international festival
of digital creativity
and electronic music
Édition 18

Dries Depoorter - alt.barbican BE

Art Subverting Reality: alt.barbican, alt.MUTEK and Milieux
August 23, 2017, 10:30 - 12:30
IMG: 10:30 - 12:30
Exhibition: Subversions of Reality
August 22, 2017, 12:00 - 21:00
Visual Artist: 12:00 - 21:00

Assembling, sharing and experimenting with private data of himself and random people found on the Internet, digital artist Dries Depoorter tackles in a thought-provoking way, issues like social identity, big data sharing, encryption and (the lack of) protection of our online privacy. His work has attracted worldwide attention with media installations that prove how innovations such as facial recognition and the Internet of Things can turn against you. Do you want to report a jaywalker when it suits you, or literally peak over the shoulder of the Seattle police force through a webcam?Depoorter studied electronics for six years before making the switch to media arts at the KASK School of Arts Ghent, where he graduated in 2015. His interactive media installations have been presented worldwide. Currently he lives in Amsterdam where he is supported by Amsterdam's Fonds voor de Kunst.

Airbnb Host

Airbnb Hosts
Jeu pour navigateur web

Airbnb Hosts est un jeu pour navigateur web exploitant les métadonnées d'Airbnb où vous devez deviner qui est l'hôte d'une chambre désignée. Il a été conçu en collaboration entre Depoorter et David Surprenant, un concepteur web montréalais. Ils ont collaboré sur plusieurs projets cette année, notamment et Airbnb Hosts et ont récemment remporté le prix "60 secondes mobiles et interactives" organisé par Arte Paris et IDFA Doclab.


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