitics about turning points
Wed, 22.06.2016–Sun, 26.06.2016
MAK NITE Lab
Tue, 21 June 2016, 7:30–11 p.m.
Round Table with
Sylvia Eckermann, artist
Doron Goldfarb, computer scientist and network researcher
Armin Medosch, art and media theoretician, curator
Gerald Nestler, artist and researcher
Felix Stalder, sociologist and cultural scientist
Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Director, MAK
ModeratorIna Zwerger, science journalist, Ö1
Bar with wines from theAnton Schöfmann wine estate
Supporting ProgramThu, 23 June 2016, 4–5 p.m., MAK FORUM
Discussion with Doron Goldfarb
The Two Degrees of Technopolitics – about the network visualizations of the Technopolitics Timeline
The computer scientist Doron Goldfarb concerns himself with the (network) analysis and
visualization of data from the
areas of art and cultural heritage.
Thu, 23 June 2016, 5–6 p.m., MAK FORUM
Workshop: Reading and Writing the Timeline
The workshop is addressed to all those who want to look more deeply into the history and present of the information society
as well as at methods of mapping.
Moderators: Armin Medosch and Felix Stalder
Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 3–4 p.m., meeting point: MAK Columned Main HallTechnopolitics special tour “il/legal Tour”
In search of the traces of il/legal origins and consequences with Gerald Straub
Fri, 24 Jun 2016, 4–6 p.m., MAK FORUM
Book presentation and discussion
Kultur der Digitalität
with the author Felix Stalder, professor for digital culture and network theory at the Zurich University of the Arts
www.technopolitics.infoA cooperation between Technopolitics and the MAK
the Arts Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria and the Cultural Affairs Department of the City of Vienna (MA 7).
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