Flossie 2013 brings together FLOSS women developers, entrepreneurs, researchers and policy-makers, digital artists and social innovators for an exciting mix of talks, spontaneous discussions and open workshops. Flossie 2013 brings the benefits of open thinking to artist and entrepreneurs and the insights of diverse innovators to FLOSS development.
Prism Break Barbie is a response and solution for girls who want to protect their data beyond just encryption. In less than 5 minutes, you can create a simple, discrete and TSA approved, non-threatening device to destroy hardware.
Prism Break Barbie is equipped with a 3-inch and .6 ounces concealed spring-loaded spike which can be activated by sitting the doll on any Smart phone, USB or hard drive or by a push/click of the hand. The spikes force when triggered will shatter the hardware.
1. Purchase Barbie or doll of your choice
2. Decide on a spike (I recommend a LifeHammer or ResQME)
3. Ductape or drill the the spike into place and you’re ready to engage.
General attempts to preserve privacy among activist and hackers often can feel inaccessible for those with do not have extensive computer literacy or a background in programming. Security, especially at the hardware level is often expensive, complex, and layered in additional standards which can make it feel unapproachable. In the wake of revelations about PRISM, many are left wondering what they can do immediately. Answers are often fogged by politics and complex code based solutions. Although fluency in programming is becoming an important requirement to survive in a read-only society it is also not an immediately attainable standard.
Privacy has become a luxury only for the initiated. More so, education around it is often distributed within networks of programmers. Programmers are more often than not majority male populations. In parallel terms, surveillance indirectly forms part of the larger system of exclusion towards minorities and women. Mainstream political debates on surveillance are fixated on personal liberties of highly literate users rather than quick approachable cheap solutions for many.
Prism Break Barbie is about starting a conversation and awareness around the palpable consequences of surveillance and presents a solution for security based on combative humor, speed projects and attainability. Although encryption is perhaps the most effective means of data protection, Prism Break Barbie hopes to serve as conversation and starting point.
ALT CPH invited F.A.T this year to the Copenhagen’s independent art fair for artist-run spaces and initiatives. Come visit The Data Klubb on saturday evening with Bigup2DANCE on the turntables and live PETSCI visuals by Raquel Meyers, keep an a eye for the presentation of the new Piratbyrån’s book: “Anarchival, the End to End Principle”, edited by Science Friction and hosted by F.A.T! and join us in the panel organized by Kunsten magazine.
Alt_Cph 13 ConcoctionFABRIKKEN for Kunst og Design, Sundholmsvej 46, 2300 København S
Friday, August 30th / 15:30 – 22:00
Saturday, August 31st / 12:00 – 02:00
Sunday, September 1st / 12:00 – 16:00
Entrance: kr. 50,- (valid all three days)
Alt_Cph – the meeting place for artist-run spaces and initiatives – welcomes the audience to a loud and vibrant art fair at the Factory of Art and Design from August 30th till September 1st. In addition to the 23 art spaces and the many artists that they have invited, Alt_Cph 13 is proud to present three generous programmes of debates, performances and music in collaboration with Kunsten.nu, Liveart and Thorgej Steen Hansen.
Alt_Cph started out in 2006 as the Alternative Art Fair – a title that we’re still proud to be associated with. Alt_Cph is not a framework for a specific kind of art but rather a necessary supplement to the more established and institutionalized art scene.
‘Concoction’ is the title we’ve chosen for the fair in order to capture the particularity of Alt_Cph 13. It refers to a mix of different ingredients – a fabrication even – or a strange combination of materials, people and ideas
The Alt_Cph 13 curatorial team: Camilla Nørgård, Mette Høyen Andersen, Claus Bjerre, Bank & Rau, Mille Winther and Maria Gry Bregnbak.
How do we give value to immaterial goods? How do we buy and sell digital images? What is the relationship between economics and digital aesthetics? How can curators and artists create new platforms and models for the creation of economic exchange? These are some of the questions that this show attempts to answer. We are currently accepting artwork (video, jpg, gifs, 3d models or HTML content) that will feature in a unique gallery-based exhibition. The exhibition is composed of two parts – a gallery-sited virtual show, and the online production and distribution of materially-realised limited-edition goods.
Preview May 24 6 – 9 pm
Show runs May 25 – July 13
Lorna Mills Rollin Leonard Rich Oglesby Emilio Gomariz Benjamin Gaulon Emilie Gervais, Eu Tech Nik / Andrew Healy / Sascha Pohflepp + LINDA KOSTOWSKI /Geraldine Juárez / Raquel Meyers / ALAIN VONCK / DANIEL ROURKE + ALEX MYERS / JONAS LUND / Addie Wagenknecht + PABLO GARCIA / Andreas Nicolas Fischer / PINAR + VIOLA / CHIARA PASSA / REED + RADER / FRANCOISE GAMMA / YOSHI SODEOKA
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