Secure Insecurity











Attractor: Robert B. Lisek

Security is a fundamental principle of state and main criterion of political legitimization. Security vs. discipline and law as instruments of governance. On one side we have hard power structure based on discipline, differentiation and blockade, isolating power and closing the territories and the second side: security policy associated with globalization, intervening and controlling processes associated with liberalism because of security measures may work in the context of movement of persons and goods. The division proposed by Foucault and Agamben on the hard law and the dynamic activities of the security policy is an artificial assumption. These two areas are closely related, complementary and provide a medium for example laws can be quickly changed by power elite, or processes related to the commodification of human life forcing changes in security policy. The increasing dynamism and complexity of social space and violent forms of bio-capital make this model of thinking is inadequate. Bio-exchange. The idea of “life” is considered to be included in the domain of technology, both for economic profits and for security reasons. Meta-capital. Everything is partially interchangeable, as everything is connected. Life becomes a currency of the code. The code provides for trade, works as a social marker, as a new form of capital.

Methodology: We are seeing an increasing runway where we can no longer talk about the control of the phenomena that is so rapidly increasing complexity of the problems that becomes almost uncomputable. Panel ‘Secure Insecurity’ investigates problem of conflicts in quick growth of transfer of data, people and entities. Is there a common structure of modern conflicts, which remains constant in the various conflicts? What is the relationship between terrorism, modern war and globalization? What is the order of war and terrorist attacks? There are common and predictable patterns to the way in which people are making terror and war, which go beyond the specific time and place.

Biography: Robert B. Lisek is a mathematician and artist who focuses on systems and processes (computational, biological, social). Lisek is a scientist who conducts a research in theory of partially ordered sets in relation with probabilistic logic and combinatorics. Lisek is also a researcher in the domain of artificial general intelligence and complexity theory. Lisek is also an artist and practitioner. He is involved in the number of projects focused on radical art strategies, hacktivism and tactical media. Drawing upon post-conceptual art, software art, critical art, meta-media, and introducing numerous additional influences from mathematic, his work intentionally defies categorization.