The data proxy

A Fictional Vlog Drama The data proxy, played by Francis Hunger, is a consultant by profession living in a fictional alternative present. Humans are expected to participate in the data production system by creating a minimum monthly amount of data. The data authority, a government agency, regulates the data market. It watches over the data… Continue reading The data proxy

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Talk: Kybernetik war nicht alles (2021)

Kybernetik war nicht alles – Die langen Ketten bürokratischer Praktiken im DDR Sozialismus (lecture, 30 min in German) Beyond Cybernetics – The Long Chains Of Bureaucratic Practices In GDR Socialism This lecture unfolds a discussion whether Cybernetics is an appropriate framing for looking at digitalisation history. Although the control of economic processes in the GDR… Continue reading Talk: Kybernetik war nicht alles (2021)

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Statistical Hypagognia (2021)

Single-channel video, sound, 12:26 min. Based on research into statistics and legislation of the GDR from the 1960s to the 1980s, Statistical Hypnagogy discusses the importance of statistics for economic planning and electronic data processing. In the GDR, almost all procedures, institutions, and legal frameworks were based on statistical data. The legislation also established the… Continue reading Statistical Hypagognia (2021)

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Deep Love Algorithm (2013)

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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)