Search Routines: Tales of Databases

Mit Texten von: Lena Br√ľggemann, Marcus Burkhardt, Cesca Golodnaya, Francis Hunger, Daniel Pauselius

Herausgeber_in: Lena Br√ľggemann, Francis Hunger

138 Seiten, 13 x 21,5 cm


BOD, 2014

ISBN: 978‚Äď3‚ÄĎ00‚Äď050502‚ÄĎ7


Fotografie: Michael Moser

Gestaltung: Paul Spehr

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Databases per­va­de our ever­y­day life, they are invol­ved in the individual’s most fun­da­men­tal activi­ties. Through their near invi­si­bi­li­ty and resis­tan­ce to nar­ra­ti­on they pro­du­ce subt­le forms of collec­tive con­trol and nor­ma­li­za­ti­on, accom­pa­nied by key­words such as: mass sur­veil­lan­ce, big data, user gene­ra­ted con­tent, etc.

The publi¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠on Search Routines: Tales of Databases enlar¬≠ges on the topics dis¬≠cus¬≠sed in the exhi¬≠bi¬≠ti¬≠on, the work¬≠shop and during the sym¬≠po¬≠si¬≠um which took place at D21 Kunstraum and sub¬≠lab hacker¬≠space Leipzig in 2014. A series of inter¬≠views with Francis Hunger, Kernel, Pil and Galia Kollectiv and Sebastian Schmieg review artis¬≠tic stra¬≠te¬≠gies like nar¬≠ra¬≠ti¬≠on or the trans¬≠la¬≠ti¬≠on of data and algo¬≠rithms to adress the invi¬≠si¬≠bi¬≠li¬≠ty of data¬≠ba¬≠ses. Reports from the work¬≠shops with Heath Bunting and WaiWai tell about the poten¬≠ti¬≠al of making the invi¬≠si¬≠ble visi¬≠ble or sim¬≠ply of hiding oneself from the data¬≠ba¬≠ses‚Äô ran¬≠ge of view. The sym¬≠po¬≠si¬≠um dis¬≠cus¬≠ses data¬≠ba¬≠ses from a socio¬≠lo¬≠gi¬≠cal  and cul¬≠tu¬≠ral sci¬≠ence per¬≠spec¬≠tive. In his arti¬≠cle, Francis Hunger reflec¬≠ts on data¬≠ba¬≠ses as infra¬≠st¬≠ruc¬≠tures and points out signs that make the inter¬≠ac¬≠tion with a data¬≠ba¬≠se visi¬≠ble. By inqui¬≠ring the his¬≠to¬≠ri¬≠cal tech¬≠ni¬≠cal dis¬≠cus¬≠sions on data¬≠ba¬≠se-mode¬≠ling, Marcus Burkhardt shows the inter-rela¬≠ti¬≠on of cul¬≠tu¬≠ral impli¬≠ca¬≠ti¬≠ons with tech¬≠ni¬≠cal struc¬≠tures onto our under¬≠stan¬≠ding and use of data¬≠ba¬≠ses today.

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