Artist Run Data Center Residencies

Dave Young (IE) is an artist and researcher based in Edinburgh. His practice involves critical research of digital culture, manifested through workshops, website development, and talks on subjects relating to cybernetics and the politics of network cultures. He is founder of Localhost, a forum for discussing, dismantling and disrupting network technologies, with past events focusing on topics such as Google’s entry into media art curation, and the role of analog radio as a potential commons in the digital age. He has presented workshops and given talks at institutions and festivals internationally, including at Edinburgh College of Art, V2 Rotterdam, Furtherfield, LiWoLi, and Transmediale.
Project: The project will draw connections between the history of cartographic systems and the disruptive geopolitics of drone warfare, through the development of an experimental map
that identifies the distributed networks of command and control behind a single US drone strike. The project builds on research developed since 2012 through a series of
workshops titled The Reposition Matrix.

Ana Isabel Carvalho and Ricardo Lafuente
Manufactura Independente is a research studio for design and graphic communication focused on free and open source software, free culture, and critical engagement with design tools. Founded in 2010 and based in Porto, Portugal, it is a testing laboratory and playground for experiments in crossing design, free culture, media art, typography, data explorations and hardware archaeology.
Project: Foundry-in-a-box
“Foundry-in-a-box” is the working name for our ongoing project to propose a workflow to facilitate the publishing of libre fonts.