This two-day workshop will introduce you to the basic philosophy behind transparency activism and how to accomplish it through the use of smart hacks over web platforms. Ownership, privacy and geopolitical use of data will be introduced through case histories of ethical and legal issues as well as an introduction of the main organizations and resources about Open Data.
You will learn the methodologies and mechanisms for exploring creative and unconventional uses of political data over the web. In addition, the workshop will introduce some practical tools, including simple software, coding, and other techniques and tricks to extract data from web servers.
Software that will be explored during the workshop: iMacro, Fake, Scraperwiki, Beautiful Soup, Scrapy, etc.
This project proposes an alternative financial model based on Peer-to-Peer architecture for a more equal sharing of wealth in society. It offers an innovative participative system using counterfeited virtual money. By issuing a visionary counterfeited type of VISA credit card, the project introduces the Gift Finance system based on People-to-People free credit shared across digital networks. The Gift Finance is a democratic creation of money directly regulated by ordinary people in order to redistribute wealth in society. The website P2PGiftCredit.com allows people to generate unique virtual card numbers to send to others via digital devices and platforms.
Signal Strength is a project to advance mobile democracy. It consists of modules for ad-hoc social networking that let people in an urban area interact offline, leveraging their mobile phones for untraceable communications.
Join Moleskine®, Moleskine fans, designers, artists and Eyebeam Art + Technology Center on Sunday, May 15th for a special one-day event. Objectivity will feature two workshops from 3 - 6 pm and an exhibition/reception with complimentary drinks from 6 – 9 pm.
Objectivity: Notebook Hacking, Collaborative Drawing, and New Collections explores how the contemporary nomad navigates information saturated digital and urban landscapes. The workshops and exhibition, A vocabulary of objects., focus on the process of creation, sharing, and response to iconic Moleskine objects.
3PM-6PM FREE WORKSHOPS
• Electroluminescent Moleskine Notebook Hacking Workshop led by Diana Eng (Eyebeam Alumni)
Speaking at the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) Congress in Berlin on Tuesday, a pair of researchers demonstrated a start-to-finish means of eavesdropping on encrypted GSM cellphone calls and text messages, using only four sub-$15 telephones as network “sniffers,” a laptop computer, and a variety of open source software.
Electronic Civil Disobedience continues where The Electronic Disturbance leaves off, suggesting strategies of resistance to nomadic power, and investigating tactics of nonrationality to get at the core of autonomy. Fusing a situationist-influenced concept of contestational art, an understanding of the parallel nature of cultural and political action borrowed from Gramsci, and a hacker’s understanding of how new technology functions, Electronic Civil Disobedience refines an understanding of the nature of power and resistance in the information age.