Only a day after the opening of The Curiosity Cabinet of Industrial Property exhibition, artist collective RYBN.ORG will give an interesting workshop at Filodrammatica (Korzo 28/1, Rijeka), entitled Precognitive Institute for Industrial Property – on Friday, 2 September, 2022, from 10 a. m. to 5 p. m.
In this workshop, RYBN.ORG invites participants to juxtapose and negotiate striking similarities between the imagination of Philip K. Dick and the propaganda of the Big Tech industry. In the form of a collective experiment, participants will collaborate to form hybrids of existing patents and speculative science-fiction literature. These processes can include but are not limited to generating digital and analog visualizations or rearranging texts.
The workshop aims to forge potential patents that could, in the long term, prevent Dick’s fantasies from actually being implemented by the tech industry, and ultimately avoid nightmarish premonitions from becoming reality.
The workshop will be held in English. Send your applications by e-mail at email@example.com until 1 September. Admission is free.
10:00 – 12:00 – Introduction and discussion about industrial property in a Big Tech context / useful resources
12:00 – Lunch break
13:00 – 14:00 – Discussing strategies of patenting / un-patenting
14:00 – 17:00 – Implementing strategies & practice: drawing illustrations, writing texts, making drafts
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
The Curiosity Cabinet of Industrial Property
exhibition @ Filodrammatica Gallery
• 1 – 23 September, 2022
• Gallery opening hours: MON – SAT from 4 – 8 p. m.
The exhibition showcases a collection of dystopian patents, made of some of the most terrifying specimens that have emerged in the age of surveillance capitalism. Placed side by side, these patents represent a look into the future as it is currently envisioned and engineered towards in Silicon Valley. It is science fiction dystopia of Philip K. Dick turned into sharp reality…
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