Art & Technology
there's always another way

Viola van Alphen, MSc, MBA - Speaker

Expert in the field of Which Role we want Technology to have and how to explain this to a broad audience, using Art & Design, to show alternatives for current ideas regarding
Security and Safety, Internet of Things, Internet of Women Things, AI, Algorithms, Big Data, Open Data, Practical Data, Open Software, Privacy, Smart Cities, using Art as inspiring language.

Viola organised the first Singularity themed event of Europe, She is one of the founders of Internet of Women Things, she was one of the first women on the Dutch internet (incl first name in usenet's nl.* hierarchy, more), one of the pioneers in AR, VR and Second Life and Stereoscopic 3D, she programs since the age of 6. She gives enthousiast talks on Internet and IT Security in human-language, She organises Manifestations - Will the Future Design Us - 35.000 visitors and 6000m2 of Art&Tech during Dutch Design Week.


She gives talks about Hormones and Oestrogens on Hacking-conferences, Bio-Art and Bio-Hacking, E-fashion, Wearables, Digital Activism, Online Societies, she recently researched and organised an exhibition on Safety and Security in the Public and Private domain and found digital alternatives for Cameras.
In 2018 she developed a education program for the University of Twente of the History of Tech Art 1900-now.
She developed crossmedia and transmedia storytelling programmes for IETM, from the Art & Design Perspective, introducing State of the Art artists and designers as inspirators to the theater world.. She presented 10,000s artists in the fields of media arts and most innovative robots, exoskeletons and robotics all over the globe.
She delivered over 40 invited presentations at universities, museums, and businesses around the world within the last 10 years: National Art Center Tokyo, WorldExpo Shanghai, TechFest Indian Institute of Technolgy Mumbai, Transmediale Berlin, ToShare Italy, Cellsbutton#02 Yogyakarta Indonesia, Conflux New York, Museum of Modern Art New York, ISEA Singapore, OHM, CCC, Institute of Crypto Anarchy Prague, International Filmfestival Moscow...
www.violavirus.nl www.manifestations.nl

https://media.ccc.de/v/SHA2017-341-hormones_and_hysteria_-_what_every_person_should_know

 

 

 

Example topics:
Internet of Women Things:

Technological developments should be accessible to everyone. Yet the internet and technology are still too often made by men for men. The Internet of Women Things explores what is possible when we democratize technology and base it on feminine values and needs.
The result is often more humane, sweeter, more social and protective; no technology that only helps itself further, but solves human problems and enriches personal lives. For example, women ask other questions about safety and health. They approach innovation from other values, such as shared knowledge, creativity, diversity, and inclusiveness. This way they prove that it can be done differently. Technology with a feminine edge is for all of us; for men,
women, children, illiterates, and animals. And we all win with that.
How can IoT devices change the experiences of women. Currently, most IoT objects are focussed on consumer device sales (often storing or selling our private data as a business model). How can we hack this set of technologies to better engage with the reality of women’s lives?
internetofwomenthings.com https://youtu.be/pweTf1m4p8M


 

 

 

Cybercriminaliteit, hoe veilig ben jij? - Masterclass voor ambtenaren en bedrijven:
IT beveiliging, hacks and cracks, digitale zelfverdediging:

Sprekers: Viola van Alphen (hackexpert) en Arjen Kamphuis (hoofd data security bij Brunel)/ Maurice Verheesen (Data Computing)
Even wat vragen aan je stellen:

  • Verander jij regelmatig je digitale wachtwoorden wel? Of verander je wel het wachtwoord, maar lijkt het heel sterk op het vorige wachtwoord?
  • Zit jij wel op een veilige netwerkverbinding als jij online aankopen doet? Controleer je überhaupt of het een betrouwbare onlineshop is? Wat zijn veel voorkomende hacks?
  • Hoe weet je welke software wel of niet veilig is? En welke procedures heb je klaarliggen op moment dat er iets misgaat?

Veel vragen die eigenlijk maar naar één vraag leiden: Hoe veilig ben jij in onze digitale wereld?

Arjen Kamphuis en Viola van Alphen kunnen je meer over de duistere hackerwereld vertellen. Zij nemen jou mee in de hedendaagse hackerswereld. Door te laten zien hoe eenvoudig het is om iemand te hacken. Gelukkig vertellen zij jou ook alles over wat je ertegen kan doen.

