make world is a unix command used to completely update an operating system. It's designed to follow the latest developments once the local sources are synchronized. Typing "make world" in the command line rebuilds and renews the whole system while it's running. The first make world festival took place from October 18th to the 21nd in Munich. Against the backdrop of one of the fastest growing High Tech and New Media clusters in the world, scientists, theorists, artists and activists were invited to participate in presentations, constructive conversations, reflection and debates. It was an opportunity to link up different approaches while keeping and challenging their diversity, contextuality and self reference.
Under the title BORDER="Ã˜" LOCATION="YES" the make world paper#1 aimed to track new forms of subjectivity carried out by current modifications of the world; which until recently were characterized as "infotization", "digitization" and "globalization". The more these buzzwords loose their glamour, the more important it is to discuss the role borders play, and question what restricted and unrestricted locality, mobility and freedom of movement may mean.