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Internet history is a history of friendships, the history of friendships is a history of meetings “@monki

The place where Piratbyrån and F.A.T met was of course IRC and then the groups overlapped basically because of kopimi, like everything else does in the internet and AFK.

Fatties Evan, Geraldine and Magnus were last week in London hanging out in Harringay with the Piratbyrån bunch and setting up the exhibition “Piratbyrån and Friends”, that opened in Furtherfield last saturday.

The exhibition traces  stories and affinities behind the swedish group of friends from which the most resilient cultural project on the planet emerged a decade ago.  The gallery exhibition features a collection of archival material, t-shirts, films, comissioned artworks-networks and oddities- together with a vast and complex digital archive available in the Commons of Furtherfield and inside the Kopimi Totem, ready for you to explore and copy.

Piratbyrån’s stack


Don’t miss the show if you are around Finsbury Park, it runs until June 8th! Otherwise here is a preview:

Kopimi Totem by Evan Roth


How to dig the Piratbyrån archive by Magnus Eriksson


Kopimi s23 Suit by Lina Persdotter Carlsson and Torrent by Geraldine Juárez [s23m film, The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds and new Tapecasts by Piratbyrån]



Police Riot shields by James Cauty



Polymarchs posters by Jaime Ruelas


Riot Chat by Palle Torsson

Enter Riot Chat

S23m (system 23 modified) by Piratbyrån, Geraldine Juárez and Simon Klose.

In 2008 Pratbyrån had grown tired of the file-sharing debate and its endless repetitions of for-or-against, legal-or-illegal, payment-or-gratis, so they loaded a bus with 23 people and head over south in Sweden in a bus: S23M (System 23 Modified), The bus became one of the most significant undertakings of Piratbyrån and shaped their thoughts on the tensions between digital abundance and crowded space, collective decisions and freedom of choice, and that which can be copied and that which can’t.

Moar pics here!

Much thanks to Marc, Ruth and Rachel at Furtherfield for an inspiring time and great exhibition. Plus extra love to Ale and Rich for being so excellent with us.   Shout out to our friends Palle, Rasmus, Danny, Kugg, Samira and Jimmy for being such great inspiration. data<3

Maintain Hardline Kopimi!

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Riot Chat is a Twitter-IRC-game remix. Riot Chat is an homage to kopimi (copyme), a symbol showing that you want to be copied, and a sandbox for an anti-surveillance communication protocol. Occupy was right: we need to get rid of super managers holding the world down. Since revolutions constantly fail in the streets, we must simultaneously continue to riot the Internet.




The Chat and OmniHal
To talk to OmniHal, the chat bot, type /omnihal and then your message on  OmniHal has a young brain. Feed OmniHal with text in the top right corner. Change the topic of the chat by typing /topic and then the new topic


The Game

Help expand the territory of kopimi (copyme) pyramids by getting rid of eyeballs box. Click, move and communicate.

Play Music

Pump up the volume and suggest tracks to OmniHAL.

Chat Mode

Switch from riot to IRC mode as pleased.

Fork the project here

The avatar gif animations are from F.A.T’s

Riot Chat is part of the exhibition “Piratbyrån and Friends”, curated by Rachel Falconer and Furtherfield. On view until June 8th in Finsbury Park (next to the pyramids!).

Don’t contact Future. Future will contact you!

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Posted on May 8, 2014


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