Simposia Conjuncture

Conjuncture is an ongoing series of symposia on 21st century philosophy, politics, and aesthetics. Program coordinators are Nathan Brown (Concordia University / Centre for Expanded Poetics) and Petar Milat.

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Aesthetic Education Expanded

The project “Aesthetic Education Expanded: Artistic Experimentation and Political Culture in the Age of Networks” starts from the Enlightenment concept of aesthetic education that stated the interdependence between arts (literary culture back in its day), politics (revolution) and technologies (print and publishing) with the aim of creating an emancipated sphere of public action.

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Human Rights Film Festival

Human Rights Film Festival (HRFF) is a festival focusing on the issue of human rights, which is held early in December each year in Zagreb, celebrating the Human Rights Day. The main aim of the festival is to promote the culture of protecting human rights. HRFF offers to the Croatian public a selection of the most recent film production, with a particular focus on socially engaged art films. The festival is also held in Rijeka, in cooperation with Filmaktiv.

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Public Library

In the catalog of History the institution of public library is listed in the category of phenomena of which we humans are most proud. Along with free public education, public healthcare, the scientific method, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Wikipedia, free software…

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Commons

The commons have recently become the mobilizing credo of social struggles – struggles against privatization of public goods, against marketization of education and healthcare, against cuts in public services, against resocialization of private risks, against debt, against landgrab and privatization of public space, against patents over biological foundations of life, against economic barriers to vital drugs, against enclosures of knowledge and culture…

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Visual Collegium

Visual Collegium was launched in 2004 with the aim of promoting new and different approaches to reflection on the (moving) image. Our research on the meaning of image today – how it is created and circulated – is based on the concept and practice of “extended cinema.”

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Music programs

Since the foundation of MaMa in 2000, Multimedia Institute has been continuously promoting electronic music through its programmes (Explicit Music and Mamatronik), be it experimental approaches or the more popular genre of IDM. Programmes have mostly been created in collaboration with various local partners (KSET, Culture of Change at SC, MSUzg, Pogon, etc.), as well as partners from Belgrade (Chinch and BGYSS) and Ljubljana.

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Political technotope

(Croatian) “Politički tehnotop” kroz seriju javnih predavanja predstavlja najnovije smjerove kritičke i umjetničke refleksije o dominantnim tehnologijama današnjice. Javna percepcija tehnološke promjene proteklih desetljeća primarno je bila obilježena digitalnim i mrežnima tehnologijama. Međutim, ubrzana integracija svjetskog ekonomskog sistema, premještanje industrijske proizvodnje u zone s niskom cijenom rada, eksponencijalni rast proizvodnje materijalnih dobara, sve intenzivnije crpljenje neobnovljivih izvora energije i prirodnih resursa, kontrola globalne proizvodnje hrane ili održavanja svjetskog političkog poretka kojim dominira “rat protiv terora” ne bi bili mogući bez radikalnih promjena u tehnološkim sistemima koji u svakodnevici najčešće ostaju neprimjetni.

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Skill Sharing & Hacklab

Since 2005, Multimedia Institute has been intensely active in creating a community of techno-enthusiasts who struggle for the freedom of information, open technology, and free culture. The Skill Sharing programme, launched rather modestly as a weekly exchange of knowledge, programmes on techno-culture, and debates on the social aspects of digital network technologies at the social and cultural centre MaMa, has meanwhile grown into a model according to which socially engaged groups of techno-enthusiasts now gather also in Osijek, Varaždin, Split, Skopje, and Belgrade.

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G33koskop

G33koskop is about the cultural and artistic practices of authentic internet culture, as well as the history of technical culture in this region. Such practices occupy the space between technical innovation and the construction of infrastructure, between new-media art, theoretical reflection on the media, and social activism.

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Nothing Will Happen

“Nothing Will Happen” is a group of people interested in hacker issues, free software, social activism in the digital sphere, perhaps best described as the aficionados of geek culture. NSND has been traditionally taking place in Moravice (winter), Split (summer), Belgrade (spring), and Ohrid. Events are organized spontaneously, by using highly participatory digital tools such as Wiki, but the working programme itself, which consists of lectures and workshops, is defined by all the participants together on the spot, during the morning sessions.

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Creative commons

Creative Commons is a comprehensive solution for licensing artworks as publicly accessible and open content. CC Croatia is a project of translating the Creative Commons licences into the Croatian judiciary system and Croatian language, performed by Multimedia Institute.

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Publishing

Multimedia Institute series:
past.forward | mala mamina biblioteka | basic | nova kritička teorija | vizualni kolegij | explicit music | other books | coming soon |

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Advocacy

The preconditions for changing the structural situation in which the organizations of civil society and independent culture function are collaboration, networking, and joint public action. Multimedia Institute systematically works on initiating, launching, and capacitating various such collaborations, initiatives, platforms, and networks in Zagreb, Croatia, the ex-Yugoslav region, and Europe. In the past ten years, these activities have resulted in the foundation of Clubture network, Operation City, Right to the City, and Kooperativa – Regional Cultural Platform.

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