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November 30 2019
· Studio 1 · Kunstquartier Bethanien · Mariannenplatz 2 · Berlin
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November 30 2019
· Studio 1 · Kunstquartier Bethanien · Mariannenplatz 2 · Berlin
Tickets available soon! Sign up for the Newsletter for updates.


Examining the intersection of politics, technology, and society, the Disruption Network Lab exposes the misconduct and wrongdoing of the powerful.

Support us with a donation! The Disruption Network Lab e. V. is a registered non-profit based in Berlin, Germany.

Previous Conferences

Here are some highlights from our previous conferences, going back to 2015. You can find all conferences documented on the Disruption Network Lab YouTube channel.

"WHAT IS A FEMINIST AI? Possible Feminisms, Possible Internets"

#DNL16 #AITRAPS: Automating Discrimination

Charlotte Webb (Co-founder, Feminist Internet & Even Consultancy, UK). Moderated by Lieke Ploeger (Community Director, Disruption Network Lab, NL/DE).

THE TRACKED & THE INVISIBLE: From Biometric Surveillance to Diversity in Data Science

#DNL16 #AITRAPS: Automating Discrimination

Adam Harvey (Artist and Researcher, US/DE), Sophie Searcy (Senior Data Scientist at Metis, US). Moderated by Adriana Groh (Head of Program Management, Prototype Fund, DE).

HIDDEN TREASURES: How the Global Shadow Economy Drives Inequality

#DNL15 DARK HAVENS: Confronting Hidden Money & Power · April 2019
Nicholas Shaxson (Journalist, author of Treasure Islands, and Finance Curse, UK/DE), Maíra Martini (Senior Policy Advisor, Transparency International, BR/DE). Moderated by Simon Shuster (Reporter for TIME, RU/DE).

INFILTRATION: Mapping the International Far Right

Julia Ebner (Terrorism and Extremism Researcher and Author, AT/UK) Patrik Hermansson (Anti-racist Activist, “Hope Not Hate" Researcher, SE/UK) Christopher Schiano (Journalist at Unicorn Riot, Decentralized, Non-profit Media Organization of Artists and Journalists, USA) & Heartsucker (SecureDrop Maintainer, DiscordLeaks Developer, USA/DE). #DNL14 NFILTRATION: Challenging Supremacism · Sept 2018

KLAN-DESTINE RELATIONSHIPS: How & Why A Black Man Befriended White Supremacists.

Daryl Davis (R&B and Blues Musician, Author, Actor, USA) Moderated by Anna Müller (Mobile Counselling Team against Right-wing Extremism /MBR – Mobile Beratung gegen Rechtsextremismus in Berlin, DE). #DNL14 NFILTRATION: Challenging Supremacism · Sept 2018

BETWEEN HATE AND HOPE: Lessons from Kenya on Hate Speech and Political Manipulation on the Internet.

Keynote with Nanjala Nyabola (Kenyan Political Analyst, Writer, and Humanitarian Advocate, KE). #DNL13 HATE NEWS: Manipulators, Trolls & Influencers · May 2018

UNCOVERING CORRUPTION: On Strategic Harassment, Mexican Trolls and Election Manipulation.

Keynote with Andrea Noel (Mexico-based Journalist, Covering the Drug war, Politics & Gender-Based Violence, USA/MX). #DNL13 HATE NEWS: Manipulators, Trolls & Influencers · May 2018

FRACTURED LANDS: Confronting the Islamic State.

Keynote with Abdalaziz Alhamza, Aaron Y. Zelin, Heba Y. Amin. #DNL12 TERROR FEEDS: Inside the Fear Machine · Nov 2017 · Berlin

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DOING TIME LIKE A SPY. On Prison Survival And The Cia's War On Terror.

Keynote with John Kiriakou (CIA anti-torture whistleblower, USA). #DNL11 PRISONERS OF DISSENT · May 2017


Keynote: Mustafa Al Bassam, Gabriella Coleman, #DNL10 TRUTH-TELLERS · November 2016


Keynote: Brandon Bryant (former drone operator and US Air Force veteran, founder of Project Red Hand / projectredhand.org). #DNL1 DRONES · April 2015

Disruption Network Lab

Disruption Network Lab is an ongoing platform of events and research focused on art, digital rights and disruption. The programme takes shape through a series of conference events at Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien in Berlin and internationally. The goal is to present and generate new possible routes of social and political action within the framework of human rights, digital culture, art and hacktivism, focusing on the disruptive effects of technology in society and everyday life. The Disruption Network Lab presents projects that disrupt the field of information technology in unexpected ways, shedding light on interventions that provoke political and social change. The Disruption Network Lab is a conceptual and practical zone where digital rights advocates, investigative journalists, whistleblowers, artists, hacktivists, and critical thinkers enter into dialogue. The programme is developed through keynote presentations and panel discussions. Directed by Tatiana Bazzichelli.


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