[NetBehaviour] DEEP CABLES: Uncovering the Wiring of the World, June 17-18, Berlin

Tatiana Bazzichelli tbazz at disruptiv.biz
Wed Jun 8 11:08:49 CEST 2016

Dear all,

we are glad to announce our upcoming event in Berlin, and the beginning
of the new conference series by Disruption Network Lab in 2016.
I hope to see many of you here.

All the best,

DEEP CABLES: Uncovering the Wiring of the World

A conference event by Disruption Network Lab.
Art & Evidence Conference Series 2016.

Location:  Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997
Schedule: June 17th (17.00-21.00); June 18th (16.30-20.30), 2016. In
English language.
Admission: 5 Euro.
Details: http://www.disruptionlab.org/deep-cables
Eighth event of the Disruption Network Lab, directed by Tatiana
Bazzichelli. In cooperation with Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien.

Henrik Moltke (investigative journalist, DK/USA), Trevor Paglen (artist
and geographer, USA), Andrew Blum (writer & journalist, USA), Moritz
Metz (radio journalist, DE), Marc Helmus (network operator and engineer,
DE), Anne Roth (net activist, senior advisor for the German
Parliamentary Inquiry on Mass Surveillance for the group Die Linke, DE),
 Anna Biselli (journalist, Netzpolitik.org, DE), Ingrid Burrington
(artist and researcher, USA), Helga Tawil-Souri (associate professor
Middle East and Islamic Studies NYU, Palestine/USA), Gabriele "Asbesto"
Zaverio (sysadmin, co-founder, MusIF, FreakNet MediaLab, IT), Bernd Fix
(computer security expert, Wau Holland Stiftung, DE), Jacob Lillemose
(postdoctoral researcher and curator, Copenhagen Center for Disaster
Research, DK).

The first event of the "Art & Evidence" series by Disruption Network Lab
2016 investigates the cultural, political, geographic and technological
dimensions of the Internet, tracing fiber-optic land and undersea
network cables. At the root of the Internet infrastructure lays a very
material dimension, that influences how the Internet functions, how it
is organised and controlled, and its geopolitical configuration.

Recently disclosed N.S.A. (National Security Agency) documents
demonstrated that telecommunication companies, such as AT&T, have been
particularly important to N.S.A. allowing the access to billions of
emails across domestic networks. Large amounts of the world's Internet
communications travel across American cables, and a broad range of
classified activities work by installing surveillance equipment on
Internet hubs. The materiality of the wired network is crucial to
understand how surveillance works physically, and more in general, how
the whole Internet infrastructure is conceived.

In this event, researchers, engineers, investigative journalists,
hackers, writers, artists and activists, are brought together to unveil
who runs the Internet and in which way its infrastructure influences our
political, cultural and everyday life. Starting from this very concrete
subject, the physicality of the network cables, the event culminates
with the discussion about digital-divide and breaks of connectivity in
strategic landing sites, where the discrepancy between poor access to
bandwidth and high presence of cable infrastructure is caused by
military, political, and economical reasons.

Funded by: Der Regierende Bürgermeister von Berlin, Senatskanzlei,
Kulturelle Angelegenheiten / City Tax.
In partnership with: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
In cooperation with Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien.
In collaboration with: NOME, Wau Holland Stiftung, Copenhagen Center for
Disaster Research, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and
Society (HIIG), and SPEKTRUM.
Media partners: Furtherfield; ExBerliner.

More Information:
Disruption Network Lab: http://www.disruptionlab.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/disruptionlab
Twitter: @disruptberlin

Tatiana Bazzichelli (Artistic Director and Curator)
Claudia Dorfmueller (Administration and Project Manager)
Kim Voss (Project Manager and Communication) kim(at)disruptionlab.org
Tabea Hamperl (Press Manager) tabea(at)disruptionlab.org

Tatiana Bazzichelli // Artistic Director
Twitter: @disruptberlin // @t_bazz
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