"make world" is a unix command used to completely update an operating
system. It's designed to follow the latest developments once local
sources are synchronized. Typing "make world" in the command line initiates a rebuilding and renewal of the whole system while it's running.
Even in times when everyone is shocked by the news, something new
refers not to the unknown or the never seen before, but to the omnipresence
of permanent change. What was beyond imagination only recently may,
in the next moment, come as no surprise.
The first make world
festival will take place, in Munich, from October
18th to the 21st. Against the backdrop of one of the fastest growing
High Tech and New Media clusters in the world, scientists, theorists,
artists and activists are invited to participate in presentations,
constructive conversations, reflection and debates.
It's the first of it's kind. A project dealing with subjects such
as migration, immaterial labor, tactical media and art in networking
environments. It's an opportunity to link different approaches while
keeping and challenging their diversity, contextuality and self
Under the title BORDER="Ø"
LOCATION="YES" the event aims to track new forms
of subjectivity carried out by current modifications of the world
that, until recently, were characterized as "infotization", "digitization"
and "globalization". The more these buzzwords lose their glamour,
the more important it becomes to discuss the role borders play,
and question what restricted and unrestricted locality, mobility
and freedom of movement may mean.
Global processes are running out of time and space. Facing the end of
the end, everything - what might happen or has to be done - starts from
scratch. And this new beginning embraces much more than ever before.
It's time to scroll: to look ahead and behind, to step to the
side, to think ahead.
means sharing experiences, mirroring skills, and exchanging knowledge.
Leaving commonplace and trivial definitions behind, expertism turns
into ubiquitous networking, liberating infinite potentials and virtualities.
It draws a new horizon, where everyone is an expert.
to make a link you are welcome to use these banners
Florian Schneider and Olia Lialina
with support of:
Thomas Atzert (Frankfurt), Shu-Lea Cheang (New York), Dragan Espenschied (Nordheim), Oliver Frommel (Munich), Graham Harwood (Amsterdam), Fran Illich (Mexico City), Manse Jacobi (Beirut), Geert Lovink (Sydney), Alain Kessi (Sofia), Armin Medosh (London), Anton Monti (Helsinki), Marko Peljhan (Ljubljana), Klaus Schoenberger (Tuebingen), Pit Schultz (Berlin), Felix Stalder (Toronto).
Mike Konstantinov, Olia Lialina
Muffathalle Betriebs GMBH,
der Landeshauptstadt Muenchen
will be the center for the conference, concerts, workshops and other
will provide their roof-top patio for the exhibition and special
M E T A B O L I C S Since December
2000 METABOLICS has presented innovative projects and debates in
net.art, culture and politics on a monthly basis at the Muffathalle
in Munich. All events are streamed live and stored in an on-line
LOCATION="YES" Since 1999 Art.Teleportacia
has collected links to artworks and online projects which are not
complete if they exist only in "inwindow" and lose their meaning
is the title for a project which tries to keep track of new forms
of subjectivity carried out by current and ongoing modifications
of the reality summarized under the buzzwords "informatization"
and "globalization". And in the return: Which role will borders
play in the cultural, political and social dimensions of the so
called information society?
some texts, notes and press coverage make-world/journal.html .
ØYES paper became very popular among conference visitors and can be downloaded as pdf now.
ARTIST AS AN EXPERT
19 october - 25 november
13p.m. - 19p.m., lothringer13 (closed monday)
Herbert W. Franke (DE)
Expert in Computer Art, Cybernetic Aesthetics, Visualisation of
Science, Futurologie, Speleology, Paleochronology
Entropy8Zuper! (US, BE)
Experts in the longest route from point A to point B
Jennifer Reeder (USA)
Expert in White Trash
Marko Peljhan (SL)
Expert in Communication Technology and Earth/Space Environment applications
Experts in Intentional Computing
events & streams
20:00 Opening watch
Welcome by Lydia Andrea Hartl
Saskia Sassen (Chicago), Ghassan Hage (Sydney)
Everyone is an Expert
Informational self-defense watch
Sam de Silva, Eveline Lubbers, afrika-gruppe, Marko Peljhan
Living wage and waging life watch
Kimi Lee, MEK Software, Trabajo Zero, Paolo Punx
Free Floating watch
Paul D Miller aka DJ Spooky
Mobility, Freedom of movement, Access for all watch
Partha Pratim Sarker, Osaren Iginoba, Fran Ilich
17.30 Lecture watch
Roman Leibov (Tartu). Are You Net?
The Artist as an Expert
Representations of labor watch
Franco Berardi, Prabhu Prasad Mohapatra, Myoung Joon Kim
22:00 Performance watch
Guillermo Gomez-Pena. The museum of fetishized identity
Flexible Citizenship watch
Yan Moulier Boutang, Jussi Vahamaki
Common, Community, Allmende watch
Reinhold Grether, Volker Grassmuck, Shuddhabrata Sengupta
Low Tech, low-paid, no rights watch
Valery Rey Alzaga, Beshid Najafi, Aida Dunlea and Lina Dimaculangan
Wu-ming, Tom Mulcaire, Harwood, Zoran Pantelic
Immaterial labor watch
Maurizio Lazzarato, Paolo Punx, Antonio Conti, Markus Termonen
Erich Moechel, Christine Schulzki-Haddouti, Janko RÆttgers
Time, space, action watch
Geert Lovink, RTmark, Matt Fuller, Aris Papatheodrou
20.30 Lecture watch
Kodwo Eshun (London).
21.30 - 02.00 Music watch
roXØr. Low Tech Musik for High Tech People
Daddy G (Massive Attack) & Queen B, DJ SWIFT REHA (Bülent Kullukcu)
11.00 - 18.00 Virtualienmarkt
11.00 Lecture watch
Lev Manovich (San Diego).
