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02.20.12 Marina Galperina

Artist Julian Oliver created a dangerous weapon against corporate and governmental corruption: The Transparency Grenade. The explosive material inside: a microphone, a computer and a powerful wireless antenna, transmitting network traffic intercepted at secretive meetings and streaming it to a server. The sever, in turn, maps the hacked fragments of email, pages and audiovisuals. BOOM. […]

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02.01.12 Marina Galperina

Here’s a hack art thingamabob from Martin Kaltenbrunner that allows an old-timey Morse code machine to turn finger taps into Tweets à la @TworseKey. Watch it go. Brilliant. […]

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12.30.11 Marina Galperina

Someone at Google must be a Smiths fan. Apparently, if you “fly” over the latest Google Earth to Salford Lads Club in the UK and enable “3D buildings,” you’ll walk right into Morrissey. […]

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12.14.11 Marina Galperina

Tomorrow, the House will be voting on the SOPA bill a.k.a. the first American internet censorship act that will give private corporations the power to censor and shut down any website posting or linking to allegedly “infringing” material. Just think of the possibilities! To help you, here’s a handy black-out widget from F.A.T. artist Greg […]

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11.29.11 Marina Galperina

Check out this excellent Amazon hack-lite response to the pepper-spraying cop scandal and “Accept no substitutes when casually repressing students.” […]

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11.02.11 Marina Galperina

In OWS art news: F.A.T.‘s Evan Roth has curated an internet exhibit/takeover, with known net artists like Aram Bartholl (also F.A.T.), Ryder Ripps (dump.fm), Mark Jenkins and more contributing animated, meme-infused gif protestors brandishing signs for the 99%. Since yesterday, they’re taking over hundreds of sites and counting! […]

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09.27.11 Marina Galperina

Copenhagen art crew Superflex has created a “life-sized, detailed, and functional replica” of the executive restroom of the New York JPMorgan Chase headquarters inside Olympic Restaurant on Delancey, so any purveyors of the LES Greek joint can experience being in the seat of authority whilst shitting like kings and “contemplating the structures of power that become imbued in even […]

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09.21.11 Marina Galperina

F.A.T. artist Aram Bartholl’s Dead Drop hack-art empire is growing. Here’s a giddy volunteer installing an “anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network” at highest point of the Teufelsberg — an abandoned U.S. NSA “listening” tower in Berlin. […]

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08.17.11 Marina Galperina

Ah! Finally. The definitive artistic monument to illegal file downloading that has ever been erected, now featured on the contemporary technological art portal Art404. 5 Million Dollars 1 Terabyte (2011) by Manuel Palou is… a hard drive filled with 1,016 GB of pirated software and files, which are conveniently listed for download here (PDF). […]

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