Naked Bandit

Knowbotic Research

Naked Bandit , ongoing
Co-workers & Funding
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naked bandit: here, not here
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Knowbotic Research
investigates in the context of the
"war of terror" legal frameworks which inscribe and determine in mostly invisible layers our public fields of
action. KR directs the attention away from the dominant layer of represen-tation through mass media images and addresses directly the coded layers of these political inscriptions and offers interface to interfere into their logics.

While minds of concern :: breaking news was intervening into the security politics of a networked culture, naked bandit/here, not here/white sovereign focuses on the
mechanisms of detainment of so-called 'unlawful enemy combatants'
(terror suspects not entitled the legal status of prisoners of war):
  • subjects
    • Power and Politics
      • terrorism
      • warfare
    • Technology and Innovation
  • technology
    • displays
      • electronic displays
        • Binocular Omni-Orientation Monitor (BOOM)
Technology & Material
The project investigates the formal mechanisms of such an inclusive exclusion and the inherent formations of power. Knowbotic Research translates the dilemma of the naked bandit, being
excluded from the legal body and included in a extraterritorial non location
into 3 different coded levels, and thus opens up virtual potentials and agencies to deal with (address, confront, alienate, contaminate) the naked bandit/here, not here/white sovereign logics.
- visualization/Latour

- virtual interfaces and aesthetics of degree zero

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- formations of detainment

- indefinite spheres of sovereignty/
Timothy Druckrey

- Interfacing different logics and codings of transnational space and power

- hybrid logics of public space

- auto_immunisation of sovereignty

- audioaspects
Exhibitions & Events