[rohrpost] Alex Galloway - Intl Flusser Lecture, UDK Berlin, 14.10.2008

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Don Okt 9 10:29:17 CEST 2008

Date: Wed, 08 Oct 2008 16:05:29 +0200
From: Marcel Marburger <marburg at udk-berlin.de>

Einladung zur International Flusser Lecture am 14.10.2008

Alexander R. Galloway: The Unworkable Interface

Interfaces are back, or perhaps they never left. 
The familiar Socratic conceit from the Phaedrus 
of communication as the process of writing 
directly on the soul of the other has, since the 
1980s and '90s, returned to center stage in the 
discourse around culture and media. Windows, 
doors, airport gates and other thresholds are 
those transparent devices that achieve more the 
less they do: for every moment of virtuosic 
immersion and connectivity, for every moment of 
volumetric delivery, of inopacity, the threshold 
becomes one notch more invisible, one notch more 
inoperable. In this lecture we will discuss the 
interface, what Gérard Genette called a "zone of 
indecision" between the inside and outside of 
media. What is a computer interface and how does 
it structure interaction, work, and play?

Alexander R. Galloway is an author and 
programmer. He is a founding member of the 
software collective RSG and creator of the 
Carnivore and Kriegsspiel- projects. He is 
co-author, with Eugene Thacker, of The Exploit: A 
Theory of Networks (Minnesota, 2007) and teaches 
at New York University.

Dienstag, den 14.10.2008 um 19.00 Uhr

Ort: Medienhaus der UDK (Aula), Grunewaldstr. 2-5, 10823 Berlin-Schöneberg

Eintritt: frei

Vortragssprache: Englisch

Moderation: Siegfried Zielinski