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Network Defekts

by kat austen

  • Messaging and social media apps help us feel connected, and we share intimate details through them. But are we only sharing this with the person we're messaging?



    Network Defekts is produced in collaboration with Ena Dahl and Jay S. Laffat.

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  • Emails are sent as plain text through the internet - that means what you write is held on servers in data centres around the world. These gargantuan repositories of our information could be made unreadable if we all learned how to encrypt our emails, so why don't we?

    Network Defekts is produced in collaboration with Ena Dahl and Jay S. Laffat.

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  • It is not only we who value our friendships.

    Network Defekts is produced in collaboration with Ena Dahl and Jay S. Laffat.

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  • Privacy is ephemeral, why care if you have nothing to hide?

    Network Defekts is produced in collaboration with Ena Dahl and Jay S. Laffat.

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Network Defekts is an album with a difference. To access this artwork's audio, you follow a secret pathway through encryption on the internet, using passwords that we send you via post.

Why all the fuss? Privacy is routinely compromised for the benefit of easy communication on platforms with friendly user interfaces but user-unfriendly Terms and Conditions.

In this sound work, analogue Network Defekts Encryption Tokens are the key to an online journey that elaborates on social and economic factors that affect our choices, the level of encryption of different platforms and barriers to secure communication.

Each analogue token comprises a high quality photographic print of your chosen image along with a series of encryption keys that allow you to access the hidden Network Defekts audio.

Photo dimensions A5, 330 g AlgroDesign paper with matt cellophane finish, with branded envelope.

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released July 28, 2021

Network Defekts is produced in collaboration with Ena Dahl and Jay S. Laffat.

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kat austen Berlin, Germany

Kat Austen is a person. She makes music, sound art and installations. She hacks things to make sound, makes field recordings and composes experimental music using electronic and traditional instruments. The projects published here sometimes hack music publishing. ... more

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