“Listening to Firefox” is finally here! After months of planning and organising, our inaugural North West salon/meet-up for discussion across “wider implications of software culture” is happening at 2pm Sunday 15th of May over at Manchester’s MadLab.
5 practitioners have been invited to present extremely short (<3mins) single-slide examples of work across a spectrum of digital-art-technology. From there, the emphasis moves to an open and critically aware roundtable discussion of the wider implications of this practice:
Stephen Fortune – Data and Reality
Markus Soukup - relicts / 2011
John O’Shea – Open Source Swan Pedalo
Nick Holloway – UK libraries cuts map
Caroline Heron – “Precarious Labour”
Listening to Firefox exists to create a space for open and engaged discussion across a spectrum of digital-art-technology practice with an emphasis on the social, cultural and political implications of this work. This inaugural event has been co-organised by John O’Shea, Simon Poulter and Hwa Young Jung at MadLab.