Workshop with Joana Moll, an artist and a researcher based in Barcelona & Berlin dedicated to exploration of internet and its impact on our society.
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.