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PANEL - Off-the-Grid: Alternative Networks in the 21st Century

The Internet reaches ever more profoundly into the everyday of citizens. With governments worldwide enacting security laws that directly affect our sense of privacy and corporations collecting and selling personal data, it becomes increasingly difficult to imagine ourselves outside this pervasive, increasingly monitored network. Yet, a growing number of scientists, hackers and artists are currently exploring alternative avenues to this ‘grid’. This panel addresses some of the issues that arise with attempts to get ‘off the grid’ and how they relate to notions of detection, monitoring, empowerment and online/physical presence. Moderator SOPHIE TOUPIN - McGill University (QC) JULIAN OLIVER (DE/NZ) / SÉBASTIEN PIERRE - Invisible Islands (QC) MATTHIAS STRUBEL - PirateBox (DE) LOUIS-RICHARD TREMBLAY - National Film Board of Canada (QC) More info:

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