WARD JANSSEN

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Exhibitions, projects, writing and talks about visual culture, digital culture, contemporary art and design.

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Wetransfer Symposium, Cinekid Festival, 2019
private symposium
: Living in digital culture, exploring antropology of our time in art and design commissions
About how art exploring digital culture can move away from technological displays of grandeur and mystification towards a debate on mainstream culture as the digital living environemnet of our time.
with: Peter Lunenfeld - UCLA Design Media Art, Zippora Elders, Melanie Bonajo, Abner Preis, Studio Pointer

Hacking Heritage, Waag Society 2017
lecture: Digital Artifacts: defining digital artifacts in contemporary art and visual culture
About digital art functioning as artifacts representing different stages in the digitization of society and the internet as an antropological field for research; and the functional policy of acquisition and preservation as a model for future museum collection policy in representing digital art for the future.
with: Sabine Himmelsbach - HEK Basel, Jon Ippolito - University of Maine, Florian Cramer - Piet Zwart Institute, Anner Dekker University of Amsterdam, Gaby Wijers, Patricia Falcao - Tate Modern, Klaus Rechert - University of Freiburg, Tom Ensom - King’s College London, Geert Mul

Future Proof?! Transformation Digital Art, LiMa at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, 2017
lecture
: Procrastination: Museums high strung struggle to acquire and present digital art in a collaborative model
About the proces of buying and preserving digital art in pragmatic option driven processes for collection policy for museums; and the procrastination that provides relevance to the subject but hinders active acquistion strategies.

Young Collectors Circle x SSBA, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, 2016 
talk show: Internet – Buying Digital Art
About collecting digital art as a museum, the emotional value of the internet as a platform for art, the practical connotations of collecting digital artifacts.
with: Jan Robert Leegte, Nieck de Bruijn - Upstream Gallery, Yuki Kho

Avans University of the Arts, 2016
masterclass: Necessities of messy mediums and lo fi anti aesthetics in critical digital art and design
About the digital underground as influence for the provocative new generation of artists and designers in new media experimentational spheres.

De Correspondent – Festival van de Vernieuwing, Felix Meritis, 2016
talk show: Digital art in the museum context
About the museum as classical art institute presenting art in the internet aware age as newfound media art experiments.
with: Josephine Bosma, Geoffrey Lillemon, Marian Cousijn, Ernst Jan Pfauth

CJP Serveert: Planet Hype, MOTI Museum, 2016 talk show: Hypes, triggers and media addiction
About the relevance of social media hypes as part of our contemporary culture, the value of the meme-sphere, armchair activism and new protest moverments using social media tools to attain traditional media visibility.
with: Aynouk Tan, Tinkebell, Tim den Besten

Z33, 2016
lecture
: Visual Culture and the privacy conundrum in contemporary design
About visual culture influencing design and the public space, the privacy be design model for conscientious innovation models and the designer as critical chronicler of technological influence on policy manking. 

Design my Pricay - Crypto Design, MOTI Museum, 2016 talk show: Art and design about privacy and the new information society
About artists and designers exploring the current debate of privacy for mainstream information technology, digital culture as a libing environment and art reflecting on policy and reality of the information era.
with: Dimitri Tokmetzis - De Correspondent, Roel Roscam Abbing & Dennis de Bel, Rosa Menkman, Tijmen Schep, Mieke Gerritzen

SIB Utrecht University, 2016
lecture
: Hypes, perishable: digital media hypes in contemporary cultural discourse
About the meme, the hype and the hyperbole model of technological integration of social media platforms in mainstream culture influencing digital visual culture and social media addiction for new generations of internet users.

Born Digital Symposium, MOTI Museum, 2015
lecture + talk show: Born Digital -  Digital art as presented larger than life
About translating the ephemeral qualities of digital art, post internet art and net art to the monumental scope of experience in museum exhibitions.
with: Jospehine Bosma, Rafael Rozendaal, Rosa Menkman, Jan Robert Leegte, Gerben Willers

TAGGED/ME, House of Visual Culture, 2013
talk show: Tagged/me - online  individualism and the Tumblr undergourng
About the Tumblr underground microblogger scene as an activism based blogosphere model unicum for an angry chaos driven online space for visually stylistic indivivualism  and reactionary identity politics.
with: Anneke Smelik - Radboud University, Aynouk Tan

Dutch Design Week, 2011 
lecture:
Film meets design: contemporary cross overs in a new design genre
About designers and artists as experimental researchers of film and design blends as a new genre, in the fields of design film, fashion film, digital animation, typographic film and media installations.
with: Thomas Dahm - Neon Moire