"Save as: Social Memory"

Salt Galata

June 26 – June 27, 2013

Network of Foundations and Corporations Through Shared Board Members in Turkey                                                                                                                                                                                  Görsel, “Türkiye’de Ortak Yönetim Kurulu Üyelerine Göre Vakiflar ve Sirketler Agi” (Burak Arikan, 2010) haritasindan alinmistir.
Image captured from the “Network of Foundations and Corporations Through Shared Board Members in Turkey” (Burak Arıkan, 2010).

June 26-27, 19.00
SALT Galata, Workshop II-III

One of the major concerns during the Gezi resistance was how to keep the memories of pain, grief, anger, gains and losses alive. There were attempts to preserve the experiences and present them in numerous media; however, critically approaching the growing archives or creating technologically-enhanced curated content was not possible, due to the lack of time and means.

“Save as: Social Memory” symposium brings together three artists, a curator and an academic who work in the area of software art, archiving, and media archaeology. Cultural practices that use the language of technology and digital-born content from different perspectives of preservation and memory will be debated. Panelists will discuss the topics of archiving the present as we experience it, algorithmic curating in crisis, critical collective intelligence, and the language of technology as a thinking tool.

Participants: Burak Arıkan, Joasia Krysia, Nicolas Malevé, Ali Miharbi, Jussi Parikka

The talks will be held in English.


Wednesday, June 26
19.00 Introduction
19.15 Jussi Parikka: “Media Archaeology: Archives of the Present”
20.00 Nicolas Malevé: “Sniff and Sneak Through My Archives”
20.45 Ali Miharbi: “Language of Technology as a Thinking Tool”

Thursday, June 27
19.00 Joasia Krysia: “Speculations on Algorithmic Curating”
19.45 Burak Arıkan: “Counter Collective Intelligence”
20.30 Round Table

Convened by Burak Arıkan and Jussi Parikka, and in collaboration with SALT and support of Winchester School of Art.