NETworkshop / Julian Oliver & Danja Vasiliev (2013)
During this intensive, two-day workshop students learnt how to manipulate computer networks and how they can be used to manipulate us. By learning about routing, addressing, core protocols, network analysis, network packet capture and dissection, students became dexterous and empowered users of computer networks.
In day two of the workshop students learnt to read network topologies as political control structures, seeing how corporations and governments shape and control the way we use computer networks. Studying these power structures by tracing the flow of packets as they pass over land and sea.
Students interacted with a remote computer on the Internet using just the command line: analysing network routes, sending and receiving messages and learning how they can use the computer as a means to reach machines on internal, non-Internet networks.