• Live Online class begins 22. May, ends 12. June
• Every Monday, 7pm-9pm, GMT +1
• 20 participants accepted
Artist / Student (Full Time)*
Most of our life transactions are mediated by interfaces. Nevertheless, far from being neutral entities, interfaces exercise a great deal of power over its users, representing one of the major anti-democratic governance entities in our society. In this program we will look into the ways interfaces are affecting us as a global society and will collectively think on ways to democratize them. Interfaces for the people!
This program seeks to critically reveal, analyze, and connect the complex network of agents that converge on the configuration of the Graphic User Interface (GUI). During this four week course we will creatively reveal, deconstruct, and re-articulate the material and immaterial elements that make up the GUI in order to reflect on its role and influence within the social, political, economic, cultural and emotional spheres of the networked society.
The main purpose of the program is to
provide students with the theoretical background on UI design along with technical skills, such as basic HTML and CSS, to explore, develop and
test disruptive methodologies as we strive to incorporate democratic values within
Week 1 Beyond the Interface I: Internet infrastructures, Data flows & Geopolitics. During this week we will reveal the main infrastructures and actors (companies and agencies) that configure the Internet and will explore how the data is traveling across
Week 2 Beyond the Interface II: Online surveillance and commodification of Data. In this session we will show how the data that we generate through interfaces is being tracked, harvested and commodified. We will look into the methodologies and tools used
Week 3 Interface materiality: The environmental impact of code. During this session we will learn how code is constructing web interfaces. We will look closely to HTML and CSS and explain how this languages work. At the same time, we will look into the e
Week 4 In the last week of the program we will discuss how graphic interface design is homogenizing behavior in a global a scale and the several consequences of this process. On the other hand we will experiment with simple disruptive methodologies to in
This program is for artists, designers, writers, makers, coders, journalists and researchers interested in understanding, exploring, and disrupting networks and interfaces. We will also investigate the underlying intentions of user interfaces, and how UI designs demonstrate the latent political, socioeconomic, emotional, and cultural opinions of their designers from both a theoretical and hands-on perspective. During the program we will reveal the underlying narratives embedded in everyday interfaces, such as Facebook and Google, in order to reveal to what extent they sculpt and govern our realities in silent ways.