The American artist and designer Sam Kronick takes part this Sunday in a meeting on the neocolonialism of the Internet

The winner of the call Next Things 2014, who is completing an art residency at LABoral, will take part in a picnic-talk in Parque de la Providencia, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Published: May 30, 2014
The American artist and designer Sam Kronick takes part this Sunday in a meeting on the neocolonialism of the Internet

Sam Kronick, at fabLAB Asturias. where he works during his residency. Photo: LABoral/S. Redruello

The American artist, designer and technologist Sam Kronick will deliver a speech this Sunday on neocolonialism on the Internet. The activity will take place in Parque de la Providencia de Gijón, from 1 to 3 p.m., and is part of the art residency programme that Kronick is completing at LABoral, after winning the call Next Things 2014 with his project Slow Internet Café.

From early April Kronick works at the Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial de Gijón developing a series of wi-fi routers that run a firmware that intercepts and alters in a creative way the information flow that flows through them. In addition to modifying the software that runs in each router, Kronick is designing the housing of each device using materials and shapes that make them look appealing to furnish our houses.

In order to showcase the resulting objects, next September, The Slow Internet Café will open at LABoral, where visitors will have the chance to connect to many wi-fi networks, each of which will display an expanded version of the network.

Before leaving to Barcelona to continue developing his project at the headquarters of Telefónica I+D, the entity that awards the grant Next Things jointly with LABoral, Sam Kronic invites the public to take part in the eyes of the cloud, a picnic and a conversation (and some other surprises) to analyse the new wave of neocolonialism on the Internet and discuss issues such as what we have lost when we assumed that we want to communicate following the same rules; who dictates this rules, or which voices will be silenced during this seemingly unavoidable path towards progress.

More information:
http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org/es/actividades/los-ojos-en-la-nube

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