Category Archives: disruption Network Lab

Andrew Blum – Close Encounters with the Internet

When I lived in Calabria it was impossible to transfer files that were bigger than 500Mb. Not even the computer shops in the capital of the region could do this for you. One day a happy rumour began to spread: The internet had arrived. On all the little roads that crossed villages and rural area, a ditch was made through the asfalt. On one occasion I coud see this work in action. We stopped the car and  asked the young man in the excavator. Yes, he confirmed, it is the…

Henrik Moltke – Where the internet lives

Henrik Moltke spots a building without windows somewhere on a corner in the Streets of San Francisco. He tries to find out more and comes to talk with one of the persons who works in that building. The information he gets sends him travelling around the world in search of the places where the internet lives. Hear a talk held at the Deep Cables conferences in Berlin on 17th of June 2016. The conference was organised by Disruption Network Lab. Henrik Moltke is an investigative journalist Please check the Schedule…

Joana Moll – The Virtual Watchers

Joana Moll‘s work on surveillance systems, The Virtual Watchers, is a 21st century testimony of a practice that must be as old as humanity itself: spying on others and reporting them to the authorities. Internet has made it possible to put up camera’s and watch any place in the world from your sofa. Joana Moll discovered a crowd-funding funded system where every one was welcome to watch the US-Mexican border and report any attempt to illegal crossing to the authorities. Joana talks about her experiences as a watcher and as…

Richard Tynan – Bot in the Machine

Richard Tynan talks about the very little devices in your mobile phone, laptop or pad where all data is stored. The little device doesn’t care if this information is secret, sensitive or a shopping list you forgot about. And apparently the little device doesn’t even care about the fact that you deleted the files. Your information is accesible for third parties. And you might not even know about it. Radio On broadcasts this talk and the discussions that were held at the AND festival in London. The conference was curated by…

Carmen Weisskopf – Bots rush in

Carmen Weisskopf is a member of the !Mediengruppe Bitnik (read – the not mediengruppe bitnik). !Read or Read about them here. And there you can also read: “In early 2013 !Mediengruppe Bitnik sent a parcel to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy. The parcel contained a camera which broadcast its journey through the postal system live on the internet. They describe «Delivery for Mr. Assange» as a SYSTEM_TEST and a Live Mail Art Piece. They have also been known for sending a bot called «Random Darknet Shopper» on a three-month…

Cian Westmoreland’s talk on drone operating systems, responsibility and speaking out

Read here that Cian Westmoreland “was a technician responsible for the communications infrastructure of the drone program. He served with the 606 Air Control Squadron in Germany and the 73rd Expeditionary Air Control Squadron in Kandahar, Afghanistan.” He stepped out and now he speaks up. Radio On broadcasts his talk and the discussions that were held at the AND festival in London. The conference was curated by Disruption Network Lab. You will hear DNL’s director Tatiana Bazzichelli speak with Cian Westmoreland. Project Red Hand. AND.festival Disruption.bots Please check the Schedule for…

Coming Soon, Coverage of Disruption Network Lab conference on Bots, as part of the AND-festival in London

All through the year 2015 Radio On has covered the conferences that were organised by Disruption Network Lab. The talks and discussions, held at Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin, are still scheduled on our radio. On 15. April Disruption Network Lab will set up a new conference, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli. It is part of the AND festival in London. As soon as we get the audio, we will start working on the editing, and get it out to you. Our special reporter Simon Wade will be en lieu and provide…