Disruption Network Lab

A programme of conference events at Studio 1 · Kunstquartier Bethanien,
Mariannenplatz 2 · Berlin - and other locations
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Disruption Network Lab

A programme of conference events at Studio 1 · Kunstquartier Bethanien,
Mariannenplatz 2 · Berlin - and other locations
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Examining the intersection of politics, technology, and society, the Disruption Network Lab exposes the misconduct and wrongdoing of the powerful.

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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.

#DNL14 INFILTRATION: Challenging Supremacism · September 2018

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)

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).

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). · May 2018 · Berlin

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) · May 2018 · Berlin.

FRACTURED LANDS: Confronting the Islamic State. Keynote with Abdalaziz Alhamza, Aaron Y. Zelin, Heba Y. Amin · Nov 2017 · Berlin

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Prisoners of Dissent: DOING TIME LIKE A SPY. On Prison Survival And The Cia's War On Terror. Keynote with John Kiriakou (CIA anti-torture whistleblower, USA) · May 2017 · Berlin

#DNL10 TRUTH-TELLERS · November 2016

Keynote: Mustafa Al Bassam, Gabriella Coleman, Truth-Tellers, Nov 2016, Berlin

#DNL1 DRONES · April 2015

Keynote: Brandon Bryant. DRONES (April 17, 2015, Berlin)

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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