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FOMO: Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, !Mediengruppe Bitnik

29 May 2015

The Fear of Missing Out opening address is followed by two individual presentations by Peter Sunde and !Mediengruppe Bitnik.

Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi discusses his work within the organisation Konsthack. Best known for co-founding the controversial The Pirate Bay, Kolmisoppi is a Berlin/Kuopio-based Scandinavian hacker/artist working with projects that have the potential to change society. In particular, he deals with questions of intellectual property rights.

The Q&A with Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi is led by Matthew Fuller.

FOMO: Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi

Artists !Mediengruppe Bitnik present Random Darknet Shopping Bots, Mail Art and Surveillance Algorithms, giving insight into their latest work around bots. Retracing their recent explorations into the Darknets - from Memes to Onionland - !Mediengruppe Bitnik examine anonymity as a form of anti-identity and the approach of applying loss of control as a means to challenge established structures and mechanisms.

Zurich-based artists !Mediengruppe Bitnik (Carmen Weisskopf and Domagoj Smoljo) are known for sending a bot called Random Darknet Shopper on a three-month shopping spree in the Darknets, where it randomly bought items like ecstasy and had them sent directly to Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (2014). In early 2013 they 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.

FOMO: !Mediengruppe Bitnik

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