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Sniff, Scrape, Crawl…


The Piet Zwart Institute Master in Media Design and Communication department launches its new publication with Mute publishing: Sniff, Scrape, Crawl… {on privacy, surveillance and our shadowy data-double}.

A silent listener to our streaming confessions, the ambient social network envelops itself around our rituals, banalities and routines and traces the specificities of our dataset, or rather our shadowy data-double. Crawling and scraping, it creates a portrait of not only who we are as individuals, but also our demographic character, status and potential future self. Just as our data-double grows exponentially through these infinite feedback loops, the debate on privacy also proliferates. While discussions on the value of public space and the commons have regrettably waned, privacy has become the zone of contention for lawyers, large corporations, governments and individuals, who all have much at stake.

Sniff, Scrape, Crawl…. is the result of trying to make sense of these debates. Contributions from: Birgit Bachler, Seda Guerses, Inge Hoonte, Nicolas Maleve, Men in Grey, Julian Oliver & Danja Vasiliev, Michelle Teran, Steve Rushton, Discrete Dialogue Network and Amy Suo Wu.

C Magazine Spring 2012 Memory issue




Buscando al Sr. Goodbar and The City is Creative are both discussed in an essay written by Michelle Kasprzak for C Magazine Spring 2012 Memory Issue.

Book launch: A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future


Baltan Laboratories launches its new publication A Blueprint for a Lab of the Future on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 from 5-7 PM in the NatLab at Strijp-S in Eindhoven. This extensive publication presents the results of and reflections on Baltan’s two-year pilot phase undertaken from 2008 to 2010. Included in this publication is an essay and documentation on The City is Creative, developed during a residency at Baltan Laboratories.

Hacking the City Reader


Hacking the City –
Interventions in public and communicative spaces

The Book

The project “Hacking the City” took place on the occasion of the “European Capital of Culture RUHR.2010.” Twenty museums collaborated in a multifaceted common series of exhibitions called “Mapping the Region.” Museum Folkwang contributed with an experimental project which went far away from traditional museum activities. More than thirteen projects in public space, a “Base-Station” in the museum and a homepage ( were realized.

Interview in Neural Issue 37


Link to Neural

Issue #37, winter 2010
ISSN: 2037-108X

.Aram Bartholl
.Michelle Teran
.Christina Kubisch
.Julian Oliver
.Space Invader
.Mark Shepard
.Pierre-Laurent Cassiere
.Men in Grey

Visual Geographies



I’m currently involved in a discussion on visual geographies between Kate Armstrong, Vancouver multi-media artist and scholar and Garnet Hertz, a Canadian artist and scholar based in California for BlackFlash Magazine.

All three artists deal explicitly with contemporary ways of mapping space, or in some cases, a contemporary poetics of space. We’re drawing them together from three very different parts of the world to discuss their newest projects as well as the ideas driving them.

link to issue