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In the third part of its tetralogy STAAT 1-4, Rimini Protokoll explores the secrets of Big Data. In the journal the Internet theorist Evgeny Morozov writes about the significance of the digital space for democratic processes, how the Internet plays into the hands of major companies with its alternative participation options, and why business and politics are virtually inseparable in the digital age. To article...

Deep Learning with Trevor Paglen

How is an artificial Intelligence being trained? Trevor Paglen fathoms systems of intelligence and control and challenges our understanding of the distance between us and them: he is making visible the obscure and restricted infrastructures of massively data-driven state surveillance through long-distance telephotography of military sites, scuba diving into the depth of the ocean to the sunken fiber optic cables of the internet and their NSA wiretaps, and discovering the social implications of image generators like Google’s DeepDream. Paul Feigelfeld met him in his Berlin studio. An extract from the new HKW publication “Nervöse Systeme.” To article...

Helga Nowotny’s keynote speech for the kick-off to 100 Years of Now on 30/09/2015

What is time? And what does acceleration on the one hand and big data on the other do to people? As early as 1989, the sociologist Helga Nowotny addressed the decisive question of how changes in society affect our sense of time: Her book Eigenzeit hit a nerve, advancing to become a classic with translations into French, English and Italian. Now she has taken up the theme again: What is our sense of (our own) time today? To article...