Looping the Matrix – Ancient Technologies Revisited
Workshop by Ulrich Formann
As ongoing evolution drives the production and consumption of new electronic devices, mountains of so-called “digital rubbish” are growing at the same rate. However, the disposal of outdated technology also has the potential to be an artistic playground full of nostalgia and free resources that some consider trash.
This workshop is designed for both artists and non-artists with or without prior technological knowledge. It provides insight into the issue of “e-waste”. We will discuss current art practices dealing with this matter and finish with a hands-on example by exploring extinct dot matrix printers that were once used in offices around the world.
Biographie: Ulrich Formann (b. 1996) is a multi-disciplinary and conceptual media artist. He has graduated at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Digital Arts. Through the means of coding, reverse-engineering and hardware-hacking he aims to explore the limits and flip sides of technology on a finite planet.