Free Art and Technology Lab (FAT)
Gamerz festival, 2-12 October 2014
École supérieure d’art d’Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence
« LikeJacking » se réfère au LikeJacking Spam ; une sorte de spam sur les réseaux sociaux, obligeant l’utilisateur à liker ou résoudre un captcha pour voir un contenu, qui est diffusé sur son propre compte sans son consentement à partir du moment où il tente d’y accéder.
L’exposition « LikeJacking » réinvestit ce détournement d’attention dans une perspective positiviste en lien avec la manière dont les membres du FAT créent des contenus à la croisée de la culture open source et de la culture pop. L’exposition rassemble des œuvres numériques et matérielles qui s’inscrivent dans le champ du net art, de l’intervention artistique, du hacking et du Do It Yourself. Chacune des œuvres a en commun le fait de mettre en partage son code source afin d’induire une potentielle appropriation à travers des perturbations poétiques, activistes ou humoristiques.
“LikeJacking“ is referring to LikeJacking Spam; a kind of spam on social network, forcing user to like or answer a captcha to view a content, which is spread on his account without his consent until he try to access it.
“LikeJacking“ show is turning this hack of attention into positive way related to the manner FAT members are creating contents crossing open source and pop culture. The show gathers digital and physical artworks dealing with the field of net art, intervention art, hacking and DIY culture. Each of those works has in common the idea of sharing their source code in order to implement empowerment through poetic/activist/humorous perturbations.
THE F.A.T. Manual – Black & White Edition, F.A.T. Lab, 2013
Edition téléchargeable, impression laser couleur sur papier Gloss 250 g, impression noir sur papier machine
80 g, reliure carré collé, rouleau carton, 15,24 x 22,86 cm
How to make a bookmark for the FAT Manual…, F.A.T. Lab, 2013
Rouleau de papier toilette, ø 5 x 10 cm
Ink Geyser (Mapping), Mathieu Tremblin, 2011-2014
Socle, bouteilles de soda, bonbons à la menthe, encre, indélébile, tubes PVC, clous, ruban adhésif souple, mur, vidéo-projecteur, lecteur vidéo, 30 x 30 x 100 cm / ø 12 x 40 cm (chaque) / 300 x 170 cm
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.
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