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dusan barok     print
Dusan Barok [sk/cz] is okno's 2006-resident.
"For the 2006 residency i am thinking about exploring the field of remediating the communist utopia recordings into the telematic context. of approaching both the communist predators and underground through the looking glass of digital media.
In this i would focus on the period of eastern block's 1980s speaches, manifestos and other leftover propaganda as a source material for today's software manipulation."

Born 1979 in Czechoslovakia. Studied information technologies in Bratislava and mass media communication in Trnava. In 2003 co-founded BURUNDI media lab and organized there series of karaoke lectures Translab. Developed open source tool for online group-help backstage and number of websites for media festivals, unstable organizations and projects. Writes articles for 3/4 magazine. In 2004 co-founded ScArt community. Friend of Multiplace. Co-edits idealnypartner magazine. Since 2006 teaches interactive media in Prague. Invites any help with Monoskop wiki. Involved in Ted Nelson's project of hyperlinkization of the unverse. Lives in Prague and Bratislava.




okno, 2006 (Brussels, Praha, Bratislava)
what has been done (2006)

* okno.be site, thorough all year (most work feb-apr and nov 06)
- an online tool for presentation and collaboration
- rich constructive feedback from annemie, sporadically also from pieter
and gert, at the end of the year started to discuss new functions
with junior

okno ongoing development
In the context of an artistic exploration of networks, OKNO wants to develop its website as an artistic presentation venue in public space and thus broadcast okno's research topics to a broader audience that can participate in an active and interactive way... more

wednesday may 24, 2006 – friday may 26, 2006
matrix art project, brussels
Experiment with the paper form documentation of public event as being part of the event itself. Using the lo-res tools (dictaphone, digital camera, dtp software, printer) the final printed publication included the risks such as inconsistency, absence of criticism, shortlife concepts, and even blah-blah statements... more

Presentation of media art related issues in Slovakia and partly Czech Republic in recent years. Talk will focus on highlighted activities in this area in order to comment the particularity of local approaches to the topics such as grantgiving, sharing as a creative act, generative aesthetics, or technology fetishization... more

friday may 26, 2006 5pm
matrix art project, brussels
Internet shapes the organizational, networking, and creative aspects of collaboration. The talk will present the techno+cultural background of initiatives and events experimenting with this approach, such as Multiplace... more






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