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WikiLeaks Dark Store 14-16 september at Art Berlin Contemporary 2012. A temporary store of scarves and shirts designed by Metahaven. Organized by Artists Space New York. 
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Captives of the Cloud by Metahaven, e-flux journal, 2012 
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The first mention of the notion of the “cloud” was in a 1996 diagram in an MIT research paper, redrawn here. From Part I of Captives of the Cloud by Metahaven, e-flux journal, 2012 
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A selection of the global US social media cloud, resorting under the Patriot Act. From Part I of Captives of the Cloud by Metahaven, e-flux journal, 2012 
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The Mubarak “kill switch” which took Egypt off the internet in January, 2011. From Part I of Captives of the Cloud by Metahaven, e-flux journal, 2012 
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The seizure of Megaupload.com; using super-jurisdiction to allege a global conspiracy. From Part I of Captives of the Cloud by Metahaven, e-flux journal, 2012 
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App neutrality? Apple’s ban on two controversial iPhone apps in 2010 (WikiLeaks) and 2012 (Drones+) shows a lack of network neutrality in the cloud. From Part I of Captives of the Cloud by Metahaven, e-flux journal, 2012 
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“Apple.gov”: governmentality in the cloud. From Part I of Captives of the Cloud by Metahaven, e-flux journal, 2012 
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Uncorporate Identity cat via
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lessthannil:

Metahaven, Signal (Murcia), 2010
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"Any power, no matter how supreme, totalitarian, ubiquitous, high-tech, democratic, and evasive, at the end has to land on the actual ground of the city and leave traces that are difficult to efface. This is why, unlike the web, the city as the actual space of our primary perception remains a very strategic site of action and counter-action. For any power the city is the most vital place to conquer and, at the same time, it is power’s most vulnerable form. But in order to critically frame the network, we would need to propose a radical reification of it. This would mean its transformation into a finite ‘thing’ among other finite things and not always see the network and its derivatives like something immaterial and invisible, without a form we can trace and change."
Pier Vittorio Aureli, in “Form” a conversation in Uncorporate Identity (262)
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"For designers dissatisfied with the present conditions, the discourse around design is stagnant. Why are design institutions still wheeling out Ken Garland and Milton Glaser every time we want to talk about our collective conscience? If we make “critical design,” what is it criticizing? And of what relevance is an ethical appeal of selective client-rejection and humane capitalist social relations when most of us can’t get paid work in the first place? We all know professional institutions such as AIGA and D&AD exist for a conception of the designer-subject as a free agent, in a position of autonomy in relation to clients and coworkers, and with full control over the direction and content of a given job: a conception which is at best rooted in select circumstances and at worst in pure fantasy. We suspect this discourse of ethics and selective refusal of work will, in the face of austerity, be replaced with TOTAL REFUSAL."
Cloud Communism: A conversation with Deterritorial Support Group by Metahaven. Print Magazine, October 2011. (via banquethall)
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Western branding and PR firms evaded sanctions with this unseen global campaign for Syria's upper crust.