In late 1994, the International City Federation was founded in Berlin. Probably the most prominent Net project in Germany in the period 1995/1996, its aim as an independent Internet provider was to make it easier for cultural projects to build up an Internet presence. The IS offered low-priced Internet access and server capacity for experimentation–a service not to be underestimated at a time when private Internet access was beyond most people’s means.
The space probes Voyager 1 and 2 are the only manifestations of humanity so far that have travelled beyond the edges of the heliosphere. They were launched into space in 1977 and a decade later flew past the most distant planets in our solar system. …
The talk addresses the intertwining of a certain discourse of technology with animals, and frames it as an intertwining of aesthetics and the ecocrisis. It addresses current ecological debates as a matter of aesthetics in the very fundamental sense of perception and epistemology, and links it with mediatic contexts.
Sam accompanies the hacker scene with a look onto politics and because of that he has been involved with the CCC since the days of acoustic couplers. In his talk it becomes apparent how technology fosters creativity. And it is shown that hacking always has a social component and influences policy in Germany and world wide, as well as movements such as Anonymous or Occupy.