Sunday, June 17, 2007


IX is a vicious and powerful magical device for bewitching computers. It contains nine randomly executed spells that are set free by shaking an enchanted cube.
But like in the Magician's Apprentice, once the user executes control, the device goes out of control and does whatever magic it wants.

To hack and hex the operating systems, IX combines traditional stage magic and irony (as an element of hacking culture) in the magic spells, the h.exe files.
IX plays with the user's expectations by constantly shifting the position of power and questions who is in control.

For the detailed documentation:

produced in 2007 (version 1, Madrid), 2008 (version 2, Chicago), 2009 (version 03, Paris; version 04, Montreal)

my contribution: idea, concept development, design

collaborators from h3x3n:
Mark Beasley, Jon Cates, Nina Wenhart, Jake Elliott, Tamas Kemenczy, Alex Inglizian, Fernando Lbarrajon (version 1), Abraham Andrade (version 1), Sandra Rosas Ridolfi (version 2), Raimund Schumacher (version 1)

others about IX:
IX on editorial (July 20th, 2010)
IX on editorial (November 25th, 2010)

Friday, May 11, 2007

media art histories - community building (blog, FB)

media art histories - collaborative blog

as students of oliver grau's media art histories program at the danube university in krems we started this blog in 2007. as we are a diverse and international group of people, platforms like these help us to stay connected as a group. the media art histories blog serves us as a means to stay in contact and exchange ideas, information, views, CFPs, etc

quoting on jon cates:
"In 2007 Nina Wenhart and I founded the Media Art Histories blog, a collaborative platform for the discussion and development of the discourses of Media Art Histories. This platform has facilitated discussions on the blog itself and elsewhere as the content published on the blog is read by other Media Art theorypractitioners and reblogged by other New Media Art platforms such as and PUBLICCURATING by CONT3XT.NET."

current authors are:
nina wenhart, joncates, eleni michailidi, rolf wolfensberger, nicolas romanacci, winnie fu, rachelle viader-knowles, gabriele kepplinger, joanna walewska, reginald njemanze, robin peckham, venus lau, ....

media art histories - facebook group

Additionally, I started a facebook group called media art histories back in 2008. it meanwhile has more than 2300 members and has developed into a useful platform for announcements, exchange and the formation of a community of and for media art historians.

Recognizing the increasing significance of media art for our culture, this group is dedicated to the study and discussion of various media art histories within the interdisciplinary and intercultural contexts of the histories of art.

among the members are:
oliver grau, christa sommerer, lev manovich, natasha vita-more, edward shanken, roy ascott, roger f malina, golan levin, mark tribe, richard barbrook, charlie gere et al