May 5th Lecture

Patryk Wasiak (1978) received both M.A. and PhD degrees in Sociology from the Institute for Applied Social Sciences and an M.A. degree in Art History from the Institute of Art History at Warsaw University. He is currently working as a research fellow in Bremen. He has just finished writing his dissertation concerning transnational informal networks of visual artists in the Soviet Bloc. In one of chapters he described East European mail-art scene and video-zine Infermental (a loose predecessors of “swapping” and diskmags). He was a holder of the Volkswagen Foundation scholarship and Herder Institute research fellowship. In addition, he is currently working as a freelance journalist, gathering materials for a series of articles about home computing in Poland during the 1980s and early 1990s. His fields of interests are: hardware and software black market, but also early cracking and demoscene.

Images from the lecture:

“Punk po polsku – protest ale przeciwko czemu?”  //

“Polish punk – a protest, but against what?”

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