The event takes place on the  13th of November starting at  20:00.

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“The future of democracy is crowdsourced and organized through peer-to-peer direct action”
– N. Hayase

This Session will attempt an open discussion that addresses issues of privacy and online freedom of expression.

We want to discuss if and why privacy matters. How does that relate to contemporary artists and the tools they (we) are using? Is there a space for a political statement? How much strength does artistic expression have in the cyberworld? What are the chances and responsibilities of artists confronted with the omnipresent power- and control-structures in the wake of the revelations of Edward Snowden and other whistleblowers.

The discussion is open to the public and moderated by:

ioann maria – new media artist . curator . coder

former artistic director of LPM Live Performers Meeting, world’s biggest annual meeting dedicated to live video performance; co-founder of edinburgh hacklab, first scottish hackerspace

http://ioannmaria.com/
twitter @ioannmaria

In the memory of Aaron Swartz – computer programmer and hacktivist who died tragically last year we will hold a screening of The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz documentary by Brian Knappenberger.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3268458/

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When:
Thursday, 13th of November 2014
doors open at 7:00pm (19:00 Uhr)
discussion start: 8:00pm (20:00 Uhr)

Where:
Panke, Gerichstr 23, Hof 5, Wedding, 13347 Berlin

http://www.pankeculture.com/how-to-find-us/

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We would like to express our thanks to Troikatronix, creators of Isadora, for supporting Scope Session
http://troikatronix.com/

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Event title photo (C) 2010 by Trevor Paglen

This photograph depicts a classified “listening station”deep in the forests of West Virginia. The station is located at the center of the “National Radio Quiet Zone,” a region of approximately 34,000 square kilometres in West Virginia and parts of Maryland. Within the Quiet Zone, radio transmissions are severely restricted: omnidirectional and high-powered transmissions (such as wireless internet devices and FM radio stations) are not permitted.

The listening station, which forms part of the global ECHELON system, was designed in part to take advantage of a phenomenon called “moonbounce.” Moonbounce involves capturing communications and telemetry signals from around the world as they escape into space, hit the moon, and are reflected back towards Earth.

The photograph is a long exposure under the full moon light.