UNFAMILIAR NETWORKS

TECH OPEN AIR | BERLIN, GERMANY | JUNE 2018

As water re-invents itself it evaporates into the air, connecting the earth to the sky, and falls back again as rain that gives us life. Similarly, information finds its way to us through various media. Information never ceases to ow and transform, connecting us across the world through unfamiliar networks. We are immersed in in nite streams of information, yet often realize no more than the ripples that appear on the surface. As individuals, we can only influence the direction of the ripples. But as unfamiliar networks form, our influence gains value and magnitude.

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Housed in the cavernous space of the Funkhaus’ Sound Chamber, Unfamiliar networks was a collaboration between the University of Applied Sciences Berlin and Native Instruments. A site-specific installation and live performance presented over the conference’s two days and nights, the programme was the culmination of four months of intensive conceptual and technical development by Basel Naouri, Lars Christophersen, Andy Liu, Leonie Pfeiffer, Kzenya Rhyzova, Rodrigo Sanchez, Almut Siebel, and Helin Ulas.

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