[rohrpost] Search Routines: Tales of Databases

Francis Hunger francis.hunger at irmielin.org
Mit Dez 2 11:14:08 CET 2015

Book launch, Thursday Dec 3rd, 7 pm, MZIN Leipzig

The publication »Search Routines: Tales of Databases« enlarges on the
topics discussed in the exhibition, the workshop and during the
symposium which took place at D21 Kunstraum and sublab hackerspace
Leipzig in 2014.

A series of interviews with Francis Hunger, Kernel, Pil and Galia
Kollectiv and Sebastian Schmieg review artistic strategies like
narration or the translation of data and algorithms to address the
invisibility of databases.

Reports from the workshops with Heath Bunting and WaiWai tell about the
potential of making the invisible visible or simply of hiding oneself
from the databases' range of view.

The symposium discusses databases from a sociological  and cultural
science perspective. In his article, Francis Hunger reflects on
databases as infrastructures and points out signs that make the
interaction with a database visible.
By inquiring the historical technical discussions on database-modeling,
Marcus Burkhardt shows the inter-relation of cultural implications with
technical structures onto our understanding and use of databases today.

Title: Search Routines: Tales of Databases
ISBN: 9783000505027 (print version and open access PDF)
Publisher: D21 Kunstraum, 2015


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