[rohrpost] WORKSHOP "Leakeage Current" by Jamie Allen & David Gauthier - Friday, Sept 13

Daniela Silvestrin silvestrin.daniela at gmail.com
Die Sep 10 13:43:26 CEST 2013

*WORKSHOP Leakeage Current **
**by Jamie Allen & David Gauthier*

Friday, 13 September: 13:00-16:00

Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2
10997 Berlin
U-Bahn Kottbusser Tor (U1/U8), Bus 140

*With pre-registration only. Please register via email to rsvp[at]
transmediale.de. **
**Costs for the workshop are 10€. Please bring your own laptop!*

The workshop is part of the 3-days event *reSource 006: Overflow* at
Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien.
More information on the program here: *

For this Overflow event, artists Jamie Allen and David Gauthier present the
digital ooze and technological seepage; the leakage of and within
infrastructures of electronics and code. The workshop provides
opportunities to play with apparatus in code and electronics. These leaks
example the advantage making and taking opened when leaks are detected,
measured and exploited in information and power systems.


*Lecture / discussion         *
Leakage as technological metaphor...
* what is it that leaks? how can it be productive?
* wikileaks / political informational leakages and sepage (what
opportunities arise when something leaks)

*Hardware electronics exercise *
(transistor / commercial electronics - leakage current measurement)
Questioning the current leakage in electronic apparatus, the fact that
there is always leakage in all electronics and how this is taken into
consideration when designing / subverting systems.

*Software coding exercise *
(stack overflow - virus insertion)
Questioning programmatic leakages in software, what is a memory leak and
stack overflow in computer science and how it is harvested by computer
viruses (hackers, pirates, etc.) in order to take control of computer

*Wrap up discussion*

The workshop is part of "CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE: reSource / transmediale
Residency Project" granted by the Canada Council for the Arts, whose
production will leading to elements of the transmediale 2014 exhibition.