Kyberia vs Facebook / Fabuš / Cabowitz

Daniel Hromada (SK/CZ), Pavel Neuman (CZ), Palo Fabuš (CZ), Michal Cab (CZ)
NoD Roxy, DigiLab AVU
presentation, discussion, streaming, lecture
Kyberia guild vs Facebook matrix
Daniel Hromada (Hromi) and Pavel Neuman

Hromi: “Give me one reason why I should register on Facebook.”
After short presentation of specific features of social media and nets there will be moderated discussion between Daniel Hromada (Hromi) who has a very skeptical attitude against Facebook and Pavel Neumann, an expert on social media, who represents a defender of current social phenomenon.
Hromi is a creator of legendary social network that has connected nonconformistly thinking people, from hackers to artists, already for several years. The author’s reserved attitude to the social nets is mainly related to the last developmental version of Kyberia - 2.3 that was not successful in its efforts to state a certain new model of the Internet democracy.
On the contrary, Hromi´s opponent, Pavel Neuman, who dedicates himself to these trends on web and whose texts are presented on the blog BuzzMag, he considers this kind of closed society pseudo-activism. “One of the significant features (of web 2.0 services) is that their utility value does not grow with the number of users hence it is not possible to compare Kyberia with Facebook“, Neuman says.

This moderated discussion will be held within the festival Multiplace. The bloc of lectures at 18:00 will be opened by Michal Cáb and the theme will be Fluxus/pd/livecoding. Palo Fabuš will follow and he will clarify us his theme in his lecture Me, We and They: Communication and Liability in Today’s society.

I, We and Them: Communication and liability in today's society
Palo Fabuš

What do graffiti, bathroom poetry, reality shows, commercials, internet discussion, famous people and the rest of us, narcissism and liability have in common?

Fluxus / pd / livecoding
Michal Cáb

About the possibilities, dis/advantages of livetimecoding, software fluxus, pd and transient data flow.

Palo Fabuš is the culture publicist, critic and theorist. Not a journalist. His former interest in new media has progressively evolved into wide study of contemporary culture applying a variety of approaches such as sociology, media studies, art theory and philosophy. His research centers these days mostly on the relationship of ICT and evolution of cultural values, contemporary zeitgeist and perception of time.

Since 2009 editor of Umělec. Teaches Social Media course at Department of Media Studies and Journalism FSS MU Brno and occasionally FF MU Brno, FaVU Brno, FIT VUT Brno, FAMU Prague, AVU Prague. Studied Bc. (Applied Informatics) at Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University in Brno. MA Student at Department of Media Studies and Journalism FSS MU Brno. In 2004-2005 editor-in-chief of IM6. In 2005 and 2006 curator of Zoom festival. From 2005 to 2008 worked as an editor of Literární noviny. In 2007 co-founded Jlbjlt. After seven years of living in Brno, moved in 2009 to Prague.

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