In the Eye of Infodemic

International Conference on the Future of Non-Commercial Television

--//--  Deutsche Version


30 - 31 March 2023
splace am Hauptplatz, Art University Linz (Austria)

In the digital age, culture, politics and society are facing tremendous challenges. We have to observe extensive shifts in the global information architectures. Digitalisation and economisations are causing a warping of the existing infosphere, democracies are being undermined, disinformation and manipulation are leading to the destabilisation of societies.

As can be seen in the example of non-commercial broadcasting, media that is locally and regionally embedded has always contributed heavily to the mediatisation of important problems and topics within the immediate surroundings. The conference and its artistic program will discuss prospects for the future of non-commercial television, which also includes post-migrant and post-colonial perspectives.

The conference aims to enforce non-commercial television as an important focal point of civil society in times of crisis and to combine pre-existing knowledge and know-how and raise issues concerning future options to achieve a social, democratic, and cultural impact.



Thursday, 30 March 2023

05:00 pm: Opening exhibition, curated by Simone Barlian and Fina Esslinger

06:00 pm: Panel discussion


Friday, 31 March 2023

10.00 am: Marlies Prinzing (DE)

11.00 am: Sonia Nandzik-Herman (PL)
(ReFOCUS Media Labs) "ReFOCUS Media Labs is determined to raise awareness about the issues related to the refugee crisis and to building media skills among refugee community so they can tell their own stories" 

12.00 - 1.30 pm: Break

01:30 pm: Cissy Nalumansi (UG)
Script Writer, Filmmaker and Producer.

02:30 pm: Christoph Nebel (AT)
Art University Linz, Head of Time based media.

03.30 - 04:00 pm: Coffee break

04:00: Leonhard Dobusch (AT)


Moderation: Martin Wassermair


Location design: Kerstin Reyer

A cooperation of DORFTV with the Art University Linz.

Funded by Linz Kultur - LINZimPULS