Workshop 9 – Tracking forensics: Networking Infrastructures and Counter Surveillance

Join media artist Joana Moll for an eye-opening investigation of Internet infrastructures—and power structures—hidden in plain sight. By forensically examining online data flows and deploying reverse tracking methods participants will learn how to identify the corporations who profit from undermining our privacy.

In this workshop you will learn:
▸ How Internet infrastructures work
▸ The environmental impact of your data
▸ Who the main companies are that trade in data are, and how they do it
▸ How data is being treated in order to sell it
▸ How companies do psychometric profiling
▸ What the broader business model behind our data ecosystem looks like

▸ Beginners

Requirements :
▸ Laptop

Host :
Joana Moll (ES)

Joana Moll is a Barcelona / Berlin based artist and researcher. Her work critically explores the way post-capitalist narratives affect the alphabetization of machines, humans and ecosystems. Her main research topics include Internet materiality, surveillance, social profiling and interfaces. She has lectured, performed and exhibited her work in different museums, art centers, universities, festivals and publications around the world. Furthermore she is the co-founder of the Critical Interface Politics Research Group at HANGAR [Barcelona] and co-founder of The Institute for the Advancement of Popular Automatisms. She is currently a visiting lecturer at Universität Potsdam and Escola Superior d’Art de Vic [Barcelona].

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The workshop program was produced in collaboration with CreativeApplications.Net