Panel: (he)artbreaking to the core: zombie data and the arts of re/de/transcoding
Displaced things, absent or surplus artifacts and uncooperative material present more about the way we categorize and understand the world than about their own quality. They surprise and riddle, they raise questions, they challenge practices of (re)search and handling, they give reason to mysterious or spectacular explanations and adventures. As a kind of counterepistemic or counterexperience phenomena, they challenge mental models, routine scripts of everyday and professional life and trigger storytelling and discourse.
Thus, we should think about how we can archive such phenomena of disorder and what we can learn from their appearance and disappearance for future forms of archives and archiving practices. How can archives integrate disorder as an own quality?
- Daniela Kuka has been a research fellow at Berlin University of the Arts since 2009. From 2004 to 2007 she was creative member abd from 2007 to 2009 senior researcher for interactive dramaturgy at Ars Electronica Futurelab Linz (A). She worked in several r&dprojects with international companies and cultural institutions and was one of the creators of “Deep Space”. Daniela studies Media Culture and Art Theory at University of Ars and Industrial Design Linz (A) and Cultural Engineering at OttovonGuericke University Magdeburg. Since 2010, she is guest lecturer in Magdeburg. Her master thesis is about the fabrication of noise. She is currently working on a nonlinear persuasive communication model as her PhD, and on a film project dealing with distortions of perception.