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      Hacking Body Politics: Tackling the Technical Tropes

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      Politics of the Machine Beirut 2019 (POM2019)

      Politics of the Machine

      11-14 June 2019

      Capitalized bodies, Posthuman (h)activism, Critical making, Practice-based design research

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          As the rationale and reason of the ‘internet of things’ progresses vigorously to encompass all things, organic and inorganic, animate and inanimate, conscious or not – including all aspects of our increasingly connected bodies, an ‘internet of organisms’ (IoO) seems to be steadily transpiring. As socially fabricated organic subjects now turned artificially intelligent corporeal objects in the IoO – in the surveillance of information capitalism, our bodies and actions are mined, and on this base, patterns are fabricated, predictions concocted, and suggestions devised. But as posthuman bodies, can we not conspire with systems and things as allied artifice to hack back the larger apparatuses of power that we are immersed in? Rather than acting as the janitors of the machinery – can we be malfunctioning code, a screw loose in the contraptions of power? Exemplified by works from a design inquiry, this article argues that we must evolve as fluid negotiated un/common bodies with things, being precise with obscurity, transforming metadata into ‘betadata’, and DIY re-cyphering our entangled embedded bodies.

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                Contributors
                Conference
                June 2019
                June 2019
                : 98-104
                Affiliations
                Technische Universität Berlin /

                Berlin University of the Arts
                Article
                10.14236/ewic/POM19.15
                © Christensen et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of POM Beirut 2019

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

                Politics of the Machine Beirut 2019
                POM2019
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                Beirut, Lebanon
                11-14 June 2019
                Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
                Politics of the Machine
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                Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
                Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
                Categories
                Electronic Workshops in Computing

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