Internet Mon Amour: Chronicles before the breakdown

Internet Mon Amour: Chronicles before the breakdown

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Date(s) - zo 6 november
18:00 - 22:00

De Klinker


18:00 benefit dinner
20:00 discussion with the author of the book and hacker pedagogy workshop 

Open discussion and workshop with the author of the book INTERNET MON AMOUR and CIRCEX.
The workshop will take place according to the hacker pedagogy. Together we will explore and understand commercial interfaces to unveil the cognitive mechanisms hidden behind their designs. Towards a conscious and fun internet experience!

The future was yesterday, when we were inseparable from computers and smartphones, for better or for worse. Even when we would have preferred to do without them, because we knew they could prove to be our worst enemies. The global surveillance scandals of the Internet were just the tip of a icebergs, mass manipulation was just the beginning: we were all vulnerable! Misplaced curiosities, scams, identity and data theft, porn sales, haters…
This book always starts from real situations, tells and explains what risk behaviors were, how traps could be avoided. It proposes tricks that are easy to implement.
Through stories of common life we learn to pay attention to details, to subtext, to what “lies behind” the appearance of the screens. In order to escape from our condition as gears of the Megamachines we become curious explorers, we expand the baggage of critical thinking with stories of the future which was yesterday.
Based in Rome, Italy, Agnese Trocchi (she/her) is an Italian writer, artist, and social media manager. Coming from a media-hacking background (Candida TV 1999/2003), she has been in the field of social media management since 2009. In 2017 she co-founded the interdisciplinary research group C.I.R.C.E. to promote a self-aware approach to technology using the hacker pedagogy method. She runs workshops, laboratories, and affinity groups for kids, adults where participants work together to uncover the hidden elements of everyday digital automatism and invent new procedures for an ecological relationship with machines. Starting in September 2020, she has worked as the Digital Communications Manager for the Disruption Network Lab. She is the author of the book Internet, Mon Amour.