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Talk during Transmediale 2014 - Panel:
Micropolitics of the Post-Digital: From street protests to transitional spaces in Brazil
Oliver Lerone Schultz
Info: Insurgent political movements, techno-shamanism, and the formation of a sustainable networked society in the Brazilian political and cultural landscape
Reflecting on a post-digital approach as a condition in which the utopian promise of the global technological progress is put under crisis, this panel investigates practices and projects of de-colonisation of corporate culture, as well as of the “digital” paradigm per se. By specifically focusing on hybrid and syncretic Brazilian contemporary political, cultural and economical scenarios, the post-digital condition highlighted in such context brings together a variety of practices that deal with transitional processes between online and offline existence, ecology of technical and non-technical resources, techno-shamanism from the junction between technology and practices of ancestral knowledge, insurgent political movements and the formation of a sustainable networked society. The panel proposes a multiple angle of analysis where technology becomes an open tool to imagine unpredictable connections in the everyday life from civil engagement to artistic and political activism, and to social change.
This panel is supported by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the Goethe-Institut São Paulo. In collaboration with the Post-Media Lab at CDC/Leuphana University of Lüneburg, and the Studies Group "Mundo em Rede" at the Post-Graduate Program in Technology and Digital Media /PUC-SP.