[ISEA2011] Panel: Daniela Kuka – Dis­or­der

Panel Statement

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.