For the next Defrag event, we’re partnering with Barcelona-based platform IAM to explore the post-technological futures of everything by digging into their 2018 research theme: “The Subversion of Paradoxes”.
The complex and overwhelming nature of global current affairs appears to be full of contradictions and ideological collisions resulting from the coexistence of multiple realities. Chaos envelopes us from the geopolitical to the personal, from the frontline to the selfie. The internet is increasingly playing an active and defining role in our perception of the world around us.
IAM invites us to subvert paradoxes, question the status quo, challenge dominant cultural narratives, binary mindsets and programmes; refreshing the meaning of subversion by stimulating planetary, long-term & critical thinking and doing.
Andres is a co-ounder of IAM, a platform-based laboratory exploring ‘the futures of EVERYTHING’, connecting perspectives in the edges and intersections of media, arts and learning to understand better the evolution of internet as cultures, in other words as a network of networks of people, to have a positive influence in the agendas of companies, governments, institutions.
LaTurbo is an avatar and artist originating in virtual space. Their work emphasizes the practice of nonphysical identity and authorship. Many of the works can be described as research into dimensions, deconstructions, and the explosion of forms, exploring topics of virtual authorship and the physicality of the Internet.
Ted is an independent speculative/discursive/critical designer living and working in London and currently a resident of Somerset House Studios. Ted’s work explores the liminal spaces between our ancient behavioural-driven selves and modern technologically-driven selves. He continually explores non-linear/alternative paradigms and examines the boundaries between subjective, objective and inter-subjective interpretations and perspectives.