Archive:2007 Workshops/Activism and Digital Disobedience
Leaders: Fred Benenson and Nick Reville
Past disobedient actions
- Organized 200 sites in hosting the Gray Album (name?)
- Stickering CDs that are RIAA or that fund exclusion of independent artists
- Eyes on the Prize (civil rights documentary in awkward copyright status that made it unavailable) campaign, ended up backing down because they didn't want to be seen as in opposition to the documentary creator
Art as digital disobedience
Considerations when planning
- Plan in the open and get more attention, or plan in private and get more surprise?
- What are the risks? Are they really as bad as you think?
- Textmobs. Using email to send messages to cell phones.
- Phone call software used by Downhill Battle. People sign up and receive a specific time. Use in the INDUCE act action.
- Simple writing with a web site for handouts. Nothing too technical.
- Book called Made to Stick with advice about marketing messages
- HazMat suits as an example of a technical message distilled down to something clear and simple
- Talk by Prof. Carrie Lambert-Beatty of Harvard College at Harvard College Free Culture's Digital Disobedience workshop. Other parts of the event are linked on the right.
- The Computing (Counter)culture group at the MIT Media Lab