Tactics&Practice [podcast] is an audio extension of Aksioma’s discursive programme of the same name, focused on investigative art, society and new technologies.
The 10th edition of Tactics&Practice in 2021 saw writer and tech journalist Marta Peirano conceive and lead a festival of conversations entitled (re)programming: Strategies for Self-Renewal. This podcast series replays the conversations that took place within that event.
Tactics&Practice [podcast]: (re)programming
As a growing population is sharing an ever-shrinking planet, we have found ourselves at an existential crossroads: do we bring the mistakes of the Enlightenment and industrialisation to their logical conclusion or should we develop a capacity to reprogram ourselves as a species, in order to survive? What will it take for humanity to change its course and build a responsible future for the generations to come, and what can really be accomplished when we finally do this? Some of the solutions might be technical, but most of the obstacles are not.
In this podcast series, Spanish tech journalist Marta Peirano meets a series of world-renowned thinkers to discuss key technical and social issues, from infrastructure to energy, from community to AI. Each conversation is enriched by questions from special guests and the online audience.
Each year Tactics&Practice takes on a specific theme. The 14th edition, held in Ljubljana in the spring of 2023, was devoted to the theme of scale. Journalist and researcher Neja Berger followed the entire programme and interviewed some of its protagonists for the channel’s first miniseries.
Tactics&Practice [podcast]: Scale
Most of the phenomena that affect the social world and underlie the ways in which social powers – economic, political, ideological and military – establish and act take place in realms that are much larger or smaller than the human scale. In this podcast series artists, anthropologists and academic researchers engage in a dialogue about their latest projects in order to make us think outside the human scale. Listeners will be acquainted with intelligent materials, demonic energy infrastructures, local informal networks of data distribution and autonomous weapon systems, and will thereby discover that new paradigms and scales are needed to better understand – and possibly subvert – the world we live in.