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Making.Artistic.Technology: Elizabeth Losh on FemTechNet

Artistic Bokeh in collaboration with Mz Baltazar’s Laboratory presents a discussion with US media theorist Elizabeth Losh on

‘A Woman’s Touch: Pink Collar Workers and Feminist Origin Stories’

Wednesday October 28, 18:30 – 20:00
Raum D, MuseumsQuartier
(Achtung: diesmal nicht in Mz Baltazar’s Lab Raum auf der Sechshauserstraße)

 

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In recent years there have been a number of significant theoretical shifts in the study of digital media.  By emphasizing the material, situated, contingent, embodied, affective, and labor-intensive characteristics of digital media rather than friction-free visions of “virtual reality” or “cyberspace,” theorists of media archeology are also expressing their concerns about present-day power relations around apparatuses and interfaces and signifying interest in collective consciousness-raising efforts.   As science and technology studies (STS) and tactical media play a greater role in media studies, international feminist collectives like FemTechNet and the Fembot Collective are growing.  At the same time, cyberfeminist work from decades before – by seminal figures, such as Lynn Hershman Leeson, Faith Wilding, and Shu Lea Cheang — is gaining recognition.  Unfortunately elitism can insinuate itself into these discourses by ignoring women’s long history of engagement with computational media as low-status pink collar workers and how they continue to supply manual labor in the supply chains of digital media today.

 

BIOGRAPHY

Elizabeth Losh is the author of Virtualpolitik: An Electronic History of Government Media-Making in a Time of War, Scandal, Disaster, Miscommunication, and Mistakes (MIT Press, 2009) and The War on Learning: Gaining Ground in the Digital University (MIT Press, 2014) and has been a co-facilitator of FemTechNet, an international collective of feminist scholars, artists, activists, and learners who work with and about technology. She is also the co-author of the comic book textbook Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing (Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2013) with Jonathan Alexander.

She has also written a number of frequently cited essays about communities that produce, consume, and circulate online video, videogames, digital photographs, text postings, and programming code. The diverse range of subject matter analyzed in her scholarship has included coming out videos on YouTube, videogame fan films created by immigrants, combat footage from soldiers in Iraq shot on mobile devices, video evidence created for social media sites by protesters on the Mavi Marmara, remix videos from the Arab Spring, the use of Twitter and Facebook by Indian activists working for women’s rights after the Delhi rape case, and the use of Instagram by anti-government activists in Ukraine.

Before coming to William and Mary, she was Director of the Culture, Art, and Technology program at Sixth College at U.C. San Diego, where she taught courses on digital rhetoric and new media.  She is also a blogger for Digital Media and Learning Central, and a Steering Committee member of FemTechNet.

Lilypad Arduino Workshop : : 14.10.2015 – 18h

Lilypad Arduino Workshop von Stefanie Wuschitz

am 14.10.2015, um 18h
Sechshauserstraße 28

Dieser Workshop beginnt mit einer Arduino Einführung für Anfängerinnen. Diese erfolgt anhand des LilyPads, das grundsätzlich wie das bekannteste Arduino Board “Uno” funktioniert, jedoch für Anwendung auf Stoffen und weichen Objekten (Soft Circuits, Wearable Technology) konzipiert wurde. Wir geben einen Überblick über aktuelle künstlerische Projekte, die mit diesem Tool umgesetzt worden sind, danach bauen wir gemeinsam Schaltkreise, die Sound und Licht reaktiv über Sensoren kontrollieren können.

Ich bitte um Verständnis, dass ich für mein 2 Monate altes Baby eine Stillpause einlegen werde müssen.

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Anmeldung bei: stefanie.wuschitz@gmail.com

Maximale Teilnehmerinnen Zahl: 12

Beschreibung:

Dieser Workshop beginnt mit einer Arduino Einführung für Anfängerinnen. Daher sollten Teilnehmerinnen bitte schon vor dem Workshop das Arduino Programm von der Seite https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/Software herunterladen. Die Arduino Einführung erfolgt Anhand des LilyPad Arduinos, der grundsätzlich wie das bekannteste Arduino Board “Uno” funktioniert, jedoch für Anwendung auf Stoffen und weichen Objekten (Soft Circuits, Wearable Technology) konzipiert wurde. Der Workshop gibt einen Überblick über aktuelle künstlerische Projekte, die mit diesem Tool umgesetzt worden sind. Teilnehmerinnen bauen gemeinsam unterschiedliche Schaltkreise, die Sound und Licht reaktiv über Sensoren kontrollieren. In die Schaltkreise können leitende Fäden, leitende Stoffe oder leitender Lack eingebaut werden und Teil der Installation werden. Alle Teilnehmerinnen brauchen einen Laptop auf dem bereits Arduino heruntergeladen wurde, die Installation des Programms erfolgt dann im Workshop.

Mz Baltazar’s Lab Workshop in São Paulo Brazil :: How to build your own Megaphone! with Patrícia Reis and Sabina Simonic

Mz Baltazar’s Lab Workshop

How to build your own Megaphone!

with Patrícia Reis and Sabina Simonic

About the workshop:

There are situations when you want to make yourself heard. In such moments, it might be helpful to have a megaphone at hand, so you spare your vocal cords. With your DIY megaphone you can print your environment not only with volume. Mz Baltazar’s Lab encourage women & trans* to build their own Megaphone!

When:

Friday, 2nd October, 2015

from 18h to 20h

 

Where:

Garoa Hacker clubr

https://garoa.net.br/wiki/P%C3%A1gina_principal

 

 

Open to 15 participants

Only women & trans*

 

 

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Majken Overgaard from Copenhagen sent us this very inspiring article. Thank you, Majken!

WEBANALOG an exhibition by Hoa Luo & Stefanie Post :: Opening 3rd July 2015

‘WEB ANALOG,

an exhibition by Hoa Luo & Stefanie Post

curated by @Mz. Balthazar´s Laboratory (Luftsteuer Show window project)

Vernissage: 03.07.2015  |  7pm  |  the artists attend the opening
Finissage: 24.07.2015  |  7pm

at Mz. Baltazar´s Laboratory  |  Sechshauserstraße 28  |  A – 1150 Wien

About the exhibition

Ein.gewebe in der Sechshauserstrasse 28.
Kommt – wir beissen und weben und nähen.“

About the artist:

Hoa Luo: WWW
Stefanie Post: Djane Gabbalier

 

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Workshop Programing servo Motors with Arduino by Patrícia J. Reis :: 10th june 2015

Mz Baltazar’s proudly presents:

Workshop Programing servo Motors with Arduino by Patrícia J. Reis

About the workshop:
This workshop aims to introduce the basics of the open source Arduino platform specifically in how to program
and wire servo motors to build interactive projects. We will use different analog and digital sensors to control
servo motors and will explore new ways of using power and motion to think about futures machineries.

When: Wednesday, 10th June at 18h
Where: Sechshauserstraße 28, 1150 Vienna

What to bring: Laptop, snack & drinks and lot of creativity!
If you have: Arduino and servo motors

The workshop is free of charge, however donations are welcome!

Only women & trans*

Please sign in to: patijoo@gmail.com

Be aware that we only have 12 places available for the workshop!

About Patrícia J. Reis:
Patrícia J. Reis (b. 1981 in Lisbon, Portugal) is an artist and a PhD candidate in Media Art exploring the intimate
(Cultural and Political) relations between the subject of vision and image (namely the body, representation and
self-representation), through digital apparatus, in photography and, more recently, in video and interactive
installations.

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"Build your own website with WordPress" Workshop at Mz Baltazar's Lab by Lisa Madlberger on the 3rd June 2015 :: 18h :: Only women & trans*

“Build your own website with WordPress” Workshop!

by Lisa Madlberger

About the workshop:

In this workshop you will develop your first website using WordPress,
the most popular website & blog building software out there. You will
learn about the basics of webdesign and within few minutes you will set
up your own website and design it according to your wishes. No previous
knowledge is required for this workshop. Please bring your laptop.

When: Wednesday, 3rd June at 18h
Where: Sechshauserstraße 28, 1150 Vienna

What to bring: Laptop, snack & drinks and lot of creativity!

The workshop is free of charge, however donations are welcome!

Only women & trans*

Please sign in to: patijoo@gmail.com

Be aware that we only have 12 places available for the workshop!

About Lisa Madlberger

Lisa Madlberger is a PhD researcher at Vienna University of Technology in Austria. Within the Information & Software Engineering group, she is involved in a research project on the interface between IT and sustainability. Ms Madlberger received her M.Sc. in Information Systems from University of Munster in Germany and has four years of practical experience working in international IT-projects. Since 2012, she holds a research scholarship from Vienna PhD School of Informatics.

 

 

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zwei Kinder-Elektronik-Workshops am 30.Mai!!!!

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Liebe Eltern!

Am 30. Mai 2015 wird es im Miss Baltazar’s Laboratory wieder zwei Kinder-Elektronik-Workshops geben, die von Studierenden des IKL gehalten werden.

Dieses Mal stehen zwei Workshops auf dem Programm:

Lass dein Monster raus!

12:00 bis 15:00
für Kinder zwischen 8 und 12 Jahren.
Materialkostenbeitrag 5 Euro für Buzzer, LEDs und Batterien.
alte Socken und T-Shirts willkommen!

Cyberkäfer?

15:00 bis 18:00
für Kinder zwischen 6 und 10 Jahren.
Materialkostenbeitrag: 4 Euro für Batterien und LEDs.
Anmeldung unter der Telefonnummer 0650/2429712.
Zusatzinfos auf den angehängten Flyern.
Wir freuen uns auf viele kleine ElektrobastlerInnen, Sockenleuchtmonster und Roboschmetterlinge!
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Buy one, get two for free! It's your life. It's your tv! :: An exhibition by Sejma Prodanovic & Lena Violetta Leitner:: 06.05.2015

Buy one, get two for free!
It’s your life. It’s your tv!

An exhibition by Sejma Prodanovic & Lena Violetta Leitner
curated by Mz Baltazar´s Mz. Baltazars Laboratory 

We provide a diverse range of high quality products. We will never let you down. This is what you want right now. Dive in a new world of happiness, with products fulfilling your dreams! Our programme will entertain you and help you improve yourself. Cause it is always about making it better. This is DAILY DIET. This is your tv!

 

Vernissage: 06.05.2015  |  6pm  |  the artists attend the opening
Finissage: 18.06.2015  |  6pm
Mz. Baltazar´s Laboratory  |  Sechshauserstraße 28  |  A – 1150 Wien

Sejma Prodanovic and Lena Violetta Leitner set an exhibition that deals with consumerism, marketing, videos, body image and shopping channels. “DAILY DIET” analyzes the complexity of our contemporary society in various ways by digesting the aggressive world of information and advertisement. The different levels of fiction and reality start to mix, involving the visitors as well. Sejma Prodanovic makes a serial of simple linear drawings in ink with the goal to translate different visual languages from the world of mass-media in an individual and direct way. Lena Violetta Leitner shows a two-channel video that deals with the absurd world of shopping and consists of found footage and a documentation of the artistic process of Sejma and Violetta. 

Sejma Prodanovic *1981, Belgrade
works with discarded material and reinterprets their use with painting, printmaking, drawing and installation. Recent exhibitions are: „Using images“, Cultural Center Grocka (2015), „Daily Drawings“, Gallery DKSG Belgrade (2013), „I saw unseen“, Gallery Dom Omladine Belgrade (2012). 
Lena Violetta Leitner *1986, Graz
works with different media as video, performance, installation or collages and likes to use broken machines or found footage. She focusses on collaborative processes, that especially try to reinforce women to network, like collective OutSight. Some recent exhibitions are: „Contemporaries of the near future“ at das weisse haus, Vienna (Vienna Art Fair 2014), „Obsession“, exhibition OutSight at National Gallery Mala Stanica (2014), „Pigeons, Manifests and More“, Kulturraum Baden (2014), Biennale Sessions

 

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Workshop – Electronics & Arduino Introduction Workshop II by Patrícia J. Reis :: 29/04/2015

Workshop – Electronics & Arduino Introduction Workshop II by Patrícia J. Reis

In this workshop you will learn the basics in order to start to play with the open source prototype platform Arduino (www.arduino.cc).

When: 29th April :: 18h  [2015]
Where: Mz Baltazar’s lab: Sechshauserstraße 28, 1150 Vienna

Please bring:
– Laptop (Installed software from www.arduino.cc)
– If you have: Arduino.

The workshop is free of charge. Food & drinks are welcome!

Only women & trans*

Please sign in with a short e-mail to: mbl-orga@lists.metalab.a

Be aware that the number of participants is limited!

 

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