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The Influencers 2017

Unconventional Art, Guerrilla Communication, Radical Entertainment

Year 13 of The Influencers is here, a festival that ventures into the lesser known territories of contemporary art, guerrilla communication and the new digital cultures.

Hasan Elahi

During the last US presidential campaign Donald Trump called all muslims to report about suspicious fellow believers to the FBI, provoking a huge wave of protest and users’ creativity. Hasan Elahi, an American with Bangladeshi roots, was not surprised for a simple reason: he had done the same, repeatedly and almost obsessively since 2002.

James Bridle

The Influencers 2017

During The Influencers 2017 festival, the British artist James Bridle presented his research on the evolution of planetary computing systems, a whole network of systems of observation, analysis and prediction of the world around us. For years.

Alice Marwick

Trolls, Trumps & Algorithmic Propaganda

Are fake news merely yet another case of political disinformation? Alice Marwick nose-dives into an uncanny and often hateful arena where racism and misogyny blended with irony-saturated Internet subcultures and online sensationalism.

Unknown Fields Division (Kate Davies & Liam Young)

The Influencers 2017

To meet our insatiable need for mineral and organic resources, we have stained rivers, razed forests and extended deserts. The objects we use every day carry within them the trace of this transformation.

James Bridle: Technology Is Politics

Ferran Esteve

With his work, this British artist advocates the duty of citizens to shape progress in the face of the lights and shadows of the digital revolution.

The Influencers 2017

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Year 13 of The Influencers is here, a festival that ventures into the lesser known territories of contemporary art, guerrilla communication and the new digital cultures.