Socially Engaged Internet-Art: Aesthetics of Information Ethics

23 Oct 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Event Type
Non-CSTMS Event

Paolo Cirio
Artist, Hacktivist, and Cultural critic

Society has become deeply affected by advanced distribution systems of information. The social fields of law, economics, and politics are increasingly interconnected, while social norms, relationships, and identities shift at fast pace. In this context, examining art from a broader social context means working with a multiplicity of social systems and processes that the Internet activates. Socially-engaged Internet-art should maximize both social and artistic efficacy by distinguishing qualities, means, and ends of generating reactions from the audiences and subjects of the artworks.

The ethics and aesthetics of working with online piracy, leaks, identity theft, privacy, fake news, algorithms, big data, and hacking deal with questioning boundaries, responsibilities, and the consequences of reconfiguring, exposing and altering social relations within the risks of challenging institutions and compromising morals for artistic and social agendas. See more here.

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