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9.7.2016 | Akademie der Künste (Pariser Platz), Berlin

DISCREET Training #6 – Surveillance in the Next Society

Training by: Dirk Baecker (Professor for Cultural Theory and Management at University Witten/Herdecke, Germany)

Dirk Baecker has developed a cultural theory of the observer (and observation). Given the media-technological paradigm shift induced by the digital, the question arises: How can this be applied for the next society, dominated by observation, surveillance, and algorithmic governance?

DISCREET is a project by Armen Avanessian and Alexander Martos in collaboration with Christopher Roth. It is commissioned and coproduced by Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art with the support of Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb, Bundeskanzleramt der Republik Österreich – Kunstsektion, and Rudolf Augstein Stiftung.