23 January 2016, Saturday
16:30 – 18:00 @Akbank Sanat

Jussi Parikka
Secure from Contagion: On Computer Viruses and the Emergence of Network Security

*22 January 2016, Friday 12:30-14:00 – Lunch Talk@Bilgi University

This talk addresses the media archaeology of computer software and especially the specific forms of “malicious software” such as viruses. As a way to investigate contagion as part of network politics and security, the talk addresses an alternative way of looking at network culture: what if, instead of the usual narratives of communication, progress and connection, we would start to write a story of networking as notworking (to borrow the phrasing from Geert Lovink)? To write a media archaeology of the accidents and threats that define the issues of security that are increasingly central when it comes to contemporary, current networks. The comprehensive measures towards security ranging from NSA to new institutes of cyber security have their curious incubation period during the Cold War software development since the 1960s , with an emergence of new types of technological threats gradually since the 1980s. This talk tells a story of some curious cases that give an insight how we think of security in relation to computer culture and the immunisation of the body politic of the global digital – or what is imagined as the global network.

Talk will be in English.

Born in Finland, Jussi Parikka is Professor in Technological Culture & Aesthetics at University of Southampton’s Winchester School of Art in the UK.  He is the author and editor of numerous books, including the media ecology-trilogy: Digital Contagions (2007), the award winning Insect Media (2010) and most recently, A Geology of Media (2015). His media archaeological writings include What is Media Archaeology? (2012) and the edited volume Media Archaeology: Approaches,, Applications and Implications (2011, with Erkki Huhtamo). On topics related to contagion and network politics, it is also worthwhile to mention the edited volume The Spam Book: On Porn, Viruses and Other Anomalous Objects from the Dark Side of Digital Culture (2009, edited with Tony D. Sampson). Recently he published the edited volume Writing and Unwriting (Media) Art History: Erkki Kurenniemi in 2048 (2015, with Joasia Krysa).

Website http://jussiparikka.net/

See “Contagion and Repetition: On the Viral Logic of Network Culture” in Ephemera 7(2): 287-308                                                http://www.ephemerajournal.org/sites/default/files/7-2parikka.pdf (opens as PDF), The I love you-exhibition (Frankfurt, 2002) curated by Franziska Nori on viruses, security, code and programming in fine art context: http://www.digitalcraft.org/?artikel_id=284 and Holly Herndon’s video “Home”  – https://vimeo.com/106282943

PROGRAM

9 October 2015, Friday
18:30-20:00 @Akbank Sanat
Brett Scott
Mapping the Frontiers of High Finance: Creative Approaches to Exposing the Invisible World of Money

*8 October 2015, Thursday 12:30-14:00 – Lunch Talk@Bilgi University

26 December 2015, Saturday
15:30 – 18:00 @Akbank Sanat
Ganaele Langlois
Semiocapitalism and the Care of the Self

*25 December 2015, Friday 12:30-14:00 – Lunch Talk@Bilgi University

15:30 – 18:00 @Akbank Sanat
Greg Elmer
The Social Media Account as Interface: Platform, Infrastructure & Financial Value

*25 December 2015, Friday 12:30-14:00 – Lunch Talk@Bilgi University

23 January 2016, Saturday
16:30 – 18:00 @Akbank Sanat 
Jussi Parikka
Secure from Contagion: On Computer Viruses and the Emergence of Network Security

*22 January 2016, Friday 12:30-14:00 – Lunch Talk@Bilgi University

27 February 2016, Saturday
16:30-18:00 @ Akbank Sanat
Pasi Valiaho
Contagious Images / Neoliberal Brains

*26 February 2016, Friday 12:30-14:00 – Lunch Talk@ITU

29 March 2016, Tuesday
18:30-20:00 @Akbank Sanat 
Dmytri Kleiner 
Telekommunisten Miscommunication Technologies

*28 March 2016, Monday 12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch Talk@ITU

26 April 2016, Tuesday
18:30-20:00 @Akbank Sanat
Salvatore Iaconesi, Oriana Persico
Data and the City: moving from surveillance and control to the Ubiquitous Commons 

*25 April 2016, Friday 12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch Talk@ITU

28 May 2016, Saturday
16:30 – 18:00 @ Akbank Sanat
Paul Vanouse
Experimenting with Authority: Using DNA as an Artistic Medium

* 27 May 2016, Friday 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Talk@ITU

30 June 2016, Thursday
18:30 – 20:00 @ Akbank Sanat

Burak Arıkan
Creative and Critical Use of Big Data