[spectre] Fwd: online conf on blockchain: Entangled Transparency 3.0 (9 March 2023)

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Wed Mar 8 07:45:28 CET 2023

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Betreff: 	Entangled Transparency 3.0 conference hosted by ZKM | 
Karlsruhe, Hyundai Art Lab and Goethe-Institut Korea
Datum: 	Tue, 07 Mar 2023 09:01:24 +0000
Von: 	e-flux <info at mailer.e-flux.com>

Entangled Transparency 3.0

ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe

March 9, 2023, 10am

RSVP: https://zkm.de/en/event/2023/03/entangled-transparency-30

Digitization processes mean upheavals on a global scale and changes to 
the political world order. This brings about a raft of questions. To get 
to the bottom of these, the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, 
Hyundai Art Lab and Goethe-Institut Korea, are hosting the conference 
Entangled Transparency 3.0 on March 9, 2023. Participation in the 
conference is free of charge. It will take place *online*. The goal is 
to find answers to questions such as: What kind of organization 
processes are necessary in order to maintain online self-determination 
and sovereignty? What does blockchain technology mean for artistic 
production, outreach, and their infrastructures?

Together with the climate crisis, advances in information technology 
constitute the biggest challenges of our times, both of which are 
happening rapidly, on a global scale, and trigger queries: What forms of 
governance and social organization are conceivable against this backdrop 
of complex restructuring? Climate change and sovereignty are both hybrid 
constructs, embedded in social and ecological contexts. Sovereignty, 
whether national or personal, whether a matter of geopolitics or 
self-determination, must be constantly renegotiated to find a balance, 
and is therefore reliant on the free flow of information. At present, 
however, the instrument by which we stay connected across national 
borders is controlled by a few corporations and functions like an 
absolute monarchy. By contrast, Web 3.0 promises a blockchain-based 
solution for a decentralized and federated internet.

Ever since the hype around NFTs (non-fungible tokens) peaked in 2021, 
blockchain technology has become a hot topic— even though it was first 
used back in 2014. Together with Hyundai Artlab and the Goethe-Institut 
Korea, ZKM | Karlsruhe is organizing the online conference “Entangled 
Transparency 3.0” to open a discussion on the possible social and 
cultural implications of a potential blockchain-based network. The 
conference will pose questions about transparency, its contradictions, 
challenges and risks within a new kind of Web from a cultural 
perspective. In addition, the impact of blockchain-based technologies on 
art institutions will also be raised. Together with international 
practitioners, artists, researchers, and theorists, ZKM | Karlsruhe and 
its project partners are initiating a dialogue about alternatives to Web 
2.0 that is currently in use.

After the introduction of the common.garden platform by its founder, 
Constant Dullaart, two keynotes Bogna Konior and Maurice Benayoun will 
touch upon specific theories of the internet. Manifesto performances on 
Web 3.0’s relation to transparency by the artists, researchers, and 
collectives, Jaya Klara Brekke, Crypton, Primavera De Filippi, Sarah 
Friend, Kyriaki Goni, Operator, Bhavisha Panchia, and Bi Xin follow. 
While the curators and art practitioners, Ruth Catlow, Michael Connor, 
Sabine Himmelsbach, Yannick Hofmann, Chuang Wei Tzu, and Hyunjung Woo 
will elaborate on the potential role of Web 3.0 in art institutions and 
museums. The final discussion among the participants will be moderated 
by Michael Connor.

As an exemplary Web 3.0 prototype, an endless poem inspired by Peter 
Weibel accompanies the discussion program. The artistic-scientific 
chairman and CEO of the ZKM | Karlsruhe will start the collaborative 
online text, which will then be continued by anyone who wants to 
participate. This interactive artwork will be available in a digital 
exhibition, along with other contributions via the link et3.common.garden.

The event is curated and organized by Lívia Nolasco-Rózsás and Clara 
Runge (ZKM | Karlsruhe) together with Hyundai Artlab and Goethe-Institut 

Further information here

Press contact: Felix Brenner, T +49 (0) 721/1800 1821 / presse at zkm.de 

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