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Seattle @ Seattle Central Library
Feb 26, 2015


San Jose, CA @ San Jose Museum of Art
Sep 17, 2015

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Droning Our Lives Away

@ VOL 1 ON JUL 04, 2014

Timothy Bell has been living in Germany over three  decades. As an American abroad, he has seen technology advance from mobile phones to drone surveillance.  On the other hand, Hasnain Bokhari has only spent one decade in Germany studying and living far from his East Asian roots and has seen first-hand the effects of such advanced drone technology.  However, in this talk both speakers come together to show the controversial debate in word, imagery and policy.

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Performing Abstract Systems

@ VOL 13 ON NOV 07, 2014

Chris Kondek, born in Boston in 1962, began working as a video designer in 1990 with the New York theatre company The Wooster Group. In 1995 he worked with Laurie Anderson on her multimedia concertThe Nerve Bible and again in 1998 on her opera Songs and Stories from Moby Dick. In 1999 he moved to Berlin where he began working with the choreographer Meg Stuart and the theatre Director Stefan Pucher. He has also created videos for Armin Petras, Wanda Golonka, Hans-­Werner Kroesinger, René Pollesch, Michael Nyman, The Builders’ Assosciation, Rimini Protokoll and others, as well as for opera productions by Sebastian Baumgarten, Jossi Wieler, and Falk Richter in Bayreuth and Salzburg. In 2008, Chris Kondek received the OPUS prize for his video work as well as the FAUST Theater prize in 2012. Since 2004 Chris Kondek has been developing his own theatre works, including Loan Shark (2008), about the finance crisis, at the HAU in Berlin, and Please Kill 2011, (2012) also at HAU. Together with Christiane Kühl he has created seven other works.

Christiane Kühl, born in Kiel in 1966, studied contemporary Literature, Philosophy, and Spanish at the University of Hamburg. She was culture editor of the daily newspaper TAZ (Hamburg and Berlin), of the magazine The KulturSPIEGEL (Hamburg) and on- air editor at Radio Eins/RBB (Potsdam). She’s worked as a freelance journalist for various other outlets, including Zitty Magazine, Die Zeit, F.A.S., DU, as well as editing the magazine “Herbst. Theorie zur Praxis”, for the festival of international contemporary art, Steirischer Herbst (Austria). From 2011 to 2013 she was Assistant Artistic Director for the Berliner Festspiele. She has been invited to be a jury member for the Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin, The International Theater Festival Hamburg, Kontakt Torin (PL), the Heidelberger Stückemarkt and the Doppelpass project/Kulturstiftung des Bundes. Alongside her journalistic activities she has, since 2004, worked as an author, dramaturg and performer with Chris Kondek.

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UI for Typography Design

@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2015

KS Sreeram is the CEO of Clay Labs (
Clay Labs is a boutique software design studio specializing in two areas:
- High Performance Servers.
- AI and Machine Learning.
The following is brief background information in chronological order:
2000 to 2006
KS Sreeram completed his B.Tech in CS at IIT madras in 2000.
Right after college, he co-founded Tachyon Technologies. Tachyon provided high-end technology services.
In the folllowing years, he led the development of several specialized netorking software for Sify.
KS Sreeram designed and developed CSpace a highly secure communication software. In later years, the NSA and
FBI have identified CSpace as one of four technologies that impedes surveillance.
2006 to 2009
In the year 2006, Tachyon launched Quillpad, the first intelligent transliteration technology for Indian languages.
KS Sreeram designed and developed a web-based word-processor for Indian Languages based on Quillpad.
Quillpad technology was licensed by a number of high-profile companies in India -, OnMobile,,,,, and others.
2009 to 2011
In 2009–2010, KS Sreeram created the Clay Programming Language, the first programming language that is
designed for the Generic Programming paradigm.
The Clay language achieved 100% the same performance as C/C++ while being as concise as scripting languages
like Python and Javascript.
This was due to a novel technique for whole-program type propagation.
2011 to present
In 2011, KS Sreeram founded Clay Labs to design and develop end-to-end product systems.
The vision for Clay Labs is to reduce the grunt work involved in building software systems through the design anddevelopment of better programming languages and other tools. Clay Labs has helped build several high-profile products in recent years: A world-class SAAS product in the customer support space. A high-performance caching server combined with best-in-class search interface for busticket booking.
Telekonnectors: A state-of-the-art telephony conference bridge which has both high-performance and high scalability. The system can handle >8000 simultaneous phone calls on a single machine. The cluster system can scale to 100k simultaneous calls.

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False Positive

@ VOL 15 ON FEB 04, 2016

"Let's get personal."

In False Positive from PechaKucha Night Buffalo Vol. 15, artist, architect and educator Mark Shepard reminds us that it is not just the trust we place in network infrastructure but also our willingness to trade bits of personal data for access to online services that renders us vulnerable. Caught between the ruse and exploit, we find ourselves subject to ever more sophisticated forms of profiling, both online and off. Yet if algorithmically generated data-bodies are our future, they are also prone to error. Sherpard's project FALSE POSITIVE deploys text messaging, stealth infrastructure, street intervention, and data visualization to enact a surveillance conspiracy engaging the public in an intimate, techno-political conversation with the mobile technologies on which they depend.


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Sniff it all, Collect it all, Know it All

@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

The age of privacy is over, or is it? Colin Ramsay walks us through recent changes to UK surveillance law, musings on the Orwellian state, Snowden revelations, the mass harvesting of our personal data and asks what have we given up (and does it matter?) by embracing the convenience of digital apps & technologies.  

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Skin Surveillance for All Ages

@ VOL 3 ON MAR 09, 2017

Shelly Carpenter alerts us why sun protection is important for all ages us and gives protection tips while still enjoying life!

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Poster for PKN Maribor Vol. 8

PechaKucha Night in Maribor Vol. 8 is happening tomorrow night (Thursday, March 22), and here's organizer Anja Hren with an explanation on the venue and how the poster links to it -- and the other photos in the post will give you a peek at the making of the poster. You'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.The location of this event is very special, as it is an old surveillance tower of the Yugoslavian railways. It stands just beside the railway tracks that are of course still in use, so trains will pass by during the event. That is why there is a train on the poster. The poster was once again made by excellent Slovenian graphic designer Darjan Panič, and it is already one of the most loved Maribor PKN posters. A look at the venue as it once stood:

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Unsanctioned Racing, Chance Meetings at Guido's (With Photos), and More Photos from Hong Kong

Presentations In his presentation (from PKN Chattanooga Vol. 11), Jim Farmer takes a look at all manner of unsanctioned racing, from the nostalgic to the crazy, to the plain old fun. As we discover in her presentation (from PKN Pittsfield Vol. 3), Diane Firtell goes out and takes photos of people she meets at the Guido's grocery store (and sometimes other places), a project that then saw her add computer "painting" to eliminate the visual noise in the background of the photos. Posters For today's additions to the Tumblr blog, we start with a look at the flyer and poster for the upcoming PKN Guimaraes Vol. 4. We've also added the poster for PKN Castellon de la Plana Vol. 2  Photos Adding to the photo gallery for last week's PKN Hong Kong Vol. 12 we've already shared, here are two more Facebook galleries to share, with photos by Cheehaur Tan and Vic Shing (Art Surveillance).  Calendar There are no events this evening, but tomorrow night sees PKN Providence Vol. 42. Thursday will bring the following five events: PKN Guatelmala City Vol. 2, PKN Lille Vol. 2, PKN Knoxville Vol. 5, PKN Chillicothe Vol. 1, and PKN Vladimir Vol. 9.