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Coded Cultures is a multinational initiative to discuss and reflect the intersections of media, art, society and technology in experimental settings of workshops, labs, artistic interventions and the symposium Open Hardware Europe Summit.

OPENISM is the 6th issue of Coded Cultures, with previous editions existing since 2004. The festival is a forum to debate the cultural, political and societal relevance of critical maker culture by investigating concepts of openness («openisms») with a focus on open hardware and open technologies. Coded Cultures: Openism is organised by RIAT - Research Institute for Arts and Technology.

The festival investigates critical strategies of technological appropriation, which in their different approaches and cultural techniques are constituting communities of practice.

Coded Cultures: OPENISM is the 6th issue of Coded Cultures discussing concepts of openness with a focus on open hardware and open technologies and their implications for art, science and society. It is a critical forum to debate the relevance of these technologies and to investigate critical strategies of technological appropriation, which in their different approaches and cultural techniques are constituting communities of practice.

The festival features a number of national and international participants such as Josh Harle / AU (“Pirate Maps”), Hannes Waldschütz / DE («Civil Disobedience: Repair»), Victor Mazon Gardoqui / E (“AudioLAB Research / Repair / Create”), Mario de Vega / MX and Karl Salzmann / AT (“Vibrance”), Patricia Reis / PT (“Penetrating the Black Box”), Mz Baltazar’s Lab and Art+Feminism /US (“Edit-a-Thon”) and Maxime Fuhrer / BE (“AXIOM Open Cinema Lab”).

Coded Cultures: OPENISM investigates critical strategies of technological appropriation, which in their different approaches (cultural techniques) are constituting communities of practice.

Coded Cultures: OPENISM is the 2016 issue of Coded Cultures. It discusses concepts of openness with a focus on open hardware and open technologies and their impact on art, science and society. The festival is a critical forum to debate the cultural, political and societal relevance of Open Hardware and their pertinence for science, education and art.


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CODED CULTURES IN OPEN HARDWARE IS A PROJECT BY (RIAT), RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY