Openism: Conversations on Open Hardware

edited by Andrew Newman, Matthias Tarasiewicz, Sophie-Carolin Wagner and Stefanie Wuschitz.
Research Institute for Arts and Technology is pleased to invite you on Friday, November 25th to the launch of the book Openism: Conversations on Open Hardware edited by Andrew Newman, Matthias Tarasiewicz, Sophie-Carolin Wagner and Stefanie Wuschitz. The launch will feature a short discussion between the editors of the book and researcher Georgios Papadopoulos. This will be followed by experimental sound performances from Karl Salzmann and Víctor Mazón Gardoqui.

Openism unravels the varying perspectives of key practitioners and theoreticians on the development of open hardware across the globe including Richard Stallman, Joshua Pearce, Andrew Huang, Katherine Scott, Madeline Gannon, Silvia Lindtner among others. In a series of conversations, the potential for, and the consequence of an openism approach is demonstrated through stories of 3D-printed stethoscopes in the gaza strip, hacked open Xboxes, trained robots, DIY gynecological equipment and complete science labs built out of open hardware.

Openism is published by the University of Applied Arts Vienna, in cooperation with RIAT and continent.journal.

Please join us on at our new space and have a drink with us.

Georgios Papadopoulos [GR] combines economics and philosophical analysis with an exploratory artistic practice. His research gravitates around money and it's socioeconomic functions. Papadopoulos studied at the London School of Economics and the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Karl Salzmann [AT] is a sound artist that works within processual and experimental setups. He develops and presents
works that study the materiality of sound and its social, cultural and metaphorical levels of meaning. His artistic activities mainly concern the interaction between sound and visual arts and often relate to works and topics of (sound) art history.

Víctor Mazón Gardoqui [ES] works through actions, arrangements and obstructions -between- sound materiality and dislocated information. His work questions perception, altered state and vulnerability through un/stable arrangements. Mazón Gardoqui is currently the RIAT recommended artist-in-residence at Q21 MuseumsQuartier in Vienna.

Openism: Conversations on Open Hardware
Featuring: Alicia Gibb | Andrew (Bunnie) Huang | Alessandro Ludovico | Joshua Pearce | Josh Harle| Katherine A. Scott | Klau Kinky | Andreas Siagian | Madeline Gannon | David Cuartielles | Michael Gielda | Michael Weinberg | Nils Gabriel | Pablo Vejo Gallo | Pavitra Gautam | Richard Stallman| Sebastian Pichelhofer | Silvia Lindtner | Tarek Loubani | Tom Igoe  

RIAT Research Institute for Arts & Technology is an independent research cluster in Vienna that investigates how technology and art relate and inform each other. It consists of four labs focussing on open hardware, experimental publishing, the blockchain, epistemic cultures and artistic technology.
Openism: Conversations on Open Hardware