Sebastian Purfürst is a Berlin-based new media artist with a strong focus on stage visuals and music. He will be presenting the experimental documentary, “The Fine Art of Designing Silence”, produced in 2005 in cooperation with Christian Mahler. The film attempts to explore the artistic potential of acoustic silence in film and music - a time-lapse voyage through the history of cinema, sonic enviroments and human perception in its ever-changing, technologically influenced form, from On and Off to 1 and 0.
This film is part of the long-term film project, “Design Strategies for Converging Media”.
Joerg Pfeiffer will talk about interactive videoreports for his column km42.spiegel.de, working in camper-vans and life as a digital normad. It’s also about videojournalism and the sense of travelling professionally.
Sporadic bloggers Dirk and Mac talk about how a virtual graffiti in their weblog www.dataloo.de got out of control and appeared on city streets, newspapers, protest marches, national TV and all over the German internet scene. They recall the time when they suddenly became political, accidentally created the key visual for a protest movement, collected a 5-digit sum, jumped the German blog charts and suspected that the secret service is tapping their phones.