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Kim de Groot is a design researcher with an MA in new media. She is part of the lectoraat Communication in a digital age and teaches new media at the Willem de Kooning academy Kim's research deals with the inverted relation between image and reality. Moving from representation to the performative, from the visual to the infrastructural, images are no longer created to represent a reality but to manage it. Kim examines images as informational objects and traces the relations between image, event and media.

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Opening week lecture at Jan van Eyck

Slide Presentation In this post you can read the introduction of my lecture for the january 2009 opening week at the JvE:

The digital networked image and its modes of existence as a technical and political object.

Imaginary Property starts from the idea that the notion of the real is changing.  A change that has a lot to do with the current status of the image. Thousands of images are created everyday to capture different accounts of reality. The image is constantly being copied and manipulated. We live images, to control our reality. Imagination is crucial in this process.


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Managing Openness

Casco

On november 28, I joined the symposium, Add Comment: Designing Critique in Public Forums organized by Casco, co-organized with ArtEZ The Arnhem Academy of Art and Design and Vinca Kruk on the (im)possibility of critique within the structures of current web-applications.

During the first talk by Mia Jankowicz (a curator and art critic based in London/Amsterdam), it occurred to me how the perspective of "openness" has shifted because of 2.0 environments, how it is being managed as a scarcity. Mia presented several (art) projects that deal with different ways of opening up information to the public. In these cases it is decided when, how and to whom openness to information is offered. In this case openness is an act of control, openness is managed as an exclusivity.



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Liminal Zones Cyprus

Liminal Zones ProgramLiminal Zones Program

A seminar organized by Angela Melitopoulos (Goldsmiths London) and Socrates Stratis (UCY, Cyprus)in Nicosia Cyprus. Florian Schneider and thus, Imaginary Property will be one of the speakers there. I've designed the invitation, program and website for it. http://liminalzones.kein.org

[click on read more for the backside of the program]



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Picnic

From wednesday to friday I will join Picnic, a new media festival in Amsterdam, as an artist and share my report with you here on my blog and on friday at Picnic between 15:00 - 17:00 at the Flexbar. http://www.picnicnetwork.org/page/27590/en

One of the reasons I like to attend Picnic is to find out how research is combined with design and artistic practice. Another reason is that many of the events seem to allow for visual answers, proposals or scenarios.

Of course my picnic report will be related to my work for Imaginary Property. I will be experimenting with what the digital networked image could look like and through this interface, show its workings.
It is the current transformation of digital (networked) images that intrigue me, turning into owned objects, containers of data while at the same time, identifiers of (property) relations within a network.

What is Picnic's property model?
What properties do Picnic images contain?



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Virtueel Platform

Virtueel Platform websiteFor 4 months I worked at Virtueel Platform, centre for e-culture based in Amsterdam. I joined their team as an intern and was responsible for the Conference Programme & the formation of the Lab's for the conference Cultuur 2.0. http://www.virtueelplatform.nl/#1399

Cultuur 2.0 researched the impact on Art & Culture of all developments one could include in the black box Web 2.0. Cultuur 2.0 was a challenge, a 2-day international conference & Lab designed to introduce a web 2.0 mindset into the creative processes and strategies of cultural & art institutions and artists . Departing from the web 2.0 ideology, the conference aimed to capture both a theoretical as well as a visual and practical viewpoint on Cultuur 2.0.

http://www.cultuur2punt0.nl



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