Sankt Interface Day 2018

Deeply honoured to have been invited as Keynote speaker to Sankt Interface, Interface Culture Programme 

14th December 2018, 18:00- open end

AudiMax & Dokapi Domgasse 1 – Kunstuni Linz

‘Sankt Interface’ is an artistic project organized by Interface Cultures which serves also as the annual celebration of our department. It is not a coincidence that it is celebrated around every ninth of December, the same day of 1968 when Douglas Engelbart did his ultra-famous conference, known today as “The Mother of All Demos”.

At Sankt Interface, academic conferences, artistic performances, exhibitions, concerts and a “Computer Mouse Award” conform a celebration transforming into a happening in which students, professors, and friends of Interface Cultures participate at the same level.

This year’s event includes the keynote Techno-political interfaces. Collective agents and multiple transitions” by Laura Benitez, (PhD in Philosophy and currently coordinator at the research program in Hangar.org). Proposing a critical analysis of the emancipatory potential of (bio)technology through interfaces in the context of artistic practices.

The keynote “NAME Readymade” by Janez Janša®:  In this talk, the Janšas will touch upon the function of the proper name as an interface reflecting on how, in western society, the concept of personal name might coincide with (or differs from) the question of personal identity. :http://www.janezjansa.si 

With a special introduction by Robert Pfaller about his collaboration in the book “Janez Janša and beyond.” Contribution with Mladen Dolar, Jela Krečič, Slavoj Žižek. Free  download: https://aksioma.org/pdf/JanezJansaAndBeyond.pdf

But also Sankt Interface 2018  includes art performances. The fourth edition of the infamous ‘Computer Mouse Award‘ and a series of live music performances with electronic instruments, as well as some hot DJ sessions, will close the night. It’s a must see!

Program:

18:00-18:05 Welcome Sankt Interface 2018! Prof. Dr. Christa Sommerer.

18:05-18.45 Keynote by Laura Benitez “Techno-political interfaces. Collective agents and multiple transitions”.

18.45- 19:00 special introduction by Robert Pfaller about his collaboration in the book “Janez Janša and beyond.” Edited with Mladen Dolar, Jela Krečič, Slavoj Žižek.

19:00-19:45 Keynote by Janez Janša, “NAME Readymade”.

19:45- 20:45 Computer Mouse Contest Award

20:45- 21:30 Buffet & Getränke (in Dokapi).

21:30-22:30 Concerts from Interface Cultures Students, Teachers & Friends: (Enrique Tomás, Estefan Tiefengraber, and more coming.)

22:30-open end DJ sessions (Arthur Mrór, Stella Markidi, and more coming.).

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