The Culture & Technology Podcast

The Culture & Technology Podcast

Hijacking the System



Cornelia Sollfrank is an artist, researcher and university lecturer who is based in Berlin. Cornelia was one of the early pioneers of Net Art and Cyberfemism and recurring themes within her work include infrastructures, aesthetics of the commons and techno-feminist practice and theory.


Severin Matusek is an editor, producer and strategist who has spent the last decade researching how technology transforms culture, communities and society.


Rhizome is a not-for-profit arts organisation founded by Mark Tribe and based in new York City. Rhizome champions born-digital art and culture through commissions, exhibitions, scholarship, and digital preservation.

The Artbase is an archive with over 2,200 artworks to date, primarily hosting works of net art but also works that employ media such as software, code, websites, moving images, games, and browsers. It is part of Rhizome by Mark Tribe.

The Thing was an international net-community of artists and art-related projects that was started in 1991 by Wolfgang Staehle.

Net Art Generator is a computer programme, by Cornelia Sollfrank, which re-combines and collages material from the internet. This project has directly influenced her practice in the field of intellectual property.

Female Extension is a work by Cornelia Sollfrank involving the creation of 289 computer-generated websites created by combining the internet and combining fragments of HTML into exquisite corpse-like websites.

Purple Noise is an artist research group that began in September 2018 and aimed to investigate the dynamics of social media.


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The Vienna Business Agency supports businesses, the economy and the city in developing the Austrian capital’s creative industries and shaping its future trajectory.

Editorial Team: Mike Evans, Paul Feigelfeld, Severin Matusek, Elisabeth Noever-Ginthör, Elisa Stockinger, Heinz Wolf.

Theme Music by Zanshin.

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How is technology changing culture? From exhibition design to the performing arts, we invite leading curators, researchers, artists and cultural experts to explore how technology is shaping the future of cultural experiences and sparking new opportunities in the process.

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