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alt.history #3 — burak arikan
New technologies and cultural developments are often synonymous with erasure; forgetting why or how we used to do some things, and what words or communities meant. Addressing moments, practices and works that have faded from memory (or have been completely forgotten) over the last three decades, alt.history conversation cycle features experts in culture and aesthetics, in a reflection that seeks to resurface and re-examine the lost narratives of digital culture. This programme is curated by Holo (holo.mg), a Canadian editorial and curatorial platform, created in 2012, which focuses on emerging trajectories in art, science and technology.
#3 — burak arikan
Based in New York and Istanbul, Burak Arikan works with complex data networks and explores political economies of data, decentralised infrastructures and blockchain technology. Founder of Graph Commons, a collaborative platform for mapping, analysing and publishing data networks, Arikan investigates social issues and transforms his findings into algorithms and abstract machinery. This data is used as raw material to generate network maps and data interfaces, which are then applied to create performances, installations, software and prints. Arikan’s work has been presented all over the world at venues such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Venice Architecture Biennale, the São Paulo Biennale, the Istanbul Biennale, the Berlin Biennale, Transmediale, Ars Electronica, Sonar, LABoral and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo.
alt.history is curated by holo.mg