We speculate about Deepfakes and how humans and machines deal with new forms of visual reality, and we use both a philosophical and a political lens to peek into the field of pattern recognition in images, odors and scents.
Season one finishes with a bang, an intense discussion and overview of the Alt Right: men, technology & psychoanalysis.
Guests include: Sophia Bauer, Julia Scher, Mi You, Max Mauro Schmid, Stefanie Glauber, Christian Sievers, Brian Muhia, Ivan Knapp and Zenker
You can find ‘Octopus’ on your favorite podcast platform and a video version can be watched on Youtube.
PRODUCED BY: BLACK MIRROR INSTITUT/THE ACADEMY OF MEDIA ARTS IN COLOGNE TOGETHER WITH:LIZVLX AND HANS BERNHARD, THE RESEARCH GROUP NETZTE MEDIUM: PODCAST RECORDED AT: THE ACADEMY OF MEDIA ARTS IN COLOGNE (KHM) YEAR: 2019 - ONGOING
OCTOPUS - PODCAST
(a Black Mirror Production with Hans Bernhard and Lizvlx)
‘Octopus’ is a podcast about individuals in a networked world, and our relationships and affiliations with fast evolving networked organisms. Our speculations circle around the interaction between mind and matter, and the merger of sensations and the material world.
The topics of the opening season of the podcast stretch far and wide, from the idea of extrastatecraft, the invisible operating system of our world, to rebooting the art market through technology, to computational thinking and the enmeshing of the digital and our physical environments.
We talk about forest networks and surveillance architectures in relation to command cultures, and discuss the vast networks and implications of the historical and contemporary silk road.