“Knowledge Networks Freedom”
David Garcia teaches Design for Digital Cultures at the Utrecht School of Art Media and Technology. He is the founder and co-organiser of The Next 5 Minutes (94-2003), perhaps the most interesting and exciting and cool international conferences ever organized, on electronic ‘samizdat’ or tactical media. His current research and his developing projects, connect new work in Amsterdam tactical television to Italy’s Telestreet movement (nationwide micro TV stations) and the Autolabs of Sao Paulo’s peripheral communities.
This talk drew on political philosophy, of different eras along with recent work in Amsterdam tactical media, Sao Paulo auto Labs and the Italian Telestreet movement to ask: what is freedom actually being made to mean now; in the era of networks?