The conference will take place from 19 – 21 November 2015 in Vienna at Palais Strozzi, Institute for Advanced Studies.

Thursday, 19 November

11.15 – 12.00


12.00 – 12.45

Welcome note

12.45 – 14.30

[Panel 1] Mapping worlds – stories, action, activism

Main Room

Facilitator: Helene Sorgner

Michal Givoni
“Changing the World, One Map at a Time” – The Politics of Digital Humanitarianism

Hagit Keysar
A Civil View from Above: ​Science and Imagination with Do-It-Together Aerial Photography

Erin Kavanagh
Changing Myths: Engaging Science with Story, Story with Science


Workshop Room

Andrea* Ida Malkah Klaura
Changing our Cyborg Networks! Queer_feminist and trans*disciplinary interventions (with)in(to) computer science

If we want to change computer science towards practices which are socially and ecologically more inclusive and responsible, we need to embrace ideas and perspectives from different fields outside computer science.

The aim of the workshop is to bring together people from different academic and activist backgrounds. Together we will reflect positions and experiences and work on interventions and other approaches to change.

14.30 – 15.30

Coffee break / Exhibition slot

You can use this longer break to have a look at the various items in our exhibition area (more information to follow) as well as talk with their creators. Additionally, we invite you to use the time to get to know each other a little better.

You can find a list of the items in our exhibition area below.

15.30 – 17.15

[Panel 2] Securing worlds – contending safety and privacy

Main Room

Facilitator: Marlene Altenhofer

Judith Simon & Gernot Rieder
Changing Worlds – But How? On the Difficulties of Holding Large Internet Companies Accountable

Stephanie Hankey & Marek Tuszynski
The Politics of Data in a Quantified Society

17.15 – 17.45

Coffee break

17.45 – 18.45

Keynote 1

Facilitator: Mercedes Pöll

Grada Kilomba
Decolonizing Knowledge


Conference dinner

The conference dinner will include vegan and vegetarian options.

The dinner will take place at the conference venue.

Friday, 20 November

9.40 – 10.00


10.00 – 11.45

[Panel 3] Educating worlds – engaging others, engaging ourselves

Main Room

Facilitator: Milena Wuketich

Genta Kulari
“AppleDoc” – introduction to a new revolutionary computerized art therapy for children coping with a chronic disease

Natalia Postek, Massimiliano Santi & Lea Weissinger
Framework, intentions and challenges of an open lecture at the university

Birgit Hofstätter
Video remix and political activism: A classroom experiment



Hagit Keysar
Jerusalem: one piece at a time

This workshop will be focused on making maps from aerial photos by using, an open source web-based application developed by Public Lab which is used by hundreds of people across the world who create DIY aerial photographs for investigating political, social and environmental justice issues. Maps can be created with images you have created yourself or any other images you might want to use. For practicing the use of MapKnitter we will be using images taken in Jerusalem with the Public Lab’s Balloon and Kite mapping toolkit.

Please don’t forget to bring a laptop if you want to participate in this workshop with at least 2 GB of free storage.

11.45 – 12.15

Coffee break

12.15 – 14.00

Open Space

Facilitator: Andrea* Ida Malkah Klaura

During the Open Space, participants can form spontaneous working groups around shared topics of interest, e.g. to form connections, talk about their own work, and learn more about that of others.

We hope that the Open Space will provide strong opportunities for participants to cross (imaginary?) boundaries between art, academia and activism.

14.00 – 15.30

Lunch break

15.30 – 17.15

[Panel 4] Ethical worlds – reflecting and acting

Main Room

Facilitator: Nikolaus Pöchhacker

Shannon Spruit, Zoë Robaey & Annick Spoelstra
Project presentation of: Impact! Ethical reflection in engineering through art

Nina Aukenthaler & Christoph Hubatschke
Trash politics: Reflections on a progressive environmental movement

Johannes Siegmund
The mute voice of things


Workshop Room

Kathrin Conrad
Activism and Education: Let’s discuss how to best approach difficult projects using the example of Welcome.TU.code

Reflecting on our experiences organizing the project Welcome.TU.code – a project in which university students teach IT skills to young refugees –, we want to explore how the logistics of such events work out – or don’t.

We would like to discuss and possibly even solve some of the problems we stumbled upon and talk about some of the many different groups of people and also tasks involved in such projects. The communication within and between these diverse groups is another issue we would like to focus on.

17.15 – 17.45

Coffee break

17.45 – 18.20

Music Intervention

Facilitator: Dely Horváth

Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka & Flora Könemann
Embodied presence and electro-acoustic soundperformance: VOICES‑OF‑NO(I)SENSE

18.20 – 18.30

Coffee break

18.30 – 19.30

Keynote 2

Facilitator: Boka En

Brigit McWade
Mad Studies: making space for mad knowledge and activism in the academy

Saturday, 21 November

9.40 – 10.00


10.00 – 11.45

[Panel 5] Bio worlds – science, art, activism

Main Room

Facilitator: Dorothea Born

Marjan Groot
BioDesign and Dissemination – the Case of Synthetic Biology

Miriam Klemm & Ruth Ennis
Imaginings of future male contraceptive technologies


Workshop Room

Julia Boscolo, Luzie Pauline Bublitz, Harald Ellbogen, Günther Leitner, Elizabeth Kopecky, Ruth Maiwöger, Verena Paschinger, Natalia Postek, Massimiliano Santi
Eine offene Universität für alle?

“Der Workshop baut auf Erfahrungen auf, die wir in einer Lehrveranstaltung gesammelt haben. Die Lehrveranstaltung fand 2015 am Institut für Bildungswissenschaft der Universität Wien statt. An der Lehrveranstaltung nahmen Menschen mit Lernschwierigkeiten und Studierende teil. In der Lehrveranstaltung beschäftigten wir uns mit der „Pädagogigk der Unterdrückten“ von Paolo Freire.”

Please note that this workshop will be held in German due to special requirements of the project itself and it’s participants – The accompanying talk “Framework, intentions and challenges of an open lecture at the university” is part of Panel 3 and will be held in English.

It will be possible to only attend either the talk or the workshop, especially as the language in the workshop (German) will likely pose a barrier for many attendants.

11.45 – 12.15

Coffee break

12.15 – 13.45

[Panel 6] Producing worlds – art, knowledge, power

Main Room

Facilitator: angela

Michael Laurentius
The ‘Universality’ of Technology: The normalisation of Western bias through an increasingly dominant socio-technological lens

Stacie Graham
Precarious Art: In Protest and Resistance

Katrin Bernreiter & Reem Sijari
About Train of Hope: Stories and Experiences

13.45 – 14.00

Coffee break

14.00 – 15.00

Closing discussion

At the end of the conference, we are going to collectively reflect on our experiences, impressions, thoughts and feelings.


Lucia Ariza
Embryo Voyage

Matilde Igual Capdevilla
Other possible worlds

Christopher Frauenberger, Julia Makhaeva, Katharina Spiel
Outside the Box: Rethinking Assistive Technologies with Children with Autism

Moritz Gottschalk
Scientific post poetry: Imitation of a bachelor thesis

Maria Trabulo and Michaela Putz
The Propagation of Things

Chin Tsao and Ruben Gutzat
Perfect Habitats