Första dagen har gått i krigets tecken. Det tar lite tid att bearbeta anteckningarna eftersom de är på tyska/engelska/svenska, men det kommer. Låt mig istället arbeta med genren att rekonstruera en dialog jag hade med några hacktivister.

  • So why are you here?

  • I am giving a plenary speech tomorrow about surveillance and activism.

  • Really... I heard that you have some problems in Sweden...

  • Yeah, we really do... but we will probably work something out...

  • You say signals intelligence...

  • Yes. Panspectric surveillance where the State is copying all internet traffic. The major struggle is about the FRA, which is similar to Bundesnachrichtendienst, MI6 and the NSA...

  • No. That's impossible... a copy of all traffic!

  • Not when it comes to traffic data...

  • You mean, as opposed to content-data?

  • Exactly. And since you are a programmer, you probably know what you can do with traffic data...

  • The state is getting a copy of that? How is that possible?

  • Well, they connect cables at so called "co-operation points" and duplicate what goes through the fibre channels. You should watch a video by my colleague Mark Klamberg. He explains it very well, I will e-mail you the link.

  • That can´t possibly be legal.

  • It will be on the first of January. However, in Germany you already have the IPRED and the Datenspeicherunggesetz (loggningslagen). So you are quite ahead of us in a few respects.

  • That is true...

  • But we should not fear this repression. We should co-operate and make heterogenous constellations.

  • Heterogenous... what?

  • It is a Deleuzian concept. I will talk more about it tomorrow. But if you imagine the Pink Panther and how he makes love to the world, you would get a clue.

  • You are one of those crazy humanities people, right?

  • Sure thing. I call it empirical philosophy.

Skriven av admin den 08 november 2008