After the Drones


After the Drones

Text and voices: Arthur and Marilouise Kroker
Video art and sound: Jackson 2bears
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Code Drift & Life By Computer


Jackson 2bears and Marilouise Kroker

Jackson 2bears is a Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) multimedia artist and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Victoria. His artworks have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada, most recently at: EM-Media (Calgary, AB), the Vancouver Art Gallery, Interaccess (Toronto, ON), SAW (Ottawa, ON), and the North American Indigenous Games (Cowichan, BC). He has also been exhibited internationally in media arts festivals and group exhibitions such as Digital Art Weeks (Zurich, Switzerland), Syncritism (Savannah, GA) and Altered States (Plymouth, UK). He was recently named the recipient of a Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Marilouise Kroker is Senior Research Scholar at the Pacific Center for Technology and Culture, University of Victoria. She is the author, with Arthur Kroker, of Hacking the Future (1996). She has co-edited and introduced numerous anthologies including Digital Delirium (1997), Body Invaders (1987), and Last Sex (1993) — all published by St Martin’s Press, as well as Critical Digital Studies: A Reader co-edited with Arthur Kroker (University of Toronto, 2008). She is the co-editor of the Digital Futures book series for the University of Toronto Press, as well as the peer-reviewed, electronic journal CTheory.
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Code Drift


Arthur and Marilouise Kroker

Code drift is the spectral destiny of the story of technology. No necessary message, no final meaning, no definite goal: only a digital culture drifting in complex streams of social networking technologies filtered here and there with sudden changes in code frequencies, moving at the speed of random fluctuations, always seeking to make of the question of identity a sampling error, to connect with the broken energy flows of ruptures, conjurations, unintelligibility, bifurcations. When the Book of Genesis gives way to the Book of (Information) Genetics, we are suddenly exited into a culture of epigenesis with code drifts as its primary impulse, all the human anxiety of being tethered to mobility its primary affect, and the novel historical experience of literally being skinned by technology as the body is increasingly wrapped in the new nervous system that is the global data genome.
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CTheory Live Interview: Taiaiake Alfred


Taiaiake Alfred in conversation with Arthur and Marilouise Kroker

Taiaiake Alfred is a Kanien’kehaka (Mohawk) philosopher, writer and teacher and has emerged as an influential figure in the new generation of Indigenous leaders. Dr. Alfred holds a Canada Research Chair and is a Professor in the Indigenous Governance Programs and the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. He is the author of three books,Heeding the Voices of Our Ancestors, Peace, Power, Righteousness, and Wasase: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom.
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CTheory Live Interview: Stelarc


Stelarc in conversation with Arthur and Marilouise Kroker

Stelarc is a world renowned Australian-based performance artist whose work explores and extends the concept of the body and its relationship with technology. He is Visiting Professor, School of Art and Design, at the Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK.

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Music in the Wires Performances


Performances by Paul Hegarty, Steve Gibson, Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, Jackson 2bears and Kristen Roos.

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Life in the Wires: The CTheory Reader


Arthur and Marilouise Kroker, editors

Life in the Wires is about life today, from Al-Jazeera to eBay, from creatively understanding new media to analyzing how questions of gender, race, class and colonialism have been deeply transformed by networked society.

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