Tatiana Bazzichelli (Berlin) 5 November 2011


14.45 – 15.15: Networked Disruption: A critique of oppositional practices in the business of social networking

Tatiana Bazzichelli

This presentation reflects on the mutual interferences between art, hacktivism and the business of social networking, rethinking the meaning of critical and oppositional practices. By identifying the present contradictions within the current economical and political framework of Web 2.0, hacker and artistic practices are analysed through business instead of in opposition to it. Connecting together disruptive practices of networked art and hacking in California and Europe, Tatiana Bazzichelli proposes a constellation of social networking projects that challenge the notion of power and hegemony, highlighting the interferences between networking participation and disruptive business innovation.

Tatiana Bazzichelli is a PhD Scholar at Aarhus University. She was a visiting scholar at Stanford University (2009) and is part of the transmediale festival team in Berlin. Active in the Italian hacker community since the end of the ’90s, her project AHA won the honorary mention for digital communities at Ars Electronica in 2007. She has previously written the book Networking: The Net as Artwork (Costa & Nolan, 2006/DARC, 2008).


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