Artist Talk and Workshop: Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev

Date/Time: 5:00pm, January 27th, 2015
Location: The STUDIO, CMU CFA-111 (Map)

Critical engineers‘ and award-winning new-media artists, Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev, will discuss their work in open-source arts hacking and critical approaches to surveillance culture.

Julian Oliver is a critical engineer and artist based in Berlin. Active internationally since 1996, his work spans network art, software art, game design, activism, creative hacking, data forensics, computer networking, information visualization and open source development practices. He is a long-time advocate of the use of free software in education and artistic production and supports projects and initiatives that assert civil rights in networked domains.

Danja Vasiliev, born in Saint Petersburg, is a Berlin-based artist and critical engineer. Vasiliev studies systems and networks through anti-disciplinary experimentation with hardware, firmware and software. Using computational platforms he engages in examination and exploitation of system and network paradigms in both the physical and digital realms.

Oliver and Vasiliev are co-authors (with Gordan Savičić) of the influential Critical Engineeering Manifesto, and (for their Newstweek project) recipients of the 2011 Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nica.

Julian and Danja will give an artist’s presentation at the STUDIO on January 27th at 5pm, hosted in collaboration with the CMU School of Art, the CMU CyLab Usable Privacy and Security (CUPS) Laboratory and the CMU CIT.

In addition to their lecture, Julian and Danja will also conduct an all-day educational workshop, The UNIX Command Line for Artists and Activists, on Saturday, January 31, from 10am-4pm at the STUDIO. Spaces are limited; to register for this workshop, click here