[g8-sheffield] Technologies of Control - June 9th-12th, Leeds, UK

Dan dan at aktivix.org
Thu May 12 10:01:58 BST 2005

Hey up,

See below.  Anyone fancy contacting them to see if they want to do 
anything in Sheffield during the G8 visit?


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Subject: 	Technologies of Control - June 9th-12th, Leeds, UK
Date: 	Wed, 11 May 2005 15:53:20 +0100
From: 	Technopolis <technopolis at hushmail.com>
To: 	<technopolis at hushmail.com>

apologies for cross-posting - and please forward!

Technopolis - unravelling the net of technological domination
Three days of learning, discussion and games to explore new technologies of
control and resitance to them
Evening of Thursday 9th - evening of Sunday 12th June
Leeds, West Yorkshire
www.technopolis.org.uk <http://www.technopolis.org.uk>
Out of Control....
Welcome to the machine! The machine is all around us, omnipresent and
omniscient. It's the camera on the street corner, the chip in your debit
card and the number given to your child at birth. The machine is without and
within. It's in the way we have been trained and domesticated since birth to
fit into a mechanical world dictated by capital and the tick, tick, tick of
its clock.

Those who want to increase control and domination over our lives have
invented increasingly pervasive technologies. >From biotech to nanotech,
through RFID, gait analysis and new 'non lethal' weapons to aid crowd
control: they are all further attempts to quantify and standardise our
lives. We see these 'new technologies of control' as part of a wider project
of a new wave of enclosure by capital.

We are calling this gathering in order to discuss and analyse the
implications of these new technologies of control, alongside potential
responses of resistance that do not merely fall into playing out stock
responses and fulfilling the role of 'loyal opposition'.

Biometric, RFID chips, gait analysis, etc.
The GM battle and other struggles against encroaching technologies
Architectures of control
Prison technologies
CCTV tour
Psychologies of control
Technology, capital and class

LOCATION - to be announced.
Venue details will be available from the website and on 07913 216260 from 12
noon on Tuesday 7th June

Crash accommodation available, vegan food will be provided for as little as
we can afford.  Probably between £6/E9 and £12/E18 for the whole thing.

Suggested reading materials are linked from the website, more suggestions
welcome on the discussion board.

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