This session is a journey through the landscapes of the new planetary architecture of information in the company of three remarkable explorers. Marta Peirano writes about privacy and surveillance and, thanks to her online talk “Why do they watch me if I am nobody?”, more than a million and a half people have discovered the ways in which our lives are exposed in the services and apps we use on a daily basis. The artist Joana Moll looks at the material aspects of the complex array of infrastructure that we call the internet, from the heavy industry of undersea cables to the environmental impact of the data centres on which our digital lives depend, and even the techno-political implications of dating apps. And the hacker and security expert Eleanor Saitta has shown herself to be one of the most authoritative figures capable of explaining the geopolitical implications of the systems and social media we use and the way they are changing the world order.

Joana Moll is an artist and researcher who critically explores the way that post-capitalist narratives are affecting the literacy of machines, humans and ecosystems. She is one of the founders of the Institute for the Advancement of Popular Automatisms.
Marta Peirano writes about free culture, automata, security and privacy, rights on the internet, and cryptography for journalists. She was an assistant director and head of culture of and she has published on the Web El pequeño libro rojo del activista en la red, an introduction to cryptography for journalists, sources and the media, with a prologue by Edward Snowden.
Eleanor Saitta is an independent security and privacy architecture and strategy consultant. But she is also a hacker, designer, artist, writer, and barbarian. She makes a living and a vocation of understanding how complex systems and stories operate and redesigning them to work, or at least fail, better.