Culture of Leaks
Culture of Leaks
Workshop and talk hosted by The Sponge & Berliner Gazette
Leaking has become a global culture of resistance in societies that are lacking transparency. Leaks, that are usually based on big data archives assembled by whistleblowers, disclose unseen crimes. By opening a door into the secret world of corporations and governments, leaks enter the public domain and offer a rich materials to explore. This talk introduces crowdsourcing as a method to unleash the creativity of users, fans and otaku in general to process leaks.
UN|COMMONS @ OTAKU FESTIVAL 2015
Talks and Workshops | 9th – 10th of May | Bucharest
A project by Berliner Gazette, Takemura Juku and The Sponge in cooperation with Otaku Festival The commons, the public and openness in general are undergoing a profound upheaval. The catalyst is the Internet. We communicate openly, share knowledge and collaborate online in unprecedented ways. We produce tons of data and along the way crowdsourced crisis maps, bottom-up encyclopedias as well as innumerous elusive or rather invisible ‘works’. This vast new digital domain of the commons can no longer be contained by the form of private property, yet we lack the democratic structures to accommodate it. Ours is perhaps a unique moment in history. The digital avant-gardes and traditional public institutions alike are challenged by the same situation: How can we nurture and maintain cultures and forms of knowledge as commons? Taking this question seriously, the Berliner Gazette proposes to focus on the issue from a new angle. We propose to rediscover the meaning of the commons by examining those forms of knowlegde, technology and life that operate today under privatised conditions, but which we might transform into commons in the future. Hence we wish to explore our not-yet-commons, that today are our estranged, our neglected or our uncommon commons. In short: Our UN|COMMONS.