The Self Design Academy (EN)

#3 Karaoke Discourse: Conference Call Entropy

  • 20:00 — 21:00
  • Online via a livestream & Zoom

Join us at 20.00 via Zoom!

In collaboration with MU Hybrid Art House, Karaoke Discourse presents a series of online events during Dutch Design Week 2020. Join us online on Monday 19, Wednesday 21 and Friday 23 October at 20.00 sharp for three evenings full of ‘misunderstandings’. Through performances, quiz shows, face-swapping, conference calls and group discussions we make sense of the complex world around us and the role that objects and media play in it!

Karaoke Discourse is a collective of designers creating discourse through design. They organize events and exhibitions relating to themes and issues in public debate and build a platform to discuss the discursive and speculative side of design.

#3 Conference Call Entropy
Hello, are you there? Can you hear me? Is my camera on? With overly pixelated video, bad WiFi reception, or too much background noise video chats are often hotbeds for misunderstanding. Still, anno 2020 they are becoming the visor with which we look at, perceive and interact with the increasingly complex world around us. How do we make sense of this chaotic world, if we cannot even get our webcams to turn on?

Log in to your Zoom account and accompany us on our quest to complexity. During a participatory discussion we will explore the possibilities and limitations of conference calling as a means of understanding each other and the world we live in. How does this format affect the way we explain and understand things, and how do we ourselves affect the format and the group of people that participate in it? Let us create order in the chaos (and vice versa).

When: Friday 23 October | Start: 20.00 | Follow the program online via Zoom | The evening will be English spoken 

Join us for three online evenings full of 'misunderstandings'