Roaming producers watch
Sebastian Luetgert, Dimitrina, Dorian Moore, Ludovic Prier
Beyond the web watch
Pit Schultz, Niko Waesche, Konrad Becker
16.00 Closing Debate watch
Videoconference with Antonio Negri(Rome).
The Munich Volksbad Declaration
We met at the make world festival BORDER="0" LOCATION="YES" in Munich,
October 18-21. The participants came from different parts of the world,
Australia, India, Bangladesh, Korea, South Africa, the United States,
Mexico, and all the countries of Europe from Finland to Italy, from
Spain to Estonia. We are involved in media activism, migrants'
struggles, global mobilization movements, new forms of social protest,
net art, and artistic experiments of all sorts.
Over the last few years we have seen many changes: Managers, migrants
and social movements are on the move. Borders have shifted, unfolded,
and moved from the outside to the inside. New technologies have been
democratized; in return, they democratize society from beneath.
Although the neoliberal ideology has promised peace, wealth, and
security, peace has never been worldwide, well-being has never been for
everybody, security has always been a trompe l'oeil. From Seattle to
Genoa, creative protest and activism against the neoliberal edifice
spread in many different ways, and gained support at many levels of
society and from a broad political and social spectrum.
After September 11 we were constantly told that the world will never be
We have fought against the neoliberal lies for so many years that we
will not shed tears over one of the most arrogant and surrogated system
humankind has endured. But nothing has really changed, instead we are
facing a serious danger. The movement of movements is threatened by a
return to marginal "moral protest" in the face of an immense challenge
by terror. The openness of the movements is endangered by the emptiness
of a panic
Terror should not govern the social mind. Paranoia should not be
internalized. We need more freedom, not less. The religious fanatics
have declared a holy war against humanity, because they fear freedom and
friendship, and sex and love. The economic fanatics have declared their
own holy war and react with the same weapons: bombing and terror --
because they feel the smell of economic recession and fear the end of
capitalist dictatorship. The religious fanatics and the economic
fanatics are joining their efforts to make the world a hellish place
where everybody is the enemy of everybody, a place where terror
regulates all social relationships.
Power can no more control the complexity of the networked society, so
the holders of power are panicking. We should not panic with them. The
networked society is our creation and our environment. In our
environment we do not need control, we do not need security. We need
freedom and friendship.
The fanatics want to make war? Let them do that, and let them destroy
each other! But please, don't ask human beings to enter this picture.
They want us to fight their holy war; we will not. We shall transform
the global war of fanaticism into a global secession of intelligence,
creativity, and love. We shall not accept the regulations of war, and
shall organize the free circulation of innovation, ideas, and persons.
We shall develop a networked society without borders.
We are not in favor of war, we are not against war. More than ever, we
have to organize the struggles outside war, outside the organized panic.
These times are about more communication, more blended, hybrid culture,
more cities. We do not need a war economy but rather a net economy.
We call on people to gather, link up, connect. We call for social
forums, self-organization outside the craziness of extreme capitalism
and fundamentalist clones. We need more autonomy, more democracy, all
over the world. We need neither borders nor conscripted mobilization; we
need the open frontier of a common project.
Parallel to the militarisation of the global psyche, a great battle is
unfolding around the issues of intellectual property rights, patents,
labor and bio-rights, the genome as well as carbon emission in the
atmosphere. It's a battle for open sources, free software and exchange,
privacy and cryptography, for peer-to-peer networks. It's a battle for
equal rights, flexible citizenships, living wage, documents and
guaranteed income for all. Immaterial rights are meaningless without
material rights and vice versa. The battle for access for all has to be
extended to both: freedom of movement and freedom of information.
These are the new frontiers of our liberties, this is the hope to
transform the entire world, and this is what's to be done. Make world,
[Franco Berardi Bifo (Bologne), Yann Moulier
Boutang (Paris), Florian Schneider (Munich), Geert Lovink (Sydney), autonome a.f.r.i.k.a. gruppe, trabajoZero (Madrid),
code flow (Sofia), Valery Rey Alzaga (Denver), Kimi Lee (Los Angeles).
Roberto Bui (Bologna), Aris Papatheodorou (Paris), Saskia Sassen (Chicago),
Helmut Weiss (Dortmund), Giuseppe Cocco (Rio de Janeiro),
François Matheron (Paris), Gianfranco Morosato (Verona), Sandro Mezzadra (Genoa),
Eric Alliez (Vienna), Sandro Chignola (Verona), Jon Solomon (Taiwan),
Emmanuel Videcoq (Paris), Franco Barchiesi(Johannesburg), Alisa del Ré (Padoa),
Yoshihiko Ichida (Osaka), Pascal Houba (Brussels), Jùlio Béjar (Vigo),
Brian Holmes (London), Daniel G Andùjar (Valencia), Juan Pedro
García del Campo (Madrid), Abdul-karim Mustapha (Duke, USA), César
Altamira (Buenos-Aires), Laurent Berthelot (Nantes), Richard Barbrook
(London), Christian Brutsch (Zurich), Mikhaël Elbaz (Montreal), Charles
Wolfe (Boston)] Lucia Lucchesi,
Gianni Cascone (Italy),
Simona Bentivogli (Italy),
Franco Cascone (Italy),
Annarosa Apirani (Italy),
Andrea Fumagalli (Pavia),
Emanuele Pistola (Cyberzone).
11p.m. - 16p.m., Muffathalle
On Sunday morning 20 market stands presented online
initiatives and their initiators.
Kuda.org Novi Sad
EVERYONE IS AN EXPERT
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