Autonomy cube : Trevor Paglen and Jacob Appelbaum

E. Molnár (Editor), M. Schwierin (Editor), J. Appelbaum (Contributor)

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The book is a critical analyzes of one art project, namely the Autonomy Cube by Trevor Paglen and Jacob Appelbaum. The Autonomy Cube is a sculpture designed to be housed in art museums, galleries, and civic spaces. Several Internet-connected computers housed within the work create an open Wi-Fi hotspot called “Autonomy Cube” wherever it is installed. Anyone can join this network and use it to browse the Internet. But Autonomy Cube does not provide a normal Internet connection. The sculpture routes all of the Wi-Fi traffic over the Tor network, a global network of thousands of volunteer-run servers, relays, and services designed to help anonymize data.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherRevolver Publishing
Number of pages107
ISBN (Print)978-3-95763-302-6
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Exhibition catalog.
On the occasion of an exhibition held at Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art, Oldenburg, October 22, 2015 - January 3, 2016.


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