The Aegean Datahaven A cooperative platform in the Archipelago, 2017
MEDIA INSTALLATION ● WEBSITE ● SKETCHES ● FOUND OBJECTS ● AUDIO ANTI-MANIFESTO ● DRAWINGS
The Aegean Datahaven takes place in 2092. Against corporate ownership of the commons and the Cloud and exploitation of personal data, the Aegean Datahaven cooperative platform connects each island to one other and the wider world, asserting in a new age “the strength needed to live on the sea surrounded by the sea”. Long connected by myths and civilisations, the islands face harsh social and economic pressures, which can only be addressed through collective action and cooperation. The work creates new topologies and networks to challenge the established forms of (Cloud) sovereignty, identity, geography and power in the digital world and in the Mediterranean region. The islands of the cooperative are featured on the dedicated website of the cooperative. The data repositories are presented in a series of sketches and drawings attributed to an unknown contemporary traveler. For further information visit the Aegean Datahaven website here.