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We wanted to make a book about F.A.T since a while ago and our 5th anniversary seemed to be a good excuse for it, but herding F.A.T cats is a particularly chaotic task and anyway, samurais recommend that matters of great concern should be treated lightly. So, finally this summer Domenico and me spent some time digging F.A.T archives and doing some dirty work to put together:

THE FIRST BOOK ABOUT F.A.T.!

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From the srs bsns press release:

“In more than five years of activity, the Free Art and Technology Lab (F.A.T. Lab) produced an impressive series of projects, all developed with open source software, shared online and documented in a way that allows everybody to copy, improve, abuse or simply use them. This approach situates F.A.T. Lab in a long tradition of DIY, processual, sharable artistic practices based on instructionals, and reveals a democratic idea of art where Fluxus scores meet hacker culture (and rap music).

Featuring texts by Régine Debatty, Evan Roth, Domenico Quaranta, Geraldine Juárez and Randy Sarafan, The F.A.T. Manual is a selection of more that 100 projects, done in the belief that printing these bits on paper will allow them to spread in a different way, infiltrate other contexts, and germinate. An archive, a catalogue, a user manual and a software handbook documenting five years of thug life, pop culture and research and development.

The F.A.T. Manual is co-produced by Link Editions, F.A.T. Lab and MU, Eindhoven in collaboration with XPO Gallery, Paris. With generous support from Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven and Creative Industries Fund NL, Rotterdam.”

The F.A.T Manual is available on-line for free.DOWNLOAD PDF (37.8 MB)

Join us for our AFK book release during the opening of F.A.T GOLD EUROPE on Friday November 15 at 8:00pm at MU, Eindenhoven. (more info soon!)

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YESSS!! Ladar Levison rocks!! We need more web company owners like Ladar who rather shut down their service than illegally hand over SSL keys to the FBI. RESPECT!!

Super interesting talk by Ladar Levison about what happend to Lavabit and why you can forget email (even with PGP) !!  Watch the full talk! and learn about the Dark Mail Alliance!!

Ladar Levison shut down LavaBit, but isn’t allowed to say why. Edward Snowden was a LavaBit customer and allegedly several federal agencies wanted his email. Levison will offer advice for how to protect your customer’s data, what to do in the face of a subpoena, and share a cautionary tale of email privacy in the age of Prism.

 

And support his Dark Mail Initiative Kickstarter to open source the lavabit code!!
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ladar/lavabits-dark-mail-initiative

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/10/silent-circle-and-lavabit-launch-darkmail-alliance-to-thwart-e-mail-spying/
http://www.reddit.com/r/netsec/comments/1pwkog/lavabits_founder_ladar_levinson_launches_a/

 

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Posted on November 4, 2013

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Dropping the Internet
Aram Bartholl
2013

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Posted on October 31, 2013

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Go professional: show your online work respectfully in a real gallery room.
Make your own: http://fffffartsy.com

FFFFFartsy supports images, video, and web pages. Paste in a URL, set the view options, and frame your work in the best looking online gallery.

Concept by Evan Roth. Made by Greg Leuch.

FFFFFARTSY Code on Github. Early beta!

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Posted on October 29, 2013

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