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Larisa Blazic
Data Union fork → tools for data strike: a collective action in collaboration with DECODE project, facilitated by Waag Society
Larisa Blazic

Larisa Blazic is London based media artist, educator, researcher and feminist hacker with over 20 years of internationally acclaimed practice ranging from net.art to FLOSS art and design. The focus of her work is ethical and critical examination of technology by the way of creative exploration and art as research.

Data Union fork: Tools for data strike

These are still early days before the full implications and range of uses and environments that the blockchain technology can affect and be affected by are known. In anticipation of these implications, we believe that there is enough evidence of a need for mass organised collective action regarding data: to defend and manage personal and population-wide data. This organisation should come ‘from below’. Data Union fork → tools for data strike is an idea building on DECODE OS, blockchain-based, operating system and nodes for decentralised ownership and control of data. It is a proposal to conceptualise, articulate and co-create an assertive “smart contract” model enabling additional protective layer for citizens’ digital rights whilst promoting solidarity and mutual aid.

DECODE

An overall challenge of DECODE is in giving citizens back full control and respecting personal data protection and fundamental rights framework. Technology wise, Waag Society can provide a underlaying technical knowhow for artwork prototype development (TRL2-3).

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Data Union fork: Tools for data strike
Larisa Blazic X Waag
Data Union fork → tools for data strike: a collective action in collaboration with DECODE project, facilitated by Waag Society
The artwork

These are still early days before the full implications and range of uses and environments that the blockchain technology can affect and be affected by are known. In anticipation of these implications, we believe that there is enough evidence of a need for mass organised collective action regarding data: to defend and manage personal and population-wide data. This organisation should come ‘from below’. Data Union fork → tools for data strike is an idea building on DECODE OS, blockchain-based, operating system and nodes for decentralised ownership and control of data. It is a proposal to conceptualise, articulate and co-create an assertive “smart contract” model enabling additional protective layer for citizens’ digital rights whilst promoting solidarity and mutual aid.

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About the artist
Larisa Blazic

Larisa Blazic is London based media artist, educator, researcher and feminist hacker with over 20 years of internationally acclaimed practice ranging from net.art to FLOSS art and design. The focus of her work is ethical and critical examination of technology by the way of creative exploration and art as research.

The technology
Data Union fork: Tools for data strike

Data Union fork → tools for data strike: a collective action in collaboration with DECODE project, facilitated by Waag Society

About the residency

An overall challenge of DECODE is in giving citizens back full control and respecting personal data protection and fundamental rights framework. Technology wise, Waag Society can provide a underlaying technical knowhow for artwork prototype development (TRL2-3).

About the producer
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