A discussion with Juha Huuskonen – Open Knowledge Festival

2. 11. 2012 from 18:00 to 19:00

The discussion will be held in English.

A discussion with the Finnish curator, artist and leading expert in the area of new media. What is the relationship between art and new media? And can virtual tools have a positive impact on the world of realpolitik?

Juha Huuskonen is one of main organizers of the Open Knowledge Festival project, held for the first time this year from 17-22 September of this year in Helsinki with the participation of over 800 visitors from the world over. The Open Knowledge Festival offered a programme consisting of lectures, discussions, project presentations and workshops divided into thirteen main areas, including open democracy, data journalism or new data visualization techniques. The festival featured leading experts from the areas of social sciences and new technologies.

For more information, see okfestival.org

Juha Huuskonen (1974) lives and works in Helsinki. He graduated from new media at a technical and art university. He founded and runs the Katastro.fi art collective. From 2002 to 2010 he was the director of the Finnish Pixelache Festival, which for many years has provided a platform for melding art, science and civic activism. He has helped curate ten art exhibitions and has received several awards for his own work in the area of communications interface and software design.
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The lecture was followed by the Big Clean conference on 3 November 2012
http://bigclean.techlib.cz/en/

The discussion is an event accompanying the exhibition Cartographies of Hope: Change Narratives.