WED, 26 March 2019
Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana
In this talk, Danja Vasiliev gives an overview of “dark internet topologies” in the context of the commissioned piece Vending Private Network he did together with Julian Oliver. Challenging the popular reading of the internet as a digital incarnation of the commons, “public space”, he – using command line utilities known to network administrators – reveals a deep and original privatisation, one that necessitates new “dark abstractions” to achieve the public space we expect from it. In doing so, he shows how “darknets” are technical implementations of the same rights structures we value and actively defend within corporeal public life.