2013

Jahresrückblick Netzpolitik

Lesetipp: Das Netz – Jahresrückblick Netzpolitik 2013-2014.

Die diesjährige, zweite Ausgabe schaut auf ein turbulentes Jahr zurück und wirft auch den Blick nach vorn. In Beiträgen, Kommentaren und Interviews mit Wissenschaftlern, Journalisten und Politikern wird der Überwachungsskandal und seine Folgen für die Gesellschaft, für das Regierungshandeln und für den einzelnen Nutzer beleuchtet. Daneben gibt es interessante Artikel zu Urheberrecht, Big Data und Cloud Computing, neue Formen der Inhalteproduktion im Netz, Sexismus, Online-Journalismus sowie Bildung und Wissen. Erschienen im iRights.Media-Verlag.

Turbine Shed

Closed to the public for more than one hundred years, Sydney’s Cockatoo Island is now a cultural landscape of national significance by virtue of its location, manipulated landform, collection of buildings, works and potential archaeological resources from a significant period of Australia’s history. The aim is to establish Cockatoo Island as one of Sydney’s premier cultural hubs, presenting exciting and innovative activities. One of the massive empty turbine sheds there is regularly used as a special art space. New Zealand artist Mike Hewson’s latest installation called Turbine Shed is on at one of these abandoned buildings, the largest and most visually dramatic interior space on the island. A digital print is suspended over a 17 meter long footprint of the hall and mirrors the obviously visual features of the space. Take a look at his previous exhibitions on his website.

17 m x 11 m x 13 m, digital print on semi-opaque vinyl, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, 2013

17 m x 11 m x 13 m, digital print on semi-opaque vinyl, Cockatoo Island, Sydney, 2013

Turbine Shed by Mike Hewson

Turbine Shed by Mike Hewson

Turbine Shed by Mike Hewson

All images © Mike Hewson.

Empire Drive-In

Part film screening, part art installation and part urban exploration – Empire Drive-In is possibly the world’s first no-drive drive-in movie theater. Artists Jeff Stark and Todd Chandler have created a fantastic cinematic experience using junked cars and salvaged materials. Here is a brief description from the project’s website: »Empire Drive-In is a full-scale theater made out of wrecked cars and a 40-foot screen constructed of salvaged wood. Audiences climb in and out of cars rescued from the junkyard to watch films projected on the big screen. Low-power radio transmits stereo audio directly to each car«. The project was first commissioned for the 2010 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, California and since then repeated at different locations.

Empire Drive-In

Empire Drive-In

Empire Drive-In

Empire Drive-In

Pursuit

This video is incredible, a rectangular array of symbols and arrangements, evil, and violently sexy. Envisioned and directed by Fleur & Manu, the camera is constantly backing away from a series of strange surroundings. French techno producer and DJ Gesaffelstein has contributed his great techno banger »Pursuit«. A masterpiece of a music video.

Gesaffelstein – Pursuit

Swimming Pool

Swimming Pools in Paris by Franck Bohbot. The great series captures the soul and beauty of empty public pools.

Pontoise I

Pontoise I

Vallerey II

Vallerey II

La Butte Aux Cailles II

La Butte Aux Cailles II

Piscine Château Landon I

Piscine Château Landon I

All images © Franck Bohbot.