FAT Labs (Berlin, Germany)

The Free Art and Technology Lab is an organization dedicated to enriching the public domain through the research and development of creative technologies and media. The entire FAT network of artists, engineers, scientists, lawyers, musicians and Bornas are committed to supporting open values and the public domain through the use of emerging open licenses, support for open entrepreneurship and the admonishment of secrecy, copyright monopolies and patents.

During Platform4.0.Future Meeting Hub, Geraldine Juarez will present a new commissioned work for the festival titled Splinternets: ‘The Tweet Crier”, a remix of the traditional Town Criers from England that aim to amplify information streams on the streets and question the increasing trend of censorship and fragmentation of the internet.

The more the internet is spreading, the more it became divided. Splinternets it’s a new series of works about making the internet, its protocols and its subtle inequalities perceptible and visible.
You can catch The Tweet Crier on the streets of the festival, and also, Juarez will held two workshops where you can have some fun with arduino, Twitter, soft-circuits and help hacking a megaphone, as well to discuss and brainstorm new ways to make the internet’s infrastructure more noticeable.

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FAT Labs (Berlin, Germany)