CYBERFEST 2010

festival

19.11 - 26.11.2010, 18:00-21:00

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Curators: [Marina Koldobskaya], Anna Frants

 CYLAND MEDIALABORATORY

NATIONAL CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS
ST. PETERSBURG ART PROJECTS INC

 

CYBERFEST 2010 will be dedicated to understanding of domestic life and everyday practice in digital civilization.


There is a constant flow of new things appearing to serve the customers – more complex and advanced household appliances, utensils, furniture, tools, clothes, communication channels, hygiene products and so on. On the one hand, everyday life improves, on the other – technical progress formulates new challenges to the human being. There are changes in speed, limits of intimacy, possibilities of communication, and above all – in fundamental notions of real and imaginary, live and not live.

To take part in Cyberfest 2010 we call for works of media artists, which give a meaning to changes in psychological parameters of everyday life of a modern man, surrounded by digital gadgets.


Festival motto:

HOUSE BUGS
- revolt/disobedience/independence/secret life of machines
- program error, leading to paradoxical/catastrophic/heuristic results
- banalization/domestication of artificial intelligence
- new notions of house comfort/fears/pleasures
- changes of surrounding/repairs/upgrades in digital civilization
- digital pets/children and household
Proposals, missed by organizers are welcomed.

Artificial intelligence is a great thing. But there is something wrong with it. Simple machines are just breaking. Intelligent machines become insane. E-mail boxes receive sexual proposals, sent by a robot. Intelligent vacuum cleaner completely eats cat’s food. Intelligent dryer makes a colorful pancake from a favorite dress. Mobile phone photo camera makes suprematic composition from a banal landscape. The further we go, more miracles and strange things we receive. All this is cool, interesting and even funny, but a bit scary. Because we already can’t live without those small tyrants. Mobile phone, notebook and i-pod are as necessary as a cup of coffee in the morning, car during the day and hot bath in the evening. We are surrounded but not giving up. We are in charge for the ones we tamed – those, who in turn tames us. We will compete in madness with those things, that make our life better.

Marina Koldobskaya

 

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