12 November 2016 | 12:00 - 13 November 2016 | 17:00

Workshop 'Tracking Forensics' - Joana Moll & Andrea Noni

TRACKING FORENSICS | Joana Moll & Andrea Noni 
Saturday 12 Nov 12:00 - 17:00 / Sunday 13 Nov 12:00 - 17:00

Far from being a purely immaterial entity, the Internet is an extremely complex physical structure composed by a massive number of actors that have a direct and deep impact in every aspect of our daily lives. Despite its crucial role in many aspects of our society, the material and computational architectures that allow the Internet to exist are widely ignored by most of its users.

Thus, this workshop seeks to critically reveal and analyze the complex network of agents that come together to configure the Internet, from submarine and underground cables to geopolitics, online tracking, surveillance and privacy. The workshop will strongly focus on uncovering and analyzing common online tracking practices used by major marketing and advertising corporations.

To achieve this purpose, we will look into the forensics of the physical pathways of information, and will apply reverse tracking methods aimed at drawing a map of the many corporations that covertly access and commodify our data.

Main topics covered in this workshop: #Internet Physicality; #Geopolitics of the Internet; #Internet Backbone; #Data flows & Sustainability; #Cognitive Capitalism; #Social Engineering; #Surveillance; #Online Tracking; #Data Commodification; #Data Privacy

  • Workshop cost: €15
  • Registration: as there is a limited number of participants, please complete this form if you want to join
    Technical skills are not required: please bring your laptop

Joana Moll

She is an artist and a researcher based in Barcelona. Her work critically explores the way post-capitalist narratives affect the alphabetization of machines, humans and ecosystems. Her main research topics include communication technologies and CO2 emissions, virtual civil surveillance on the Internet and language. She has exhibited and presented her work in different museums, art centres, festivals, universities and publications around the world. Furthermore, she is a member of the scientific and artistic committee of the transdisciplinary research project Antiatlas des Frontières and co-founder of The Institute for the Advancement of Popular Automatisms. Currently she is a researcher in residence at HANGAR and a lecturer at VIT Lab in Vic (Barcelona).