Donnerstag, 13. April 2017

Alf Hornborg: Machines as Machinations - Rethinking the Ontology of Technology - 25.4.17, Depot Vienna

I am very happy to announce that - with the kind support of the Arts&Science Department of the University of Applied Arts and Im_flieger - I managed to invite a particularly interesting ecological polymath and thinker to Vienna. He is still mostly unknown in the germanophone world, but ever since I encountered him, I am thrilled with his concepts and am sure I will not be the only one. His way of understanding technology as a vehicle of (material and human) inequalities is extremely inspiring and helps to think of new politics that combine classically understood "leftist" agendas with "green" or "ecological" ones.

Tuesday, 25th of April 2017, 19:00
@ Depot, Breite Gasse 3, 1070
Rethinking the Ontology of Technology
Lecture and Panel
In Alf Hornborgs view technological progress is not so much a matter of ingenious and innocent breakthroughs in engineering as of devising new and profitable systems for displacing work and environmental pressures to other populations and geographical areas.The essential rationale of globalized technological systems is thus as inextricably connected to societal injustices as slavery or serfdom. Hornborg´s political scope enables to better understand how social and environmental problems are inherently connected.

Alf Hornborg, Human Ecology, Lund University

Anita Kaya, Im_flieger Artists’ Association
Bernd Kräftner, Art & Science, University of Applied Arts Vienna
Moderation: Kilian Jörg, Philosopher/Artist

In Kooperation mit Art & Science master´s programme, Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, Im_flieger - independent Artists’ Association Wien und dessen Forschungsprojekt Stoffwechsel - Ökologien der Zusammenarbeit

Samstag, 1. April 2017

Love and Hate - Philosophy Unbound #15

Next Thursday, the 6th of April 2017, Philosophy Unbound will have its 15th edition with the title "Love and Hate"


- Cléo Tabakian: tba
- Frieda Paris und Lukas Katzer: the    Ballade of _&_
- Georg Eckmayr: tba
- Jad al Mubaraki: BAGHDADI
- Nicole Sabella & Maria Christina Hilber: SPINNEFEIND
- Sonja Riegler und Antoine Quintard: Il faut danser l'amour.

How is our love organized? How do we canalize our feelings of hatred? And: What is love? In (queer-) feminist love relationships we free our desire and seek new forms of relationships. Are we driven by our emotions – do we control them ourselves? Or have the algorithms of Tinder and the social media taken over that task a long time ago? When we like and confirm things, we glide through emotional capitalism that is sparked by longings and emotions without any resistance. Who profits from our emotions? Who deserves our emotions?
Lustful/boring has become our guideline. Love and hatred are lustful, whereas we consider the overtones, that do not directly stimulate us, to be boring.

Doors: 19h
Start: 20h

Afterparty at Celeste (free donations)
- Soundküche (Graz/Wien)
- Luca b2b Windom (Mellow Heat, Wien)

Entry: Free Donation - Suggestion 5€ (we are a No-Budget Organisation: everything will go to the performers)