[NetBehaviour] SMART PRISONS: Tracking, Monitoring & Control. March 24–26, 2023

Tatiana Bazzichelli tbazz at disruptiv.biz
Thu Mar 9 19:09:18 CET 2023

Dear all,

I would like to invite you to come to our upcoming conference in
Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin (or on streaming). You can also follow
us remotely using our online chat for questions to the speakers.

SMART PRISONS: Tracking, Monitoring & Control

March 24–26 · 2023. 29th conference of the Disruption Network Lab.

The conference SMART PRISONS: Tracking, Monitoring & Control traces back
the creation of "algorithms of security" through the past twenty years,
reflecting on the effects of technological violence and surveillance
directed at migrants, activists, and dissidents in Europe and worldwide.

Alongside ethical questions around the abuse of privacy, these
technological implementations need to be analysed to hold governments
and corporations accountable and socially responsible. Deploying
automatised technologies may increase problems of bias, discrimination,
and wrongful punishments, and raise psychological pressures to conform,
furthering a culture hostile to dissent.

SMART PRISONS looks at how specific targets, whether prisoners, migrants
at borders, or dissidents, have been progressively marginalised, trapped
inside prison facilities, detention centres, or within systems of
automatised control, being labeled as threats or suspects, due to
intersectional biases or critical political activity.

## Schedule
# Friday March 24, 2023

17:00 – 17:15 · OPENING & INTRODUCTION
Tatiana Bazzichelli (Artistic Director, Disruption Network Lab, IT/DE).

17:15 – 18:45 · KEYNOTE: Investigating the Vernon C. Bain Center:
Constellations of Offshore Detention
Sean Vegezzi (Artist and Researcher, US). Respondent: Adnan Softić
(Artist, BA/DE).

19:10 – 19:30 · VIDEO ESSAY · Traces
By Fiamma Montezemolo, Critical Times, 2012

19:30 ­– 21:30 · PANEL: Are Algorithms and Borders the New Jailers?
Srishti Jaswal (Journalist, IN), Sanjana Varghese (Investigator at
Airwars, Journalist, UK), Petra Molnar (Associate Director, Refugee Law
Lab / Co-creator, Migration and Technology Monitor, CA/US), Fiamma
Montezemolo (Artist and Anthropologist, IT/US). Moderated by Sonja
Peteranderl (Journalist, DE).

## Saturday March 25

16:30 ­– 18:30 · PANEL: Revisiting the Genoa G8 2001: Another World is
Possible, and it Needs Another Kind of Computing
Carlo A. Bachschmidt (Film Director, IT), MF (Social Worker, IT/DE), Dan
McQuillan (Lecturer in Creative and Social Computing, UK). Moderated by
Tatiana Bazzichelli (Artistic Director, Disruption Network Lab, IT/DE).

19:00 ­– 20:15 · PANEL: Targeted by Surveillance: Julian Assange,
WikiLeaks & Networked Repression
Stella Assange (Julian Assange's wife, Lawyer, UK), Kevin Gosztola
(Journalist, Dissenter Newsletter Editor, US). Introduced and moderated
by Stefania Maurizi (Investigative Journalist, IT).

20:15 ­– 22:00 · SCREENING · Ithaka (not streamed)
Documentary (2022) ‧ 1h 46m. Director: Ben Lawrence, Producers: Gabriel
Barber Shipton, Adrian Devant, Music composed by: Brian Eno,
Cinematography: Niels Ladefoged, Editor: Karen Johnson. With John
Shipton, Stella Assange, Vivienne Westwood, Ai Weiwei, John Pilger.

## Sunday March 26 (not streamed)

# 11:30 – 13:30 · WORKSHOP · ISIS Prison Break: Deploying Open Source
and Visual Methods for Investigations
With: Imogen Piper (Motion Graphic Reporter, formerly Airwars, now
Washington Post, UK) and Sanjana Varghese (Investigator at Airwars,
Journalist, UK).

# 14:30 ­– 17:30 · WORKSHOP · G8 Genoa 2001: A Grassroots Media
Forensics Toolbox
With: Carlo Bachschmidt (Film Director, IT) and Manolo Luppichini
(Filmmaker & Author, IT).

More info: https://www.disruptionlab.org/smart-prisons
Tickets: https://pretix.eu/disruptionlab/smart-prisons/

Tatiana Bazzichelli // Artistic Director
Disruption Network Lab
E-mail for personal messages: tbazz(at)disruptionlab.org
Twitter: @disruptberlin // @t_bazz
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