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:
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.”
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!)
Google gives you “free” services in exchange of your private data. The data collected is exploited in many ways, mostly for target you with advertising and in the most extreme situations can be turned over spy agencies from governments with way too much computing-power and the wrong dose of paranoia. All your data are belong to U.S.
Obviously, serious business “intelligence services” know that data can produce a lot of sociability; The Data Klubb – just like they do it (really)- is a party where you can exchange your pieces of data and personal information for a free beer. Just that.
The Data Klubb also teamed up with Science Friction, for the launch of “Anarchival: The end-to-end principle”, an interpretation by Bitbureau of some of the material from the Piratbyrån’s archive that follows the narrative of their previous book pwer.brocoli.kopimi.
It’s not 1988 so why live like it is?
Cafes, airports, hotels and Hell usually all have ‘free’ wifi for 30 minutes and then make you pay- this is a bug, not a feature.
Limited time = fffffat unlimited time.
wifi spots are easy to hack your way into fatty goodness:
You can maintain the constant 30 minute wifi sessions by doing a few tricks. When you try to load a page, the router will automatically redirect you to the login page: look at the URL, because from there you can see which system the airport is using and all of them are easy to hack:
- Change your IP
- Change your MAC address
- Delete your cookies
You can also spoof your MAC address, MacMakeup (Win) is a good place to start.
Edit: A good tutorial for Mac users can be found here
ProTip: Find a MAC addresses already using the paid wifi. Once you have located a few, you can copy the mac address as your own and enjoy.
Many routers have the ability to hide a wifi network by making their names invisible to other computers (airports use these often for gates). A nice GUI option is to use NetStumbler which locates and shows all hidden networks or you can do it via the terminal:
sudo ln -s /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Apple80211.framework/Versions/Current/Resources/airport /usr/sbin/airport
The above command must appear on a single line to work. Enter the admin password to create the symbolic link. Now you can use the airport command without th long ass path:
The ping will show all available wifi networks and their router name (SSID), the router address (BSSID), signal:
Happy Sniffing!! <3
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