1. Substrat: Colin Raynal - Cry Me a River


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    Performance von Colin Raynal für Substrat, Projektraum Bern http://www.colinraynal.ch http://www.substrat.imanüm.net

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    • My Life in T-Shirts - in the marketplace of desire


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      I realised that my T-shirt collection was a good reflection of my life interests. At the time I'd read Habermas' Theory of Communicative Action and was thinking about how his ideas could relate to visual expressions. Our bodies and their adornments are one of the most basic ways we communicate in the public sphere. The slogans or symbols on T-shirts make this explicit. The only problem is that people tend to wear commercial T-shirts - the message is wishy-washy if not corporate. What if schools taught everyone to summarise their thinking on t-shirts they designed and made themselves. Would it change how public opinion was formed? The music was by Simon Poulter. Realisation supported by LabCulture. Shown at the Horse Hospital, London 2012 and at the Milton Keynes Arts Centre, Parklands, Milton Keynes, UK on Friday 3rd October 2014

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      • Café Philosophy


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        Café Philosophy involved speaker Dr. Maeve Cooke discussing Habermas ideas on the Public Sphere. Part of a series of public encounters and talks as part of SPARK Artist's Residency at Café Lounge, Carrick on Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

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        • Public Sphere Pedagogy Webinar


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          This is the full final cut of our Webinar on PSP. Be sure to visit our Website to get the toolkit for starting your own PSP event! http://www.csuchico.edu/fye/toolkit/index.shtml

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          • Christian Fuchs' Inaugural Lecture "Social Media and the Public Sphere"


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            Christian Fuchs' Inaugural Lecture "Social Media and the Public Sphere" Video of the lecture given at the University of Westminster on February 19, 2014. Inaugural lecture for the professorship in social media. An extended text version of the lecture has been published here: http://www.triple-c.at/index.php/tripleC/article/view/552 Abstract Social media has become a key term in Media and Communication Studies and public discourse for characterising platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, LinkedIn, Wordpress, Blogspot, Weibo, Pinterest, Foursquare and Tumblr. This lecture discusses the role of the concept of the public sphere for understanding social media critically. It argues against an idealistic interpretation of Habermas and for a cultural-materialist understanding of the public sphere concept that is grounded in political economy. It sets out that Habermas’ original notion should best be understood as a method of immanent critique that critically scrutinises limits of the media and culture grounded in power relations and political economy. It introduces a theoretical model of public service media that it uses as foundation for identifying three antagonisms of the contemporary social media sphere in the realms of the economy, the state and civil society. It concludes that these limits can only be overcome if the colonisation of the social media lifeworld is countered politically so that social media and the Internet become public service and commons-based media.

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            • The Elements Experiment: Religion, the Secular, and Public Spaces


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              What are the elements that make up our shared spaces? This is the question posed to young people by The Elements Experiment. Supported by an Inspirit Foundation National Impact Grant (http://www.inspiritfoundation.org/en/) , and based out of the University of Toronto’s Religion in the Public Sphere Initiative (http://rps.chass.utoronto.ca/) , The Elements Experiment was launched in 2014 by students at the Department for the Study of Religion, for young people across Canada, and across disciplines, professions, and lived experiences. The Elements Experiment is comprised of two elements: an online space, and a conference. We invite you to our website for more details: www.elements.utoronto.ca Animation by Greg Doble: http://www.gregdoble.com/ Sound by Sam Robinson

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              • Is nothing private anymore?


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                The private sphere provides a space for self-exploration and reflection – for organisations as well as individuals – and intimate relationships certainly require privacy. Yet the line between private and public has become ever more fuzzy. Are comments made to ‘friends’ on Facebook public pronouncements or private mutterings? In this riveting debate, filmed at the Battle of Ideas festival, an extraordinary line-up of luminaries help us understand what’s going on. Professor Frank Furedi explains that the destruction of the private sphere leads to the implosion of the public sphere. We know how to deal with the old forms of state interference and surveillance, he argues, but if it involves the private sphere, especially children ‘we roll over’. Everything in the public sphere is then blamed on the private, as David Cameron illustrates with his ‘dysfunctional families’ apparently causing every social ill.

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                • The Public Sphere and its Transformation


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                  This lecture gives an introduction ot the notion of the public sphere, its transformation and the role of the media in the public sphere. It discusses some theoretical foundations of Chapter 8 "Twitter and Democracy: A New Public Sphere" in the book: Fuchs, Christian. 2013. Social media. A critical introduction. London: Sage. It discusses Habermas' notion of the public sphere as form of immanent critique.

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                  • Cristina Lafont – Religion and the Public Sphere: What are the Obligations of Democratic Citizenship?


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                    Cristina Lafont, Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg 2012/13 and Wender-Lewis Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University, received her Ph.D. in 1992 from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. On 26 July 2013, she addressed the question of how citizens with conflicting religious and secular views can justify the imposition of coercive policies on others with reasons that the latter can also accept. Camera and Editing: Anna Konik Cristina Lafont, Fellow am Wissenschaftskolleg 2012/13 und Wender-Lewis Professor of Philosophy an der Northwestern University, wurde 1992 an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt promoviert. Am 26. Juli 2013 befasste sie sich mit der Frage, wie Bürger mit gegensätzlichen religiösen und weltlichen Auffassungen die Ausübung von politischem Zwang auf andere rechtfertigen können – und zwar mit Begründigen, die letztere auch akzeptieren können. Kamera und Schnitt: Anna Konik

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                    • Arte Útil Lab Presents Working Group Report Back: Shaping the Public Sphere


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                      Arte Útil in Spanish roughly translates as useful art, but also suggests art as a device or tool. Arte Útil imagines, creates and implements socially beneficial outcomes. The Arte Útil Lab is the first part of a year-long investigation initiated by the artist Tania Bruguera that includes an online archive, an association of Arte Útil practitioners, an open-call, a publication, and a series of public projects and debates culminating in the transformation of a building at the Van Abbemuseum in the Netherlands into the Museum of Arte Útil in the fall of 2013. For more info visit: www.arteutil.net Shaping the Public Sphere (Urban/Rural Planning, Public Space, Political Performance, Guerilla Theater, New Political Formations), facilitated by Damon Rich Damon Rich is a designer and artist, and currently serves as the Urban Designer for the City of Newark, New Jersey. His design work has been exhibited internationally at venues including the 2008 Venice Biennale, Storefront for Art and Architecture and SculptureCenter (New York City), the Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montréal), and the Netherlands Architecture Institute (Rotterdam). In 1997, he founded the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York City nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to improve the quality of public participation in urban planning and community design, where he was the Creative Director for 10 years. In 2007, he was a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His solo exhibition Red Lines Housing Crisis Learning Center was on view at the Queens Museum of Art May 31–September 27, 2009. Video by Adam Khalil

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