Chapter 1: Birth, Life and Death of Infrastructure 


Heavy Lift – the infrastructure to run the code.

In the first chapter of the FOUNDING LAB Fall Terms, students led by Fellows Gerhard Grimm, Darsha Hannah Hewitt and Vladan Joler explored the birth, life and death of infrastructures.

Topics ranged from surveillance architectures and global routing to centralization through technology and the reuse of discarded hardware. Workshops, excursions to the Ars Electronica Center’s Deep Space and creative projects such as the “Dead Battery Disco” enabled a holistic view of technology, space and sound and trained critical thinking and creativity in digital reality. 

Hosted by Gerhard Grimm, Darsha Hannah Hewitt, Vladan Joler, and Catalyst Otto Naderer

October 4-7, 2023

Ars Electronica Blog: Of digital systems, colonialist implications, and sustainable solutions for technology