! workshop call | this friday !

!Mediengruppe Bitnik is a Zurich-based media collective that became notorious, amongst others, by bugging the Zurich opera with radio transmitters and offering free live telephone broadcasts of the opera performances to the neighborhood, aesthetic hacking of movie files, and a pirate TV station based on media illegally downloaded from the Internet. The group does not understand hacking as a cult of technology geeks, but as a social intervention and practice everyone can adopt. To this end, they have been touring with their workshop series ,,A Hack a Day“, inviting and working with local and international artists.

On friday, during the day, they will be at WORM to take you on a city walk where they’ll do some serious security camera hacking. You are free and very welcome to join.

!Mediengruppe Bitnik are Carmen Weisskopf, Domagoj Smoljo, Silvan Leuthold, Sven König (since 2007) and Daniel Ryser (since 2007), Adnan Hadzi (since 2008) and Sameer Sait (since 2008). The city walk will be leaded by Carmen and Domagoj.

A hack a day #10

After a short introduction to Sousveillance and CCTV film making, we will set out on a walk through the city of Rotterdam. Equipped with CCTV video signal receivers we will let the incoming surveillance camera signals lead us through the city. The CCTV video signal receivers will catch surveillance camera signals in public and private spaces and make them visible: surveillance becomes sousveillance. By making images visible which normally remain hidden, we gain access to the “surveillance from above” enabling us to use these images for a personal narrative of the city.

Workshop with construction manual for later DIY! Attendance free Whoever has handycam, bring it! (plus cable and fully charged battery!)). 13.30h – 17.00h Start @ Piet Zwart Institute – Karel Doormanhof 45

Please sign up by mailing to: katelyn@wormweb.nl (This is not obligatory to join, you can also join Bitnik spontaneously, but it’s handy for us to know)