How Berlin Is Revealing The Darker Side Of The Digital World

How Berlin Is Revealing The Darker Side Of The Digital World
technology

The Transmediale festival that highlights art, technology and digital culture, embarked on a critical examination of the Internet.

Emily Wasik
  • 17 march 2014

Welcome to the dark side of digital culture, a chilling new world where computers know us more intimately than lovers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone is tapped by the NSA, spy satellites take photos of us from above, and our Facebook feeds are hacked by cyber bandits. What was once so promising about the digital revolution in our utopian dreams of the late nineties — shiny interfaces, high-definition audio visuals, real-time electronic communication and infinite storage possibilities — is now showing its true colors. Welcome to the morning after, where the party is over and you have a killer digital hangover.

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