Are you a “webmaster”, admin, blog owner or someone with access to index.html files? Are you interested in taking part in the recent global wave of revolution from the comfort of your home computer?
Add the animated GIF army to websites you control (or can get control of) by pasting the following code into any HTML file:
UPDATE (10-20-2011): Occupy Service!
Force-occupy any website with “Occupy The Internet – The Service”.
Just insert a URL and send-out the link! fffff.at/occupy
• Example: Goldmansachs.com occupied!!!
UPDATE (10-19-2011): Occupy Plugin!
Occupy any site with the Occupy The Internet browser plugin ( beta ):
• Safari: download beta plugin here | source code here.
( to install unzip and drag into safari ).
• FireFox: Coming Soon.
• Chrome: Coming Soon.
Websites currently being occupied:
After overwhelming response this list has become too cumbersome to manually update. All occupied websites should now be automatically added to http://occupyinter.net/sites (and /stats) thanks to Jamie.
To add your occupied website to this list please post a link in the comments, send an email to or tweet us @FFFFFAT
If you would like to contribute animated GIF occupation soldiers please leave URLs in the comment thread of this post where they will be called up for duty. Note: images should have transparent backgrounds.
Source code: github.com/jamiew/occupy-internet-widget
In September FAT participated at “Meeting Hub“, a hacker’s festival arranged by Platform4. Platform4 is a non-profit art and technology organisation which runs a gigantic open-space in Aalborg, Denmark. Defnetly check it out when visiting Denmark!
The following projects were created with the help of Platform 4:
Geraldine Juárez tinkered a little mobile device – the FAT CRIER – to amplify information gathered from Twitter trough a megaphone so it can be brought it to the streets. The original FAT CRIER is a commissioned piece created for PLATFORM4 and will be installed on their warehouse for everyone to use. A second workshop is coming-up on the 22nd of October!!
*FB Resistance is research initiative accepting the status quo of Facebook being the dominant social identity management system, researching on the ways to change its rules and functionality from inside the system. More about FB Resistance
FAT is building a .gif army bred for the single purpose of occupying the Internet. Join the army by creating animated gif foot soldiers and leaving them in the comments of this post. Stay tuned for operation Occupy the Internet.
(Sign by Steve Lambert!)
Recent events have shown again that computer code and its power is still underestimated by the public and governments. The way software is written, it s quality, openess, closedness etc. has a very high impact on which way society is taking. Some small changes or features in code can result in an enormous loss of democratic values or lead to a hidden surveillance state. Because comparably only few people can read and understand code it is so important we communicate it, discuss it in public and make it art! :)
Congrats to the CCC for revealing and revers engeneering this incredible piece of software and to FAZ (a leading german news paper, circulation of 360.000) which went of the charts by printing 5 full pages assembler code. Awesome!
Germany’s Chaos Computer Club published the sourcecode for a piece of malware used by the German government to spy on citizens. The software was discovered in the wild and reverse engineered. It can be used to spy on or control remote PCs. Because of flaws in the software, anyone who was infected with this by German police was vulnerable to spying by “anyone on the street.” The German supreme court banned the use of trojans to spy on German citizens in 2008. ….
solo show – Aram Bartholl
Oct. 12 – Dec. 11 2011
at MÖRDER Borsigstr. 1, 10115 Berlin
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