An interview by Cristina Cochior & Ruben van de Ven with Francis Hunger on 18 September 2019 published on Plotting Data. Full Interview here: http://plottingd.at/a/interviews.html »As I mentioned, I struggle with the insistence on the algorithm in media theory. Take for instance any kind of programming handbook for MySQL and when you just go through… Continue reading Interview: Data resists the five-act form (2019)
Full text: https://aprja.net//article/view/115064 The following discussion of computational capital takes the electronic database, an infrastructure for storing in-formation, as vantage point. Following a brief look into how database systems serve in-formation desires, the notion of ‘database as discourse’ by Mark Poster is explored and further developed. Database as discourse establishes a machinic agency, directed towards… Continue reading Essay: Epistemic Harvest – The Electronic Database as Discourse and Means of Data Production (2018)
single channel video, 11:32 min, HD, 2018 On the backdrop of two visits to St. Petersburg/Russia after a period of 20 years the author explores, how his body was transformed to a data body, constantly producing and accessing data. With the help of Google Maps and Youtube he visits and revisits places in the city.… Continue reading Databody (2018)
Full Text: http://databasecultures.irmielin.org/algorithms-are-made-by-humans/ Francis Hunger presents his video installation Deep Love Algorithm at the recent exhibition »Mood Swings – On Mood Politics, Sentiment Data, Market Sentiments and Other Sentiment Agencies« in Vienna. In conversation with curator Sabine Winkler he discusses, why we should no longer talk fearfully of algorithms.
Databases pervade our everyday life, they are involved in the individual’s most fundamental activities. Through their near invisibility and resistance to narration they produce subtle forms of collective control and normalization, accompanied by keywords such as: mass surveillance, big data, user generated content, etc. The publication »Search Routines: Tales of Databases« enlarges on the topics… Continue reading Book: Search Routines – Tales of Databases (2015)
Francis Hunger’s ongoing research addresses the history and evolution of databases and their intertwinement with the biopolitics of post-Fordism. In Deep Love Algorithm (2013) this examination takes the form of a story of unrequited love. Jan, a journalist on an amazingly well-paid research commission, invites Margret, a writer, to come along on a road trip… Continue reading Deep Love Algorithm (2013)