Facebook Resistance Workshop
While early online networks like Geocities.com encouraged it's users to entirely modify their online presence, Myspace.com and Web 2.0 have steered this “user generated content” into a commercially valuable structure. Facebook has finalised this "evolution" by disabling the user to do anything but feeding information into the system that gives FB it's estimated value of 33 Billion US$.
Facebook is taking over the social web, and its design follows Mark Zuckerberg's ideals. To quote Lawrence Lessig: “The code is law. The architectures of cyberspace are as important as the law in defining and defeating the liberties of the Net.” What if you could change Facebook's laws, add a Dislike button or creat custom backgrounds? You can!
Preregistered workshop participants will learn how browser extensions (e.g. Firefox Add-Ons) enable us to locally modify Facebook.com and distribute it to the masses. In the presentation on Saturday Tobias Leingruber presents the experimental and artistic Facebook hack concepts to festival visitors before turning these concepts into a real software that users worldwide can download and shar
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