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Freedom for Our Files: Creative Reuse of Personal Data Workshop at Art Meets Radical Openness in Linz, Austria

Published May 19, 2011

Assistant Professor in Art, Owen Mundy, will be presenting a lecture about his GIve Me My Data project and conducting a two-day data-scraping workshop at Art Meets Radical Openness in Linz, Austria.

The Self-Indulgence of Closed Systems
Part artist lecture, part historical context, Owen Mundy will discuss his Give Me My Data project within the contexts of the history of state surveillance apparatuses, digital media and dialogical art practices, and the ongoing contradiction of privacy and utility in new media.

Freedom for Our Files: Creative Reuse of Personal Data
A two-day workshop, with both technical hands-on and idea-driven components. Learn to scrape data and reuse public and private information by writing custom code and using the Facebook API. Additionally, we’ll converse and conceptualize ideas to reclaim our data literally and also imagine what is possible with our data once it is ours!

Art Meets Radical Openness (LiWoLi 2011)
12th – 14th May 2011
Kunstuniversität Linz, Hauptplatz 8, 4020 Linz, Austria

LiWoLi is an open lab and meeting spot for artists, developers and educators using and creating FLOSS (free/libre open source software) and Open Hardware in the artistic and cultural context. LiWoLi is all about sharing skills, code and knowledge within the public domain and discussing the challenges of open practice.