Maak kennis met de duistere wereld van hackers en weet wat jij ertegen kan doen.
Mark Spijker (organisator) - "Een van de leukste onderdelen van de Einsteinweek"

https://gelderseeinsteinweek.nl/featured_item/cybercriminaliteit-hoe-veilig-ben-jij/
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History of Tech Art: - Class and Assignment developed for University Students
We learn from the past to understand the future.

Imagine that ​ Vice/Motherboard/Dezeen is running a feature series on the history of new media art compared to new ideas and innovative artworks.

You, as a designer/maker, are asked to contribute a short blog / piece on ​ one tech art / new media artwork   that you find interesting and make one (or more) future versions of it (pretend like it already exists).

- You have 3 options: write a story of 300-800 words, make 1 page comic or make a 1,5 - 4 minute video (and upload on YouTube or Vimeo #contexttechart4create) this can be a video with a slideshow.

- From the lectures or the archives below: Choose 1 new media / digital element you love most, show /  describe it briefly, and make a future version of it (you can describe your idea like it is already an existing piece).
With this you can predict the future of tech art. And you can also understand current media art works and where it is evolving towards.
If you have more ideas than 1, you can also choose to give several future examples, like things-to-do-with-Kuka-turntables, Cybernetics art, Kinetic art, Cyborg art, Robot art, etc.

(full version available upon request)

 

Exhibitions:

- the newest E-Fashion

- Food & Lifestyle
- Privacy, Data, Algorithms, High Tech, AI, Blockchain
- Spectaculair performances
- for museums and art spaces: Internet of Women Things, Big Brother or Smart Sister, more..

 

 

U.S. scifi author and WIRED editor Bruce Sterling:’… Folks, the Dutch counterculture cannot get any more messed-up…….Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t think Holland can get any cooler and more out-there’

About:

Enfant Terrible, Activist, Writer, Consultant, Organizer, Curator, Virtual Worlds Filmer, Teacher, Future, Controversialist, Nerd.

MBA, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration at VU University, Project Architecture and Design, Bachelor level

• Director Stichting Art & Technology
• Co-Organiser and Curator Manifestations - Will the Future Design Us? (winner title: Best of Dutch Design Week, which had 290.000 visitors)

• Previously:
Managing Director and co-curator of:
1. Multimedia organization PLANETART (winner best art organisation 2011)
2. Yearly festival GOGBOT Arts, Media & Technology Enschede, 20.000 visitors (awarded Most Innovative Event of the Netherlands)
3. TEC ART @ Rotterdam Art Week (co-founder)
4. Twente Biënnale, International Art Manifestation
Curator, IETM (European Theatre Meeting) "Digital Revolution", IoT & Augmented Reality, Transmedia Storytelling
Curator VR, Ruhr Triënnale
Event Project Leader, Mediamatic, Amsterdam
Guest Teacher, Creative Technology - University of Twente, VU University Amsterdam, Willem de Kooning Academie, Amsterdam Fashion Institute, Sandberg

Institute, Gerrit Rietveld Academy
Paneldiscussions, jury member, written over 50 publications in magazines, etc.

• Serves as Chairman / Board Member of four non-profit organizations pursuing cultural and educational missions.
• Over 150 articles written about me and my work in the last 10 years
• Co-developed the Atompunk theme with best-selling sci-fi author Bruce Sterling
• Mentioned in several books, i.e. as trendwatcher and innovator
• Delivered over 40 invited presentations at universities, museums, and businesses around the world within the last 10 years:
National Art Center Tokyo, WorldExpo Shanghai, TechFest Indian Institute of Technolgy Mumbai, Transmediale Berlin, ToShare Italy, Cellsbutton#02
Yogyakarta Indonesia, Conflux New York, Museum of Modern Art New York, ISEA Singapore, OHM, CCC, Institute of Crypto Anarchy Prague, International
Filmfestival Moscow...

Chosen in 2006 as Time magazine's Person of the Year. ;)

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ViolaVirus aka Stichting Art & Technology organiseert en ontwikkelt exposities, inspiratie, oplossingen en uitleg over TECH FOR GOOD: hoe zetten we technologie in voor een betere wereld?

Older projects and weblog: http://www.sandwoman.com

 

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