Danja Vasiliev is a Critical Engineer born in Saint-Petersburg, currently living and working in Berlin.
Starting from year 1999 Danja is involved in computer-technology events, media-art exhibitions and seminars around the world. He received a number of awards and mentions at Ars Electronica, Japan Media Art Festival, Transmediale and collaborated with many other organisations.
Danja Vasiliev is studying Systems and Networks through anti-disciplinary experimentation with hardware, firmware and software. Using computational platforms he engages in examination and exploitation of System and Network paradigms both in physical and digital realms. Basing on the findings Vasiliev creates and exhibits works of Critical Engineering, gives public workshops and talks. Danja regularly teaches courses on topics of network insecurity, software/OS modification, hardware re-engineering, digital forensics and else.
In his work and everyday computing Danja is using GNU/Linux software and propagandizes Open Source practices in all scopes of life.
In March 2017, iMAL launched in collaboration with PACKED the Resurrection Lab project which aims to preserve and give access to digital cultural heritage that is often inaccessible due to technological obsolescence.
Do you own old floppies, cd-roms, hard disks, syquest, iomega,... from which you want to preserve the cultural content? Or old equipment that allows us to extract the...
This 31st March 2017, Le Pass (Scientific Adventure Park, Frameries) is opening its WOW ZONE, a new space dedicated to digital culture. Five interactive artworks have been selected following a call for projects, to be exhibited for the next five years in the WOW ZONE.
Among these five pieces, two have been through a residency at iMAL....