Social Media Interventionist Tactics
Speaker(s) : Gordan Savicic
- Date : Wednesday 11 July 2012
- Schedule : 11h00
- Duration : 80 minutes
- Place : Uni Mail 2150
Participants will install and use Selenium RC Control, a server running on localhost which automatically launches and kills browser sessions; it acts as a HTTP proxy for web requests. We will record and playback browsing sessions utilizing Firebug and the selenium python API. It is capable of automatically filling in forms, making AJAX requests and simulating keystrokes and button clicks. Jalan Jalan the Internet! This technique was implemented for the web2.0 suicidemachine and could be useful for further Social Media Interventionist Tactics. Web-related programming skills desired, but not absolutely necessary!
Gordan Savicic (AT/CH) is an artist and programmer playing with software algorithms, experimental media and fine art. Main research areas around his projects include game cultures, digital and urban interventions, architecture, pervasive computing as well as open source technologies. His participation in collaborative projects and performances have been shown in several countries and received various awards, such as Japan (dis-locate), Germany (Transmediale), Austria (Ars electronica) and Spain (Arco), among others. Savičić has been teaching new media art practices at various schools and universities in the Netherlands (Piet Zwart Institute, Geert Rietveld Academy), Israel (Digital Art Lab Holon) and in Austria (University of applied arts Vienna), among others.